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Nov 1, 2019

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Set against the vibrant backdrop of South Florida, Waves traces the epic journey of a suburban African-American family - led by a well-intentioned, but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.


  • Alexa Demie
  • Lucas Hedges
  • Clifton Collins Jr.
  • Sterling K. Brown
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry
  • Taylor Russell
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr.
  • David Garelik
  • Neal Huff
  • Krisha Fairchild

Did You Know?


  • Trey Edward Shults's third consecutive collaboration with A24, following Krisha (2015) and It Comes at Night (2017).
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Sep 12, 2019

This is a film that has such a strong first act, but then a head-scratcher of a second that left me actively disliking what I was watching in front of me, then an almost out-of-the-blue third act that ultimately won me back over.

Mike Ryan
Sep 7, 2019

Sometimes Shults’ reach exceeds his grasp, resulting in a self-conscious epic that wants to hammer home its characters’ emotional wreckage. Nevertheless, Waves is also powerfully immersive, investing so passionately in these individuals that it’s hard not to do the same.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International
Aug 31, 2019

Technically, it wouldn't be wrong to call Waves a teen drama, but that generic label doesn't begin to convey the emotional scope of this tender, bruising, exuberant film.

Metacritic review by Sheri Linden
Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter