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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Taylor Russell
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr.
  • Alexa Demie
  • Bill Wise
  • David Garelik
  • Justin R. Chan
  • Joshua Brockington
  • Krisha Fairchild
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry
  • Sterling K. Brown

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Trivia

  • Trey Edward Shults's third consecutive collaboration with A24, following Krisha (2015) and It Comes At Night (2017).
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Buy tickets for Richard Jewell!
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#heartpounding
#slow

Not sure how this movie went from edge of your seat to checking your watch but it did, I still liked it though. Just a bit Lucas Hedges-ed out.

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Ryan A
Verified Review

Some good performances by the young actors but the director tried to be too cute and the movie was too long.

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Metacritic

67
Sep 14, 2019

The purpose of the fine-grained emotional details keeps getting scrubbed out of Waves as its runtime wears on and reconciliation feels increasingly imminent. The observations are sharp, but the attitudes and arcs that they paint feel overly simple.

K. Austin Collins
Vanity Fair
70
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
100
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