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Moonlight - Film - Movie Rankings


By Barry Jenkins

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-10-21
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Director: Barry Jenkins
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  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99

Moonlight Description

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

Mick St. John is a captivating, charming- and immortal- private investigator from Los Angeles who defies the traditional blood-sucking norms of his vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supernatural abilities to help the living. In a life-altering twist of fate, Mick was "bitten" 60 years ago by his new bride, the seductive Coraline. Forever 30 years of age, Mick's as handsome and charismatic as the day he was "turned," and he eschews others of his kind who view humans only as a source of nourishment. With only a handful of like-minded confidantes for company, including the eternally young, wealthy and mischievous Josef, a hedge fund trader who relishes his uniqueness, Mick fills his infinite days protecting the living. But one night years ago, a single act of kindness changed Mick when he saved a young girl's life, making him want to be a better vampire. Now their paths cross again and Mick develops a distinctive bond with Beth Turner who has grown into a beautiful, ambitious Internet investigative reporter. Reconnecting with her unleashes feelings Mick knows he can't pursue without exposing the part of him that would make him a monster in Beth's eyes. As Mick lives between two realities, fighting his adversaries among the undead and falling in love, he discovers the mysteries and pleasures that a valuable life has to offer.

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Moonlight Movie Reviews

  • So. Boring. Zzzzzzzzzzz

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    Ok. So just because a movie is about African American homosexuality doesn't mean it's a good film, or even interesting. Content does not equal plot or character. It reeeeeeeally put me to sleep. A better movie about similar content is Boyz N the Hood. There is no better representation of African American homosexuality than Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Best movie of 2016

    I saw this movie and it changed my life. It will probably be one of the movies that i most associate with myself. Not in the sense that i am a gay black man but in the sense that i've felt how Chiron has felt; an outsider stuck in a skin that doesn't fit right. Mr. Jenkins (the director) creates a perfect tone and directs the actors in such a way that can convey the deepest emotions. I found it really impressive that even though the actors that play the same character are not the same person, they have the same soul seen through there eyes. I'm glad this movie won the oscar and got the attention it did. This is one for the American film canon. Thank you Mr. Jenkins.
  • Honest, Insightful, Touching

    Tony Mercedes
    Wonderfully directed and acted along with a captivating three part story, moving through a few different stages of one person's life growing up in a Miami ghetto. This movie is "real," and through it's insightfulness, enriches the heart and mind of the viewer. Absolutely loved it!
  • Not close to Oscar Worthy!

    Probably the most slow moving movie I have watched in years! I'd like my $1 back!
  • What the ?

    Not sure what all the hype is about. Thankful that I waited and only invested $.99 in the rental. Boring, no substance to the story and just dragged on and on even though it was 1:51 in length. The two friends who watched it with me were in the same boat basically stating that it was a very bad year for the theatre and not Oscar worthy.
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  • POS, don't waste your money

    Not even rent worthy.
  • Not what I expected at all

    This movie started out interesting. Mahershala Ali was outstanding and his character very interesting, the movie should have been about him. Once he was out of the movie, though, things turned really weird, definitely not my cup of tea. For the life of me, I can't figure out how and why this won best picture.
  • Amazing movie

    Moonlight is an amazing, unique movie with all-around great performances.
  • incomplete

    boring..and failed to connect you to the main character and the man who won best supporting actor had about 15 mins of screen time in the beginning of the movie

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