Angel Films | Release Date: December 14, 2018
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Generally favorable reviews based on 151 Ratings
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clifbarJan 11, 2019
At the end of the movie, I realized why there were only 12 of us in the movie theatre on a Friday evening in a largely Afro-American neighborhood. Apparently word got out about this depressing movie with two dimensional characters and aAt the end of the movie, I realized why there were only 12 of us in the movie theatre on a Friday evening in a largely Afro-American neighborhood. Apparently word got out about this depressing movie with two dimensional characters and a shallow plot. I was relieved when the movie was finally over. Expand
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Time4MoviesJan 15, 2019
save your money,drawn out and very hypocritical, Good start but 15 min in started to drag out storyline in my opinion. Double standards on language used.
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didntloveitFeb 16, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Another horror movie from Barry Jenkins. Just like Moonlight, the world it depicts has a claustrophobic feeling. Nearly every shot is a close up and it seems Jenkins does not believe in establishing shots. I found myself angry at the film maker while watching the movie because the characters, actors, story, and costumes were wonderful. However, undercutting all of that was music that was too loud and often conveyed a sense of foreboding and the moments of brightness were overwhelmed by bleakness. The movie is fairly slow-paced and so during the scenes when time slows down even more were just excruciating for me, as they only ratcheted up my fears of something tragic happening. From the beginning I was trying to figure out what the timescale of the this movie would be and I really stopped wondering until the scene in the jail when Fonny's face has cuts all over it. But this point, I thought that the film must be ending soon and I was sure that he was going to commit suicide, or that the baby would die, or that the father's would go to jail or be killed because they were selling stolen merchandise to make money to pay for Fonny's defense efforts. I find Jenkins filmmaking style to be very alienating. Expand
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