“ It sounded so compelling and poignant I could not imagine how it could be anything other than spectacular.
“ In the end these problems often make the movie first puzzling and then yawn-inducing, especially in Acts I and II, and overall really keep it from being the best film it could have been.
“ Either way I enjoyed it.
“The film dragged on a bit at times, and the highlights are definitely the first two stages – child and teenager.
“ Coming of Age in All Its Complexities .
“) Slow paced movie- Duration could have been reduced because it was boring the audience.
“ BORING BORING BORING.
“ At least 3 people in my theater walked out.
“ I agree with other reviewers that said it floated along and barely told a story, the time line was confusing, and that the characters were poorly developed and that the dialogue was so pointless, that it added nothing to the story.
“ Slow moving and dull .
“ Slowest, most boring movie I've ever seen.
“ It's definitely worth watching for these elements alone but I wouldn't particularly recommend it as a 'must see' as I believe a lot of people could find it slow and lose interest quickly.
“ There is much that is good about Moonlight and in the overall, I quite enjoyed it.
“It was pretty boring, though.
“ while I admit with many reviews of this movie being slow art some parts, I very much enjoyed this movie.
“ Although La La Land was received much more broadly, and had much more of a cultural impact among the masses, the Academy decided nonetheless the gong for Best Picture must go to this coming of age tale set in the black community, from writer Barry Jenkins, also making his feature length directorial debut.
“ The movie has no story, nothing special, doesn't worth to be even in the movie theater, I have wasted 2 hours for nothing.
“ Apparently, it was some pretentious offering which ticked all the boxes for the Academy which was suffering from guilt from the allegations of the all white Oscars the previous year.
“ Please save your money and go watch La La Land or something else which is actually Oscar worthy.
“ It again proved that Oscar winning movies are seriously boring and seriously lack entertainment quotient.
“ The person I went to see the film with thought the movie was very slow.
“ They seem to cover it with some comment about the slow pace or quality of the story, acting or dialogue.
“ The movie is very slow and way overrated.
“it's about dark, boring scenes, no dialogue, him walking, him sitting down, him getting picked on....
“ engrossing indie character study .
“ And, in fact, his character was the best one in the entire film--the most engaging.
“ I was hoping something was going to happen, I felt as though i wasted 2 hours of my life in this slow and boring film.
“ Unbelievably bad, bad camera work, long and drawn out, bad acting, you name it, everything was just bad.
“Brooding, challenging and sad but well worth the watch.
“ The actors are great, yes, but the story is extremely slow, often boring and there doesn't seem to be a real story line.
“ Slow, boring what else.
“ Again, it's the subtle scenes and lack of dialogue, mostly by the lead, "Black" or "Little" that make this engaging.
“ This is particularly so in the scenes between Chiron and Kevin, where I suppose we are watching the transformation of Kevin from school friend to gay conspirator, but it is not done very well and frankly, you just get rather bored.
“ But the detail was artistic and the tone was consistently engaging, albeit painful from the perspective of the characters.
“ No story, no plot, no character development (at least not to the point you care about anyone, including the kid).
“ In the end, the viewer feels like he just watched a documentary of the life of the main actor, which was quite boring from the start to the end and without any interesting twists or tensions or emotions.
“ This film is technically well made, the performances are consistently absorbing and moving when required to be, the story itself not unduly familiar, and the denouement is satisfying for a viewer who bought into the subtle romantic thread that develops throughout (albeit not without disturbing interruption).
“ He follow him through 3 important stages of his life as he deals with the poverty of his upbringing, his confusion with sexuality, and the issues of masculinity and race for a young African-American.
“ Hibbert as the young Little, a stunning Ashton Sanders as the teen Chiron, and Trevante Rhodes as the young adult Chiron.
“ Without giving away too much, the little boy in the beginning of the movie finds, quite by accident, a mentor who shows great dignity despite his intense shame in dealing drugs.
“ This is an emotional independent "arty" film set in the 1980's Miami, a coming of age drama / character study.
“ Moonlight was just incredibly dull and pointless, and only served to reinforce the negative stereotypes of black people, which unfortunately are based in reality.
“The plot is boring, the acting average, the cinematography meh.
“ This piece shows the strongest performances, and it grows more intense as it reaches the shocking resolution.
“ This is the worst movie i ever watched in my life.
“ I knew it was a "coming of age" drama about a young man growing up in a black neighbourhood in Miami.
“ No message to dwell on.
“ It had the perfect and predictable ending.
“ It's typical of American producers nowadays making slow boring dramas with no edge at all to them.
“ It's a coming of age movie of how the environment and relationships can have an affect on someone.
“ Although it has some flaws,like some really slow or unimportant scenes,it is steel a must-see.
“ There was so little dialogue, the plot was one cliché after another and the cinematography was terrible (I almost turned it off in the first 5 min.
“ (It's also fascinating how they resemble the pair in "Brokeback Mountain" where one partner is more outgoing while the other is more reserved and afraid due to his difficult past.
“ Slow, sensitive film that requires some degree of involvement from viewers .
“ I was lucky enough to see this in the theater, however, it was absolutely empty the showtime I went to...
“ Okay, to start with, a lot of idiots are on here saying that the picture lacks plot; this poor, 'tarded, age-old excuse has been used by morons all over the world since time-immemorial for films that are, to be frank, for adults, instead of grown children with low IQs that can really only absorb romantic comedies and/or summer blockbusters .. this film isn't a damn detective-mystery set in 1930s London, you fools - there isn't SUPPOSED to be much of a plot .. it is, after all, an emotionally, intellectually, even spiritually complex coming-of-age film - they rarely have structured, stage-like, three-act 'plots' .. ironic to what i just said, this film actually is neatly, cohesively structured with three distinctive parts, all of which ARE, on purpose, pretty plot-less - three slices of the boy/man's life to show an "arc" (so to speak) that is powerful, and extremely fascinating, too, and incredibly complex on so many levels beyond what the typical idiot sees as 'plot', which, to said idiot, is really just a collection of cliches that have been used for generations - they have to be spoon-fed through phony twists-and-turns, probably knowing better somewhere deep down inside of themselves.
“ A fictional coming of age biopic that is more driven by the character's development instead of plot or conflict.
“ These are minor quibbles overall though, in general I thought this was a really solid movie and well worth watching.
“ Pretentious and tedious .
“ Slow and boring beyond imagination.
“ i was really intrigued by beginning of the movie even though it was a bit cliché.
“ In fact, "Moonlight" remains a rather slow movie, giving you time to dive into the setting and accept the circumstances one after another, so they don't feel unreal or exaggerated at all.
“ "Moonlight" shines a subtle light on the story of a very compelling central character.
“ He holds up stock images – of the crack-addicted mother, the drug-dealing mentor, the bullied and sensitive queer kid – to a cracked mirror, capturing how they refract and rebound in unexpected ways.
“ It is a beautiful film, it is so simple in its format, but equally as clever, it tackles the subjects of youth, poverty, sexuality, identity, drug use and some racism truthfully and brilliantly, the use of colour throughout is marvellous vivid, the music is wonderful, and it is intimately moving, it is just an extraordinary film, I would highly recommend it, a masterpiece drama.
“ Worst movie of the year!
“Director Barry Jenkins has made a small scale, slow paced, low budget drama.
“ But, when the director decides to play with all the filmmaking techniques existed, the drama wasn't there, the story wasn't convincing enough and at the end, you feel extremely bored.
“ It is enjoyable despite focusing on the darker side of life.
“ Good effort at depicting low lives realistically but too many gaps in the story while too slow at other times.
“Moonlight is a coming of age movie about Chiron who we see develop across three different ages.
“ Many of the scenes are tedious.
“ This movie is absolutely a waste of time.
“ I watched it ill, this is just another boring, low-budget, movie, that kills hopes of a young director and actors to be in a film that wins Best Picture.
“ Every part of it is cliché.
“ No twists, no tension, quite boring and predictable .
“ A breathtaking look at the fragility of the gay, black man .
“ Waste of celluloid, and most definitely a waste of time and a rental.
“ Waste of time .
“ But anyone thinking that Moonlight, with its all-black cast and African- American writer and director, was handed the trophy as a sort of guilty apology to a minority that has struggled to find a voice in cinema, is simply wrong: Moonlight is one of most engaging and powerful films of the year, and certainly the most personal.
“ Nothing happens.
“MOONLIGHT gives us some lovely moments between Juan and his pre-teen protégé - particularly one involved with learning to swim and the oft-used metaphor of the power of water to cleanse; but this scene is so beautifully filmed that it erases any notion of banality.
“ This has got to be the worst movie to ever win an Oscar for best picture.
“ Tried to like it - plottless dull and empty ending .
“The unique choices are across the board stunning to see: the use of classical music for example is a stylistic element that works so brilliantly on an instinctual level.
“ The second and third chapters of the movie break apart .. the outer as much as the inner of the character is lost, the only thing keeping them in transition is the aesthetics and over dramatization of a very dull script.
“ It is thrilling, sensuous stuff.
“ If you love long drawn-out scenes with no dialogue, trite characters, and around an hour too long, then this is the film for you.
“ Yes, but it's a boring well done.
“ This movie is a slow starter and takes a while for you get drawn into the story and characters.
“ Nevertheless, it makes for a breathtaking picture if the viewers allow themselves to take the enthralling trip it offers.
“ I stuck with it, but found it pretty tedious.
“ Though the look of Chiron is not my main issue with the final chapter, it is the fact that it is so drab and uneventful.
“Moonlight is overall a brave and decent film with strong performances marred by its boring uneventful conclusion.
“While it may be an immediate shut-off for many to see the very open life of a homosexual, especially in a film that features only one White actor (playing a police officer), this is one of the most intriguing looks into Blackness of the past decade.
“ This is an extremely rewarding film to savor and watch again and again for the great performances, stunning visuals and emotionally resonant story.
“ Next thing we jump to her on crack, spewing all sorts of vilification towards her son's orientation while he's at home in the apartment now empty, no hot water and the kid's boiling water on the stove to take a bath.
“ Really boring.
“ Disguting and a complete waste of time .
“ It commits the ultimate sin in a movie for me: it's boring.
“ Their relationship is restrained, but undercurrents of sexual yearning - the physicality of touch - a tender finger grazing a hand - can transform years of misery and sorrow into the confusion of love.
“ But the brazen informative close-ups begin to linger, the camera movement become repetitive while the third act falls into a funk and fails to ignite like the first two.
“ This movie totally sucked, it was slow and completely uneventful and uninspiring.
“ With many movies with a huge hype around them, more often than not, they end up being somehow disappointing, this movie doesn't live to the hype that everyone creates around it, it has a few flaws, like a few not so good performances, or even some off putting moments, that aren't executed very well, some moments that seemed rather pointless, and also a very weak start.
“ Breathtaking In Every Detail - A MASTERPIECE .
“Don't waste your time and energy.
“ The acting is really good, but there is essentially no plot and it reminded me a little of Precious in the way you are just watching a child struggle to get by on his own with no real guidance or story.
“sometimes it's even boring.
“ There is no story, no screenplay, no direction.
“then it must be worth watching right?
“The main character in the film – 'Chiron', doesn't speak more than two or three word sentences at a time, and has a very dull personality.
“ Pure piece of propaganda, I actually believe Oscar was manipulated in the last moment and something went wrong.
“There's not a single flaw to be found in this film, it's perfect in every way, from the gripping story, excellent performances and masterful direction to the beautiful cinematography, memorable score and good editing, it all blends together perfectly, making it the best film of the year and one of the greatest films of all time.
“ Moonlight is a coming of age story about the struggle of being different in an environment which excepts you to act and behave a certain way.
“ The plot of this film is rather boring, and characters you do not care about at all.
“ I cannot believe that I managed to stay awake during this trite story that goes absolutely nowhere.
“ This is like political correctness in its dullest form thrown at a screen , and labeled a film.
“ Some of the scenes that are shot are breathtaking.
“ The photograph of the film is completely beautiful, with a blue palette, as foci that blur and mix passages, the photography is sometimes almost experimental, and I particularly enjoyed it, the soundtrack of the film is completely perfect, full of instrumental songs that dictate The tone of the movie, he knows to be pop at the right time, and if he uses the music to talk with the narrative of the movie, we also have a great sound mix and a good edition, and the camera strolls behind our characters and likes to film In profile.
“ I was attracted to this movie for a number of reasons; it has an African American director, an all black cast, and the trailer is one of the most compelling I have seen in a while.
“ good acting, interesting cinematography, utterly plain and uninteresting story of a poor black kid, crack-addicted mother, a drug dealer for a role model, some sexual identity problems, and he grows up to be a - surprise !!
“ Absolute waste of time and money and should never have received a nomination.
“ An understated coming of age film, "Moonlight" presents a triptych of stories about a gay African American youth living on the hard streets of Florida.
“ It's really mind blowing and a real challenge.
“ Don't waste your time.
“As for the rest of the movie, if you're going to have a slow moving drama like this, character development is so important.
“ This is becoming a bigger Sundance cliché than the end-of-the-second-act car accident.
“ Its story is paced well, and although it isn't the most complicated story, the movie was engaging and rarely got boring.
“ In fact I wish it had been made into a HBO series because the characters were that compelling.
“ Yet, the characters are intriguing and the actors portray them well.
“ As a gripping drama, Moonlight is entirely effective.
“It seems people may have drawn out meaning from what to me seems a meaningless movie, or secretly used it as a potent tranquilizer.
“* Boring movie * Movie without plot * Endless movie * Movie without explanation and connection of facts * Movie without notionSeriously, it was the worst movie I've ever seen!
“ There was no story-line.
“"You can be gay, but you don't have to let nobody call you a faggot"Narratively, it can be compared with dense, epic and fatiguing Richard Linklater's "Boyhood", "Moonlight" employs narrative in sections as standalone episodes comprising altogether an intense realism, an initiative bracing the trip and psychic and emotional spurs of the characters.
“The film is as bland as a box of dry crackers and there are few redeeming elements to the whole production.
“ Waste of time .
“ Naomie Harris was stunning as a mother of the main character, complex and not so one sided as it might seen at first.
“ The characters were bland and dull, doing nothing extraordinary.
“The main conflict at the heart of "Moonlight," a beautiful movie about a young black man's coming of age in poor and drug-afflicted Miami, is our protagonist's inability to define himself in terms that his environment will allow.
“ It was just boring.
“ This film is just as slow as Spotlight, it tries to be artsy with random shots.
“ So if you want LGBT movie with a different end and a touch of realism, this is a must see, but be warned, at moments the film goes slow, despite this, is one of the best of 2016 and a strong Oscar contendeer.
“ It didn't really emotionally touch me, but it was enjoyable to watch and was very well done.
“ Well, Moonlight is no better, taking you on a slow train and using the 111 minutes of its turtle pace to squeeze all the pity and sympathy out of you for its own satisfaction.
“ Much of the dialogue is unintelligible to a British audience and the mood of the movie is probably too bleak for many people, but anyone who admired BROKEBACK is sure to find MOONLIGHT a deeply absorbing experience.
“ But the dynamic between the two comes off as simply contrived.
“ There was a time when movies were made in weeks rather than months, when they came out in droves rather than a slow release and when even drive in movies provided entertainment and creativity.
“ Waste of two hours of my life .
“Cinematography - this film is visually stunning.
“ It was very easy to follow as the transitions happened and each actor brought something new and compelling to the story.
“ Vacuous and dull character biopic .
“ Grim, tedious, too long .
“ Boring plot!
“ This film is simply an engaging masterpiece that definitely was not what I was expecting.
“ After seeing the nominations that moonlight gets, I was so exited to see it but sadly it turn so bad and i wasted 2 hours for nothing, there is no story and no point of this movie and in the end you will get zero benefit from this movie.
“ It has no plot.
“ The plot in this movie is unpredictable in the best way possible.
“ A slower progression was in order - the first two periods of Chiron's life seems rushed and we are just fed the story without having time to contemplate on it.
“ And now a few words to the plot: there is no plot.
“ Its a slow and sluggish film where I was waiting for it to end.
“ If you answered no to ANY of those questions, Moonlight might be a bit too artsy for you, or you might not be the kind of person who will be moved by it.
“ Contrived .
“The final scene is moving, even suspenseful, as the two adult actors say so much without saying anything at all.
“ #1 in my list for worst movie ever .
“ Upon viewing "Chiron's" stage of life, I was taken into a portal and brought back to my early teen years, where life became so confusing, with no explanation as to how.
“The film is like a slow rolling ocean wave, one that builds and builds always having a sense of light climax hitting the screen.
“ So far, they are dead slow character studies.
“ This sentence has absolutely nothing to do with race, but IMO La La Land was about eight times better and more entertaining.
“ AN EMPTY MOVIE.
“ Worst movie ever - Do they let you give negative numbers.
“ i am a fan of Mahershala Ali, his acting was wasted in an extremely boring,disappointing ,bleak and useless two hours of my life.
“ The camera doesn't dig beyond surface, and photography is shallow and uninteresting.
“ This is a great movie and worth watching.
“ Janelle Monae is also in the film as Juan's girlfriend who is extremely cool and enjoyable to watch.
“ Although I didn't want it to end because it was so riveting!
“ Couldn't bear it any longer, was going nowhere.
“ Dope didn't follow the road of victimhood till the very end though, instead imbuing the once-a-loser with some unexpected (and, to be honest, rather unexplainable) strength to come ahead of his troubles.
“ This film is poignant, engrossing, innovative and unexpected, and will pull you in with its unassuming and understated grace.
“Waste of my time and my money rent.
“ But it was such a subtle way of telling a story that it came of as boring.
“Moonlight does tell a story which is unfortunately far too common in American society; single mothers, segregated neighborhoods, mass incarceration & bad examples all around – but is executed in a very cliché and uninteresting fashion.
“ It is a very visual movie that true fans of film will surely appreciate, but it's story is compelling enough to make sure everyone is able to follow the story.
“ The film is awash in a sort of "tropical drab", dark hues of blue appropriate moonlight and leaving a refreshed almost improved 80s neon, as the story of "Little" is acted during 3 periods of his life by 3 different actors, all of them equally brilliant.
“ Just when you think the story was about to take off it went back to the long drawn out scenes with too many pauses between dialog that you are left wondering if the conversation has been muted.
“ The speech was slow, perhaps 1 line was uttered every minute it seems.
“ It is slow and painful and will not be to all viewers' taste.
“ But i say boredom is part of one of my favorite movies, 2001: Space Odyssey so i have nothing to say about that, and the "gay stuff" of which my friends were scared of, i have to say it's just something many of us aren't used to and that it shouldn't be like that.
“ - no plot, no deep inside drama, no photography.
“ I just felt so boring at almost every scene.
“ The script is also pretty monotonous, sparking in only a few moments, with some conversations (especially the 'Moonlight'talk) especially unbearable.
“ boring, dark, depressing, painful to sit through .
“ Watching a movie is supposed to be fun and enjoyable, the two things that I did not feel while watching Moonlight.
“ The high school section is compelling.
“The hand-held camera work in many settings and the slowness of the indoor scenes makes the audience come close to the characters.
“ Slow and not what I expected .
“ This and some similarly contrived situations of the script contrast with the very real performances and atmosphere of the film.
“ They're both very well-made technically speaking, but both are a little slow and pretentious, making it hard to fully enjoy either one.
“ Bad Storytelling When There's Actually No Story .
“ Performances - Now the performances in this are stunning.
“ This movie was very boring and the acting was awful.
“ I'm getting bored of writing this the movie sucked big time.
“ Perhaps the darkest coming of age film in years, "Moonlight" follows Chiron, a person from a rough upbringing in the streets of Miami.
“Moonlight is an utterly absorbing and beautiful film with unfailing empathy for its main character.
“Moonlight has become an unexpected smash on the art-house circuit, I think because it's legitimately thrilling to see these two lost souls – straitjacketed for so long by our poisonous culture's concepts of what it means to be a man – at long last able to share a meal and speak about what could never be said.
“ I kept yawning~ .
“ Well Last night I did, to an empty movie theater all by myself.
“ First two acts are gritty realistic depictions of sexual confusion, abuse, bullying and homophobic violence with surprising comfort and refuge coming from unlikely characters.
“It was boring.
“ Carefully unpacking the truth in each glimmer of cliché, Jenkins courts sympathy, not empathy - this is Chiron's story, not ours, and our job as audience is to bear witness.
“ good acting, interesting cinematography, utterly plain and uninteresting story .
“ A boring movie .
“Thanks to relentless support of Brad Pitt's production company Plan B Entertainment and the producers Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner, who saw the potential in an adapted script also written by Barry Jenkins based on a story by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who shares deep insights of a life on the edge of reason to find one's place in a world of the 21st century, where suddenly from one to the next year everything has been possible from creating one's own job, having sexual intercourse with who ever is next, building marriage-like relationships on sight or virtually in the space of one's own imagination to be confirmed on the Internet that rare occasion as meeting a friend face-to-face becomes the life within life for a moment in time, where one's existence gets rectified.
“ I found Moonlight very boring and waste of my two hours.
“ (All the cliché traits that conservative white America is afraid of.
“ boring and predictable .
“ This coming of age tale explores a segment of the population - inner city black gay teens - rarely visited on screen.
“ Moonlight is one of those overrated films that end up winning an Oscar for no reason for example Mahershala Ali's performance wasn't even that great, the film is boring and not that that original since it tries to be another Boyhood, the only reason why the movie even won was because all of those dumb controversies surrounding the Oscars every single year and i guess they found the whole bullied gay black kid pretty interesting or dramatic.
“ this is i guess the worst movie ever .
“ Cliché is written in too many places starting with characters tied up with screenplay.
“ It's certainly worth watching.
“ I just told you the movie so don't waste your time.
“ The Academy has lost their collective minds.. This was one of the worst movies I have seen.
“ However, it feels empty during some moments when it should really be the most powerful.
“ Other than that, it was a worth watching film.
“ The main character himself is completely uninteresting.
“James Laxton's extraordinary cinematography pulls the entire atmosphere together with a stunning perspective into the upbringing of one boy, which significantly creates an innovative way of looking at life, the world, and identity.
“ What a waste of my time .
“ The screenplay is extremely tedious like many other Oscar movies and could use about 20 minutes of editing.
“ Moonlight is unoriginal and boring; not much of a script.
“ This was from the start boring, it proceeded into more boring and followed with more boring.
“ Excellent, Riveting, Spectacular.
“ Just one big dull moment.
“ There is no plot.
“ one of the reasons i have fallen in love with Moonlight is the way it shows you this while also having very intense and dramatic scenes.
“ I'm all for character studies but this movie was pathetically boring.
“ This movie is boring in the most awful way, and how it won the Oscars baffles me - I have a feeling there is a lot agenda behind the win and very little objectivity.
“ Moonlight tells the story of Chiron's coming of age at three crucial moments in his adolescence.
“ watch it only if u wanna waste 2 hours of you life.
“ The film is too long.
“ From that on nothing happened that could wake up my feelings for the characters.
“ The worst movie i have ever seen.
“From the start it's so slow that a few coffees may well be needed to keep you awake.
“ There are times when Chiron, with his 30-yard stare and ramshackle poverty, is impressed upon to be an empty vessel.
“Beyond the technical challenges of the film, there was the challenge of developing many themes around the conceit of "coming of age" for the young man.
“ But, to anyone that may feel this story is pointless, you would seem to be missing the actual point: Unless you are a gay/lesbian African American being raised in a hard neighborhood, how can you truly know if this story is pointless or not?
“ It's like the film still had to act macho and be a 'coming of age' story.
“ Nothing special about the act, story, photography, directing, very amateur and very boring.
“ The segmented structure doesn't do its fantastic cast justice, but this is still a quietly passionate and constantly engaging piece with a truly beautiful score.
“ More propaganda designed to make gay more normal.
“ This movie is an average movie with an Intense and Serious plot.
“ I'd say give it a watch if you want something that's more engaging then entertaining.
“ Simply unwatchable.
“ Just boring nonsense with the odd moment of excitement thrown in.
“ All in all, what a boring piece of crap.
“ Empty characters and even a more starving, echoing script won't make good pictures nor a great director or actor any justice.
“ One of the worst movies I've ever seen.
“ While there are many layers of impeccable artistry to this film, what truly stuck out to me the most was the stunning cinematography- each shot is scrupulously framed, the use of color is outstanding and almost all the action takes place in very shallow focus, making this film incredibly visually interesting and a true treat for the eyes.
“ Above average coming of age story.
“ I also personally thought the third act felt a little uneventful.
“ Mahershala Ali and Naomi Harris deliver knockout performances, but the entire cast fills up the film's environment in a way that makes them truly engaging to watch.
“ Moonlight builds its main subject with substance-filled chapters, acted by brilliant and compelling actors, in a rare fascinating story while dealing with difficult issues, race and sexuality, while fighting the pressures of life.
“ The Miami ghetto was not kind to a black, gay man, but this was conveyed to the audience in a disjointed manner.
“ One of the worst movies I've ever seen .
“" This question echoes throughout Moonlight, the breathtaking second feature from Medicine for Melancholy director Barry Jenkins.
“ It is a very basic, almost cliched, coming of age story that deals with the theme of overcoming hardships and discrimination.
“ Just boring sequences one after the other.
“ I ended up watching the movie again later on and this time I really enjoyed it.
“ Waste of time .
“ Worst movie ever .
“ It is boring and not the least bit entertaining.
“ The film had one speed ,dead slow ,the sound was so bad i could not tell what was been said.
“ Apart from the performance of Ali (only first 30 minutes, for about 10 minutes of screen time), Moonlight is one of the most boring, uninteresting and predictable movies i have ever seen.
“ It backs away from dialogue and, through the stunning performances by the three actors who play the main character (and who never met before or during the production at all!
“ Everything was slow and boring.
“ Pretty tedious .
“ Maybe that's a good story line, but it is impossible to relate to any of the characters due to the horribly boring writing.
“ Unlike last year's insipid and dull "Our Kind of Traitor", where she was given criminally little to do, here she is blisteringly real as a caring mother spiralling down an addiction plug-hole.
“ Disappointingly dull .
“ Also, it didn't really deal much with the gay aspects, so ultimately, it was rather boring, and didn't result in the viewer experiencing much empathy beyond the first section.
“Yes, it moves a bit slow and doesn't have a lot of dialog.
“ It is probably designed to shock, but after a while the shock wears off and it becomes more tiresome than offensive.
“ The narrative feels unpredictable to the point where you have no idea where the story can turn at any given point.
“ The three parts work well as a short film, coming of age trilogy put together to make one film.
“ After other opinions, the film is boring.
“ Outside of that - no plot, character development is next to zero and straight out boring.
“" Good beginning, some middle and an ending that makes the movie a waste of time.
“ Moonlight is undoubtedly one of the worst movies I have even seen.
“ This is probably the most boring movie I've ever tried to watch.
“ And then boom, the movie was over with no plot (of which there was none) resolution to be seen.
“ It was truly boring in every way.
“ I do not know if all that part is to show that he is locked in himself, but I have enough and he bores me.
“ To a large extent this is because for me the dialogue was difficult to follow – since it is mostly in a rather indistinct southern US urban style.
“ The amount of emotional and realism they bring this character is something really breathtaking to watch.
“ Barry Jenkins and James Laxton gave a fantastic cinematographic look to this film, a beautiful dance of different compositions, and camera movements to bring life to this fascinating story.
“ Barry Jenkins comes to the forefront as an emerging talent in directing, with the standard set so high, it is now intriguing to anticipate just what his next project, 'A Contract with God' (a three-part directed feature), will be like.
“ While I felt at times the storytelling itself was formulaic and the writing and dialogue could have been improved, the heart of the story, the characters, and the overall work made it a very special film.
“ The cinematography, music, and use of sound bring us to art-house territory without being untenable, and keeps us grounded in reality while we get immersed in a world from an artistic angle.
“ This story of a gay black youth's coming of age is one intense movie.
“ A boring story about literally nothing- waste of time .
“ But it's a bit too slow, and it definitely lacks of action, just to spice it up a little bit.
“ I honestly couldn't tell you the point of this film or write a more a more comprehensive summary because it's a waste of time.
“ Boring, predictable, dull.
“ It is: gripping, believable, engaging, sad, hopeful, bleak and powerful.
“But subsequent scenes at the diner, and at Kevin's home, are so slow to the point of sleep-inducing.
“ I had difficulty even relating to the main character, it found him dull and uninteresting.
“ Tedious Ad Nauseum .
“The acting is stereotypical, insisted, and uninteresting.
“ If anything it is a display of somewhat random and uninteresting events in a person's life.
“ There is no plot to this movie.
“ Did not deserves an Oscar, boring and cheap.
“ In the film's final and most breathtaking sequence, we follow Chiron as a man in his twenties to a reunion with a high school friend who gave him his first gay experience and whom he's never been able to completely move on from.
“ When he receives an unexpected call from an old friend, memories and romantic tensions disrupt his carefully-molded sense of identity, and he sets out to reconnect with his past.
“ Bullying, which is intense.
“ But stays Above Average Bland to keep you seated without feeling there was nothing substantial.
“ Don't waste your time!
“ impeccable performances by all the cast, director Barry Jenkins has created an important and breathtaking film that a lot of people needed to see, specially gay black boys whose stories are rarely told or heard.
“ Ridiculous Waste of Time & Money .
“ The story is told in three distinct episodes: the first, titled "Little," captures Chiron's childhood as he is introduced to an unexpected father figure, local drug dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali).
“ A fascinating and surprising film about being black in the USA today.
“I want to say the film was slow, tedious, and lacking in dialogue.
“ Through various hardships and relationships with others, we see a character so real and so engaging.
“ The plot was thin and predictable.
“ I waste my time watching this sh*t and probably worse than La La Land.
“ But it was unwatchable.
“ Pretentious as hell.
“ Then in the third act he is an empty man.
“ So how many films do we have to see about poverty, drug use, inner city struggle and young boys coming of age n the hood?
“ This is a plane boring and useless movie.
“ Slow and begging for pity .
“ Right from the beginning it was obvious that this was going nowhere, terribly slow.
“If you've seen a coming of age story like this before you already know exactly how this act is going to go.
“This is the most uninteresting movie I have ever seen in my life.
“The movie bears witness to Chiron's childhood tribulations; overcoming intense bullying, dealing with his drug-addicted mother (played expertly by Naomie Harris), and coming to terms with his sexuality.
“ brigade - rave reviews - awards, with a leaning towards questionable propaganda.
“ Very boring waste of time .
“ As I said before, with the non-traditional structure and no laid out story, it can be perceived as boring or slow, maybe even pointless to some.
“ Frightfully slow, boring, and in no way deserving of "Best Picture".
“ Thoughly enjoyed it!
“ I found the performances of Mahershala Ali and Alex Hibbert to be particularly stunning.
“ACT THREE Most pointless and non comprehensive act.
“ These types of films usually have the tendency to come out as propaganda.
“Tight schedule, tight budget Jenkins probably through necessity bombards us with intense close ups interspersed with 360 shots of dizzying suspense that makes for an excellent introduction to Juan and an ugly lead up to a schoolyard confrontation.
“ Waste of time .
“ Beset by chronic bullying (which, Jenkins clearly outlines, extends well beyond the schoolyard), confusion over his sexuality, and the encroaching drug addiction of his mother (the superb Naomie Harris, who masterfully avoids Oscar-bait grandstanding in favour of a more brittle portrait of impotent anger and desperation and bitter humour), the life of "Lil'", as he is insultingly branded by his peers, is not a carefree watch.
“ A story of a black boy/man growing up gay and being bullied for his withdrawn personality and his eventual struggles with also a drugged-out mom-among other things-I'll just say this was quite a mostly compelling drama with sequences that make it hard to predict what will happen as it goes on its narrative.
“This movie is less than average and actually there is no plot, no actions, no message, nothing, absolutely nothing.
“It is still an amazing movie and I highly recommend it.
“ The scene where he's just been bashed, yet wisely refuses to snitch on the guy who did it, while a school counsellor spouts empty platitudes at him, is one of the best in the film.
“ A powerhouse of raw emotions that's handled with care, shot with compassion & told with composure, Moonlight is a riveting character study that covers the themes of identity, masculinity & sexuality in a highly authentic manner, happens to have an in-depth understanding of its subject matter, and presents it with absolute honesty to deliver a timeless tale that resonates on a personal level.
“Ultimately though, I feel the film is too slow and mainly let down by its story.
“ I left the cinema after 45 minutes of pure boredom.
“ This film, divided into three chapters totaling an hour and 50 minutes, tells a coming of age story of a black man and his family and friends set to an eclectic soundtrack and amazing cinematography not to mention some dramatic acting despite moving at a slow pace.
“ Film Review: "Moonlight" (2016)In a world of isolation, hidden in the dark of a ran-sacked room in the middle of a ghetto of Miami, Florida emerges the Afro-American character of Little, found by father-like figure of Juan, performed by actor Mahershala Ali in confidence-spreading manner, who watches Little transform to the character of Chiron at the age of 16, advising him to decide once in life, which man he wants be, when he is growing into the character of Black at the age 30, resulting out of Chiron's experience of his first fight in the schoolyard and kiss on Miami beach accompanied by his only friend Kevin, who hand-reliefs his friend Chiron, fulminate visualized by director Barry Jenkins with a close up of a single hand gripping sand and losing it again and his cinematographer of trust James Laxton, who at all times controls the image system of "Moonlight" with fluent camera movement and confronting angle work, leading actress Naomi Harris to one of her best performance of her career as Chiron's mother.
“ Awful movie and total waste of time .
“ I feel like everyone involved with this movie was moving in slow mo.
“ Teenage Chiron had some pretty notable facial features (which added to his awkwardness) that adult Chiron bore no resemblance to.
“ Horrible waste of time and money.
“A simple coming of age story is told through gorgeous cinematography, some of the best I have seen on films in years.
“ Dull Best Picture .
“ But while keeping his outer life stagnant with the environment, his emotions were forgotten in the process, resulting in a relatively unchallenging protagonist in an otherwise very compelling film.
“ Unfortunately, it has a broken, or to be honest no plot!
“ Pedestrian and over-long film about coming of age.
“ This is more of a coming of age story/examination of how we shapeshift throughout our lives to deal with society.
“ Calming or carefree moments in Chirons' life are reflected through soft and slow camera moments, whereas dramatic or tense scenes called for their well-used, rough, jarring shots.
“ Jenkins keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the film.
“I admit the structure and pacing seem a bit too slow for me, and for an oscar winning movie it's a bit too small.
“ I felt that it followed childhood in an honest method that was very entertaining and had a lot of rewatch value.
“I think it's a cliché from start to finish.
“It is a remarkable film that tells a moving coming-of-age story of a young gay African-American from Miami in a compelling fashion: a triptych in which each of the three segments is titled by the name used for the central character at that time of his life and in which a different actor pays that character.
“ Bland and shallow .
“If you absolutely love coming of age dramas with utterly awkward and undeveloped protagonists, then you'll like this film.
“The final part *possible spoiler* was boring, not poetic.
“ His act of Juan, The rough dubious mentor with a heart of gold is a breathtaking performance that overshadows anything this year.
“ This must be the worst movie to ever win a Best Picture Oscar.
“ His struggles between the isolation and bulling of his sexuality and having to cope with his unpredictable drug addict of a mum, I felt was very endearing and I had a high amount of sympathy for his situation.
“ However the story can seem incoherent at many points and is filled with tiny plot holes and just overall confusing dialogue.
“2 minutes before the ending screen, there is an intensive and tense moment staring right into that Academy Award.
“If this deadbeat boring "Moonlight" could be the BEST movie of 2016, then all of your home made videos could be national treasures.
“ Add in intimate camera-work that intrudes on the characters' personal space, an unusual yet potent music score and accentuated audio effects and this is an oddly compelling movie.
“ Act 1 I think the first act, though slow, was OK except that I only understood about 20% of what was said.
“ Naomie Harris gives an engrossing portrayal as Chiron's mother who wrestles with drug addiction that places an obstacle on her relationship with her son.
“MY FINAL CONSENSUS: A heartbreaking coming of age story that has enough energy and perfect realization for making it worth if its recognitions.
“ Well, that's exactly what I did today after stomaching about 45 minutes of this very poorly written, poorly directed, slow story of despair, desperation, and misery.
“" The rhythm of the film is slow, steady and calm.
“ The bullying scenes wiped me out emotionally and I left the theater filled with melancholy.
“ Clearly one of the WORST movies I've seen in quite awhile.
“ He is dragged off by teachers and arrested by the police.
“ The cliché' mother who's a crack head etc...
“ It's a coming of age drama about a gay, black drug-dealer!
“ plane boring and useless movie............
“ Then, it just becomes more and more slow and boring.
“ Pointless scenes, for the most part, either involving silence or plot exposition that becomes irrelevant almost immediately.
“ The movie is really boring, it doesn't have an interesting plot.
“ I am finding a lot of movies nowadays are so boring that I am inclined to walk out after an hour or so.
“ It was shockingly boring.
“ Slow, Boring, Gay Love Story.
“In a world where the struggle for equality still seems to be raging, and creeping into as many diverse, unexpected areas as you can imagine, this year the Oscars got a taste of the pressure to acknowledge minority performers, which even a slip up with the auto-card couldn't undo.
“ I found the film tedious and dull.
“ Waste of time .
“In addition to Mr. Ali and Ms. Monea (both who are excellent in the upcoming Hidden Figures), and the standout work of Ms. Harris, the six actors who play Chiron and Kevin through the years are fascinating to watch.
“ The flow is broken by the second act, and everything after that feels like a drawn out segment that, in actuality, shouldn't be nearly as long as it is.
“ Worst Movie I have Ever Seen .
“ Now Chapters 1 and 2, I found very engaging.
“ Sprawling with powerful storytelling and striking visual heft, this emotionally riveting tackles the harsh truth of what it is like to grow up in a world where no one understands you and having no one standing by your side in your times of tribulations, even the ones you love.
“ As the film is divided into three acts, each paints an emotionally absorbing picture of Chiron trying to discover his identity and how to into a world where everyone is at odds him including his mother who is on the crack pipe and displays more anger and frustration to than motherly affection.
“ It is quieter than most American movies, and more intense.
“ The performances are riveting and will be noticed in awards season.
“ Extremely slow.
“ There really was no plot to it, we just watched a young black kid growing up and struggling with his sexuality which is truly award bait.
“ DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.
“ Sexuality and differences are a huge deal and the way Barry Jenkins wrote it in regards to a young kid struggling all the way up to adult hood is breathtaking as this movie is very realistic.
“ The movie is boring, yes its plain boring.
“ The cinematography is stunning, the story is subtle and carefully crafted, the performances are all amazing.
“ Changing actors in the same role in order to age them up is usually a necessity, and it can be jarring, even confusing.
“ Too slow.
“ Maybe I missed a few things along the way, but it was just empty.
“ The film resonates because it is a subtle dance – Jenkins plays with convention by portraying a quite cliché plot line and then subverting it at every angle.
“", "Our Lady of the Assassins", "Paranoid Park", etc. It's stylish, it captures a slice of life, and it is mostly engaging.
“ Waste of time.
“ The pace makes this aspect extremely hard because it's very slow.
“This film is very slow, and the actors who played Chiron at the three points in his life were grossly under-prepared to play a role like this.
“ Desperately pretentious and earnest, one of those "pat yourself on the back for getting it" movies.
“ It was long, boring, and drug out very basic obvious scenes.
“ Those who found it boring are probably used to action or melodrama, not the intricacies of film art or the human experience.
“ Most boring film I've seen this year.
“ So before you care to critique that this story is useless or boring, jump off your pedestal or quit watching Oscar nominated films and stick to The Fast and the Furious.
“I felt the movie was a little slow.
“ But the last :40 was slow, boring, singular-pointed, lacked any concrete resolution, and it had a really lazy ending.
“ Two hours later, when the film ended seemingly abruptly, after yet another mind numbingly boring piece of dialogue between two characters I could care less about, we both just looked at each other and thought "What the.......
“ Don't waste your time with this story less gay movie .
“ No plot, no storyline and poor acting and directing.
“ This is a terribly boring, slow paced, bad written and poorly directed movie.
“ It was slow.
“ i see many users trashing the movie saying it is boring and it is 2 hours of nothing.
“ Last year, Spotlight won just for the controversy subject matter about a daily newspaper uncovering the Churches molesting young children - the film itself is extremely boring unless you find office meetings exciting.
“ They say this film would be better for a time in like 10 years, because it's boring and the gay stuff, they say.
“ The false high rating on IMDb only further proved how false the rating system that a dominant film reviewing website could lure people paying their hard earned money to see a lousy deadbeat movie and regret when they left early and stepped out of the theater and cursed themselves as stupid morons who once again were fooled by the false media.
“ The holiday dry spell of movies worth watching is officially over.
“ As it stands MOONLIGHT will probably be the film to pick up 8 Oscar nods butt go home empty handed after the ceremonyUpdate Feb 2017 .
“ Even from the trailer, you can have the majestic and intriguing pleasure of listening to the score by Nicholas Britell.
“ A Sharply Drawn and Engaging Tale of Struggle and Redemption - Not to be Missed .
“ Because compelling characters, unique stories and beautiful visual storytelling will tend do that.
“ its on of the worst movies i have ever seen.
“ It really helped to tell the story and added another layer or intoxication to the film and it made each complicated, but subtle moment of this story all the more engaging.
“ The beauty of the writing and expert portrayal by the actors, wrapped up in engaging visuals along with a magnificent score make for one of the most gorgeous, touching, and fulfilling films of all time.
“ I can appreciate the filmmaking -- but the movie itself was a real snoozer.
“From a craft perspective, the simple three act structure worked wonderfully and allowed you to be with each character at the crucial moments and to stay with them and be immersed within that particular reality, thus being able to relate or compare it to your own experience of those ages and periods within your own life whether you are gay or not, or even relating it to someone you may have known that went through the same thing.
“ The script is so real and engaging because everything drives the story forward.
“ The first time I watched each of my favorite films, I was white-knuckled on the edge of my seat from the first frame of the movie.
“ It begins cliché, with Ali's character playing the wizened, matured hood- father figure.
“ Yes, this is a really engrossing film with a fine and surprisingly non-standard Hollywood ending.
“ Waste of time .
“ Instead, the ending was predictable and extremely drawn-out.
“Many modern dramas in this style tend to be artsy, pretentious and not to my tastes.
“Moonlight bathes itself in small moments of love and coming of age.
“ Then they moved to the mid-life of the character and it was still OK to watch, but then the adulthood was very boring and pointless.
“ Really boring.
“ This movie is so poorly directed, written, and just a slow story of misery that offers nothing.
“ The most compelling part of looking at Chiron is his eyes.
“We felt completely defrauded after 2 hours of relentlessly slow emotionless humdrum, wishing for the first time to have a refund.
“ Ali is an intriguing actor.
“ Borderline unwatchable and certainly not deserving of an Oscar nomination.
“ checkA tepid, slow, meandering, meaningless, sparkless two-hour bore?
“The main character is extremely one dimensional and dull.
“ It is a complete denial and very confusing, takes some time to understand and when you do, the question is why?
“ Boring and dull .
“A very interesting beginning that leads to endless and boring dialogues.
“ I watched this movie due to all the amazing reviews for it and let me say this is the worst movie I have ever seen; i use the term movie lightly as it made no sense, had no story line or plot that is understandable.
“ It felt like one cliché was followed by another.
“) While the film never becomes emotionally devastating due to its disjointed episodes and an ending that seems unresolved, Moonlight still remains compelling and casts a haunting glow in this shadow-land of lost souls.
“ Personally I thought the movie was boring and it drag a lot, kept making me lose interest in the character.
“ There is no plot, you cant hear what they are saying, which to be fair didn't make any difference as there was no plot.. The camera work was nauseous.
“ The movie crawls along at a snail-like pace, occasionally awakening interest, but just turns out to be as dull and unexciting as La La Land and Manchester by the Sea.
“ Described by some as a film in which nothing happens, 'Moonlight' certainly is not for all tastes; it is more of a mood piece than a narrative and given how introverted the protagonist is, the film is more focused on what is left unsaid in each scene.
“ This is an intense, emotional and realistic feeling story, masterfully directed by Barry Jenkins, he perfectly captures the look and feel of the rough Miami neighborhood in which the lead character, Chiron, is growing up in.
“Life changes when "Little", chased by a group of stone-throwing boys, finds refuge in an empty shack , breathless, curling up on the floor, bony arms flung around his thin body for protection.
“The film deals with subjects such as identity, love, courage, sexuality and maturity, subjects that aren't rare in film, but having a story this engaging with performances this good its something amazing.
“ I'd heard reliable reviews from people I trusted that it was dull.
“On an overall scale, Moonlight is undeniably an emotionally absorbing & powerfully moving cinema that's all the more strengthened by muscular performances from its cast and skillful execution from its filmmaker.
“ Nothing happens, thought provoking or otherwise.
“ There is a paralyzing, fascinating, beautiful truth to this film.
“ Its only redeeming feature that makes it worth watching is Mahershala Ali's character and performance in the first act, and the first act itself.
“ No story, no ending , only two gay who want to f**k and take them 2 hours to do it .
“ Despite the good performance of Naomi Harris, the move is very boring for me taste.
“ I knew that it was very likely, predictable even, that I would be interested in a story centred that dealt with the intersecting multiple identities of race, gender, sexuality and class.
“ The story line is predictable and formulaic.
“ Though Chiron says nothing to either one of them throughout the day, as if petrified by strangers or traumatised by the unexpected act of benevolence, he finally reveals that he does not wish to return to his own home in Liberty City until the following morning.
“The acting is good in parts, but with no plot.
“ Every frame of this movie is breathtaking, and I can't think of many other films to which I would give that praise.
“ Naomie Harris was a force to be reckoned with her stunning performance as the verbally abusive mother Paula.
“ except the good image and lighting, the movie is awful, in one word to describe it, wast of time, nothing new, no story, and it giving a bad image of the black society in America.
“ This movie is boring, and I am not sure why this won Best Picture at the Oscars.
“ Dull and pointless .
“ It was the most pretentious thing I've seen, and worst movie I've ever seen (and I saw the first 3 seconds of Two Girls One Cup).
“ Viewing this movie is like watching paint dry and no matter what good features it has the film is mostly boring and tedious.
“ Boring Silent Monotony .
“ While the film is very slow paced, enough cannot be said for the acting across the board.
“ An artistic indie that is clear, deliberate and articulate, Moonlight is a quiet slow burn gem.
“ It's slow perhaps and for me it is a typical Un-American movie.
“ Atmospheric inner city coming of age story has major third act problems .
“ Each one focusing on an important moment of Chiron's coming of age.
“ Barry Jenkins' direction and writing is simply mesmerizing due to an intricate blend of somber color pallets, stylistic visuals that complement the story, and minimal dialogue that instead, utilizes the stunning power of silence to evoke certain emotions.
“ The end was dumb and pretentious.
“ As a film, it's a work of art, with gorgeous imagery and gripping camera-work.
“ The worst movie i have ever seen The worst movie i have ever seen The worst movie i have ever seen The worst movie i have ever seen
“ The faces of boredom they had were incredible, and they thought i had got them into a gay porno.
“ Barry Jenkins is a fascinating storyteller, and in large part because of how he goes about being fascinated by his subject, how his camera roams at times, and at others when he knows to cut between his subjects.
“ The soundtrack is loaded with the kind of old soul and R&B that Kanye West made a career out of sampling, contrasting with the strings of the stunning original score.
“Of course this movie has that feeling all Oscar winners have - it feels a bit too serious, a bit too important, a bit too artsy and a bit too hyped.
“ This movie was a complete waste of time.
“ Slow, uninteresting story, (though the performances were very good), unimportant dialogues.
“ And I say "unique" as how this movie was filmed in a shallow depth that made the whole thing pretty intriguing.
“ This circle of life is understandable, while at the same time being nearly unbearable.
“The pacing of the movie is incredibly slow.
“ Late in the film there is a reunion between Chiron and Kevin whose slow emotional simmer resembles a delicate dance laden with machismo and sweetness.
“ Adult Chiron is too straight to play that role and the final scene with the longtime lover is too plain and mundane.
“ One, that brings the child within you, by showing multiple fast-moving, colorful images that are grand, visually.
“ Ummmm Moonlight was boring with a capital B .
“ Boring, boring, especially the last act.
“ Ungodly boring .
“"Moonlight" is, simply put, a dull and unpleasant experience through and through.
“ Unfortunately, among so many good movies, there was this one, slow, uninteresting, not original in any possible way, a story about nothing.
“ Boring .
“ The acting is very good and direction is good, but the story is pointless and the ending leaves you wondering why on earth did I just spend two hours watching this weird film.
“ It does not have anything interesting in this film, is dull and devoid of emotion for a normal person.
“ Based on the first two acts it certainly is but the third act lets the movie down pretty badly to the point that it became overtly boring.
“ Good, but a little slow .
“ But the small details are so skillfully delivered that they are simply breathtaking: the spiritual baptism of teaching a boy to swim; the loving preparation of a meal; the feel of sand on skin; and the blue-glow of moonlight reflected on black shoulders.
“ The best way to describe the failure of this film is thru all the non existent relationships they keep leading you to and that you are dying to see them build, and then
“ It's written excellently, and I was invested in the movie the entire time, I sat motionless for probably the entire third act, it is so riveting.
“ Complete waste of time and $$.
“ Traditional society's emphasis on hyper masculinity results in the teenage males engaging violence simply for the sake of validation.
“ Good cinematography, some good acting, but no plot, no character development, and if there weren't subtitles I wouldn't have had a clue what the characters were talking about.
“ The next chapter ("Chiron") sees the protagonist at sixteen (Ashton Sanders), as his shy personality and lanky frame continues to make him the target of schoolyard toughs, while his mother's downward spiral continues, and his relationship with Kevin (Jharrel Jerome) takes more than one unexpected turn.
“ A long drawn out film of character study and identity development of self discovery and meaning.
“ Naomi Harris' character was completely predictable 4.
“ The story relies too much on the lead being intriguing and connecting with audiences.
“ I enjoy slow movies, even I found Manchester by the Sea, Spotlight, Doubt and so on are enjoyable and even prefer this slow drama type that conveys important issue than action movies.
“As a young adult and now fully immersed in the gangster lifestyle in Atlanta, Chiron is beefed-up and blinged-up, seemingly growing into his once-guardian Juan.
“After the first hour , the film falls and it turns boring, the story does not advance any more and it seems that the movie is about anything, we can not explore more our main character, there is not much rank on what we see about Chiron.
“ Jenkins' final 30 minutes is dragged out where there are no surprises.
“ Powerful, poignant and compelling three act harmony portrait of a young, black gay boy from adolescence thru adulthood while experiencing trauma, self-reflection and finally acceptance is enhanced by strong acting by the three actors portraying Chiron (Hibbert, Sanders and Rhodes).
“ it's pathetically funny how everyone on here who have this movie a "1/10" or something close to it pretty much did so because they thought the story was boring, and didn't personally identify with anyone in it.
“ Struggling with sexual confusion without clear answers or a unbiased confidant only leads to suppressed actions and emotions.
“ No story, no act, no drama, just nothing .
“ The only reason this dull movie got 3 Oscars is because it is about black and gay people.
“ Long boring passages where nothing is said, the main character stares at the camera or the ground.
“However despite, the boring plot-line, this movie does have fantastic writing, and acting.
“ The ending, what could've been amazing, intense situation - is instead shrunk into a twilight-romance that just doesn't cut it for three oscars.
“ The movie is boring, and only sadly reinforces stereotypes.
“ Overall, the film followed a tired format that paints a pretty bland and shallow picture about life in the "hood.
“ Waste of time .
“ The stories main theme is scratched out in predictable fashion with all the expected clichés strung together and again, padded out - so it seems to take forever to go virtually nowhere.
“ Too shaky camera it becomes pretentious, sickening and tedious .
“ For that reason alone it is worth checking out, but what really draws the viewer in are the riveting and subtle performances from the main actors, and the authentic, gratifying script written partially autobiographically.
“ Deep, subjective and slow-burning .
“ The silence, the limited dialogue, the music, the editing, and the acting all combine to create a breathtaking piece that deserved to win the best film of the year Oscar, because it was truly a work of art.
“ In summary: 1- first you feel pity 2- then you feel bad and awkward about the boy's choice 3- then you feel disgusted till the endIt's a gay story, I feel ripped off by nobody disclose that on the movie description and also by the fictitious good rating, this movie it's a waste of time.
“The build up is good, but nothing happens afterwards.
“ This movie is absolutely the most boring, dark, non-eventful piece of nothing that I have ever watched.
“ This reminds me of the joke,"If a tree crashes in an empty forest , does it make a sound"?
“ bad movie don't waste your time .
“ Also, while the supporting characters have defining attributes, the main character is more of an empty shell.
“ It was boring with a weak plot and I couldn't wait for it to end.
“ Wild Wild West has been overtaken as the worst movie of all time by this nonsense.
“ Better watch hacksaw ridge or other nominees..this movie is hell waste of time
“ I find this movie so boring.
“ Amazon should give me an extra day on my free trial for this waste of time.
“ Not sure what message the director was trying to convey, but it utterly lost in the unbelievably slow pace and sleep inducing dialogue.
“ Slow, predictable and specially there are many issues not explained.
“ The story is compelling and makes the audience fight for the main characters.
“ As the film dragged on it became predictable especially when I realized what it was actually about.
“ The movie is boring and lacking real content.
“ The conversations are often dull and pointless.
“ One in which every audience member regardless of race or sexual orientation can walk out of the theater aware of.
“The film has bored me a lot, it was another film of the same social theme.
“ Slow doesn't begin to cover the tediousness of this habit on screen.
“ It's predictable, straightforward, and often a bit too on the nose in comparison to what is to come, which is probably the best act of the film.
“ i watched this movies because of the overrating reviews , i came to here just to wary the people who didn't watch this movie yet ( if we should call it like that ) from losing 2H hours of their life because there is no reason to watch it , i don't know how and why did it won the Oscar's , it's about a kid a gay kid depressive the hole movie , 2H watching a boring, depressing and going-no-where- movie , it make you feel depressive and very bored at the non-sense end.
“ I fell asleep I was that uninterested.
“ the score adds so much to the story and performances and makes it much more complete and thrilling.
“ This is one of the most stunning movies I have ever seen.
“ Imaginative Indy poetic, lyrical, pretentious.
“ Initial parts were okay, but the latter developments were unexpected.
“ Sure it was perfectly cast, directed and written, but it was too slow and didn't really have anything exciting to offer except for a story that's been told before - only a little fancier.
“Moonlight is presented to it's audience in three gripping acts; childhood, adolescence and becoming an adult with each being as fascinating and poignant as the next.
“ It's overdone camera 360's, and front boring scenes really represent where today's films are headed.
“But I cannot for the life of me see how it won the Golden Globe for the best motion picture drama, or that it can win the best picture Oscar, as while enjoyable, it is some way from being a great movieIt is the story of Chiron, a gay African American, and it is split into three distinct time periods, with three different actors playing the main role.
“ Overall Moonlight is overrated, uninteresting and pretty damn boring to even sit threw the entire running time.
“ The camera instead whirls around these two men, floating through the street and immersing us in a the scene that is unexpected and memorable.
“ worst movie ever made.
“Movie : Well the movie is like pointless and doesn't address anything significant at all.
“ it doesn't have a point, endless non point talk, nothing happening, i have never watched a movie that its so not going to anywhere, NO POINT!
“The film plays out in three parts; Part one, the neglected childhood of Chiron the child is very good and ex-rapper Mahershala Ali was riveting as the muscular drug dealer who takes a fatherly shine to the abandoned boy.
“ One thing that instantly caught my eye was how visually stunning the film is, the cinematography is breathtakingly beautiful, I still can't get over it.
“This all said, the story is original and engaging.
“ Good film, but moves along at a slow pace.
“ We are starting to let go of coherent, deep and well thought of films in favor of incomplete, slow and dull films.
“ The one word to describe this movie is boring.
“ As a result the film leaves you feeling quite empty and thinking the story of Chiron could have been told better.