“"artsy fartsy" etc.etc.
“ The screenplay is extremely tedious like many other Oscar movies and could use about 20 minutes of editing.
“ We are starting to let go of coherent, deep and well thought of films in favor of incomplete, slow and dull films.
“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.
“ 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.
“ I am old enough to remember when any film won an Oscar in one of the top categories you could expect a quality entertaining experience.
“ Some of the scenes that are shot are breathtaking.
“ Slow, boring what else.
“ I was lucky enough to see this in the theater, however, it was absolutely empty the showtime I went to...
“ The story line is predictable and formulaic.
“ Unfortunately, among so many good movies, there was this one, slow, uninteresting, not original in any possible way, a story about nothing.
“"whyt an award for this uneventfult, pretentious crap"...
“ Told through three snapshots of Chiron's coming of age, a uniformly superb cast keep us engaged.
“ DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.
“ Naomi Harris' character was completely predictable 4.
“ 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.
“The main character is extremely one dimensional and dull.
“ Watching a movie is supposed to be fun and enjoyable, the two things that I did not feel while watching Moonlight.
“ Nothing happens in this movie.
“The film is like a slow rolling ocean wave, one that builds and builds always having a sense of light climax hitting the screen.
“ I cannot believe that I managed to stay awake during this trite story that goes absolutely nowhere.
“The bullying scenes are too intense and the movie is so good.
“ The plot was thin and predictable.
“ I really hated this movie, it's very boring and slow, it doesn't get anywhere
“ Really boring.
“ This is a film to avoid like the plague, there is no plot, no interesting performance's it is just lack luster all the way
“ I am finding a lot of movies nowadays are so boring that I am inclined to walk out after an hour or so.
“ While the film is very slow paced, enough cannot be said for the acting across the board.
“ The main character, Chiron, struggles with rejection from his distant and abusive mother, isolation from the rest of his peers, and confusion on how to express himself.
“ It does not have anything interesting in this film, is dull and devoid of emotion for a normal person.
“ 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.
“ There is no story, no screenplay, no direction.
“ As a result the film leaves you feeling quite empty and thinking the story of Chiron could have been told better.
“Brooding, challenging and sad but well worth the watch.
“ This piece shows the strongest performances, and it grows more intense as it reaches the shocking resolution.
“ And to top it all off, he's coming to realize that he is gay as he's coming of age.
“ The camera instead whirls around these two men, floating through the street and immersing us in a the scene that is unexpected and memorable.
“ It again proved that Oscar winning movies are seriously boring and seriously lack entertainment quotient.
“ 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.
“ Boring, predictable, dull.
“ 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.
“ It's slow perhaps and for me it is a typical Un-American movie.
“ Most boring film I've seen this year.
“ I can appreciate the filmmaking -- but the movie itself was a real snoozer.
“ Good effort at depicting low lives realistically but too many gaps in the story while too slow at other times.
“ This movie was very boring and the acting was awful.
“ It is enjoyable despite focusing on the darker side of life.
“ Tedious Ad Nauseum .
“ Boring Silent Monotony .
“ Snoozer .
“ 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.
“ A fascinating and surprising film about being black in the USA today.
“ Instead, the ending was predictable and extremely drawn-out.
“ Boring .
“ This film is simply an engaging masterpiece that definitely was not what I was expecting.
“ 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.
“ Extremely slow.
“ It's certainly worth watching.
“ Its a slow and sluggish film where I was waiting for it to end.
“ Even from the trailer, you can have the majestic and intriguing pleasure of listening to the score by Nicholas Britell.
“ Good film, but moves along at a slow pace.
“ 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.
“ Waste of time .
“ Slow doesn't begin to cover the tediousness of this habit on screen.
“ 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.
“ Don't waste your time.
“ 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.
“ It is probably designed to shock, but after a while the shock wears off and it becomes more tiresome than offensive.
“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.
“ 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.
“ It has no plot.
“" Good beginning, some middle and an ending that makes the movie a waste of time.
“This movie was a pretentious disappointment.
“ The bullying scenes wiped me out emotionally and I left the theater filled with melancholy.
“ This is probably the most boring movie I've ever tried to watch.
“", "Our Lady of the Assassins", "Paranoid Park", etc. It's stylish, it captures a slice of life, and it is mostly engaging.
“ The speech was slow, perhaps 1 line was uttered every minute it seems.
“ 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.
“ This is the worst movie i ever watched in my life.
“ The script is so real and engaging because everything drives the story forward.
“ The Academy has lost their collective minds.. This was one of the worst movies I have seen.
“ It had the perfect and predictable ending.
“ It felt like one cliché was followed by another.
“ The tv show "Atlanta", produced by Donald Glover, is an excellent example of entertainment exploring multitudes of struggles experienced by the black community in a unique and enjoyable way.
“Moonlight is an utterly absorbing and beautiful film with unfailing empathy for its main character.
“However despite, the boring plot-line, this movie does have fantastic writing, and acting.
“ I'd heard reliable reviews from people I trusted that it was dull.
“ Having said this there are several characters that are more than just interesting and, thanks to the great acting, engaging.
“ 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.
“ This is a plane boring and useless movie.
“ 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.
“ Dull Best Picture .
“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.
“ Struggling with sexual confusion without clear answers or a unbiased confidant only leads to suppressed actions and emotions.
“ Both the sound of anger and empty space push our emotions just that much further.
“ Ungodly boring .
“ Boring sooo boring .
“The film dragged on a bit at times, and the highlights are definitely the first two stages – child and teenager.
“ I just told you the movie so don't waste your time.
“ bad movie don't waste your time .
“ There was no story-line.
“ A Sharply Drawn and Engaging Tale of Struggle and Redemption - Not to be Missed .
“ Simply unwatchable.
“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.
“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.
“ But the last :40 was slow, boring, singular-pointed, lacked any concrete resolution, and it had a really lazy ending.
“ Waste of time, boring and mentally draining.
“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.
“The hand-held camera work in many settings and the slowness of the indoor scenes makes the audience come close to the characters.
“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.
“ Empty characters and even a more starving, echoing script won't make good pictures nor a great director or actor any justice.
“ It was long, boring, and drug out very basic obvious scenes.
“ Boring and overhyped .
“ It's overdone camera 360's, and front boring scenes really represent where today's films are headed.
“This all said, the story is original and engaging.
“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.
“Don't waste your time and energy.
“ slow rhythm .
“ Every frame of this movie is breathtaking, and I can't think of many other films to which I would give that praise.
“ The movie just went nowhere.
“ 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
“ Yes the cinematography is great and so is the acting, but storyline is meh, it's just another life movie, it's slow and not much happens.
“ There is no plot to this movie.
“ This circle of life is understandable, while at the same time being nearly unbearable.
“ Coming from a gay man, I was excited for this film but seriously nothing happened, very minimal plot, no confirmed ending.
“Many modern dramas in this style tend to be artsy, pretentious and not to my tastes.
“ Sure, it has holes and it is slow it can be boring.
“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.
“"Moonlight" is, simply put, a dull and unpleasant experience through and through.
“ This is like political correctness in its dullest form thrown at a screen , and labeled a film.
“ Much of the power of Moonlight comes from it's gripping plot, and the growth of a boy into a man.
“ The rhythm of the movie is sometimes slow and the ending could have been less obvious.
“ boring and predictable .
“ It is thrilling, sensuous stuff.
“ Dull and pointless .
“and at times, it's actually rather painful or dreadfully slow.
“ This and some similarly contrived situations of the script contrast with the very real performances and atmosphere of the film.
“ If spinning shots were suppose to symbolize the life confusion of these kids, it did not work for me.
“it's about dark, boring scenes, no dialogue, him walking, him sitting down, him getting picked on....
“ But the detail was artistic and the tone was consistently engaging, albeit painful from the perspective of the characters.
“ The three parts work well as a short film, coming of age trilogy put together to make one film.
“ Waste of time .
“ Throughout these three acts we see Jenkins' powerful use of music (or silence), dramatic lighting, rich color, and a balance between simplistic & complex shots to portray Chiron's fear, confusion, and vulnerability as he navigates his internal and external relationships.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ #3 was it entertaining, I gave this a 5.
“ But it's a bit too slow, and it definitely lacks of action, just to spice it up a little bit.
“ The one word to describe this movie is boring.
“ The film had one speed ,dead slow ,the sound was so bad i could not tell what was been said.
“ Horrible waste of time and money.
“ Then, it just becomes more and more slow and boring.
“ But sadly disappointed, it was a waste of time.
“ Complete waste of time and $$.
“ Better watch hacksaw ridge or other nominees..this movie is hell waste of time
“ 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.
“ If you want a better "coming of age" film, Boyhood (2014) had a much more impressive production.
“ If anything it is a display of somewhat random and uninteresting events in a person's life.
“ 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).
“ Teenage Chiron had some pretty notable facial features (which added to his awkwardness) that adult Chiron bore no resemblance to.
“ This coming of age tale explores a segment of the population - inner city black gay teens - rarely visited on screen.
“ Slow and boring beyond imagination.
“ i was really intrigued by beginning of the movie even though it was a bit cliché.
“ Each one focusing on an important moment of Chiron's coming of age.
“ Too shaky camera it becomes pretentious, sickening and tedious .
“ The most compelling part of looking at Chiron is his eyes.
“* 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!
“ Ridiculous Waste of Time & Money .
“ I kept yawning~ .
“ No message to dwell on.
“Moonlight bathes itself in small moments of love and coming of age.
“ No twists, no tension, quite boring and predictable .
“ Boring as hell .
“ One in which every audience member regardless of race or sexual orientation can walk out of the theater aware of.
“" The result is a coming-of-age narrative that employs intense psychological imagery and character relationships all characterized as some level of tragic.
“ Slow and begging for pity .
“ This film is boring.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ Moonlight is unoriginal and boring; not much of a script.
“ A boring story about literally nothing- waste of time .
“ Don't waste your time!
“ It sounded so compelling and poignant I could not imagine how it could be anything other than spectacular.
“ i see many users trashing the movie saying it is boring and it is 2 hours of nothing.
“ Please save your money and go watch La La Land or something else which is actually Oscar worthy.
“It seems people may have drawn out meaning from what to me seems a meaningless movie, or secretly used it as a potent tranquilizer.
“ Slowest and most uncomfortable watch I've ever had.
“ 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.
“ A beautiful coming of age story worth seeing.
“ I found Moonlight very boring and waste of my two hours.
“ good acting, interesting cinematography, utterly plain and uninteresting story .
“ That said, I still enjoyed it overall.
“It was pretty boring, though.
“ 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.......
“ 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.
“The last 20 minutes was very boring.
“ Infuriatingly boring .
“ 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.
“ The tightness and closeness of the camera allows the film to feel more intense and personal.
“ 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.
“ The movie has no story, nothing special, doesn't worth to be even in the movie theater, I have wasted 2 hours for nothing.
“ Overall, I enjoyed the movie, and the dynamic between mother and son was riveting; Ms. Monae was great as well, would have liked to have seen more screen time for her too.
“ This was from the start boring, it proceeded into more boring and followed with more 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.
“The acting is stereotypical, insisted, and uninteresting.
“ 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.
“ It was very easy to follow as the transitions happened and each actor brought something new and compelling to the story.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ Changing actors in the same role in order to age them up is usually a necessity, and it can be jarring, even confusing.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“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" 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.
“ I'm all for character studies but this movie was pathetically boring.
“ Nevertheless, it makes for a breathtaking picture if the viewers allow themselves to take the enthralling trip it offers.
“The final part *possible spoiler* was boring, not poetic.
“ A boring movie .
“ A visually stunning coming of age story.
“ It didn't really emotionally touch me, but it was enjoyable to watch and was very well done.
“ The performances are riveting and will be noticed in awards season.
“ Waste of time .
“I felt the movie was a little slow.
“ Don't waste your time, I regret wasting mine.
“ 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.
“ I found the film tedious and dull.
“ This film is weird and confusing.
“ One of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life.
“ The person I went to see the film with thought the movie was very slow.
“ (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.
“ 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.
“ Slow .
“ 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!
“ I found the performances of Mahershala Ali and Alex Hibbert to be particularly stunning.
“ 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.
“ Moonlight (2016), written and directed by Barry Jenkins is a breathtaking drama based on the semi-autobiographical play Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
“ This is an emotional independent "arty" film set in the 1980's Miami, a coming of age drama / character study.
“ 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.
“sometimes it's even boring.
“ Yes, but it's a boring well done.
“From the start it's so slow that a few coffees may well be needed to keep you awake.
“ Bullying, which is intense.
“ The ability for this movie to hit upon many important issues and concepts within society is breathtaking.
“ So far, they are dead slow character studies.
“ Every part of it is cliché.
“ 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.
“ The movie Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, is simply a "coming of age" story.
“ 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.
“But subsequent scenes at the diner, and at Kevin's home, are so slow to the point of sleep-inducing.
“ Bad Storytelling When There's Actually No Story .
“ Overall Moonlight was a very enjoyable film that had absolutely amazing cinematography and sound design.
“ 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.
“ Very boring waste of time .
“"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.
“ 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).
“And I'm sad to say that half way through the movie trying to painfully wade through its overtly pretentious artsy aesthetic I realize this was oscars way of getting this monkey off their back by giving a movie by black artists an Oscar already.
“ The cinematography was stunning and the story is one that I think needs to be told.
“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.
“ Frightfully slow, boring, and in no way deserving of "Best Picture".
“ Slow, sensitive film that requires some degree of involvement from viewers .
“ This film is just as slow as Spotlight, it tries to be artsy with random shots.
“ I can definitely see what everyone else is talking about - the cinematography allows us to ponder the surroundings, the acting is compelling and the overall feel is rather emotional and unique.
“If you've seen a coming of age story like this before you already know exactly how this act is going to go.
“ Chiron's relationship with his crack-addicted mother is unstable and intense and leaves Chiron more alone and helpless than ever as the school bullying gets worse as he ages in act two, "Chiron".
“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.
“ The beauty of the slow camera movements in many of the scenes sets a calming tone that contrasts the hectic, violent, and high intensity of the situations that the protagonist is going through.
“ Excellent, Riveting, Spectacular.
“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.
“ (All the cliché traits that conservative white America is afraid of.
“ I know the problems are faced everyday in the UK and American cities regarding drugs etc. Do not get me wrong the movie is well acted ,well filmed and will get the recognition from the academy but to me and the main general public this will be just a complete borefest to them.
“The pacing of the movie is incredibly slow.
“ 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.
“ Yes, this is a really engrossing film with a fine and surprisingly non-standard Hollywood ending.
“ worst movie ever made.
“ Janelle Monae is also in the film as Juan's girlfriend who is extremely cool and enjoyable to watch.
“ A total waste of time .
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ Just no storyline the ending didn't make sense.
“then it must be worth watching right?
“ An artistic indie that is clear, deliberate and articulate, Moonlight is a quiet slow burn gem.
“ In fact I wish it had been made into a HBO series because the characters were that compelling.
“ But the dynamic between the two comes off as simply contrived.
“If this deadbeat boring "Moonlight" could be the BEST movie of 2016, then all of your home made videos could be national treasures.
“ The movie is very slow and way overrated.
“ It begins cliché, with Ali's character playing the wizened, matured hood- father figure.
“ 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.
“ It is slow and painful and will not be to all viewers' taste.
“ Like others mentioned before, the film was slow in certain parts.
“This movie is an absolute snore fest.
“ I find this movie so boring.
“ This story of a gay black youth's coming of age is one intense movie.
“ Watching this after another celebrated gay story reveals just how empty an emotional experience Moonlight is.
“ Really boring.
“ Waste of time .
“ I just felt so boring at almost every scene.
“ i am a fan of Mahershala Ali, his acting was wasted in an extremely boring,disappointing ,bleak and useless two hours of my life.
“ Traditional society's emphasis on hyper masculinity results in the teenage males engaging violence simply for the sake of validation.
“ 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.
“A simple coming of age story is told through gorgeous cinematography, some of the best I have seen on films in years.
“ 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.
“ Awful movie and total waste of time .
“ 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.
“ Jenkins keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the film.
“ One of the most boring pointless films I've ever watched.
“ 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.
“ It was truly boring in every way.
“ The same visual style that is present in the first two sections are present here as well, with the long, drawn out close ups and focus on people's faces still used to capture this world.
“ Boring and dull .
“ Pretentious as hell.
“ ZZZzzz ZZZZzzzz .
“ 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.
“ Moonlight tells the story of Chiron's coming of age at three crucial moments in his adolescence.
“ This is a terribly boring, slow paced, bad written and poorly directed movie.
“ 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.
“A very interesting beginning that leads to endless and boring dialogues.
“ The story is boring and I kept waiting for a payoff and finally gave up at around the hour mark.
“ Coming of Age in All Its Complexities .
“ The film is certainly slow paced for the kind of content it carries for 110 Minutes which could have easily been told in 90 minutes.
“ This movie was a complete waste of time.
“ Good, but a little slow .
“ 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.
“ What a waste of time.
“ The movie is boring, and only sadly reinforces stereotypes.
“ Above average coming of age story.
“ while I admit with many reviews of this movie being slow art some parts, I very much enjoyed this movie.
“ It was shockingly boring.
“ When there is dialogue it's difficult to follow due to lots of mumbling and street slang.
“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.
“ Couldn't bear it any longer, was going nowhere.
“ 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.
“ No plot, no storyline and poor acting and directing.
“The film has bored me a lot, it was another film of the same social theme.
“ AN EMPTY MOVIE.
“ This movie is absolutely a waste of time.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ 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 was just boring.
“ Despite the good performance of Naomi Harris, the move is very boring for me taste.
“ I felt that it followed childhood in an honest method that was very entertaining and had a lot of rewatch value.
“ The script is also pretty monotonous, sparking in only a few moments, with some conversations (especially the 'Moonlight'talk) especially unbearable.
“ Maybe that's a good story line, but it is impossible to relate to any of the characters due to the horribly boring writing.
“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.
“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.
“ 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 .
“The plot is boring, the acting average, the cinematography meh.
“Ultimately though, I feel the film is too slow and mainly let down by its story.
“ This is becoming a bigger Sundance cliché than the end-of-the-second-act car accident.
“ Is that it....? Really...??!!"But as I said, it does have many plus points, and it is certainly worth watching - just personally after all I had read I was expecting to be blown away, and I certainly wasn't.
“ Unbelievably bad, bad camera work, long and drawn out, bad acting, you name it, everything was just bad.
“ The main character himself is completely uninteresting.
“ 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.
“ Initial parts were okay, but the latter developments were unexpected.
“ There are large gaps of information between the stages of Chiron's life where the audience have to fill in the gap with context clues or imagination, but it made the film very enjoyable.
“ I find that Moonlight is a really interesting way of approaching the concept of a coming of age story.
“ The changing angles as he ran through the doors, was really fascinating and helped to convey the idea that he was rushing through the school to do this.
“ The movie is boring and lacking real content.
“ Naomie Harris was stunning as a mother of the main character, complex and not so one sided as it might seen at first.
“The acting is good in parts, but with no plot.
“ Slowest, most boring movie I've ever seen.
“ There is no plot.
“ Waste of time.
“ Just boring nonsense with the odd moment of excitement thrown in.
“ 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's a sensitive portrayal of people with confused emotions about their sexuality as I saw it, rather like Brokeback Mountain and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
“ 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.
“ They're both very well-made technically speaking, but both are a little slow and pretentious, making it hard to fully enjoy either one.
“ I tried, but it was just dull.
“ The holiday dry spell of movies worth watching is officially over.
“ Waste of Academy's time and misleading for viewers
“ 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.
“ In comparison however, this slow, silent style mirrors perfectly Chiron's quiet, gentle demeaner.
“ Disappointingly dull .
“ Wild Wild West has been overtaken as the worst movie of all time by this nonsense.
“ - no plot, no deep inside drama, no photography.
“ Unfortunately, it has a broken, or to be honest no plot!
“ There is much that is good about Moonlight and in the overall, I quite enjoyed it.
“ 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.
“ Nothing happened .
“ The end was dumb and pretentious.
“ This movie is boring, and I am not sure why this won Best Picture at the Oscars.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“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.
“ 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.
“ All in all, what a boring piece of crap.
“ Waste of time .
“ Flawed but painfully gripping .
“Also the dialogues were a little bit slow.
“ Waste of celluloid, and most definitely a waste of time and a rental.
“ Bored because you know that life for the minority isn't easy and you can empathize with them.
“ This is an intense couple of hours where the main character is pushed and prodded by the societal elements he encounters.
“ Yet, the characters are intriguing and the actors portray them well.
“ "Moonlight", however, chose to look at these topics in a bland, overused way that leaves the audience wondering "Haven't I seen this before?
“ Unexpected Amazing Film .
“ Absolutely Stunning .
“ 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.
“ It's a coming of age movie of how the environment and relationships can have an affect on someone.
“ engrossing indie character study .
“ The movie is really boring, it doesn't have an interesting plot.
“ Personally I thought the movie was boring and it drag a lot, kept making me lose interest in the character.
“ However, it feels empty during some moments when it should really be the most powerful.
“ This is a great movie and worth watching.
“ Bland story set in the safest hood in America.
“It is still an amazing movie and I highly recommend it.
“ 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.
“ Everything was slow and boring.
“ Watchable but boring with a lot of pauses.
“ 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.
“ It was boring with a weak plot and I couldn't wait for it to end.
“ First, too often watching it was just down right tedious.
“ Moonlight strikes audiences through it's shocking, but entirely prevalent topics and it's breathtaking film style.
“ Viewing this movie is like watching paint dry and no matter what good features it has the film is mostly boring and tedious.
“ 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.
“ Maybe I missed a few things along the way, but it was just empty.
“ 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.
“ Thoughly enjoyed it!
“ Worst movie ever .
“ this is i guess the worst movie ever .
“ The plot of this film is rather boring, and characters you do not care about at all.
“ Slow, Boring, Gay Love Story.
“Pointless, boring and predictable.
“ Long boring passages where nothing is said, the main character stares at the camera or the ground.
“ Grim, tedious, too long .
“ It is a complete denial and very confusing, takes some time to understand and when you do, the question is why?
“ As a gripping drama, Moonlight is entirely effective.
“ It's typical of American producers nowadays making slow boring dramas with no edge at all to them.
“ These are minor quibbles overall though, in general I thought this was a really solid movie and well worth watching.
“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.
“ Naomie Harris was a force to be reckoned with her stunning performance as the verbally abusive mother Paula.
“ Waste of time .
“ One, that brings the child within you, by showing multiple fast-moving, colorful images that are grand, visually.
“ 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.
“ The story is compelling and makes the audience fight for the main characters.
“Moonlight is overall a brave and decent film with strong performances marred by its boring uneventful conclusion.
“ Pure piece of propaganda, I actually believe Oscar was manipulated in the last moment and something went wrong.
“ Boring, boring, especially the last act.
“ Half way I just wanted to turn it off.
“ Either way I enjoyed it.
“ Don't waste your time.
“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.
“This movie was incredibly boring on the lack of the things mentioned above, I think they could have made this into and actual Oscar winner vs a default win based on PC reasonings.
“ A long drawn out film of character study and identity development of self discovery and meaning.
“and provided a lot less slow, uninteresting moments.
“ Not sure what message the director was trying to convey, but it utterly lost in the unbelievably slow pace and sleep inducing dialogue.
“ The actors are great, yes, but the story is extremely slow, often boring and there doesn't seem to be a real story line.
“ Other than that, this movie is an emotional experience that one would be challenged to not get invested in with its stunning visuals, engaging storytelling, and believable characterization.
“ The triptych-like narrative structure is an interesting way to grapple with coming of age and how a person's identity is fractured.
“ One of the worst movies I've ever seen .
“ Jenkins' final 30 minutes is dragged out where there are no surprises.
“ 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.
“ Overall, the film followed a tired format that paints a pretty bland and shallow picture about life in the "hood.
“ plane boring and useless movie............
“ Desperately pretentious and earnest, one of those "pat yourself on the back for getting it" movies.
“ 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.
“ This movie is a slow starter and takes a while for you get drawn into the story and characters.
“ This is one of the most stunning movies I have ever seen.
“ Dialigue aa bit trite and predictible.
“ Cliché is written in too many places starting with characters tied up with screenplay.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ The camera doesn't dig beyond surface, and photography is shallow and uninteresting.
“ Its story is paced well, and although it isn't the most complicated story, the movie was engaging and rarely got boring.
“ This sadly was disjointed and choppy.
“The build up is good, but nothing happens afterwards.
“ This must be the worst movie to ever win a Best Picture Oscar.
“Director Barry Jenkins has made a small scale, slow paced, low budget drama.
“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.
“If you can enjoy and appreciate a simple story being told very slowly, with quiet scenes and pretty much with "nothing happening" for a majority of the movie, you should definitely give Moonlight a go, there's a 50/50 chance you'll love it.
“ 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.
“ After other opinions, the film is boring.
“ If you're some what culturally and historically aware and empathetic you will watch the this movie and think that life is especially tough for African people growing now up in poverty, they see setback after setback, you will feel enlightened but also bored.
“ Outside of that - no plot, character development is next to zero and straight out boring.
“ 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.
“ I ended up watching the movie again later on and this time I really enjoyed it.
“ The story is extremely slow with noticeable lack of dialogue at times.
“ brigade - rave reviews - awards, with a leaning towards questionable propaganda.
“The 'boring' reviews are flat-out ridiculous!
“ Adult Chiron is too straight to play that role and the final scene with the longtime lover is too plain and mundane.
“ watch it only if u wanna waste 2 hours of you life.
“ The story is plain and dull and can be concluded within 15 words , and most of the conversations go to nowhere.
“ The main problem is just that the whole film runs out of steam in the third act and feels really slow and aimless.
“ It was just a little confusing.
“ Although we are not in Chiron's shoes, we are always close to the action, and experiencing the intense emotions people are displaying to him.
“ One of the worst movies I've ever seen.
“ What a waste of my time .
“ The movie plays like a slow and sad symphony that blossoms into something more beautiful.
“If you absolutely love coming of age dramas with utterly awkward and undeveloped protagonists, then you'll like this film.
“ 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.
“We felt completely defrauded after 2 hours of relentlessly slow emotionless humdrum, wishing for the first time to have a refund.
“As for the rest of the movie, if you're going to have a slow moving drama like this, character development is so important.
“ I found this movie to be heart wrenching in every aspect and quite breathtaking honestly.
“ And, in fact, his character was the best one in the entire film--the most engaging.
“ 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.
“Waste of my time and my money rent.
“ The conversations are often dull and pointless.
“ A fictional coming of age biopic that is more driven by the character's development instead of plot or conflict.
“ As a film, it's a work of art, with gorgeous imagery and gripping camera-work.
“ Because compelling characters, unique stories and beautiful visual storytelling will tend do that.
“ BORING BORING BORING.
“MY FINAL CONSENSUS: A heartbreaking coming of age story that has enough energy and perfect realization for making it worth if its recognitions.
“ I also personally thought the third act felt a little uneventful.
“ At the end, the story returns with intriguing visuals that tell us Chiron's internal state of being with a heartwarming return to his childhood.
“ Did not deserves an Oscar, boring and cheap.
“ It's a completely pretentious and horribly tedious film in both structure and content.
“ The cliché' mother who's a crack head etc...
“ Imaginative Indy poetic, lyrical, pretentious.
“" This question echoes throughout Moonlight, the breathtaking second feature from Medicine for Melancholy director Barry Jenkins.
“) Slow paced movie- Duration could have been reduced because it was boring the audience.
“ It is a very basic, almost cliched, coming of age story that deals with the theme of overcoming hardships and discrimination.
“waste of time.
“ It's a true coming of age story, throughout which we learn that Chiron is gay.
“ 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.
“ This sentence has absolutely nothing to do with race, but IMO La La Land was about eight times better and more entertaining.
“ Breathtaking In Every Detail - A MASTERPIECE .
“ The Miami ghetto was not kind to a black, gay man, but this was conveyed to the audience in a disjointed manner.
“ This reminds me of the joke,"If a tree crashes in an empty forest , does it make a sound"?
“ There is a paralyzing, fascinating, beautiful truth to this film.
“2 minutes before the ending screen, there is an intensive and tense moment staring right into that Academy Award.
“ Waste of time .
“ A decent coming of age story.
“ This is more of a coming of age story/examination of how we shapeshift throughout our lives to deal with society.
“ The movie is boring, yes its plain boring.
“ Worst movie i have ever seen in my life.
“ And I say "unique" as how this movie was filmed in a shallow depth that made the whole thing pretty intriguing.
“ By doing this, Jenkins is able to show the audience the confusion Chiron is experiencing in his life.
“ #1 in my list for worst movie ever .
“ 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.
“ Act 1 I think the first act, though slow, was OK except that I only understood about 20% of what was said.
“ This movie is so poorly directed, written, and just a slow story of misery that offers nothing.
“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.
“ This movie is an average movie with an Intense and Serious plot.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ Uneventful .
“ This movie is absolutely the most boring, dark, non-eventful piece of nothing that I have ever watched.
“ This film is poignant, engrossing, innovative and unexpected, and will pull you in with its unassuming and understated grace.
“ The film is stunning in its portrayal of emotion, struggle with masculinity and sexuality, and from what I've read it also portrays growing up in a hard place very well too.
“ Deep, subjective and slow-burning .
“ 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.
“ Although it has some flaws,like some really slow or unimportant scenes,it is steel a must-see.
“ 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.
“ The plot is natural, the technique is delicate and slow, and the characters are vivid and fleshy.
“ Amazon should give me an extra day on my free trial for this waste of time.
“ The movie explored a lot of interesting concepts and I enjoyed it.
“ I did find some of the production methods, such as the random moments of classical music and loss of focus, at times inappropriate and rather pretentious.
“ Slow and not what I expected .
“Started out good, but then just got slower and slower.
“ The high school section is compelling.
“ One of the few films I almost walked out of the cinema on.
“ 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 got eight Oscar nominations but is as entertaining as watching my clock tick through 111 minutes, Two fine performances, Ali and Harris, can't save this turkey.
“ 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.
“ Each of these factors contributes a movie so visually engaging as it is challenging.
“This movie is less than average and actually there is no plot, no actions, no message, nothing, absolutely nothing.
“ Worst movie ever .
“I want to say the film was slow, tedious, and lacking in dialogue.
“ its on of the worst movies i have ever seen.
“ 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.
“ Snooze fest .
“ Slow, predictable and specially there are many issues not explained.
“ While engaging, not every scene needs to stun the audience with visual messages and sudden color changes.
“ 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.
“ I fell asleep I was that uninterested.
“" The rhythm of the film is slow, steady and calm.
“ 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!
“ Boring and unremarkable, wonder if the high rated reviews are from the cast and crew.
“ 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 breathtaking to watch .
“ Ummmm Moonlight was boring with a capital B .
“ Slow moving and dull .
“This is the most uninteresting movie I have ever seen in my life.
“ A breathtaking look at the fragility of the gay, black man .
“ The characters were bland and dull, doing nothing extraordinary.
“ Again, it's the subtle scenes and lack of dialogue, mostly by the lead, "Black" or "Little" that make this engaging.
“ "Moonlight" shines a subtle light on the story of a very compelling central character.
“ACT THREE Most pointless and non comprehensive act.
“ Pointless scenes, for the most part, either involving silence or plot exposition that becomes irrelevant almost immediately.
“Moonlight is a coming of age movie about Chiron who we see develop across three different ages.
“ 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.
“ The cinematography is stunning, the story is subtle and carefully crafted, the performances are all amazing.
“ It is really amazing editing and makes the movies really enjoyable.
“ The only reason this dull movie got 3 Oscars is because it is about black and gay people.
“ It's like the film still had to act macho and be a 'coming of age' story.
“Movie : Well the movie is like pointless and doesn't address anything significant at all.
“ 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).
“ Then in the third act he is an empty man.
“ Timeless, emotional, thoughtful, and yet still entertaining.
“ 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.
“ 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 !!
“ Now Chapters 1 and 2, I found very engaging.
“ If your looking for those elements along with a boring film with thin consistency, no story to tell, weak writing, and characters that are difficult to relate to.
“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.
“ Absolute waste of time and money and should never have received a nomination.
“ Coming of age movies are one of my favourite genre and this didn't disappoint.
“The final scene is moving, even suspenseful, as the two adult actors say so much without saying anything at all.
“ boring, dark, depressing, painful to sit through .
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ Pretty tedious .
“ 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.
“ Tried to like it - plottless dull and empty ending .
“ 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.
“ Pretentious and tedious .
“ Chiron's coming of age story is one that we usually don't see much of, being that he is a presumably gay, black male who grew up being bullied for his sexuality.
“ Nothing special about the act, story, photography, directing, very amateur and very boring.
“ It was slow.
“ Ali is an intriguing actor.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“It was boring.
“ The ability for Barry Jenkins to bring together race, sexuality, poverty, drugs and other issues into one magnificent movie is breathtaking.
“ 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 narrative feels unpredictable to the point where you have no idea where the story can turn at any given point.
“ It is quieter than most American movies, and more intense.
“ 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.
“ Just boring sequences one after the other.
“ Other than that, it was a worth watching film.
“ This has got to be the worst movie to ever win an Oscar for best picture.
“ Boring plot!
“ 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.
“ Clearly one of the WORST movies I've seen in quite awhile.
“ I'm getting bored of writing this the movie sucked big time.
“ Worst Movie I have Ever Seen .
“ The film is too long.
“ 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.
“ His act of Juan, The rough dubious mentor with a heart of gold is a breathtaking performance that overshadows anything this year.
“ Many of the scenes are tedious.
“ This movie totally sucked, it was slow and completely uneventful and uninspiring.
“ They seem to cover it with some comment about the slow pace or quality of the story, acting or dialogue.
“ This is an extremely rewarding film to savor and watch again and again for the great performances, stunning visuals and emotionally resonant story.
“ 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?
“ But it was unwatchable.
“ At least 3 people in my theater walked out.
“ I'd say give it a watch if you want something that's more engaging then entertaining.
“ The amount of emotional and realism they bring this character is something really breathtaking to watch.
“ I stuck with it, but found it pretty tedious.
“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.
“ First two acts are gritty realistic depictions of sexual confusion, abuse, bullying and homophobic violence with surprising comfort and refuge coming from unlikely characters.
“ Hibbert as the young Little, a stunning Ashton Sanders as the teen Chiron, and Trevante Rhodes as the young adult Chiron.
“ Worst movie of the year!
“ Nothing happens.
“ Waste of time.
“ Borderline unwatchable and certainly not deserving of an Oscar nomination.
“ These types of films usually have the tendency to come out as propaganda.
“ Started good, ended in cliché .
“ It commits the ultimate sin in a movie for me: it's boring.
“ Right from the beginning it was obvious that this was going nowhere, terribly slow.
“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 feel it's definitely worth watching to gather your own opinion about it, though.
“ From that on nothing happened that could wake up my feelings for the characters.
“The selling point for this ludicrously overrated bore?
“Of all the movies nominated for Best Film for that year, Moonlight is by far the worst and most boring.
“ But stays Above Average Bland to keep you seated without feeling there was nothing substantial.
“ I had difficulty even relating to the main character, it found him dull and uninteresting.
“ Too slow.
“ More propaganda designed to make gay more normal.
“ Also, while the supporting characters have defining attributes, the main character is more of an empty shell.
“ 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.
“ Slow, uninteresting story, (though the performances were very good), unimportant dialogues.
“ Although I didn't want it to end because it was so riveting!
“ Those who found it boring are probably used to action or melodrama, not the intricacies of film art or the human experience.
“ Nothing happens, thought provoking or otherwise.
“ 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.
“ Vacuous and dull character biopic .
“ Slow , boring and unintelligible dialogue.
“) 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.
“ It's really mind blowing and a real challenge.
“ It is: gripping, believable, engaging, sad, hopeful, bleak and powerful.
“ 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.
“ He is dragged off by teachers and arrested by the police.
“ The movie is visually stunning, thus producing many memorable shots.
“ No plot, no excitement, just a complete waste of time.
“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.
“ Pedestrian and over-long film about coming of age.
“ Third, like I said film was too slow to fetch the audience interest then Best Screenplay is out of question.
“ Atmospheric inner city coming of age story has major third act problems .
“ But sadly Moonlight was way too slow for my taste, I found myself wanting to turn it off at several points as my patience was simply wearing off.
“ 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.
“ Britell mixed the violin playing and edited with some southern hip hop style so that the music would sound distinct the pit went down so does the music and it is truly fascinating how they accomplish that.
“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.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ I knew it was a "coming of age" drama about a young man growing up in a black neighbourhood in Miami.
“ Contrived .
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ And now a few words to the plot: there is no plot.
“ I left the cinema after 45 minutes of pure boredom.
“Yes, it moves a bit slow and doesn't have a lot of dialog.
“ No story, no act, no drama, just nothing .
“ Disguting and a complete waste of time .
“ Unbelievably Boring .
“ This film went nowhere, and it went there slowly.
“ There are times when Chiron, with his 30-yard stare and ramshackle poverty, is impressed upon to be an empty vessel.
“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.
“ Moonlight was just incredibly dull and pointless, and only served to reinforce the negative stereotypes of black people, which unfortunately are based in reality.
“ 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.
“I think it's a cliché from start to finish.
“ checkA tepid, slow, meandering, meaningless, sparkless two-hour bore?
“ 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.
“ We all know now the general public all they want nowadays is action and the endless marvel movies, what is a massive shame because I think good drama is far more compelling than the over the top brainless unrealistic action films.
“ Just one big dull moment.
“ I feel like everyone involved with this movie was moving in slow mo.
“ 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.
“ Well Last night I did, to an empty movie theater all by myself.
“ Moonlight goes from uplifting to heartbreaking in two hours, but it's a stunning portrait of vulnerability that has gone unforgotten in film history.