111 mins
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Going from childhood, to teenagehood, to adulthood, this winner of Best Picture at the Academy Awards follows an African-American man... More

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Moonlight is now playing in 17 cinemas in the United... More Kingdom. Moonlight is available to stream in the United Kingdom now on Amazon Video and Apple TV Store and BBC iPlayer and Microsoft.

Moonlight | Ratings & Reviews

"The ability to evoke empathy and compassion from sound and images is a magic reserved for only great films. This is all Moonlight wants, and with the precision of a cinematic diamond cutter, filmmaker Barry Jenkins has crafted a great three-chapter chronicle of a soft-spoken black man named Chiron whose true self is constantly denied by the environment that engulfs him. The feeling is universal, and it was enough to turn this white-skinned, hetero, middle-class Irish Māori into a punctured bagpipe of wheezing emotion."

Flicks, Liam MagurenFlicks

"A socially conscious work of art as essential as it is insightful."


"This film is, without a doubt, the reason we go to the movies: to understand, to come closer, to ache, hopefully with another."

Time OutTime Out

"A nuclear-fission-strength heartbreaker. It’s made up of moments so slight and incidental they’re sub-molecular – but they release enough heat and light to swallow whole cities at a stroke."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Moonlight is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"It’s a thrilling, deeply necessary work that opens up a much-needed and rarely approached on-screen conversation about the nature of gay masculinity."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Moonlight, which announces Jenkins as a major filmmaker, gets you good. It stays raw from first scene to last."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Moonlight is an essential film and you'd be an idiot to overlook it."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"Observes, with uncommon poignancy and emotional perceptiveness, his roughly two-decade path to find a definitive answer to the question, "Who am I?""

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

Moonlight | Details

Award winner
Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor (Ali), Academy Awards 2017; Best Picture (Drama), Golden Globes 2017
15, strong language, sex, sex references, drugs misuse
Country of origin