swilliamson3’s review published on Letterboxd:
Man this one was great. Mahersh is the man as always but everyone they got to play Chiron really stole the show. I know that’s probably a stupid thing to say being that he’s the main character but the central thing I ever heard about after this came out was how great Ali was. Yes he is PHENOMENAL and so was Naomi Harris and yes Janelle Monae is in this doing pretty good as a nice lady, but sheesh let’s hear more for Rhodes, Sanders and Hibbert. They all knocked it out of the park.
Some weird musical choices on Jenkin’s part but who cares when you’ve written a screenplay this great??
It’s not quite 4 1/2 stars but it’s closer to that than a flat 4.
Get ready to be sad.