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Brief Synopsis: "The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality."

Overall Ranking: 406 (Rank from 2016: # 15)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 58.33%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 8.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film92(full review)
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - One of the best of 2016
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Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
Bryan Lienesch81 - A thoughtful and methodical drama.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 5
Citizen Charlie80(full review)
Sean Kelly80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80
Annwyn S50

People Involved

  • Trevante Rhodes (Black / Chiron)
  • André Holland (Kevin)
  • Janelle Monae (Teresa)
  • Ashton Sanders (Chiron)
  • Jharrel Jerome (Teen Kevin)
  • Naomie Harris (Paula)
  • Mahershala Ali (Juan)
  • Alex Hibbert (Little)
  • Jaden Piner (Kevin (9))
  • Patrick Decile (Terrel)
  • Edson Jean (Mr. Pierce)
  • Barry Jenkins (Director)