This film is as profound as it is personal, a tragic look at a sad, ill-fated romance that’s doomed by both passion and politics.
In a year of tenacious onscreen female leads, it’s even more disappointing that Kidman is wasted in a predictable film like this.
The story is far from universal, and the characters will fail to elicit much sympathy from those who haven’t experienced similar issues.
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This is powerful, emotional filmmaking at its finest, and “If Beale Street Could Talk” is one of the very best films of the year.