el’s review published on Letterboxd:
it feels like it would be so complicated and larger than life, but everything about the story is intimate and gentle. it never seems concerned with trying to be anything other than itself. this is chiron's life, plain and simple, excluding the plain and simple parts. you get a sense of who he is from all the tiniest details, all communicated brilliantly by alex r. hibbert, ashton sanders and trevante rhodes. the way each gaze of his is packed with intent, the way he deeply appreciates everything he's given, the words he chooses when he eventually speaks, the way he listens to those around him and the way he deals with his own feelings. he's such a thoughtful person, and so full of thoughts. many times throughout his life he's felt unsure or uncertain, but in the end he always looks to be true to himself, and that's beautiful.