Guava Island (4K UHD)

On Guava Island, a local musician is determined to throw a festival for everyone to enjoy. A tropical thriller starring Donald Glover and Rihanna.
Hiro Murai
RihannaDonald Glover
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4.4 out of 5 stars

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Everett ShireyReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A story layered with political and social commentary
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In what seems like one of the most indie films of the year, Donald Glover and Rihanna take on a story of love, war, and everything in between. With cinematography that echoes City of God and a soundtrack that screams Gambino this movie will not disappoint. While the film as a whole could've definitely been longer it was nice to see a formulaic change and I for one am very excited to watch it again.
473 people found this helpful
TumitimeReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
This is America?
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Bite the hand that feeds you is the socialist motto of this film. While deeming capitalism and comparing US capitalism to totalitarianism capitalism, this film is trying to fit the narrative to socialize the US while also telling those of small countries or small island groups to look away from capitalism and stay within your tradition. I do agree with the latter, but it is nearly a fantasy that is ignorant to the expansion and evolution on an 'intelligent' or industrialized civilisation. I am not saying that I disagree with all of CG's messages, but only stating an observation of the ill ideology popularized fad on the internet. It's hard to watch CG talk about socialising the island while he enjoys the fruits of modern technology, parading around all high and mighty on his moral high ground blessed by the people around him. It's hard to like this movie when he demonises the US while comparing it to a full work week controlled by a totalitarian dictator of which we do not have.
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RicardoReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Feel Like Summer/Cold Like Winter
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Donald Glover shows us why he is the futuristic musical talent as he finds a new and innovative way to promote his album while incorporating the authentic and spiritual feel of the islands in his songs. The scenery of Guava Island is as refreshing as a morning sea breeze. The warmth and courtesy of the people shine through.
We see two different kinds of power struggles on the island. The shady strong-arm approach by Red Cargo played by Nonso Anozie as compared to the free-spirited Deni played by Donald Glover who through his music infuses the hope to lift the spirit of the people on the island. Guava Island, however only has room for one of them. Is it a movie or is it a combination of music videos? Guava Island had the potential to be a full-blown script. We needed to see more interaction between Deni and the love of his life Kofi played by Rihanna. However, due to its length, the film doesn't allow us to get an emotional bond with the characters so we are left to poke our ears up and enjoy some breath-taking music and for that reason, I give Guava Island 3 Stars Out Of 5.
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KenGReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Emotional Film
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I'd say people naturally associate songs with certain people or moments in their lives. It creates powerful emotions and vivid images whenever they hear that song. Guava Island is like watching that process play out in real time. You see the second when a song becomes something more. It transforms into a person, a moment or a memory.....Every word and beat gains a deeper meaning. The way they were able to blend the storyline with the music was just amazing. Its also a reminder that everything is temporary. We have try live in and enjoy the present moment while we can.

This is just what I took away from it, your mileage may vary
222 people found this helpful
DeanoReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great introduction to Childish Gambino
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I consider myself a fairly new fan of Donald Glover (Childish Gambino), and seeing this really makes me know why I am. He is a very talented individual who knows his stuff. For veteran fans, you already know who he is all about. For newcomers, I hope this music touches your soul and you continue to listen to his music. Very talented person.
167 people found this helpful
BernidaReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fine Arts !
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Thank you for sharing on this platform .I enjoyed the simplicity of the the movie ! Great story !
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TNRReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved this movie!
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The movie was awesome. The music makes you feel like you want to get up and dance. Donald Glover is a force that ignites your soul in rhythm. Donald and Rihanna gave us that beautiful pure love that we all dream of....a love that makes your heart sing for no one but them. Sometimes we get love for a lifetime... but for others just a glimpse that will stay for a lifetime. I watched it twice back to back. Beautiful.
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DaveReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Real world fable
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Acting was great. The story wasn't long, but because of that it was to the point. It starts off as a fable and ends like a modern day fable making it super relevant. Even if circumstances in your daily life aren't as dire there's something everyone can take from this story.

Great music by Donald Glover, Rihanna doesn't sing for those wondering.

Awesome indie movie.
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