Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

What the Critics are Saying:

Adomestic melodrama in an anguished key, Trey Edward Shults’s Waves is the shattering story of a Florida family undone by a shocking tragedy.

Manohla Dargis
The NYTimes

Grace is found here. But for our purposes, it’s bought with a price.

Paul Asay
Plugged In

Writer-director Trey Edwards Shults lobs a cinematic ticking time bomb here, using intense visual and audio elements to create palpable dread.

Tara McNamara
Common Sense Media

The environment that Shults so meticulously constructs is inhabited by actors whose focus and seriousness of purpose cuts through the noise to create a sense of groundedness and connection.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post