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Luce

2019, drama, suspense

109 minutes

A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

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6.5

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7.3

based on 9 critics

Age

16+

Country

United States

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10

2019.08.10

Luce is unequivocally brazen with its volatile elements of societal commentary. Read more

10

2019.08.01

Incredibly intriguing and thought-provoking. Read more

8.0

2019.08.29

Whether intentional or not, the casting adds an underlying sense of urgent dread—as does Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury’s discordant score. Read more

6.7

2019.08.16

This lack of discussion in a film so pointedly about political ideology makes Luce feel somewhat hollow. The performances carry the weight of the talky script in a way that makes this appear like a psychological thriller. But it isn’t really a thriller. And it isn’t thematically rich enough to be what it sets out to be. Read more

6.0

2019.11.09

Yet for all its provocations and the work of its talented cast, Luce ultimately falls short because, like the awful "why can't we all just get along?" polemic Crash, it's a movie arguing against stereotypes that is itself filled with stereotypes, and most of its characters just don't come off as believable. Read more

5.0

2019.11.28

Onah has things to say about racial disparity, severe trauma, confused parents, and hidden pain. He just didn’t find the right way of saying it, leading the film to land on an anti-climactic zone that almost made me indifferent to the topics in question, as well as unfulfilled. Read more

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