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LUV

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

January 18, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Sheldon Candis

Starring :

Common, Michael Rainey Jr., Michael Kenneth Williams, Danny Glover, Meagan Good, Dennis Haysbert, Charles S. Dutton, Nikki Estridge

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..the writing fails, though, Candis' work with actors...is solid..”
by Robert Abele [LA Times]
2 of 5

“..the screenplay lets its characters down, as it devolves into platitudes and melodrama..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
“..solid skills, and clearly works well with actors..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
“..heartfelt and formulaic in equal measure..”
by Robert Koehler [Variety]
Review rate : C-

“..every scene wobbles around..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4

“..As a film that largely works as a subdued twist on the familiar drama about crime and family, LUV needed more intimacy and focus..”
by R. Kurt Osenlund [Slant Magazine]
“..although Common and Rainey make a well-matched duo, their chemistry is frequently squandered by a script (co-written by director Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson) that boxes them into impossible roles in one cliched scene after another..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
1.5 of 4

“..a clumsily violent attempt at grafting two reliable genres together into one somewhat edgy picture..”
by Roger Moore [Movie Nation]
Reviewed by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
Reviewed by A.O. Scott [NY Times]

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