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Luce

2019 | 1h 49m | Drama, Thriller

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A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealised image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

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Luce feels theatrical in the wrong way: muddled and contrived.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
Adapted from JC Lee’s stage play of the same name, Onah’s drama grows increasingly laborious as it revels in the plot mechanics of revenge and betrayal.
Glenn Heath Jr. Little White Lies
The psychological warfare at work is often so enthralling that it excuses the unresolved aspects of the narrative.
Eric Kohn IndieWire
When people say a movie feels like a play, they often mean it as a kind of insult — less showy than talky, self-contained, more concerned with ideas than authenticity — but in the case of Luce, it’s a compliment.
Peter Debruge Variety
In the middle of a summer of dumb fun and comic-book escapism, it’s some kind of miracle to find a film as seriously ambitious, scrappy and suspenseful as Luce.
Peter Travers Rolling Stone

'Luce' Movie details

Director

Julius Onah

Stars

Naomi Watts Octavia Spencer Tim Roth Kelvin Harrison Jr. Norbert Leo Butz

UK release date

08 Nov 2019
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