Luce

'Luce' is a neatly constructed puzzle, an engrossing weave of suburban drama and sociopolitical whodunit.

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Luce

An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream, as are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce’s teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce’s stellar reputation is called into question. But is he really at fault, or is his teacher preying on dangerous stereotypes?

Stacked with amazing performances and adapted from JC Lee’s acclaimed play, director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today’s America.
R
Genre
Drama, African-American Experience
Runtime
106
Language
English
Director
Julius Onah
Writer(s)
J.C. Lee, Julius Onah
Cast
Kelvin Harrison Jr., Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Norbert Leo Butz
FEATURED REVIEW
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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.' A provocation about race, privilege and the expectations that come with both, the movie follows the title character, played by star-in ...

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