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      Luv

      R Released Dec 28, 2012 1 hr. 34 min. Drama List
      34% 41 Reviews Tomatometer 61% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Accompanied by his young nephew (Michael Rainey Jr.), an ex-convict (Common) tries to raise money through a drug deal. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 25 Buy Now

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      Audience Member All led to nothing, an inconsistent affair with minimal purpose... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Though I grew up in Pittsburgh - NFL arch-rival of Baltimore - I grew up learning Uncle Vincent's of my own. It is easy to understand how those outside of the African-American legacy of survival might be confused by the character flawlessly portrayed by Common, as well as his relationship with his nephew. If you have not grown up in this world, it may seem surreal. Yet for us who embrace our extended families in urban communities at odds with relentlessly indifferent urban renewal and global capitalistic powers and policies, the ubiquitous irony revealed in LUV is both palpable and all too familiar. In LUV, August Wilson's themes of love, honor, duty, and betrayal run deep. If you didn't get it the first time, watch it again. Then incarnate yourself in the seedier side of your nearest urban center for a decade or so, and watch LUV once again. At that point, it will all make sense. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Common was great as always! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Highly abrasive and the end left me open, but it kept me till the very end. Not many movie do that to me. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review walter m Fresh out of jail, Vincent(Common) visits his nephew Woody(Michael Rainey Jr.) who is staying with his grandmother(Lonette McKee). That is followed by Vincent driving his nephew to school. Except he takes him to a tailor instead. That is to make a good impression when Victor goes to the bank to get a loan for his proposed restaurant. And then is stunned when he learns that his collateral is about to be foreclosed, requiring about $25,000 by Monday. That leads Vincent to reconnect with Arthur(Danny Glover), followed by a meeting with Mr. Fish(Dennis Haysbert). With its exemplary cast that also includes Charles S. Dutton, Michael Kenneth Williams and Russell Hornsby, "Luv" takes the old story of an ex-con trying to go straight and turns it partially on its head. Whereas some cultural commentators complain about the absence of African American men from their children's lives(usually said comments come from outside the community), the movie takes a different angle by saying how in some cases it might not be such a bad idea if the man of the house is not present, considering how toxic his presence might possibly be. And Vincent may think he is doing good by Woody, but his actions speak otherwise. However, in the end, the wildly improbable ending undoes a lot of the realities of what came before in its lyrical pretentiousness. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Decent easy to watch drama with gangster overtones. Some good tense scenes and fairly short length means it doesn't out stay his welcome. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dwight Brown National Newspaper Publishers Association When Rainey Jr. and Common get into their screaming matches, it's powerful stuff. Rated: 3/4 Mar 21, 2017 Full Review Roxana Hadadi Punch Drunk Critics The finale is too melodramatic to be powerful. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 9, 2017 Full Review Jordan Hoffman ScreenCrush if interpreted as "a fable" you may be able to shrug it off. Rated: 6/10 Jan 30, 2013 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com A Baltimore set coming-of-age tale that, for the most part, is quite compelling, though due to some glaring implausible moments, loses significant steam by the closing credits. Rated: 2.5/5 Jul 24, 2019 Full Review Bernard Boo Way Too Indie A woefully contrived tale of delinquent father-figures and inescapable pasts, but it succeeds as a platform for its excellent cast to exhibit their masterful acting skills. Rated: 6.9/10 Apr 15, 2019 Full Review Pat Padua DCist Charismatic actors can only do so much with lackluster writing and poor plotting. Aug 30, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Accompanied by his young nephew (Michael Rainey Jr.), an ex-convict (Common) tries to raise money through a drug deal.
      Director
      Sheldon Candis
      Screenwriter
      Sheldon Candis, Justin Wilson
      Distributor
      Indomina
      Production Co
      Hollywood Studios, Rival Pictures
      Rating
      R (Some Drug Content|Language|Child Endangerment|Violence)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 28, 2012, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $151.1K
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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