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  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The strength is in the performances and visual detail. The flaws are mostly in the script, which asks the youngest cast member to pull off a near-impossible transformation. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The first half of the movie is painfully tense, drawing us into a relationship that we desperately want to see work. But the screenplay lets its characters down, as it devolves into platitudes and melodrama. show more

  • 50
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    Even if some of them are playing hackneyed gangster-film types, the strength of the actors makes it almost possible to forgive the formulaic plotting and artificially movie-ish developments. Candis and Justin Wilson's screenplay stretches credibility thinner and thinner as the story advances. show more

  • 60
    NPR

    So it's nice that, despite some cliched rhythms, the flawed-ex-con-makes-good drama LUV gets the details of childhood-cut-short heartbreakingly right. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here is a film about African Americans that sidesteps all the usual, hopeful cliches and comments on how one failed generation raises another. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Candis gets some wonderful performances from his impressive cast. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The big names in the cast add atmosphere in small doses, especially when Haysbert and Glover combine. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    An uneven but strongly acted debut feature from co-writer and director Sheldon Candis. show more

  • 63
    R. Kurt Osenlund Slant Magazine

    As a film that largely works as a subdued twist on the familiar drama about crime and family, LUV needed more intimacy and focus. show more

  • 50
    Washington Post

    It's a shame that the plot proves to be such a head-scratcher when so many elements of the film seem promising. show more

  • January 20, 2013 eh00000000136021
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    Great movie Loved it!!!!!!!!!! Go see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • January 18, 2013 Allison Rowley
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    Looks really interesting!

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