• Luv (2012)


Release Date: December 28th, 2012

DVD Release Date: April 2nd, 2013

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Accompanied by his young nephew (Michael Rainey Jr.), an ex-convict (Common) tries to raise money through a drug deal.

Cast: Common , Michael Rainey Jr., Charles S. Dutton, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Meagan Good, Marc John Jefferies, Lonette McKee

Director: Sheldon Candis

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Rival Pictures, Hollywood Studios

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 60

    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

  • 50
    David RooneyThe 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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago 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

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