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Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: Set in a world of wacky artists, cute alternative guys and a rock star with twisted sexual habits, Luster is a wildly entertaining, gritty and charming look at a queer boy's adventures in lust, sex -- and maybe even love. (TLA Releasing)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    An ensemble seriocomedy that's initially loose to a fault, but gradually wins one over with its shaggy charm -- and by the close has grown more ambitious, and poignant, than initial reels lead you to expect.
  2. Has a charming, skittish quality, and Lewis finds pathos and humor in his characters' often painful search for love.
  3. 50
    The climactic shocker is far too exacting, but Lewis nails the milieu, and has the sense to not spell out every motivation in capital letters.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    It's not a total shock when this gay romantic comedy suddenly veers into to heavy S&M, non-consensual sex and suicide.
  5. 30
    Relentlessly bright and superficial, even when the subject turns to self-destruction.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    20
    The lack of a meaningful story would be easier to take if the dialogue was wittier or the characterizations were deeper, but the proceedings are instead surprisingly bland considering the outrageousness of many of the situations.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4