LUV

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
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  1. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Feb 26, 2013
    83
    LUV is partly a story about drugs, guns and street crime, the legacies we pass on to our children despite our efforts to do otherwise. But it’s also about the things we pass on to our children with love: How to tie a necktie, hold a steering wheel, shake another person’s hand. And it’s about the hope that those things will win out in the end.
  2. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jan 17, 2013
    75
    Candis gets some wonderful performances from his impressive cast.
  3. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Jan 17, 2013
    75
    The big names in the cast add atmosphere in small doses, especially when Haysbert and Glover combine.
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jan 16, 2013
    75
    Here is a film about African Americans that sidesteps all the usual, hopeful cliches and comments on how one failed generation raises another.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jan 17, 2013
    63
    An uneven but strongly acted debut feature from co-writer and director Sheldon Candis.
  6. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Jan 14, 2013
    63
    As a film that largely works as a subdued twist on the familiar drama about crime and family, LUV needed more intimacy and focus.

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