Luce Summary and Synopsis

Luce is a smart psychological thriller that will leave audiences breathless. An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream - as are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce's teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce's stellar reputation is called into question. But is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes? Stacked with amazing performances, and adapted from JC Lee's acclaimed play, director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today's America. A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity. Luce Wiki

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The truth has many faces..

Luce (2019)

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- Predictable1 star

I think the director wanted to try and make Luce look like the protagonist right from the start especially cause he’s the main character.. but it didn’t work. I’ll give a thumbs up for Octavius though obviously she’s great in any movie.

- Don’t rent or buy!1 star

A waste of my two hours!!! Makes no sense what so ever!!!



- Keeps you guessing5 star

Not a typical Hollywood film - in a good way. Wonderful Octavia Spencer as usual, too

- Well4 star

It tried to ‘get there’. I felt I’d wasted my time after I’d ended it. But then in retrospect I think it’s a good movie. It’s very truthful ~

- I want my money back.1 star

It seems like the ending of this movie is missing. You know, the part where all threads you've just spent the last hour and a half following _should_ end up somewhere. You know, the what, how and why's of a thriller. This is not a thriller, but more like an unsatisfying, pointless drama.

- The Jury Box1 star

This movie puts the viewer in a small jury box, and it only gives circumstantial evidence of wrongdoing but no real motive, and no character insights; the movie doesn’t and probably can’t penetrate the “luminous” veneer of the titular character, and so it leaves you in the middle of a contrived choice. The choice “whose side are you on?” is a set-up, prompting the viewer to fall for it. Some of the scenes are great, but they don’t carry the movie, and the circumstantial contrivance is truly annoying.

- Ridiculously Horrible1 star

Terrible plot and horrible ending.

- Teen psycho1 star

A movie about a teenager doing anything to prevent a s-x assault from coming to light. American psycho meets Steubenville High school , that’s Luce.

- Waste of time and money1 star

How this has a 91% Rotten Tomatoes rating is beyond me. This movie is horrible.

- Horrible1 star

Dumb movie with no real plot or understanding or ending. Just this kid who we still don’t know about other than a dumb face he has at the end.

- This movie is not good or thrilling in any nature.1 star

I don’t even want to give it one star. This film is to highly rated. Snore fest through the whole movie kept for waiting for it to get good... never did. For a movie that calls it self a psychological thriller, it did nothing but bore me. Don’t listen to these reviews. Do you self a favor and don’t watch

- Terrible...1 star

I watch a lot of movies and really tried to give this movie a chance. I get what it was trying to do but they didn’t get it done. Disappointing given the interesting premise.

- Great but...4 star

Great movie. Worth the rent. Strong acting. Something about it left me hanging which I just personally struggle with film. Luce rhymes with Juice. Can’t help but think this is OJ through the whole thing.

- Luce1 star

Terrible, terrible ending.

- AMAZING5 star

Amazing movie.!!

- This is why indie movies exist5 star

This is a staggeringly accomplished film, one that's unafraid to dive into the darkest, most difficult parts of American life. The kind of movie that gives you hope for American indpendent film. Bravo!

- Terrible ending 🙄1 star

If zero stars was allowed that’s what I would give. Acting was great especially by Octavia as always. Terrible ending!

- Great Movie❤️5 star

I love the acting!! The story was well written and believable. I can see if you change a few things how this could happen in real life. I am happy the movie is finally available on iTunes😊


With an uninspiring ending. I would rent it again, but I am thankful I didn't buy it. Def worth watching, but it left most unsaid...

- HIGHLY recommend this criminally underseen thriller/drama5 star

Tightly written, unpredictable, thought-provoking and timely thriller/drama about a adopted suburban high school star senior student/athlete who has risen above his upbringing in a Africa...or has he? This film had us talking for days afterward. This is awards caliber stuff that simply was never promoted in its inexplicably limited theater run. The screenplay was engaging and unpredictable, the stark and evocative cinematography was done to perfection, and we were particularly struck by the absolutely stellar performances all around: parents Naomi Watts and Tim Roth (who previously paired in Funny Games), Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Luce, teacher Octavia Spencer (as good as ever) and stunningly realistic supporting cast members. HIGHLY recommended.

- An Awesome Movie5 star

Brings reflection to us all....

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¿Te quieres sentir viejo? Así luce el "Yoryi" al día de hoy...

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KYGO È USCITO IL SUO NUOVO ALBUM “GOLDEN HOUR”   Golden hour, in inglese, la prima ora di luce dopo l’alba o l’ulti…

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ふっかつしました(仮) ちょっとだけFF整理もしました、

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#NoticieroCIN🚨 Desolada de comerciantes y consumidores luce esta mañana el bulevar del Norte a inmediaciones del me…

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@ldpsincomplejos: Resumiendo: el PSOE va a imponer a los españoles otros 15 días de anormalidad democrática en forma de estado de alarma…

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@nxtstxv: Apenas inicia junio y la Casa Blanca luce así. Felices juegos del Hambre y que la suerte esté siempre de su lado …

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La nena lo sabe, que está buena y se luce pa que lo vean.

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6月半ば過ぎになってみないと気持ちが持ち直せるかそうで無いかわからない。 (例年なら繁忙期ゆえ) でも… となると時期が来る。 その前にお返事しないとだし…。 後ろ向きな検討だけど…

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@artismotiv: 200601 @konnect_danielk #강다니엘 #KANGDANIEL

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Il periodo buio che stiamo vivendo sta finendo e la Luce è sempre piu vicina. Dark to Light.

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Infatti la notte del 1 giugno 2020: Una settimana da ricordare Dal buio alla Luce. Blackout necessario.

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@Haru_AID: Why they changed it omg HUG YOU is better than HUG U

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