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Movie Info & Cast
- Naomi Watts
- Octavia Spencer
- Tim Roth
- Kelvin Harrison Jr.
- Norbert Leo Butz
- Andrea Bang
- Marsha Stephanie Blake
- Omar Shariff Brunson Jr.
- Noah Gaynor
Did You Know?
- Luce means 'light' in Italian. A luce is also a type of pike fish. Pike fish are notorious for being voracious and for having large pointed teeth.
- When Luce goes for a run he takes his shirt off and throws it on top of a box in his closet top left. When he returns from his run and his mom is in his room, the shirt is gone.
- Luce Edgar: When I first met my mother, she couldn't pronounce my name. My father suggested that they rename me. They picked Luce, which means light.
Atom User Reviews
Wonderfully put together. Left you with questions.
Overall movie was good but not great. Acting and general premise of the movie was good, but wasn’t clear on the point that Luce was trying to make, if any. Luce has a problem with people having to be all one thing (good or bad); film was kind of ambiguous on Luce’s motives and true psyche. Still worth a view.
Luce spends too much time presenting a puzzle for viewers to solve and, in doing so, neglects the human drama underneath.
Anchored by standout performances by Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer and young Kelvin Harrison Jr., it’s a strong indie film about race, family and trust that should connect with fans of smart, provocative cinema.
Teasing the viewer with ambiguous evidence is one thing, but the film doesn't seem to know what truth is behind the curtain. Luce the man remains unknown, and Luce the movie a missed opportunity.