Luster Reviews

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David Noh
Film Journal International
December 16, 2003
So bad in a special gay, L.A. way that it's almost an inept classic of its kind.
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
November 19, 2003
Lively, from-the-heart script ... and terrific, natural performances that, like the film itself, are cumulatively affecting.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 16, 2003
Luster has a charming, skittish quality, and Lewis finds pathos and humor in his characters' often painful search for love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 22, 2003
Surprisingly bland considering the outrageousness of many of the situations.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
September 11, 2003
If Mr. Lewis intends Luster as a gay romantic fantasy, the fantasy is entirely one-sided.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 11, 2003
Already overloaded with too many extraneous characters, this wobbly romance is thrown completely off balance by the Sonny/Billy subplot, which is more disturbing than warranted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 9, 2003
A character can be intelligent and provocative by pointing out the flaws of sophisticated people, but not by posing like a rebel and ripping into stereotypes.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
July 16, 2003
A cool indie flick.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
August 21, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 16, 2003
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