Lustre (2005)

Lustre

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Character actor Victor Argo made one of his last screen appearances -- and landed one of his few leading roles -- in this independent drama. Hugo (Argo) is a loan shark who spends his days pounding the pavement in New York City, shaking down cheapskates who owe him money. Hugo believes in his job, and subscribes to the philosophy that everyone has to pay in one way or another to get through this life. But Hugo's great passion is New York City, and as he makes his rounds, he philosophizes about … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Art Jones
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On DVD: Dec 5, 2006
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Critic Reviews for Lustre

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The late character actor Victor Argo stars in this melancholy, often surreal love letter to a post-September 11 New York City.

Full Review… | August 17, 2005
New York Times
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The late Bronx-born character actor Victor Argo, an Abel Ferrara standby, gives an elegiac walking tour of New York in Lustre.

Full Review… | August 17, 2005
Village Voice
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More than the story of a disillusioned old man, Lustre is a loving tribute to New York.

August 17, 2005
New York Post
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August 20, 2005
AV Club
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This modest drama is a touching tribute to the late Argo, a character actor you'll instantly recognize.

Full Review… | August 25, 2005
Christian Science Monitor

Shot in the 12 months following 9/11, Jones' love letter to New York is an insider's game through and through.

Full Review… | August 17, 2005
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