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Lucas Reviews

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 23, 2016
Lucas is as irresistible as its slight, brilliant, bespectacled 14-year-old hero (Corey Haim).
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Rick Kogan
Chicago Tribune
August 23, 2016
Having carefully and sensitively drawn an interesting character and put him in an interesting place, the filmmakers start painting with their fingers and ultimately provide a very familiar picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
January 31, 2011
It's hard to think of another movie where so many young performers have so forcefully announced themselves to the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A realistic look at a teen's coming-of-age.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
Haim is engaging in this tale of a lonely teen.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Walter Goodman
New York Times
May 21, 2003
No, it's not a daringly original plot and yes, it is sentimental, but Mr. Seltzer handles his small story as gently as Lucas handles the baby locust he finds in the road.
Michael Szymanski
September 27, 2002
Watch the fall of Corey Haim!
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
September 19, 2002
Highly entertaining. A movie for the underdog in all of us.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
a mid-1980s sleeper that's worth rediscovering
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 15, 2002
Explores the downside of peer pressures in high school and the high value given to sports.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It would be tragic if this film would get lost in the shuffle of "teenage movies." This is a movie that is as pure and true to the adolescent experience as Truffaut's The 400 Blows.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
It's a poignant and effective character study that manages not only to explore important teenage issues without condescending to the audience, but to offer an upbeat ending without descending into mawkishness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
August 31, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 1, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 18, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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