Lucas Reviews

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January 3, 2018
... director David Seltzer has kept it low-key, sweet and personal -- it's like a nice "Afterschool Special."
August 23, 2016
Lucas is as irresistible as its slight, brilliant, bespectacled 14-year-old hero (Corey Haim).
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 31, 2011
It's hard to think of another movie where so many young performers have so forcefully announced themselves to the world.
January 2, 2011
A realistic look at a teen's coming-of-age.
November 6, 2006
The kind of sweet teenage comedy-romance that seems almost exclusive to the '80s.
August 31, 2005
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