Julius Onah’s “Luce” has no doubt stirred divisive critical reaction, what with its all-too-low 73 metacritic score, but its 91% Rotten Tomatoes score (out of 80 reviews) does prove that, for the most part, there is overall agreement that it is well worth a look. Regardless, this is the kind of movie that ages like fine wine. Why? Because it captures a time in place in the country that feels historic and shape-shifting. Identity politics has taken over and “Luce” is all about demolishing the notion that dividing by tribalism is a good thing.
“Luce is a dangerous minefield and simply crackles with the kind of distressing pressure that is beginning to define America in every conversation we have about race, marginalization, social strata, woke politics and even marriage.” - Jordan Ruimy
“So much of Luce is about what’s happening beneath the surface and between the lines. Everyone says they’re searching for the truth — even as they lie and obfuscate and bend the facts to suit their particular agendas and world views.” - Richard Roeper