LUV The rapper and actor Common has become a highly skilled screen star, but this touchy-feely dud does him wrong. In LUV , he plays Vincent,… LUV The rapper and actor Common has become a highly skilled screen star, but this touchy-feely dud does him wrong. In LUV , he plays Vincent,… 2013-01-18 R PT94M Drama Common Danny Glover Michael Rainey Jr. Indomina Releasing
Movie Review

LUV (2013)

MPAA Rating: R
LUV Danny Glover and Common
Image credit: William Gray
LUV Danny Glover and Common
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: Jan 18, 2013; Rated: R; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Common, Danny Glover and Michael Rainey Jr.; Distributor: Indomina Releasing

The rapper and actor Common has become a highly skilled screen star, but this touchy-feely dud does him wrong. In LUV, he plays Vincent, a newly paroled convict who wants to open a Baltimore clam shack. The first sign that something is off in the movie is when Vincent decides to give his kid nephew (Michael Rainey Jr.) a lesson in thug life. The second sign is that the director, Sheldon Candis, can't decide if that's a good thing. No wonder every scene wobbles around. C-

Originally posted Jan 16, 2013 Published in issue #1243-1244 Jan 25, 2013 Order article reprints