• Released
  • August 17, 2005
  • Drama
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This modest drama is a touching tribute to the late Argo, a character actor you'll instantly recognize.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
More than the story of a disillusioned old man, Lustre is a loving tribute to New York.
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70

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
But if the storytelling is murky, the filmmaking is stunning and, more important, the passion for this city -- its people and landscape -- is pure.
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70

The New York Times

Lustre is a post-Sept. 11 love letter to a New York past that Mr. Jones clearly mourns.
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60

Chicago Reader

By Hank Sartin
Jones's script leans too heavily on the familiar device of blurring illusion and reality, but his view of the urban landscape is beautiful and distinctive.
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60

Village Voice

The film is marred by a reliance on cheap DV effects, but authenticity strains through in the performances.
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60

Variety

By Lisa Nesselson
Uneven but affecting.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The film's woozy, digital-video gorgeousness is undeniable, and the glittering shots from atop the Brooklyn Bridge could make a tough guy weep.
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50

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Argo's job should only be a minor piece of this Gotham mosaic, but Jones makes the racketeering scenes so familiar that they grate against the rest of the movie.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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