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Character actor Victor Argo made one of his last screen appearances -- and landed one of his few leading roles -- in this independent drama. Hugo (Argo) is a loan shark who spends his days pounding the pavement in New York City, shaking down cheapskates who owe him money. Hugo believes in his job, and subscribes to the philosophy that everyone has to pay in one way or another to get through this life. But Hugo's great passion is New York City, and as he makes his rounds, he philosophizes about the city he loves and what has happened to it in the name of gentrification; he's also a fan… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The late character actor Victor Argo stars in this melancholy, often surreal love letter to a post-September 11 New York City."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"This modest drama is a touching tribute to the late Argo, a character actor you'll instantly recognize."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"The late Bronx-born character actor Victor Argo, an Abel Ferrara standby, gives an elegiac walking tour of New York in Lustre."
‑ R. Emmet Sweeney, Village Voice
"Shot in the 12 months following 9/11, Jones' love letter to New York is an insider's game through and through."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"More than the story of a disillusioned old man, Lustre is a loving tribute to New York."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
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