For 2,346 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Lowest review score: 0 Masked and Anonymous
Score distribution:
2,346 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's skillfully rendered fun, but don't expect to remember much the next day.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The story is still so compelling - and the principals still so eager for attention - that the filmmaker's pedestrian treatment can't take away from the impact.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Thanks to the extraordinary performance of Cotillard, who expertly lip- syncs to Piaf recordings and disappears into the part, few will regret seeing La Vie En Rose, named after a famous Piaf tune. Just brace yourself for a film of unvarying intensity that seems longer than its 140-minute running time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Remarkably apolitical, considering that it comes from the director of the Bush-bashing "The Road to Guantanamo."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's the best role in years for Leoni, but You Kill Me really belongs to Kingsley, whose character's deadpan reactions to his new environment are priceless. He really kills.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Willis, who at 52 looks great in an intensely physical role and can still spit out wisecracks and insults with the best of them.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Joshua falls a bit flat at the end, but overall it delivers some genuine old-school chills - something that was missing when Macaulay Culkin played a similar role in "The Good Son."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Big-Hearted and often quite funny if crudely made, Fat Girls cleverly subverts the clichés of high school comedies to serve an autobiographical story about an overweight gay teen in a small Texas town.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    To his credit, Blitz throws in an unexpected twist that delivers a more ambivalent ending than your typical sports movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Despite some plot holes, Delirious, hits the bull's-eye with razor-sharp performances and dialogue.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An extremely well-acted and well-directed remake of a 1957 oater.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The season's first guilty pleasure, Shoot 'Em Up is a joyously silly, R-rated, John Woo-in flected Looney Tune, with Clive Owen as a carrot-chomping, gun-toting Bugs Bunny matching wits with Elmer Fudd-ish assassin Paul Giamatti.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Tasteful and gorgeously photographed coming-of-age story.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Isn't as sharply directed as "Jessica Stein," but it's still a formidable crowd-pleaser.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The way-too-neat ending of The Brave One especially strains credulity, but it's worth watching for Foster's fiercely arresting performance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A gorgeously photographed and less intermittently fascinating 2 1/2-hour film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    For all of Affleck's skill, he can't entirely put over a credulity-straining ending that probably worked better on the printed page. At the same time, the deeply disturbing windup of "Gone Baby Gone" is a real talker. And that's not something you can say about many movies these days.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Cynics need not apply, but I found Bella a real heart tugger.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Harden and Pantoliano (especially) can be two of the most over-the-top performers in the business, but they don't strike a false note in Canvas - and neither does this heartbreaking movie.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Expect a fast-paced, beautifully mounted and well-acted soap opera with overripe dialogue that plays fast and loose with history - just like they did in the '30s, '40s and '50s - and you won't come away disappointed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's a tribute to the filmmakers and cast that by the end of Lars and the Real Girl, you can almost accept that Bianca is, well, a real girl.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Best remembered as the most flamboyant of TV's original "Hollywood Squares" - which is really saying something on a panel that included Paul Lynde.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Highly entertaining - but far from classic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Taylor also makes an impressive comeback as the conflicted daughter who instinctively distrusts Heather, but Starting Out in the Evening is first and foremost a triumph by Frank Langella.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Based on the many delightful samples on the soundtrack, it's an exemplary goal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Everyone knows about the Holocaust, but few today have heard about what was infamous as the Rape of Nanking, when 200,000 residents of what was then China's capital were massacred by invading Japanese troops.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's what Hollywood calls a 'tweener - not quite edgy or artistic enough to satisfy the art-house crowd, but a tough sell for family audiences because of its extensive subtitles, two-hour-plus running time, and a (tastefully rendered) male rape scene.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This is first and foremost a farce, not unlike Nichols' "The Birdcage."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A love letter to the technology and movies of the 1980s as well as celebrating the DIY ethos of the YouTube generation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Bahrani's unsentimental film is perhaps most interesting as a look at a colorful, little-known world that has recently been targeted for urban renewal.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Frequently charming, beautifully drawn and far more faithful in spirit to the source material than those dreadful Ron Howard-Brian Grazer productions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Intelligent, well-acted movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's truly inspiring to watch Fred Knittle, 81 and tethered to an oxygen tank, perform a riveting solo of Coldplay's "Fix You" after his singing partner dies shortly before the show.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Page and Church work so brilliantly together as a comic team that it's worth enduring the leads' utter lack of chemistry together - not to mention the fact they're both wildly miscast.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    For anyone with an interest in racing, "First Saturday" is a sure bet.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This film is so funny it may be beside the point to complain that, as in many Apatow productions, the writing and direction are still in something of a state of arrested development.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Leguizamo knocks it out of the park as an armored car driver in The Take.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    While there are plenty of laughs, Hunt doesn't play this for farce. Even Midler gives perhaps the most restrained, and arguably the most winning, performance of her screen career.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    While this slow-starting update of "Private Lives" has plenty of laughs, the incredibly expressive (and too-seldom seen) Stevenson turns Julia's romantic dilemma into something genuinely moving. She makes A Previous Engagement something special.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Often thrilling, sometimes charming, occasionally clunky family entertainment that perhaps wisely doesn't attempt to scale the heights of "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    While Bell makes the point that pros account for about 85 percent of total usage, he is more interested in why others - including a guy with the world's biggest biceps, who admits they repulse women - are so driven to be Bigger, Stronger, Faster*.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The most entertaining 3-D movie I've ever seen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Operation Filmmaker is eventually about Muthana blackmailing Davenport by withholding access to him as she fruitlessly seeks a happy ending for her film. "Now, I'm just looking for an exit strategy," she finally concludes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The enchanting voice on the phone, who delightfully shows up in person halfway through, belongs to Zooey Deschanel. In real life, she hooked up with the composer of the lively score, M. Ward, to create the pop duo She & Him.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This warped masochistic cousin to David Cronenberg's "Crash" - not to be confused with the Oscar winner of the same name - is well worth seeing for Farmiga's stunning performance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Pepe Danquart's To the Limit from Germany looks great, but it's an altogether different animal.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Frequently hilarious, occasionally sweet and often graphically violent, Pineapple Express may not be the greatest stoner movie ever made, but it will do perfectly well until we get another hit of Harold and Kumar.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An exuberant if not always brilliantly crafted adaptation of the campy ABBA musical.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A disarming Spanish dramedy of late-life love, speaks a universal language.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Basically a mega-budget war movie that makes fun of mega-budget war movies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Brad Anderson's Transsiberian is a genuine sleeper that jump-starts an almost extinct genre.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Beautifully shot by Michael J. Ozier, the dominating taste in Bottle Shock is Rickman's beautiful performance as a snob - a snob who is secretly open to being delightfully surprised.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This familiar scenario works because of well-written and acted characters. The disciplined direction is by Peter Cattaneo, who tackled somewhat similar material in "The Full Monty" a decade ago.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    W.
    An often compelling, tragicomic psychological analysis of Dubya, viewed through the prism of his relationship with an allegedly disapproving father.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The best end-of-August movie I've seen in years.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Especially worthwhile for the chemistry between Bell and Myles.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A blackly funny provocation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Beautifully photographed by Dean Semler, Appaloosa is the best Western since "Open Range" and shows there's still life in this most unfashionable of genres.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Hammer, whose blunt name belies the movie's many subtle touches, has his own distinct style. He also has an enormous trust in the audience to sort out this wounded family's miseries without the assistance of narration or even a musical score.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This unlikely micro-budgeted project is written and directed by Marianna Palka, who also plays the female lead. The guy is portrayed by her real-life boyfriend, Jason Ritter (son of the late John). Their performances are quite remarkable and their chemistry is palpable, even if Good Dick is primarily intended for more adventurous moviegoers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Scott Thomas' reserve as an actor - which probably helped keep her from top stardom after an Oscar nomination for "The English Patient" (1996) - makes her perfect casting for this French film, the auspicious debut of director Philippe Claudel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A gut-wrenching experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Doesn't sugarcoat the difficulties faced by this family, but this small gem has a very satisfying ending.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The film's most memorable performance is by Eamonn Walker, who is scarily good as the singer known as Howlin' Wolf.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Reichardt doesn't so much tell a story as paint a finely detailed portrait of human suffering in this miniature marvel.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A feast of great acting, although in the final analysis it's a filmed stage play rather than a brilliant movie.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Class offers no Hollywood ending, but is rewarding for those up to the challenge.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Slight but utterly charming.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    As you might suspect, the 2012 dialogue is pure Velveeta.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This bittersweet comedy is a fine showcase for a pair of distinctive and appealing talents.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Jim Carrey mostly plays it straight as the narrator. The 3-D effects are uncanny; much of the audience ducked when sea snakes lunged at it. You can't get that on your TV set. Yet.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A small-scale charmer that provides a tailor-made role for Malkovich, who is always fun to watch.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Doesn't have a particularly well-defined point of view, but it is a succinct, entertaining and valuable record of a time that in some ways now seems as remote as the Roaring '20s.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A gleaming hunk of French period schmaltz expertly rendered by director Christophe Barratier.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Admirable for venturing into very dark places rarely glimpsed in big-studio comedies.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Far more worth seeing than most of what's out there.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There is much more of an emphasis on action in this nicely crafted, fast-paced sequel, which at its best shares the antic qualities of classic Warner Bros. cartoons.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There's very little doubt in my mind that somewhere, culinary legend Julia Child is fuming about being consigned to a double bio-pic with a whiny, self-centered cooking blogger.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's the oldest bittersweet story in the book, of course, but music-video director Marc Webb approaches his feature debut with great confidence, flair and a minimum of schmaltz.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The new "Pelham," although no classic, is a lot of fun if you're in the right mood.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    9
    IF you ask me, Shane Acker's post-apocalyp tic animated film 9 is better than the live-ac tion flick "District 9." Beyond their similar titles, these sci-fi social commentaries are both expanded from shorts under the sponsorship of a world-class director.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and a host of other notables sing the praises of the estranged siblings, whose work is illustrated by copious film clips.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Probably more gut-bustingly funny than anything else out there right now.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    More amusing than laugh-out-loud hilarious, but is never boring.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Scorsese has great fun with a story that in the final analysis does not really demand to be taken any more seriously as history than "Inglourious Basterds."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Overall, the film is not quite up to "Aladdin" and "The Little Mermaid" from the same directing team of Ron Clements and John Musker, not to mention the recent string of masterpieces from Pixar.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The beautifully crafted Adam offers no pat or easy answers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The title of the overlong Fifty Dead Men Walking refers to lives saved by Sturgess' character, who is still in hiding years later.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Basically canned musical theater, but this is one Tony-winning Broadway show that's well worth preserving and seeing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    What makes The Blind Side a Thanksgiving treat is director Hancock's subtle touch and admirable refusal to yield to sports movie clichés, something he did previously with "The Rookie" and "Remember the Titans."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This small gem takes a basically optimistic view about the struggles that generations of immigrants have endured.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Catnip for the art-house crowd.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Smart, scary -- and at times very funny -- horror movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Like legendary producer Val Lewton in the '40s, director Oren Peli, who shot "Paranormal" in seven days in his own home, understands that what's most frightening is what you don't see but merely suggested.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Rambles a bit, but it's a real slice of New York history.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    About the only question not answered by Good Hair is whether Michelle Obama wears a hair extension (most come from religious ceremonies in India) or straightens her hair.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There are a lot of grace notes in That Evening Sun, including Barry Corbin's hilarious work as Abner's neighbor, a vivid sense of landscape and a visually arresting climax.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Depp sequence is especially poignant, apparently rewritten with references to other celebrities who died before their time -- Rudolph Valentino, James Dean and Princess Di -- and who will remain "forever young" in our imaginations.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Perhaps the best compliment I can pay to his work in Edge of Darkness is that I wouldn't particularly want to see this movie with grumpy Harrison Ford starring instead. Welcome back, Mel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Mixes fact and speculation in a way that's already raised the ire of some on the right as well as on the left.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Me and Orson Welles is, in effect, a sequel to Tim Robbins' star-filled, self-important film about "Cradle," but it's far lighter on its feet.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Miller never really fleshes out all of these colorful characters in her emotionally facile script, leaving the heavy lifting to the actors. Fortunately for The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Wright is more than up to the challenge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Truth be told, Firth's transcendent performance in A Single Man renders that stylistic gimmick utterly unnecessary -- Firth provides all the emotional color this movie needs, and then some.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The recent trend in political documentaries is for filmmakers to heap ridicule and sarcasm on people they don't agree with, a la Michael Moore. Waiting for Armageddon (which has nothing to do with the 1998 Michael Bay movie) demonstrates that sometimes it's far more devastating to simply point the camera at your subjects and let them talk.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A raunchy, endearing and often hilarious cross between “Back to the Future” and Reagan-era cheese-fests such as “Hot Dog: The Movie.”
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Well worth seeing for its acting and its tempting cinematography. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to book a vacation in Cobh.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Edgertons pile on the plot twists a bit thick, but the director steadily ratchets up the tension until a climactic shootout.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The film's flaws probably won't bother less jaded kids one whit.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Unlike "Dirty Harry," this film doesn't particularly have an overt political ax to grind. But it thankfully strips away the veneer of glamour that Guy Ritchie and his imitators have applied to British crime films over the last decade or so.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A very rare contemporary romantic comedy that doesn't succumb to terminal stupidity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Superb as an auto salesman who sinks deeper and deeper into disgrace in Solitary Man, Douglas' juiciest vehicle since "Wonder Boys."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the French di rector of "Amelie," is back to more lighthearted whimsy with the delightful Micmacs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill give such wonderfully satisfying, full-blooded performances in Cyrus that it seems almost churlish to wish this creepy little Oedipal comedy were a little more well-thought-out, and handled its wilder shifts in tone with more finesse.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    On several levels, this film is a real-life horror story that puts most Hollywood movies to shame.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A hard-hitting exposé of a shameful episode.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    After 23 years and three attempts, Predators finally delivers a solid sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger B-movie classic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A highly entertaining first-person documentary .
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Newcomer Joey King is funny and adorable as daydreaming 9-year-old Ramona Quimby.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    While it obviously isn't for all tastes, this is a big, thematically rich step forward -- mostly it's about tolerance and forgiveness -- from the empty provocation of Solondz's "Storytelling" and "Palindromes." About time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Ruefully funny, beautifully acted comedy of manners.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Luke Wilson, who has appeared in a long run of bad movies, seizes on his juiciest role since "The Royal Tenenbaums" here.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Sam Rockwell's films are almost always worth watching be cause of this indie stalwart's taste in offbeat projects -- and his refusal to play to the audience's sympathy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This rousing, fact-based Norwegian movie covers an unusual subject -- the resistance movement in that country during World War II, whose best-known depiction came in "Edge of Darkness," a 1943 Hollywood adventure movie starring Errol Flynn as a stalwart fisherman outwitting the Nazi occupiers.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This rousingly sweet little flick is certainly nothing to go out of your way to avoid.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It may not have songs by ABBA, but Bran Nue Dae is roughly Australia's far less elaborate answer to "Mamma Mia!" -- a cheerful and proudly corny musical that's pretty hard to resist if you're in the right frame of mind.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The ruefully funny Jack Goes Boating, which, refreshingly, takes a generous view of its flawed characters, is a must for us many Hoffman fans.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This multi-pronged labor of love doesn't always work, but it often does, sometimes in ways that take your breath away.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A real old-fashioned crowd-pleaser.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's full of funny stuff, from a hitman forced to drag along his 3-year-old when he can't get a sitter, to one of the goons being asked, "Do you have a Web presence?"
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's a welcome alternative to the homogenized Hollywood releases that proliferate during the holiday season.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Though the movie doesn't use real names and the press notes say it's "inspired" by the Durst case, it seems to follow many of the facts rather closely -- all the while mixing in not a little provocative speculation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The extremely well-acted The Company Men ends on a hopeful note, but Wells examines the repercussions of a layoff-based economy with devastating precision.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Compelling documentary.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A powerful, decades-spanning epic about that country's fight for independence centering on three brothers.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Charming and mouthwatering.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Stewart's intense, courageous performance as a 16-year-old New Orleans prostitute is really something special.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    One of the highlights of Casino Jack is Abramoff doing dead-on impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan, among others.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Dryly funny, adult-oriented animation -- hand-drawn on computers in a simple but captivating style by the husband-and-wife team.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Satisfying, well-acted drama.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Short, fast and nasty, The Mechanic is considerably more fun than the rather lethargic original.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Never reaches the heights of "Short Cuts" or "Magnolia" -- two multi-story films that clearly provided inspiration -- but it's a thoughtful road trip well worth taking.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Unknown actually has enough of a sense of humor to admit what it is: hybrid corn. But it's been crossbred from Hitchcockian stock.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    By the end I was getting a bit antsy from the rambling script and direction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    After 160 years, this is a story that still grips the heart and the mind.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's a bit less good than McCarthy's earlier films -- Jeffrey Tambor has a large, superfluous role that abruptly disappears, and Ryan, a fine actress, makes a less than entirely convincing spouse for Giamatti. This one is a crowd-pleaser nonetheless.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Unpretentious and unexpectedly moving.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A fun ride of a sci-fi thriller with terrific romantic chemistry between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Queen To Play is ultimately about people's capacity for emotional and intellectual growth at any age.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    For maximum enjoyment, see this on the enormous classic IMAX screen.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Redford's history lesson illustrates the old maxim that those who forget history are bound to repeat it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Kids will love African Cats, which is full of "aw" moments. Their parents will appreciate that narrator Samuel L. Jackson keeps things from getting too schmaltzy in this true-life depiction of the circle of life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    James Rasin's documentary is surprisingly the first to focus on one of Warhol's biggest attractions, the attractive male-to-female transsexual Candy Darling, best known for inspiring Lou Reed's song "A Walk on the Wild Side."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An entertaining, well-made plea for tolerance told from the point of view of a 12-year-old.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This bizarre little movie is all over the place as drama - but genuinely compelling as a one-of-a-kind piece of public self-flagellation.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Toggling between the tonalities of "Donnie Darko," "Ghost World" and the collected works of David Lynch, the blackly witty Daydream Nation takes its title from a Sonic Youth album.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Lee hasn't given an interview in 45 years, and even her 99-year-old sister (still practicing as a lawyer) only hazards a guess in Mary Murphy's old-school documentary: Her younger sister had nothing to prove, and nowhere to go but down after her astonishing debut novel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Legendary is an overworked adjective, but surely it applies to Jack Cardiff, the British cinematographer whose awe-inspiring resume includes some of the most beautiful Technicolor films ever shot, among them "The Red Shoes," "Black Narcissus" and "Stairway to Heaven."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Owen Wilson turns out to be the best Woody Allen surrogate by far.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    When disaster struck, the documentary says, the powerful corps went to extraordinary lengths to silence, discredit and punish whistleblowers, many of whose allegations were supported by congressional investigators.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This superbly acted and ultimately disarming dual coming-out comedy-drama -- which turns out to be semi-autobiographical -- certainly grows on you, despite all of the twee touches.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's an enjoyable, well-acted, old-school geekfest pitting a group of middle-school students against an escaped monster from outer space.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The kind of lush, epic romantic weepie that Hollywood used to deliver on a regular basis for packed matinees at Radio City Music Hall.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Most experienced filmmakers wouldn't even attempt a film that's so blackly funny, that so rapidly shifts genres and tone, and that layers late '80s cultural references so thickly, from "E.T." to Smurfs.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    If you're looking for a movie you can take your parents or young children to without fear of embarrassment or the need for endless explanations, this is the one.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Offers well-chosen selections from Aleichem's darkly humorous work.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There have been many untraditional film adaptations of Shakespeare's, but few have been as unorthodox as this one.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Chemistry is the usually misfiring engine that drives romantic comedies, so it's a pleasure to report that Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are practically combustible together in Friends With Benefits.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's an engaging piece of filmmaking on its own, beautifully shot and acted.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This midsummer crowd-pleaser from the ateliers of Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard is still a great deal more rip-roaring fun than, say, the campy movie version of "The Wild Wild West."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    What follows is a hilarious, slam-bang series of chases and battles that cross "Gremlins" with "Assault on Precinct 13," the two most prominent of many genre films quoted by Attack the Block.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Gut-bustingly funny -- perhaps this waning summer season's ultimate guilty pleasure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Arriving two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Steven Soderbergh's Contagion is a serious all-star thriller about the rapid worldwide spread of a killer virus that's easily the scariest of the disaster films that have followed the attack.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's fun, but the script, credited to Hossein Amini ("The Wings of the Dove"), is short on characterization and long on plot twists and wisecracks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It succeeds mostly thanks to stellar work by the wonderful Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who capably handles the dramatic heavy lifting, and Seth Rogen, who delivers big laughs as his raunchy bud.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Fast, furious and often funny. But no blood is truly shed (except literally in a playground fight during the opening credits).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's not up to the high standard of the Clooney-Heslov script for "Good Night, and Good Luck,'' or what you'd imagine that, say, Aaron Sorkin could have done with this premise (for starters, sharper dialogue). Or what Elaine May did with the similarly themed "Primary Colors" 13 years ago.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    With Paul Newman gone, you couldn't ask for a better senior-citizen representation of Butch Cassidy than Shepard. In his best performance since "The Right Stuff'' turned him into a reluctant movie star, Shepard makes Blackthorn worth seeing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There's nothing startlingly original about Estevez's screenplay, yet it has a modesty you seldom see when Hollywood tackles spiritual subjects.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Spacey does his best work since "American Beauty'' as a tired middle-aged corporate warrior whose greatest compassion, in the end, is reserved for an ailing dog he has to put to sleep.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There are moments of brilliance, like a claymation sequence that manages to simultaneously send up '60s holiday cartoons and "Ghostbusters'' (with Frosty the Snowman instead of Marshmallow Man).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Veteran character actor Dennis Farina gives one of the best performances of the year in a rare lead part as an aging, down-on-his luck small-time hood in The Last Rites of Joe May.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Brilliantly playing doomed '50s sex bomb Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Williams gets under the skin of the troubled yet vulnerable icon in a way no one else ever has.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Gorgeously photographed by Peter Suschitzky, A Dangerous Method presents a vivid portrait of pre-World War I Europe that's at a considerable remove from the types of madness usually seen in Cronenberg's films.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A little humor would have helped leaven a movie that is frankly often very difficult to watch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It also boasts a killer breakout performance by comic Patton Oswalt as a former classmate who becomes Theron's unlikely co-dependent and sometimes co-conspirator.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The film also wastes the coiled intensity of Jeremy Renner, as the newest member of the IMF team with a none-too-compelling past. Bird does keep audiences guessing whether Renner is the only leading actor in Hollywood who's even shorter than Cruise.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Genuinely charming, treacle-free family films are tough to find these days, so I'm happy to heartily recommend We Bought a Zoo as heartwarming holiday fare that even jaded adults can share with the kids.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This is a look at the joy, confusion and heartbreak of adolescence that's both culture- and locale-specific and, at the same time, universal.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A well-acted, well-directed (by TV veteran Anthony Hemingway) popcorn movie with great aerial battles and solid dramatic scenes that hold your attention for two good hours.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's an exciting, charming and often quite funny family film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A feast for the eyes that will engage the entire family.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    These are characters with whom it's a pleasure to spend a couple of hours.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The action is brutal, bloody and virtually nonstop in this adrenaline-packed riff on "Assault on Precinct 13.''
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The image that sticks with you here is a smoky pub where the patrons are singing "You Belong to Me.''
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's powerful stuff, and probably a more effective approach than a series of talking heads decrying bullying, which is estimated to affect 18 million American children.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Moves at a poky pace even by American indie standards. But it's worth checking out for the fine cast, which also includes Joanna Lumley as Rossellini's earthy pal, and scene-stealing Doreen Mantle as her tart-tongued but wise mother.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It might not have as many gut-busting laughs as "Bridesmaids,'' but there are still plenty - and for once in Apatow's phallocentric universe, most of them don't come at the expense of female characters.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Make no mistake, though: The Perfect Family is Kathleen Turner's show. And when a series of crises forces Eileen to re-examine her values and beliefs, Turner rises magnificently to the occasion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Alcoholics Anonymous founder William G. Wilson, known mostly as Bill W. before his death in 1971, was played by James Woods in a fine 1989 made-for-TV biopic. But the drama didn't have room for some of the darker corners of Wilson's life, fascinatingly explored in Kevin Hanlon and Dan Carracino's documentary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Through it all, Clayman struggles to keep himself, and OC87, on track - and it's easy to cheer his ultimate triumph.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Disarmingly sweet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This extremely well-acted dramatic farce of grief and betrayal actually has a resonance beyond its target demographic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Provides a fascinating tour of the city's past.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Siegels make the Kardashians and Donald Trump look like tasteful pikers when it comes to egregiously conspicuous consumption, sheer hubris and utter refusal to take responsibility for their actions.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Hope Springs could have been unbearably schmaltzy or crude. Instead, in the hands of these expert actors and filmmakers, it's a warm and wryly affecting mid-summer treat.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The feature directorial debut of Jake Schreier, has a smart script by C.D. Ford and an impressive supporting cast.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Side by Side is an eye-opening, comprehensive look at the biggest technological revolution in Hollywood history. One huge irony is that digital formats are evolving so rapidly that the only foolproof way to archive and preserve a movie shot on video for future generations is . . . to transfer it to film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A tough, well-acted little indie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    America Ferrara ("Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'') turns in an image-changing role as a tough lesbian officer who develops a grudging admiration for our heroes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The acting is first-rate, and remarkably there's no sense that the sometimes tough material (which barely skirts an R rating) has been watered down to make it more palatable for a wider audience. I just wish Chbosky had changed that terrible title for the movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Like with any great singer, it's often the telling pauses of the man born Anthony Benedetto that say the most in The Zen of Bennett.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    That 20-minute white-knuckle sequence - which includes Washington's character, Whip Whitaker, flipping the plane upside down to pull out of a tailspin - is by far the most effective part of director Robert Zemeckis' first live-action film since the underrated "Cast Away" 12 years ago.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's a must-see for Daniel Day-Lewis' charismatic, subtly shaded performance as Lincoln - and an even richer one by Tommy Lee Jones.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Jennifer Lawrence's smart, funny and altogether masterful performance as a troubled widow in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook simply blows away the competition in this year's race for the Best Actress Oscar.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    As cleverly adapted by Tom Stoppard, this is an Anna Karenina that's pretty much guaranteed to polarize audiences.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    With much help from an exasperated off-screen prompter - the only other performer in this small gem - Plummer's Barrymore shows flashes of glory as he delivers bits and pieces of various Shakespearean roles.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Even at his best, Sharma doesn't have sufficient acting chops - or enough Hanks-like charisma - to hold the screen alone for more than 70 minutes with the CGI Richard Parker (as well as a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a rat who quickly become food for the ravenous tiger).
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Half as long and twice as much fun as the self-important "Lincoln," Roger Michell's charming sex-and-politics comedy Hyde Park on Hudson is basically a frothy tabloid take on presidential history. And for my money, that's a good thing in a season filled with puffed-up prestige pictures.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Piles on enough eye candy and action sequences to please fans, plus more humor than the three "Rings" films - even if it only occasionally achieves the trio's grandeur.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's worth seeing the movie for Hathaway alone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Anything following that spectacular sequence is bound to be something of a letdown - especially when it ends up playing like standard-issue Hollywood melodrama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Perhaps the most fascinating vintage footage...depicts what happened in 1961 when the city sent police into Washington Square Park to stop the longtime Sunday practice of singing without a required permit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Beautifully photographed over the four seasons - including Christmas, for the park's century-old bird census - Birders: The Central Park Effect is full of grace notes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    I walked out of Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects thinking to myself, “Finally, a mainstream 2013 movie I can whole-heartedly recommend’’ — then quickly added, “well, except that it will probably piss off a sizeable portion of the target audience.’’
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    42
    42 may not be a home run, but it’s certainly a solid three-base hit as worthy family entertainment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Whatever the unanswered mysteries of Jay’s personal life, just watching this magician’s hands at work with a deck of cards is positively mesmerizing.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The agent in this interesting little thriller — well played by John Cusack — is up to the Company’s usual dirty tricks.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There's no shortage of "wow" moments, but the strong liberal political subtext of the trilogy has largely disappeared.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Love Is All You Need is entirely predictable, and that’s OK in a film as lovingly made, well acted and enjoyable as this.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    For my money, Furious 6 is more fun than “Skyfall" and a lot more fun than the deadly dull “Star Trek Into Darkness,’’ both of which ask you to take their silly plots way too seriously.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    What makes Storm Surfers 3-D mesmerizing is jaw-dropping footage shot inside brute waves that’s unlike any I’ve ever seen before.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It’s not exactly giving away anything to reveal that Stamp also sings three numbers in Unfinished Song — the last one so stirring that you should bring at least one box of Kleenex.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    You couldn’t ask for a more fun summer popcorn movie than White House Down.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Heat, which provides enough opportunity for wholesale mayhem as well as laughs, is pretty much a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A fresh, fast and funny little fable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Classy old-school horror, James Wan’s The Conjuring depends more on its excellent cast and atmospheric direction than cheap gimmicks to raise hairs on the back of your neck. Which it does, quite frequently.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Blue Jasmine may sound like a topical satire, but it isn’t really. It’s a character study of an obnoxious, selfish and supremely self-absorbed woman oblivious to the pain she inflicts on others.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Zipper is a carnival ride, a tumbling cage whose screaming customers are spun around like a Ferris wheel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Larson shines as an adult staffer assigned to keep these self-destructive kids safe while they work with therapists.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A more nuanced picture of the only president to resign from office emerges in Penny Lane’s clever documentary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Short, sweet, raunchy and often screamingly funny.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The film also drags a bit toward the end, but neither of these is a major flaw in a movie with more funny lines than in most of Allen’s movies these days — not to mention a saner, clearer moral perspective.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Basically, the whole thing can be summed up as an epic midlife crisis.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It’s much more lively than “On the Road,” last year’s snoozy adaptation of the Kerouac novel that presented fictionalized versions of some of the same characters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Jeffrey Schwarz’s documentary is a fine, touching tribute to John Waters’ larger-than-life drag diva, Divine.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Overall, it’s engaging and serves its young audience well — a rare Holocaust movie that doesn’t strain to become Oscar bait.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Bob Nelson’s original script, a sort of unlikely cross between “The Last Picture Show’’ and “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek,’’ offers a biting satire of Midwestern life that Payne sometimes allows to border on condescension.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Delivery Man trades the abrasive comedian’s trademark snark for schmaltz — an experiment that actually works better than you’d guess.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Highly entertaining documentary.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Winslet and Brolin have wonderful chemistry together, and Reitman makes well-worn metaphors like steamy weather and pie making (the film has been embraced by the American Pie Council) seem newly invented.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Except possibly for a superlative supporting performance by Hugh Bonneville of “Downton Abbey,’’ Clooney’s low-key directorial effort is not quite an Oscar-caliber movie, though it’s got a great cast, a worthy theme and plenty of things to reward adult moviegoers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Loaded with improbable cultural references (Sherman totes a Stephen Hawking lunchbox and uses words like “eponymous”), I fear Mr. Peabody and Sherman may be a bit too brainy to fully connect with contemporary movie audiences.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A huge hit in China — where it was released in 3-D IMAX — the handsomely filmed Journey To the West deserves better than the token 2-D theatrical release it’s getting in the United States to support its simultaneous arrival on video-on-demand.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A thoroughly enjoyable caper that doesn’t outstay its welcome.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Rob the Mob, which is more fun and more tightly constructed than “American Hustle,’’ romanticizes the clueless couple, whom the columnist dubs “Bonnie and Clyde,” and moves their inevitable Christmas Eve date with fate from Ozone Park to a far more attractive location.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Those with a high tolerance for violence and gore — at one point, Rama battles assassins labeled “Baseball Bat Man’’ and “Hammer Girl’’ simultaneously — will eat up The Raid 2.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Holy ship! Crowe’s grumpy Noah and his dysfunctional clan help God reboot the too-wicked world in this imaginative (but hardly sacrilegious) and visually spectacular elaboration on Genesis.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Like the similar, and slightly superior, "The Conjuring" last summer, Oculus eschews the buckets of gore common to R-rated horror movies and takes a relatively subtle, psychological approach — even if the somewhat disappointing ending leaves the door open for a sequel (or three).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Legendary hipster filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s wryly funny exercise in genre bending hits so many grace notes it ends up being his most satisfying film in years.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    He’s great as a celebrity chef who’s forced to re-examine his priorities in this extremely funny and big-hearted comedy that Favreau also wrote.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Writer-director Schwarz has a lot of fun with this nutty premise. And more important, the twisted dynamics of this particular family ring true.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The second half of Godzilla is definitely more fun than the first part of a film I enjoyed overall, if less than last year’s similar dip into giant monster blockbusterdom, “Pacific Rim.”
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Clearly a labor of love for all involved. Listen carefully on the soundtrack and you’ll hear the voice of Joanne Woodward as Ellie’s mom. Woodward is one of the executive producers of this lovely little film, which is dedicated to her late husband, Paul Newman.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A Tom Cruise action flick with a strong female heroine and a sense of humor? Edge of Tomorrow has both of those, plus a “Groundhog Day’’-style gimmick that pays big dividends. Over and over.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Offers some stunningly beautiful sequences and an engaging, if at times quite dark, story line.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Manages to be a satisfying meal, if not quite a feast, for famished adult audiences.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Wojtowicz was a folk hero thanks to the movie, and he cashed in on his celebrity by signing autographs in front of the bank he tried to rob. He also retained the love and support of his wife and his doting mother, both of whom are interviewed with him in The Dog, until his death in 2006.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The found-footage disaster flick Into the Storm is “Twister’’ for dummies, but by no means is that an insult. The new film is enormous fun if you’re in the right mood.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Love is Strange is very well worth seeing for its two stars, who acutely convey the pain their characters feel over their separation as well as displaying their considerable comic chops to keep things from getting too grim.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Dashing, handsome and self-deprecating, Kevin Kline was born to play Errol Flynn.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Congress doesn’t fully live up to its lofty ambitions, but it does attempt something most filmmakers wouldn’t even dream of — a dystopian blend of live-action and animation that acidly comments on some of Hollywood’s touchiest issues before drifting off into an existential fog.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Stephen Beresford’s script’s has its cornball fish-out-of-water touches to be sure, but Pride is a bona fide crowd-pleaser — wearing its heart on its sleeve as the film builds to an ending that’s as satisfying as it is surprising.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There’s nothing hugely original about the script by Richard Wenk (who cowrote “Expendables 2” with Sylvester Stallone), but Washington is a master at putting his own inimitable and stylish spin on even the most familiar situations.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    What elevates Men, Women & Children considerably above a dramatized (and occasionally over-dramatized) lecture on the dehumanizing aspects of the Internet is the consistently high caliber of acting (including, yes, Sandler) and spot-on narration by Emma Thompson.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Good Lie may not be anything like Witherspoon’s version of “The Blind Side” (as the ads also imply), but it’s a heart-tugger that’s definitely worth seeing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The crowd-pleasing St. Vincent provides Murray with his first comic vehicle in years. It’s a tour de force and a cause for major celebration.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Overlong and sometimes schmaltzy — but still hugely engaging.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Very much a feminist Western — one painting a vivid picture of how difficult it was for even a strong and determined woman to survive in frontier days.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    It's like your appendix - you'll never even miss it.
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    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    There is much more suspense in this sequence than a similar scene in last week's "The Sum of All Fears" -- which wasn't intended to be funny.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    A flawed labor of love that's definitely worth a look.
    • New York Post
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    It's funnier than "Bedazzled," which isn't saying much.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Falters seriously is its too-leisurely pacing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    So eager to please, it practically licks you in the face.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Though Mantegna can't quite lick the essential staginess of Mamet's adaptation of his play, even with lots of scenic shots of Lake Ontario, the performances are what one would expect with such a consummate actor in charge.
    • New York Post
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    This one is often more interesting than involving.
    • New York Post
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Your heart will have you cheering Gordy on -- even as your brain complains that there are plot holes you could drive a truck bomb through.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    A testosterone- and cliché-fueled epic that will have some hoping for sudden death as it stumbles toward the three-hour mark.
    • New York Post
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Undercut by funereal pacing and an ending that seems more than a little contrived.
    • New York Post
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Worth seeing for McTeer's touching, funny and richly detailed performance, which should put her on the map in Hollywood.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    A satisfying Irish stew made from very familiar ingredients.
    • New York Post
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    The kind of unsophisticated family entertainment they supposedly don't make anymore.
    • New York Post
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Should entertain less jaded youngsters.
    • New York Post
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    A major disappointment, The Cider House Rules pales by comparison with the gutsier, more full-bodied adaptation of Irving's "The World According to Garp."
    • New York Post
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    A slickly entertaining war movie that's sometimes striking, sometimes silly -- but never, ever boring.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    A game and often quite funny attempt with an expert cast.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    A flawed drama offering a rare look at the Catholic Church's canonization process.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Basically it's an acting exercise - a one-set rendition of that old stage and movie standby, the ex-convict struggling to go straight who's tempted to attempt one last score.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    If you go with the flow, there's seductive imagery and a terrific performance by John Malkovich as a decadent baron.

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