For 2,396 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
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Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 All About My Mother
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Cop No Donut
Score distribution:
2,396 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A summer delight that also provides a quick cultural education.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This So-Called Disaster was the father's sarcastic term for their relationship.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The latest in a series of entertaining IMAX underwater documentaries.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Acceptably diverting Saturday night at the movies, especially if you're willing to check your brains at the popcorn stand.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This bittersweet comedy is a fine showcase for a pair of distinctive and appealing talents.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The dance routines are so hilariously spectacular — and the film is such good-naturedly inclusive fun — that you may not miss the absence of anything resembling dramatic conflict in what’s close to a feature-length concert film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Has its sluggish stretches, but the superb level of acting is more than ample compensation.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    I laughed harder at Pumpkin than at any other film I've seen this year -- but be warned: This dark campus comedy is not for all tastes, or probably even most tastes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Tells its story so effectively through pictures it's barely necessary to read the subtitles.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Newcomer Joey King is funny and adorable as daydreaming 9-year-old Ramona Quimby.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    You won't find a movie that's more fun this season -- but at 2-1/2 hours, it's probably too much of a good thing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    As irresistible as movie-theater popcorn - a lavish, reasonably intelligent, well-acted sequel with kick-butt effects that outdoes its predecessor, 2000's "X-Men," in almost every department.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    These candidly shaken macho guys recall scenes still haunting their nightmares two years after 9/11.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Hits one out of the park.
    • New York Post
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Thanks to Scott's charismatic Roger and Eisenberg's sweet nephew, Roger Dodger is one of the most compelling variations on "In the Company of Men."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A worthwhile choice in a crowded marketplace.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Admirable for venturing into very dark places rarely glimpsed in big-studio comedies.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Covers three years in the Public Defender's office with a fast-paced, tabloid gusto.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A joyful celebration of Louisiana music in all its permutations.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    One of the year's most consistently entertaining and ingratiating movies, building to an inspirational climax that's as rousing as it is predictable.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A wry, "Rashomon"-like tale.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The best dance movie since "Flashdance."
    • New York Post
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    After the Wedding is full of enough plot twists to supply a whole season of "Desperate Housewives."
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A verité collage of indelible images Sauret collected in and around Ground Zero, beginning moments after the planes hit the World Trade Center.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A rousing, garage-band-style documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A disarming Spanish dramedy of late-life love, speaks a universal language.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's Gordon-Levitt's pitch-perfect work that makes Brick a hardboiled treat.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A beautifully crafted, white-knuckle, roller-coaster ride of old-school filmmaking -- the kind that believes that the less you show, the better.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Butler's film still manages to accomplish what the candidate's foundering campaign has utterly failed to do.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    While type-A Pierson worries about his projectionist showing up and a break-in at his family's home, his wife frets that the mass importation of American films will contaminate the local culture.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Director McLean doesn't let up on the suspense, which builds to an electrifying climax that is greatly abetted by Will Gibson's gritty cinematography and Francois Tetaz' nerves-inducing score.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A collection of such dazzling digital illusions you can't wait for it to hit DVD so you can freeze individual images.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    For those with a high tolerance for violence, Asssault on Precinct 13 is a thriller that actually thrills.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An entertaining, well-made plea for tolerance told from the point of view of a 12-year-old.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Manages to be a satisfying meal, if not quite a feast, for famished adult audiences.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Mostly, the gorgeously shot Queen and Country depicts Bill and his more rebellious mate Percy pursuing beautiful women with varying degrees of success — and pulling pranks on their exasperated superiors, hilariously portrayed by David Thewlis and Richard E. Grant.
    • 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."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Fresh, fast and funny movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A satisfying, big-hearted celebration of diversity that will brighten holiday moviegoing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Notebook is well worth the risk of diabetic shock for the sake of superb acting that transcends its teary milieu.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A gritty, well-acted, documentary-style drama.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A fabulous and often hilarious variation on "American Pie" that substitutes quiche, gerbils and various sex toys for apple pie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Has a generosity of spirit and a wonderfully upbeat ending that makes it a nice little antidote to a bleak season.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Let us now praise Anna Kendrick, who is positively great in the small-scale The Last Five Years — so utterly wonderful that this adaptation of an off-Broadway musical deserves better than a token theatrical release to support its distribution via video-on-demand.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    I can't claim to have followed the story line of Paprika any better than I did "Pirates of the Caribbean," but this mind-blowing, adult animated adventure from Japan is half the length and maybe five times as much fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A tad slow by American standards, but so extremely well-acted and emotionally truthful, it's right up there with "In the Mood for Love" as prime romantic fare for the Valentine's Day weekend.
    • New York Post
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Works because they really are the focus - and they're excellently voiced .
    • New York Post
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Tasteful and gorgeously photographed coming-of-age story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Variously been described as a thriller, a muckraking exposé and even a satire -- and its refusal to fit neatly into a genre is only part of why it's so utterly disturbing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Charming and mouthwatering.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    No classic like "The Big Sleep," another famously impossible-to-follow Los Angeles thriller. But for those willing to hang on for dear life, Lynch makes it worth their while.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    For maximum enjoyment, see this on the enormous classic IMAX screen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Gorgeously detailed animated adventure.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The story is also engaging and hip enough to make it a far easier sit for parents. And it's hard not to like a hero who takes public transportation to a showdown with the bad guy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Demonstrates that sometimes letting subjects and the facts speak for themselves can be quietly devastating.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An overstuffed menu from a master chef who's trying way too hard to please himself.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A small-scale charmer that provides a tailor-made role for Malkovich, who is always fun to watch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This small gem takes a basically optimistic view about the struggles that generations of immigrants have endured.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Following his triumphs in "The Constant Gardener" and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," Fiennes is superb as Todd.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Sharper and far more entertaining than most political documentaries.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Intermittently brilliant, intermittently hilarious -- and occasionally tedious.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Penn makes us take the leap required by Kristine Johnson and Jessie Nelson's screenplay -- you end up deeply caring about Sam and Lucy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's an exciting, charming and often quite funny family film.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Endearingly offbeat romantic comedy with a great meet-cute gimmick.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Doesn't shy from the ugly side, though it's far from the no-holds-barred exposé being touted in the ads.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the French di rector of "Amelie," is back to more lighthearted whimsy with the delightful Micmacs.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The two male actors are very good, but Juuso is particularly amusing and touching as the earthy heroine.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The best actress currently on New York screens is Esther Gorintin, a 90-year-old Pole who provides the emotional center for Julie Bertucelli's delicate, bittersweet comedy-drama, Since Otar Left, which is set in Paris and Tbilisi.
    • 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
    An insightful time capsule.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The first half of Scotland, PA is by far the funniest, with witty dialogue, hilariously ugly period fashions and hairstyles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    German director Werner Herzog's fascinating, fond and often bitchy documentary recalling the late star of his most celebrated movies.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Documents the life of Rodney Bingenheimer, a teenage outcast who parlayed a youthful stint as double for Davy Jones of the Monkees into a 40-year run as a real-life Forrest Gump.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Contains impeccable performances, especially by the frightening Ifans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Puts a face on the clerical sex scandals rocking the Roman Catholic Church.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Astronaut Farmer stalls narratively in the third act, but rest assured it finally achieves liftoff. See it before it disappears into the ether.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A very rare contemporary romantic comedy that doesn't succumb to terminal stupidity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A first-rate documentary on this subgenre of punk rock, which flourished roughly between 1982 and 1986 as an anarchistic response to Ronald Reagan and the disco era.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A tough, well-acted little indie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Goes down as smoothly as a pint of Irish ale.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Overly long and complicated, it's packed with crowd-pleasing moments and satisfactorily wraps up the trilogy - without quite capturing the magic of the first two installments.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Jacobs keeps the action moving rapidly and gets solid performances from an ensemble cast, especially the rumpled Reilly.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Easily the summer's scariest movie.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    One of our best actors, Turturro surpasses his past fine work as Alexander Luzhin.
    • New York Post
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Basically canned musical theater, but this is one Tony-winning Broadway show that's well worth preserving and seeing.
    • 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."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    English-language remakes of foreign films are usually suspect, but Tortilla Soup is the exception that proves the rule - a flavorful comedy about a food-centric Latino family in Los Angeles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Once in a Lifetime, which is being released at the peak of World Cup fever, is the sort of sports documentary that will appeal even to nonfans. It's a quintessential only-in-New York story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The story, which also involves an asthmatic dog and a scarecrow, is more accessible than "Spirited Away" but less transporting than that Oscar-winning masterpiece.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    That his dialogue is often deliberately anachronistic is part of the joke -- and Wilson's sly delivery is often funnier than the lines themselves.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There's no shortage of "wow" moments, but the strong liberal political subtext of the trilogy has largely disappeared.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    I haven't laughed harder at anything this year, but I would have a hard time recommending this gender-bending gut-buster to anyone who doesn't have a high threshold for crude sexual humor and stereotypes.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Isn't great, but it's an enjoyable if overly discreet and romanticized look at a long-vanished show-business world.
    • 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
    The most entertaining 3-D movie I've ever seen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Should make Polley, memorable in "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Go," into a bona-fide star.
    • New York Post
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Lively, well-acted and directed with assurance.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Not always totally credible and it cheats a bit on the fixed point of view. But a terrific and brave performance by Talancon makes this far superior to the generic thrillers churned out by the big studios.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Basically, the whole thing can be summed up as an epic midlife crisis.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's skillfully rendered fun, but don't expect to remember much the next day.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An extremely well-acted and well-directed remake of a 1957 oater.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Offers well-chosen selections from Aleichem's darkly humorous work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    As someone who has never completed a crossword puzzle, I was surprised how engaged I was by Wordplay.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A laugh-filled comedy that might be described as "The Full Monty" meets the Three Stooges.
    • New York Post
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Qualifies as perfect family entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The two youngsters are not polished performers, but that's actually part of the subtle charm.
    • 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
    While Murphy never manages to make this crazy quilt dramatically credible, he does hit the mark for laughs and has written some juicy scenes for his excellent cast.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    More amusing than laugh-out-loud hilarious, but is never boring.
    • 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."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Butterfly doesn't require much knowledge of history to appreciate, but it really isn't suitable for very young audiences either.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A nifty piece of entertainment that says a lot about American society.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There have been many untraditional film adaptations of Shakespeare's, but few have been as unorthodox as this one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Makes "Training Day" -- which was admittedly pretty tough -- seem like a Disney cartoon by comparison.
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    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Truth is, this story of the out-of-control director and his inexperienced, enabling studio heads -- who allowed Cimino to lock them out of the editing room, hoping he would deliver another Oscar winner like "The Deer Hunter" -- is more compelling than Cimino's long-winded epic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A lively score by Danny Elfman and some of the most dramatic sound-effects work since the Three Stooges only add to the appeal of Deep Sea 3-D.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An excellent way to teach children that movies don't begin and end with Hollywood blockbusters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Using a hand-held microphone, Mahurin captures the burly, middle-age, salty-tongued cook philosophizing nonstop as he individually prepares mouth-watering high-cholesterol meals from a 900-item menu over a stove he has put together himself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Van Sant's audacious, poetic and emotionally distanced film doesn't even have a plot. It's just a random series of incidents one day at a suburban high school.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Smart, scary -- and at times very funny -- horror movie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's an odd, initially jarring mixture of style and subject matter that works better as the film goes along.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Pulls no punches - blood flows very freely (including the ear-cutting scene) and black humor abounds.
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    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A treat for aficionados of oddball movies.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Holds less water as a mystery because its plot holes - and choppy pacing - make it seem as disconnected from reality as its hero. But Jackson is so frighteningly effective, and affecting, as Romulus that you're sucked in anyway.
    • New York Post
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Strikingly photographed, Maelstrom, which explores its nautical themes in non-linear fashion, is not for all tastes. But I, for one, was hooked by this fish's tale.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Rarely less than compelling, must-see entertainment, thanks to Farrell, Schumacher and company.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Slight but utterly charming.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Probably more gut-bustingly funny than anything else out there right now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    In his later years, Smith, who was also a gifted photographer, largely abandoned films in favor of performance art - and his art apparently included deliberately contracting the AIDS that ended his life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Walken gives a beautifully understated performance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Fight Club badly wants to be "A Clockwork Orange" for the millennium - and succeeds to a surprising extent until director David Fincher ends up sucker-punching the audience.
    • New York Post
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Light summer fun with a Flemish accent.
    • New York Post
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Much more rewarding than its earnest title or its very modest production values -- it's basically an ambitious home video -- would suggest.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Sometimes gets repetitive and is slightly overlong. But it's got solid performances.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Check your brains at the popcorn stand and hang on for a spectacular ride.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's worth seeing the movie for Hathaway alone.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A gleaming hunk of French period schmaltz expertly rendered by director Christophe Barratier.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A blackly funny provocation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Limps to a fairly lame conclusion, but until then its remarkable candor is like spending a memorably hilarious, harrowing and unforgettable weekend with your wacky in-laws.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Pepe Danquart's To the Limit from Germany looks great, but it's an altogether different animal.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The new "Pelham," although no classic, is a lot of fun if you're in the right mood.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Plays like a very good TV movie. Short on visual flair and starpower, Thirteen Days is not the definitive story of the Cuban missile crisis, but it's an engrossing historical lesson nonetheless.
    • New York Post
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Accurately described as an Icelandic version of Pedro Almodovar's gender-bending black comedies -- but it's also reminiscent of early Woody Allen movies.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    At heart, The Italian is a Dickensian tale that paints a vivid portrait of post-Glasnost Russia en route to a four-handkerchief ending.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A feast for the eyes that will engage the entire family.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A star is born in In Good Company, which showcases Topher Grace.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Tender and often extremely funny.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's still easily the funniest movie of the year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The action is brutal, bloody and virtually nonstop in this adrenaline-packed riff on "Assault on Precinct 13.''
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This isn't a mystery except in the most general sense. It's a dense, Altman-esque psychological drama centering on 10 characters whose lives become as tangled as the lantana.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A gorgeously photographed and less intermittently fascinating 2 1/2-hour film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Mostly a well-acted, expertly directed comedy with characters and situations of truly universal appeal.
    • 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.''
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Arguably the darkest episode in the entire series (and the first to carry a PG-13 rating) the visually stunning "Sith" is also the fastest-paced and most accessible.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Free love, vegetarianism and lack of personal property are the rule.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Owen Wilson turns out to be the best Woody Allen surrogate by far.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A fascinating, sad, sometimes quite poetic window into a grueling way of life most of us know little about.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Offers highly effective performances by a cast of real-life employees without previous acting experience, who also collaborated on the intriguing screenplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Not a very visually interesting documentary its simply one head talking to the audience, with no film clips, photographs or other diversions. But its awfully hard to turn away.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Doesn't quite reach the heights - though it does plumb the depths - of its hugely popular predecessor. But it will have an enormous, appreciative audience doubled over with belly-busting laughs.
    • New York Post
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Honestly, it's still pretty hard to resist as a guilty pleasure: A fluffy date-night movie that wrung a tear or two from more than one hardened male critic's eyes, chick flick or no.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Stewart's intense, courageous performance as a 16-year-old New Orleans prostitute is really something special.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A rare film offering from Mongolia, is an unusual, captivating and crowd-pleasing semi-documentary about an extended family of camel herders -- and two of their flock.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Excellent performances in an entertaining if less than totally plausible story.
    • New York Post
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Genuinely scary, exquisitely shot -- and very well-acted.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Basically, this tale of a pregnant waitress looking for a way out of an unhappy marriage is a funny and touching riff on Martin Scorsese's "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," not to mention its better-known sitcom spinoff, "Alice."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Dashing, handsome and self-deprecating, Kevin Kline was born to play Errol Flynn.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Dreamgirls may be good enough to win the Oscar for Best Picture - great costumes, sets and choreography help - but despite stellar work by erstwhile "American Idol" contestant Hudson and Murphy, it's far from a great picture.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    In a season of hyperven tilating political docu mentaries - witness Michael Moore and his imitators - Ross McElwee shows just how far subtlety can go with his latest charming effort, Bright Leaves.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Sticks to reporting. Unlike most political documentaries, it doesn't preach - to the choir or to anyone else.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The musicians' stories, while quite entertaining, add up to a somewhat confusing chronology. Still, they're good enough that you wish Justman hadn't resorted to those tacky TV-style re-creations that mar so many documentaries these days.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It’s an absorbing documentary that eloquently explores questions about forgiveness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Coen brothers might have done something inspired with this, but director Kanievska... turns out a more modestly entertaining little low-budget movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This is noir on steroids, cartoonishly ultra-violent and drawing inspiration from Mickey Spillane novels and E.C. comics of the '50s.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Does a solid job of documenting the life and art of the drag grand dame, whose life has been almost as tumultuous as the characters played by the Hollywood divas he channels.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This is a gifted director who actually has something to say and knows how to say it. We'll be hearing from him again.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Jeffrey Schwarz’s documentary is a fine, touching tribute to John Waters’ larger-than-life drag diva, Divine.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A highly entertaining first-person documentary .
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Well worth seeing for the terrific performances.
    • New York Post
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Brewer, who romanticized the world of pimps and ho's in "Hustle & Flow," is obviously out to push some politically incorrect buttons with this ludicrous - yet, in the end, sweetly involving - Southern Gothic pulp yarn.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Solid entertainment value for the money, but those who think it's saying anything new or profound are kidding themselves.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A slick, sweet, fast-paced, feel-good romantic fantasy that's fairly irresistible if you can keep your cynicism in check for a couple of hours.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An unforgettable portrait of a testosterone-driven era.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This satisfying adaptation of a popular novel is mostly an artistic reflection on youthful loss of innocence.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Aniston's best on-screen performance since "The Good Girl."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A 21st-century equivalent of the early James Bond flicks.
    • New York Post
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A misleadingly bland title for a gripping documentary.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Will no doubt figure prominently in the awards season. But be warned, you can cut the gloom with a knife.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Refreshing for its simplicity and its originality in a marketplace dominated by soulless blockbusters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A film that fans of Latin jazz won't want to miss.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Overlong and sometimes schmaltzy — but still hugely engaging.
    • 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."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Hollywood's umpteenth tale of robots run amok is surprisingly smart, cool-looking, nicely paced and well-acted.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The most gut-bustingly funny movie so far this year.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A thorough but highly entertaining documentary details the making of the notorious 1972 film, the series of legal battles that helped make it immensely popular and the flick's considerable cultural legacy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A witty and wise midlife comedy, not only represents Peter Riegert's debut as a feature director but gives this gifted veteran performer his juiciest big-screen role in quite some time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This wacky former Andy Warhol superstar more than holds your interest in an offbeat documentary.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Very slowly builds to an emotional payoff in a devastating scene where the three main characters simultaneously seek relief in sex.
    • 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).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Doesn't sugarcoat the difficulties faced by this family, but this small gem has a very satisfying ending.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Highly entertaining.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An entertaining documentary.
    • 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?"
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Though Iris is extremely well-acted and beautifully photographed, some audience members may find themselves agreeing with Bayley's frustrated complaint: "I've never known who you are."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Has enough heart and smarts to recommend it as one of the season's worthier family entertainments.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Paved with such good intentions and talent that it's sad to report this lavishly mounted gangster epic - the most serious-minded Hollywood film of the season - doesn't come close to living up to expectations.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Could easily have become a schmaltzy variation on “Whiplash.” But it’s not, thanks to astringent direction by François Girard (“The Red Violin’’), an excellent cast and heavenly young voices.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    One of the better political documentaries flooding into theaters after "Fahrenheit 9/11" and before the election.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Disarmingly sweet.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This rousingly sweet little flick is certainly nothing to go out of your way to avoid.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Ends up taking enough detours to keep DreamWorks' latest animated epic from striking cinematic gold.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Ruefully funny, beautifully acted comedy of manners.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Nearly stolen by the veteran Stamp's gently fatuous John.
    • 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.

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