For 2,383 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Lowest review score: 0 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Score distribution:
2,383 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The feel-bad movie of the holiday season, Spike Lee’s often-repellent Americanized reimagining of Korean director Chan-Wook Park’s twisty 2004 revenge thriller Oldboy is relentlessly gruesome, self-consciously shocking and pretty much pointless.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Next, which makes "National Treasure" look like a model of narrative logic, is almost beyond criticism.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Jeremy Piven's infamous "sushi defense" for skipping out on a Broadway role is easier to swallow than his performance as a scuzzy auto liquidator who sees the light in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    It's the audience that gets punk'd in this crass and sloppy comic recycling.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The year's most beautiful movie -- and surely one of the dullest.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A dull, dumb and derivative horror film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This relentlessly mediocre romantic comedy is basically a pretty arthritic third-generation Xerox of "Annie Hall," with Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci in the old Allen and Keaton parts in a probably quixotic attempt to court the youth market.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    As misconceived as it is corny and predictable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The only darkness here — besides the dingy-looking images dimmed by 3-D glasses — is the murky plot, which is as silly as it is arbitrary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This Sundance dud is a turgid gay soap opera with a limp twist, showcasing Robin Williams at his maudlin worst.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The sometimes painfully sincere and slow-moving For Greater Glory clearly aspires to be inspirational, but history won't cooperate. The Cristeros triumphed not because of their faith, but because the United States exerted diplomatic pressure to protect its oil interests in Mexico.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This is the time of the year movie studios traditionally dump their mistakes into theaters -- and boy, did Disney make a whopper with The Count of Monte Cristo.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Sort of "The Da Vinci Code for Dummies."
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Repeatedly shoots for laughs -- but ends up mostly firing blanks.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Ron Howard's bio-pic is an Oscar-baiting fairy tale that manipulates the audience at every turn of the clich.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Aside from the very occasional stab with a dagger, John prefers to shoot people at point-blank range. It gets old fast.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Has precious little to add to the canon -- and does so in a highly melodramatic manner.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This maudlin, fact-inspired and anti-feminist dramedy is no "Far From Heaven" or "The Hours."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This lame teenage James Bond will leave audiences neither shaken nor stirred.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    So consistently silly and overwrought that it flirts with the elusive so-bad-it's-entertaining category.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The Chaperone squanders nice locations and an expert comic performance by Yeardley Smith (the voice of Lisa Simpson) as the teacher trying to supervise the trip.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Shankman's staging of the numbers - especially the leaden choreography and hackneyed locations such as the Hollywood sign - was far sloppier and less creative than for his last musical, the vastly superior "Hairspray."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The material in this spy spoof is, pardon the pun, awfully frayed.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This Canadian-South African labor of love has its heart in the right place, even if the leads seem to have been cast more for their hunky looks than their stiff acting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A glacially paced, extremely moist, terminally gloomy and cliché-laden romantic drama with a supernatural twist.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A genuine oddity that's more watchable than it sounds.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Never decides whether it wants to be a black comedy, drama, melodrama or some combination of the three. The acting and direction are all over the map in this consistently depressing, if occasionally interesting, slice of life.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A gorgeous snooze, somewhere between imitation Terrence Malick and a feature version of star Brad Pitt's notorious Vanity Fair layout with Angelina Jolie and their faux kids.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This is one of those movies that's too cool to have a plot.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A sluggish and murky sub-Polanski-esque psychodrama.

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