For 2,411 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 A Christmas Tale
Lowest review score: 0 Gossip
Score distribution:
2,411 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Apprently novice filmmaker Angela Ismailos' definition of a Great Director is one who's willing to sit or walk with her while she lobs innocuous questions and gives herself lots of awed close-up reaction shots.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A maudlin and unintentionally hilarious romantic weepie.
    • New York Post
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The stars' utter failure to create sparks is only one of the problems with this Labor Day weekend dump job.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Milks the very real problem of "organ tourism" for all the melodrama and car chases it's worth.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A sloppy vanity project, this rambling and toothless Hollywood black comedy stars veteran filmmaker Henry Jaglom's girlfriend, Tanna Frederick.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A surprisingly unengaging and charmless fantasy from a director whose previous films ("Across the Universe," "Titus," "Frida") were, despite their other issues, never boring.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The only thing remotely scary about Monsters is that Magnolia is releasing this boring scare-, suspense- and gore-free horror movie (which reportedly cost less than $100,000) on Halloween weekend.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Despite much effort, neither Johnson nor director George Tillman Jr. ("Notorious") can make this preposterous tale, live up to its title.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The sort of misfire that Hollywood has long buried in January.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A labored romantic farce whose only asset is Carlos Leon, best known as the father of Madonna's daughter Lourdes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A tediously unfunny comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Aside from a relatively brief appearance by Joan Cusack's avatar as the kidnapped mother, there are no involving characters or situations.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Strands a good cast in a sea of stereotypes and clichés.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    If I weren't already being paid to watch this movie, I'd feel entitled to compensation for having to sit through this many product plugs.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Except for Brolin as an unlikely born-again Jew, nobody fares well under Mulroney's ham-fisted direction.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    There's still no good reason to suffer through a half-baked little movie that proves indies can be every bit as boringly formulaic and artistically bankrupt as their big-budget brethren.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A dull, by-the-numbers psych-ward horror thriller that's sadly a lot closer in quality to "Sucker Punch" than "Shutter Island."
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    You'd be better off renting "Eddie and the Cruisers" (1983) than slogging through this latest, far more dire recycling of the same rock clichés.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The latter is played by Parker Posey, who looks baffled throughout. As well she should.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A dispiriting rehash of dysfunctional family clichés that seems to last longer than Thanksgiving Day dinner.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Michael Brandt's soporific thriller is making a token stop in theaters before its January DVD debut. Miss it if you can.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Ineptly written and directed, the nihilistic The Son of No One flaunts an attitude best summed up by a cynical Pacino -- "A man has to live with s--t.'' Maybe so, Al, but audiences have the option of skipping this bomb.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    About as artistically profound as those framed 3-D photos of the Twin Towers emblazoned with "Never Forget'' that are still for sale in Times Square a decade after 9/11.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    It's sad to see Quaid in sloppily directed (by Martin Guigui) dreck like Beneath the Darkness less than a decade after the performance of his career as a closeted married man in "Far From Heaven.''
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Would the Mayans have predicted the end of the world in 2012 if they'd known it would inspire not only "The Tree of Life'' and "Melancholia'' but an endless supply of more dreary depictions of end-times like this one?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Interminably long, dull and incomprehensible, John Carter evokes pretty much every sci-fi classic from the past 50 years without having any real personality of its own.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Completed four years ago, Seeking Justice is dutifully directed, with an absolute minimum of thrills, by Roger Donaldson, whose credits include the terrific "No Way Out" (1987)...That film's title is a pretty good description of where Cage's career seems to be headed.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Even an appearance by Alec Baldwin as Moretz's eventual - if highly unlikely - savior isn't enough to keep Hick from leaving a bad taste.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    This is an exhausting, eyeball-gougingly ugly 90-minute assault of non-stop action, with an all-star voice cast shouting witless lines and a wide variety of objects lobbed at the audience in the crudest 3-D fashion.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Gets sillier and sillier as it goes along.

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