For 2,382 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 Selma
Lowest review score: 0 Boys and Girls
Score distribution:
2,382 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Overlong and not well-acted.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The Oscar-winning director of "Rain Man" - whose last film, the abysmal documentary "PoliWood" never went much further than the Tribeca Film Festival - demonstrates he can make a shakycam found-footage horror movie every bit as fake-looking, clumsy and unscary as your average college student working on a $200 budget.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Neither a concert film nor a documentary but a ghoulish “event” offered just in time for Halloween, This is It is sadly -- and reprehensively, if you ask me -- the movie equivalent to the National Enquirer’s infamous post-mortem shot of Elvis Presley.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    “Short Circuit” meets “RoboCop” — with asides to “WALL-E,” “E.T.,” “The Road Warrior” and many other better movies — in Chappie, an interminable, violent, incoherent and wearying R-rated sci-fi action comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The best thing about Some Body -- an amateurish, quasi-improvised acting exercise shot on ugly digital video -- is that it's all over in 80 minutes.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    With awkward acting, plotting and direction, this is no "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "Jungle Fever" or "One Potato, Two Potato."
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    It's not surprising to learn that the story -- which the press notes assert is loosely based on fact -- has been kicking around Hollywood for 15 years. It's that bad.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The latter is played by Parker Posey, who looks baffled throughout. As well she should.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    So bad it's awful.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The Spanish Inquisition was better summed up in an eight-minute musical number by Mel Brooks than in the entirety of Goya's Ghosts, an across-the-board disaster from one of my favorite directors, Milos Forman.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Soporific, shamelessly derivative and barely coherent by American standards.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    There's 80 minutes of mawkish, overacted melodrama - laced with gratuitous violence and profanity - before we get to anything more than the briefest snippet of a dance number.
    • New York Post
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A triumph of misguided moviemaking, starting with a grotesquely miscast Mira Sorvino, who arguably gives the worst performance ever by an Oscar winner.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Child of God is, like the source novel, loosely inspired by the notorious real-life cannibal murderer Ed Gein. So was Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.’’ Nobody left that classic bored — but they sure will be by Franco’s film.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Sexual and toilet humor plumb new depths in Keenen Ivory Wayans' Little Man, which will stink up theaters like several gross of dirty diapers.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    In the fourth and by far the worst screen version of "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers," Nicole Kidman's character struggles to stay awake - as will the audience.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The cowardly producers have banished the grit and darkness of Parker’s original.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Never rises much above yawn-worthy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A hapless family film that's too scary for little kids and too boring for everyone else.
    • New York Post
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Though it tries — with a much too heavy hand — the new Evil Dead is far less humorous than its predecessor.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Lethargic direction, bland visuals, credulity-straining plotting and tin-eared dialogue turn even pros like Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany and Morgan Freeman into sleepwalking bores.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Dreamworks Animation's clunky and wildly unimaginative Monsters vs. Aliens really doesn't have a clue what to do with the [3-D] technique.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    I'd call Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days harmless if it weren't for some totally unnecessary gay-panic jokes that could actually encourage bullying.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Well, it smells, all right, but authentic isn't the word I'd use for this maudlin male weepie, a compendium of the worst clichés of sports and journalism movies.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Hyperactive.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    It's nicely photographed but slow-moving, dull and utterly predictable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Purposely amateurish.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A cringeworthy, unfunny example of a culture-clash romantic comedy.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Painfully unfunny spoof.

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