For 2,330 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: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lowest review score: 0 Answers to Nothing
Score distribution:
2,330 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    As far as I’m concerned, death couldn’t arrive quickly enough for these eight stereotypically self-absorbed Los Angelenos gathered for Sunday brunch at which the hosts (Blaise Miller, Erinn Hayes) plan to announce the demise of their marriage.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Basically, this is Smith and his real-life son, Jaden (both affecting ridiculous mid-Atlantic accents) talking the audience to death for something like 90 minutes before the closing credits.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The sad truth is these durable 80-year-old characters, who peaked with a 1950s TV series, never even come to life in this bloated, misshapen mess, a stillborn franchise loaded with metaphors for its feeble attempts to amuse, excite and entertain.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The pretentious and unrelievedly glum first feature from music-video and advertising director Nenad Cicin-Sain, The Time Being looks sharp, but it’s about as dramatically satisfying as watching paint dry.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Hollywood’s ongoing campaign to remake every horror movie of the 1970s and ’80s has finally caught up with the Stephen King-Brian De Palma classic “Carrie,’’ and the results are distressingly anemic, pig blood and all.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Like “Traffic’’ on a massive dose of downers, Ridley Scott’s The Counselor is a great-looking and star-filled but lethally pretentious, talky, lethargic drama.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The schmaltzy Diana is directed at a dirge-like pace by German director Oliver Hirschbiegel, whose film “Downfall’’ depicted the final days of Hitler and provided one of the Internet’s most enduring memes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Tiresome cavalcade of bickering — which feels like it lasts even longer than your typical Thanksgiving dinner.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Endlessly lame.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Basically a much schmaltzier fantasy version of “Love Story.’’
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    All the tedium of an endless trans-Atlantic flight gets packed into the 105 minutes of Non-Stop.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    It largely consists of Franco musing about depictions of homosexual activity on film. As well as gay cast members speculating whether Franco will take off his clothes and perform in explicit footage. He doesn’t.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    It doesn’t add up to much of anything exciting, even with an appearance by Isabella Rossellini (of Lynch’s “Blue Velvet’’) as the mother of one of the doubles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Tedious and pretentious.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Veteran screenwriter John Pogue, in his second directorial outing, tries repeatedly and mostly unsuccessfully to jolt his audience by amping up the abundant sound effects to ear-shattering levels.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Manages to be excruciatingly unfunny despite the presence of Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson in the lead roles.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    A movie so pathetically lame that hopefully even Spears most ardent young fans will give this stinker a big thumbs down.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    Epic waste of celluloid.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    Don't even think of visiting this French fiasco.
    • New York Post
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    A creepy, depressing and leering "comedy" that's a virtual collection of "What were they thinking?" moments.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    One bad movie -- in the original sense of the word.
    • New York Post
    • 18 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    A skin-crawlingly unfunny riff on Woody Allen's "Bananas."
    • New York Post
    • 46 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    This would be a stultifyingly incestuous affair even if all the jokes about fertilization weren't so tiresomely lame and predictable.
    • New York Post
    • 63 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    This time out, Broomfield comes up with maybe enough halfway decent material for a 10-minute segment on a second-rate tabloid TV show.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    Stinko movies often unwittingly critique themselves -- and the brain-dead romantic comedy Down to You (which Miramax understandably didn't screen in advance for critics) is no exception.
    • New York Post
    • 9 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    A low-end scam by Lions Gate Films -- whose recent "The Wash" was a masterpiece by comparison.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    An unholy mess.