For 2,316 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 House of Flying Daggers
Lowest review score: 0 The Smurfs
Score distribution:
2,316 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Lethally dull and self-important remake.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This lame teenage James Bond will leave audiences neither shaken nor stirred.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    One big hunk of cinematic moussaka with lots of appetizing shots of food.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    As misconceived as it is corny and predictable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Harris can be a brilliant actor, and there are flashes of that here. But he's done in by a script that lacks any subtlety.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    For much of Flannel Pajamas I wondered if the couple's big problem was that Stuart was secretly gay. Nothing so interesting - he's just a narcissistic control freak and she's off-puttingly needy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A low-key Field is the best thing about Two Weeks, which is set in a Wilmington, N.C., where everyone mysteriously sounds like he just got off a Los Angeles freeway.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The apolitical and well-meaning Home of the Brave is predictable and maudlin.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    In the hands of the formerly promising director Joe Carnahan, this stylish, nihilistic, hugely derivative mash-up of Tarantino and Guy Ritchie (before wife Madonna ruined his career) is fun for roughly half an hour.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The cast includes Oscar winner Louise Fletcher (Nurse Ratched herself) and Henry Thomas of "E.T.," and the special effects look like they were executed on somebody's laptop.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    When you awake, it may all seem like a bad dream - but why is your wallet missing $11? Scary.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Next, which makes "National Treasure" look like a model of narrative logic, is almost beyond criticism.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Zoo
    A bizarre quasi-documentary that more or less tries to rationalize bestiality as a harmless quirk.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Peter Krause, the fine actor from "Six Feet Under," gives a one-note performance that seriously undermines Civic Duty, a thriller mining minimal dramatic payoff from the potentially potent subject of post-9/11 paranoia.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The kind of movie that cries out for the fast-forward button.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Picks up steam when it finally arrives in Cannes just in time to wreak yet more havoc at the big film festival, but getting there is pretty tedious. A little of the wildly mugging Atkinson goes a long way.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The opening montage raises expectations of a serious, politically incisive depiction of the region. What we actually get is an offensively pandering, Bruckheimer-esque riff on the real-life Khobar Towers bombing of 1996, a Saudi Hezbollah attack that killed 19 Americans.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Lust, Caution could have done with a lot more lust and a lot less caution.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This is the sort of movie that requires you not only to suspend disbelief, but to check your sanity at the ticket counter.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The plot contortions that very slowly unfold under Michael Radford's arthritic direction in Flawless are not much more entertaining.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    It's pretty hard to make a dull movie about Henry VIII and his complicated love life, but The Other Boleyn Girl, a failed Oscar contender, manages to do just that, with yawns to spare.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Under Mark Palansky's uninspired direction, magic eludes Penelope in scene after scene.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Relentlessly depressing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Well, nobody said The Grand was another "Best in Show."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Laughs are few and far between in the innuendo-laden script attributed to Dana Fox, who's also responsible for the reprehensible "The Wedding Date."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Feels like it was written and directed by an audience focus group in Omaha?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This movie fails so spectacularly - and on so many levels - that it's like watching a train plummet off a bridge.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Murphy has fallen back into the comfortable rut of sloppy family comedies that are low on laughs and high on toilet jokes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Nicely photographed and has impressive sets; too bad there's so little going on that it seems long even at 78 minutes.