For 2,388 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 WALL-E
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
2,388 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Yet another screwed-up mess that will give audiences another excuse to shun the multiplexes this weekend.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A cartoonish, unfocused and mostly unfunny satire.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Li is powerless when the film slows to a crawl to provide a little drama.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This rambling, overproduced, tone-deaf melange of romance, comedy and drama is only slightly more engaging than Brooks' other feature this century, the unfortunate Adam Sandler vehicle "Spanglish" (2004).
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Director Kevin Bray, whose clichéd style betrays his music-video roots, devotes far too much time to the mechanics of the illogical plot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    If you’re going to invest three hours watching a movie about a convicted stock swindler, it needs to be a whole lot more compelling than Martin Scorsese’s handsome, sporadically amusing and admittedly never boring — but also bloated, redundant, vulgar, shapeless and pointless — Wolf of Wall Street.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    As huge a travesty and a bore as 1956's "Alexander the Great," in which Richard Burton looked equally uncomfortable as a blond.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The willfully eccentric Beyond the Sea seems to be telling us a lot more about its star and director, Kevin Spacey, than its ostensible subject.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Yes, there's some spectacular footage. But there's also an awful lot of filler for a 40-minute movie.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Isn't as relentlessly vulgar or cartoonish as "The Ladies Man" - nor is it a whole lot more realistic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    There was no need to edit it in overly slick ways that often make the story line seem contrived, accompanied by gag-laden narration that frequently made me want to gag.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The acting is, at best, serviceable; the sound track is too often unintelligible; the direction is often over the top; and the script relies heavily on stereotypes.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Rappaport does a yeoman's job in this tonally confused oddity. The wonder is that Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore's Special is making it off the festival circuit and into theaters at all, however briefly.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A sincere but underwhelming dramatization of one of the biggest news stories of 1956.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Overall, the rambling Jayne Mansfield’s Car is almost as big a wreck as its namesake.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Disappointingly, Bourne never resurfaces in this less-than-satisfying series reboot. The film is more a talky, convoluted, action-starved two-hour subplot.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Their misadventures in the Big Apple, including Giamatti’s involvement with a Russian house sitter (a bizarrely cast Sally Hawkins) are neither funny nor touching, just tedious.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    There are probably enough moments to satisfy hard-core fans, but for the rest of us, this amounts to the Middle Earth equivalent of “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones,’’ a space-holding, empty-headed epic filled with characters and places (digital and otherwise) that are hard to keep straight, much less care about.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    One part cabaret, one part travelogue, one part comic heist, one part romantic tearjerker -- and all pretty tedious.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Strong contender for the weirdest movie released this year.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    You'd think it would be hard to make an uninteresting movie based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton... But the terminally bland Soul Surfer comes perilously close.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Autumn wants to do for Jean-Pierre Melville what "Reservoir Dogs" did for Hong Kong cinema, but this new film is a joyless exercise in film appreciation.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Dennis Rodman isn't half bad as a blond, multiply pierced Interpol agent.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Like many first films, Boricua's Bond is wildly uneven.
    • New York Post
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    First-time writer-director Mark Hanlon lands only glancing blows in this grim black comedy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Recycles every cliché of the genre to sleep-inducing effect.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Strictly summer schlock.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Devotes most of its energy to its costumes and makeup, which are fabulous. But that and a tabloid-worthy star just aren't enough to revisit this sordid tale as a kind of twisted comedy.

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