For 2,338 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Babel
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
2,338 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    "Precious" worked partly because it did not wrap its sordid tale in Christian uplift and dime-store psychology -- elements that have made Tyler Perry a rich filmmaker but have turned For Colored Girls shrill and manipulative.
    • 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).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Unlike Van Sant's grittier, less sentimental recent small films, it's twee enough to make your teeth ache. It's the director's biggest miscalculation since "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" 18 years ago.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The film slowly builds up to Justin's first appearance at Madison Square Garden, where his show sold out in 22 minutes.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A wildly misanthropic and overlong black comedy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Less fun than any circus movie I've ever seen - and I've seen lots. Maybe they should send in the clowns.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This silly extraterrestrial-invasion epic somehow manages the feat of making the destruction of La La Land seem tedious.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The Chaperone squanders nice locations and an expert comic performance by Yeardley Smith (the voice of Lisa Simpson) as the teacher trying to supervise the trip.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Blake Lively doesn't have a whole lot to do as Hal's employer and occasional lover, who sometimes requires rescuing. No great loss; she and Reynolds have minus-zero chemistry.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    By the time two hours had dragged by, I felt a lot like I had sat through a five-hour wedding.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Relentlessly mediocre cartoon.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Less than compelling as drama -- but boy is this an impressive collection of wildly ugly hairstyles, moustaches, clothing and "earth tone" furniture from 1983.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A spoof of you-know-what that's a lot less funny than it sounds.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Beautiful Boy ends up being an endurance test.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Latifah, a formidable actress who's almost always better than her movies, easily dominates this hokey cross between "Glee'' and "Sister Act.''
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Shankman's staging of the numbers - especially the leaden choreography and hackneyed locations such as the Hollywood sign - was far sloppier and less creative than for his last musical, the vastly superior "Hairspray."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Low on raunch but even lower on laughs. It also looks like half the lighting crew failed to show up.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A good cast equipped with cute names is forced to muddle through terminal whimsy in this less-than-magical adaptation of Aimee Bender's adult fairy tale, sluggishly directed by Marilyn Agrelo, who more successfully helmed the delightful documentary "Mad Hot Ballroom."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Basically a carefully airbrushed and authorized portrait of the Gray Lady during 14 months when there was serious speculation about the paper's impending demise.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Amy Sedaris, channeling her inner Frances McDormand as a hyper admissions coach, gets most of the laughs.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The only darkness here — besides the dingy-looking images dimmed by 3-D glasses — is the murky plot, which is as silly as it is arbitrary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    In this pretentious art-house downer version of "The Bad Seed," the only surprise is that the folks didn't ship the little monster off to the looney bin before he reached puberty.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Poor John Leguizamo, who hopefully got well-paid to voice a stereotypical Latino bird providing a stream of nonsensical narration.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Should appeal more to those who like to watch stuff blow up than understand exactly why the carnage is transpiring.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A great-looking but wearyingly cliched and confusing vanity production.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Markopolos repeatedly tells us he was scared for his life -- accompanied by hokey archival clips and music -- though nothing actually happened to him.