For 2,317 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 A Serious Man
Lowest review score: 0 Mystery Team
Score distribution:
2,317 movie reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The sometimes painfully sincere and slow-moving For Greater Glory clearly aspires to be inspirational, but history won't cooperate. The Cristeros triumphed not because of their faith, but because the United States exerted diplomatic pressure to protect its oil interests in Mexico.
    • 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."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A sluggish and murky sub-Polanski-esque psychodrama.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Has its laughs, but pretty much every single one of them is in the trailer. And even more unfortunately, the improbable new romantic comedy team of Steve Carell and Keira Knightley works about as well as you'd guess - like oil and water.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    It's hard to make a movie about moonshiners that isn't entertaining, but the lethargic, generically titled Lawless comes perilously close - at least a third of its two hours is devoted to "arty'' shots of landscapes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Michael J. Bassett's Solomon Kane is been there, done that.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    When Neeson engages in bare-knuckle fisticuffs at the climax of the cartoonish Taken 2, I honestly couldn't figure out if the 60-year-old actor was actually present at all except for the close-ups.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A raunchy, sporadically funny comedy.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Slicker than most attempts to document Monroe's successes and tragic trajectory, but even her own words don't provide much more of an insight into what made this troubled icon tick.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    There's nothing you haven't seen before - and better - in Deadfall, which would seem to appeal mostly to fans of snowmobile chases.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    O'Brien also provided the lethargic direction and collaborated with Messina on the cliché-infested script, which is long on booze-filled confessions.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Admittedly, I’m far from a fan of Korine’s “Gummo,’’ “Julien Donkey-Boy’’ and the absymal “Trash Humpers.’’ But that he is proud of making intentionally sloppy and tedious movies doesn’t make them any easier to watch. Or all that much fun, for that matter.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Steve Carell is fatally miscast as an arrogant, flamboyant third-rate magician in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which by all rights should have been a second-rate Will Ferrell vehicle.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Love and Honor may be politically clueless, but Hemsworth and the student journalist he hooks up with (fellow Aussie Teresa Palmer of “Warm Bodies’’) do make an undeniably attractive couple.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    This is less a documentary than a wholly uncritical celebration.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A rare dud from great Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, I’m So Excited! is a campy, sex-obsessed spoof of airborne-disaster movies that never really gets off the ground.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Nothing in Redemption quite adds up, including the paranoid hero’s insistence that he’s being watched by drones.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Jobs amounts to, at best, a Cliffs Notes version of the man’s early life. If you want the real story, you’ll have to read Walter Isaacson’s fascinating 2011 biography, which would make a much better film than this one.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Overall, the rambling Jayne Mansfield’s Car is almost as big a wreck as its namesake.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The feel-bad movie of the holiday season, Spike Lee’s often-repellent Americanized reimagining of Korean director Chan-Wook Park’s twisty 2004 revenge thriller Oldboy is relentlessly gruesome, self-consciously shocking and pretty much pointless.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    As in genuine porn, most of the acting (except for Skarsgard, who deliberately tries to be funny and sometimes succeeds) is as flat and uninteresting as the script — even when the older Joe narrates a montage of flaccid penises.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Grows tiresome rather quickly.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Should you get Carter? Sure - but make it the Michael Caine classic Warner Bros. is releasing on video next week.