For 2,295 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: 55
Highest review score: 100 Finding Neverland
Lowest review score: 0 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Score distribution:
2,295 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Pure magic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The movie equivalent of a 12-course feast crammed with unforgettable images and mind-boggling stunts.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A spectacularly rendered tale of a family of superheroes, takes the art form to a whole new level.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A spare, exquisitely realized masterpiece about faith, redemption and boxing that beautifully illustrates his longtime philosophy that "less is more."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Vividly re- creates TV news icon Edward R. Murrow's historic face-off with Sen. Joseph McCarthy in devastatingly low-key detail -- is the right movie at the right time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Walk the Line superbly combines music and two of the year's most riveting performances to tell one of the screen's great love stories.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Break out the popcorn and prepare to be blown away. King Kong is the most pulse- pounding and heart-stirring romantic adventure since "Titanic."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Masterful, atypically political - and flawlessly acted.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Ron Howard's splendid The Da Vinci Code is the Holy Grail of summer blockbusters: a crackling, fast-moving thriller that's every bit as brainy and irresistible as Dan Brown's controversial bestseller.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Deserved an end-of-the-year prestige release, is a true work of art in a marketplace filled with velvet paintings. It's positively magical, the reason we loved movies in the first place.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    All hail the great Helen Mirren, who after her triumph in HBO's "Elizabeth," delivers the performance of a lifetime as that monarch's frumpy, 20th century namesake in Stephen Frear's witty, touching and engrossing The Queen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Beach ("Windtalkers") gives a tremendously moving, Oscar-caliber performance as Hayes, portrayed by Tony Curtis in an earlier movie and celebrated in a song performed by both Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    I can't wait to see Borat, which has twice as many laughs as all of this year's other movie comedies combined, for a fourth time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    This is a serious movie overflowing with memorable acting, unforgettable images, searing tragedy, unexpected humor and an eloquent plea for international understanding. And while it's by no stretch of imagination light entertainment, it's fundamentally a more optimistic work than either "Amores Perros" or "21 Grams."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Happy Feet is not only the year's best animated movie, it's one of the year's best movies, period. Go.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Taken together, Eastwood's masterworks - two of the best films of 2006 - may be Hollywood's last word on World War II.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Nothing this year comes close to being as utterly unforgettable as Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, an extremely dark and disturbing fairy tale for audiences say, ages 12 and up.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    If there is a genius working in Hollywood today, it's animation director Brad Bird, who tops the delightful "The Incredibles" with arguably the finest 'toon in the Pixar canon, Ratatouille.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The best and most entertaining movie adaptation of a stage musical so far this century - and yes, I’m including the Oscar-winning "Chicago."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    This flick is fast and ferocious, his (Sidney Lumet) sharpest and best since "Prince of the City" (1980) - and surely one of the year's finest.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Denzel Washington dazzles in his best screen performance to date as Frank Lucas.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The first movie I've seen in a very long while that deserves to be called a masterpiece. It's such a stunning achievement in storytelling.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    You won't have a more viscerally emotional experience at the movies this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Hollywood's Woman of the Year is a pregnant 16-year-old, the incredibly hip, smart-mouthed and totally endearing heroine of the wise and witty Juno.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    What might seem like showing off in another movie is dazzling storytelling here, packing in an hour's worth of human misery.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A charming, hilarious robot love story aimed at the entire family.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Four stars simply aren't enough for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, which just may be the most entertaining movie I've ever labeled a masterpiece in these pages.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Darkly hilarious, brilliantly acted.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Smiling more than in all of his movies since "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" combined, Penn goes way deep and soulful in a highly ingratiating performance that's the one to beat for the Best Actor Oscar.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    It takes a world-class storyteller and a great yarn to rivet your attention for nearly three hours. This very classy, old-school movie - employing cutting-edge technology that will make your eyes pop - did it for me.