For 2,482 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Being John Malkovich
Lowest review score: 0 Irrational Man
Score distribution:
2482 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Todd Robinson’s Phantom gives us a couple of things we haven’t seen in a while: the great Ed Harris and a Cold War submarine thriller. It’s not something you want to plunk down $12 for, but just diverting enough to check out when it arrives on Netflix Instant.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    More than a few will agree with the penguins, who netted the film a PG rating with the utterance, "Well, this sucks."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    This overlong drama is the first (mostly) English-language film from the talented Swedish filmmaker Moodysson (“Lilya 4-Ever”). Any semblance of subtlety was unfortunately lost in translation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Awfully poky, even for an art film.
    • New York Post
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A couple of heavyweight actors — Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy — get top billing, but this British drama belongs to young Eloise Laurence, memorable as Skunk, the diabetic daughter of Roth’s kindly solicitor.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Worthwhile mainly because of "Inside Out," a 28-minute autobiographical film written, directed and starring Jason Gould, who not-so-incidentally is Barbra Streisand's son.
    • New York Post
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Nowhere near as funny as you’d expect with its stellar cast.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A genially scattershot mockumentary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A Walk in the Woods is broad as a barn door, with two stars who have minimal chemistry — and there’s not much in the way of reflection about mortality.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Tried to turn this into a replay of its 2000 military-rescue hitBlack Hawk Down -- though, in the end, it's almost totally lacking in the serious hardware and viscerally paced action that propelled Ridley Scott's movie to the top of the box office.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Rebecca Hall is wasted as Sandvig's sister and the film's voice of reason.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Basically a feature-length rock video from Germany with appealing performers, decently written characters, a killer score, and an interesting premise.
    • New York Post
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    While Greenwood and Posey turn on enough charm to make this a fairly painless experience, Zack Bernbaum’s And Now a Word From Our Sponsor is a mild, toothless satire — a “Being There’’ where there’s barely any there there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    The posthumous campaign to polish Michael Jackson's tarnished reputation continues apace with this Spike Lee infomercial, commissioned by Sony and the money-grubbing Jackson estate to promote the 25th anniversary of his 1987 album "Bad.''
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    21
    A slick, shallow and thoroughly generic caper flick.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Deeply mediocre and ultra-predictable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Ultimately, Birthday Girl disintegrates into a fairly routine -- and brutal -- caper movie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    An intermittently interesting drama.
    • New York Post
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    The Manzanar Fishing Club has enough interesting footage for perhaps a 15-minute segment of a TV news magazine. Beyond that, my eyes started to glaze over with endless talk about rods, reels and bait.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    What is Inland Empire - which Lynch is understandably distributing himself - about? What is it trying to say? If you figure that out, let me know.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Some gut-busting moments, but for the most part the thrill is gone.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    An instant candidate for the so-bad-it’s-sort-of-great hall of fame, Jupiter Ascending is totally bonkers, a sort of black-velvet-Elvis mash-up of “Star Wars’’ and every other sci-fi/fantasy movie of the past half-century right up to “The Hunger Games.”
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Mostly a second-rate action picture that's content to use apartheid as a colorful background.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Beyond the Ocean, which at its best is reminiscent of Jim Jarmusch's "Stranger in Paradise," doesn't integrate its two story lines in a particularly satisfying manner and the ending is somewhat abrupt.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    I adore Frances McDor mand, but she's seriously miscast in a title role Emma Thompson could play in her sleep.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Writer-director Julian Henriquez does a great job staging the lively musical numbers.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Little more than an infomercial for the candidate.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    It's not a total shipwreck, but abandon hope all ye seeking a coherent, much less satisfying, narrative. Expect instead a reported $300 million worth of eye candy, delivered with enormous technical skill.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Strictly for the 8-and-under crowd.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    It's not exactly a surprise the makers of Reign Over Me feel compelled to manufacture a happy ending for a story that really has none. Pity.

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