For 2,326 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Social Network
Lowest review score: 0 The Wedding Date
Score distribution:
2,326 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Comes as close to perfect as any movie I've seen lately.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Pure magic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    So consistently involving because the excellent cast delivers their lines with the kind of utter conviction not seen in this kind of movie since the first "Star Wars."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A gorgeous, poetic and stirring epic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Nolan blurs the distinction between dreams and reality so artfully that Inception may well be a masterpiece masquerading as a summer blockbuster.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Quite possibly the first truly great fact-based movie of the 21st century.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Like all great movies, 127 Hours takes us on a memorable journey. Which is not easy when 90 percent of the movie takes place with a virtually immobile hero in a very cramped setting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    This eye-popping, inspired and often-demented (in a good way) cross between "The Red Shoes" and "All About Eve" channels horror maestros David Cronenberg, Brian De Palma and Dario Argento.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Old-school filmmaking at its best.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Everything a summer blockbuster should be but rarely is - a whip-smart, slam-bang piece of entertainment where we deeply care about the fate of the central characters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Expertly mixing tears and laughs with the sort of alchemy not seen since "Terms of Endearment," this superbly written, directed, acted, and yes, Oscar-friendly movie perfectly captures the blackly comic insanity that can overtake a family forced to confront an impending death.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Christopher Nolan's dramatically and emotionally satisfying wrap-up to the Dark Knight trilogy adroitly avoids clichés and gleefully subverts your expectations at every turn.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    There’s no shortage of brains, brawn, eye candy, wit and even some poetry in this epic battle between massive lizard-like monsters and 25-story-high robots operated by humans.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Compared by some to “2001: A Space Odyssey,’’ Cuarón’s relatively intimate space epic is equally groundbreaking in the spectacular way it depicts space.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A blue-chip Oscar contender that's also a rousing popcorn movie, Ben Affleck's Argo offers plenty of nail-biting thrills as well as funnier scenes than you'd ever imagine possible in the grim context of the Iran hostage crisis.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Well-meaning films like “Lincoln’’ and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler’’ merely scratch the surface compared to the deep and painful truths laid bare by 12 Years a Slave. It’s about time, Scarlett O’Hara.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Like the fictional Clarice Starling in "The Silence of the Lambs,'' Maya is a consummate professional who brilliantly performs her job in an often hostile work environment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    It falls to Hanks and his movie-star presence to anchor this ambitious enterprise, and he does some of his most impressive acting without saying a word.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The best reason to wade into this (let's be honest) challenging but hugely rewarding film is Quvenzhané Wallis.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The very sex-positive The Sessions treats intimacy with an explicitness and honesty that's very rare in movies. It may be the first film that doesn't turn premature ejaculation into a punch line.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Miyazaki offers a vivid, at times fantastical view of Japan between the wars, wracked by the Great Depression, a fearsome earthquake that leveled Tokyo in 1923, a tuberculosis epidemic and the rise of fascism.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    No film I’ve seen so far this year has provided the sheer moviegoing pleasure of We Are the Best!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Vigorously played as a young man by Chris Pine, Kirk is a brilliant, sports-car driving, bar-brawling rebel who is finally shamed into joining Starfleet Academy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This movie depicts an unlikely intersection of sports and leadership in ways that manage to be inspiring and insightful without ever becoming schmaltzy or preachy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Rarely less than absorbing and never boring over its nearly three-hour length.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    There is no shortage of indie movies about economically challenged women. This one is different, in that the women actually do something besides just talk about it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A gorgeous and witty piece of stop-motion animation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Helen Mirren outdoes even her Oscar-winning performance in "The Queen" with her tour de force as Countess Sofya Tolstoy in Michael Hoffman's delightful The Last Station.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    That still makes Broken Embraces superior to at least 99 percent of the movies released in 2009. Run, don't walk.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    May be the most fun you'll have at the movies this summer.