For 2,294 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 Pokémon Heroes
Score distribution:
2,294 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This environmentally themed, very loose version of Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Mermaid" is never going to be mistaken for Disney's musical of the same name.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Between D-Day, the sheer ambition of Paul Thomas Anderson's historical epic and Robert Elswit's dazzling cinematography, this is a must-see movie - even though its emotional temperature rarely rises above freezing and the climax goes way, way, way over the top.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    In the Loop is certainly the smartest and funniest movie inspired by the Iraq war.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The profanity-laced but witty and literate dialogue by William Monahan ("Kingdom of Heaven") is delivered by a brilliantly chosen cast, almost all of whom are operating at the very top of their game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The role of William is a perfect fit for Red West, a well-weathered member of Elvis Presley's Memphis Mafia who has served as a bodyguard as well as a stuntman and bit-part actor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This is perhaps the most effective 3-D movie I have ever seen, with a sophisticated, involving story that will appeal to many adults. The only reservation I have is with the PG rating, which seems too lenient for a story that may give very young children - particularly if they are sensitive - nightmares.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's got more imagination than half a dozen movies combined; there's nothing else out there like this, and to me that's a very good thing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The skillfully acted and directed The Lives of Others is a timely warning about governments that seek to repress dissent.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Haunting is the best word for Waltz With Bashir, a striking animated documentary - not an oxy moron, despite how it sounds - from Israel.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Engrossing and exhilarating documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    As Kym, Hathaway runs an astonishing gamut of emotions, from anger to fragility and from hurt to regret - without ever seeming actress-y, like Nicole Kidman. Start clearing that mantelpiece, Anne.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's also a terrific, career-capping role for Eastwood, who claims he's now retired as an actor. He shows off his comic chops more fully than in any film since "Bronco Billy" more than a quarter-century ago.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    With such smarts and outstanding special effects, I eagerly await a second Iron Man movie, which of course is virtually promised in the final scene.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Forget those weepie liberal clichés. This starless and vividly authentic romantic thriller set in Central America really rocks, and is one of the most exciting directorial debuts in years.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Winslet (Mendes' wife) once again demonstrates why she's one of the best actresses working today.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Fast-moving, psychologically savvy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This movie sends you into the night thinking, maybe even a little afraid. Bravo, Mr. Fincher.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Darkly hilarious.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's a long, brutal and honest look at a shattering event some Americans would apparently prefer not to see depicted - but also a respectful, inspiring one that's in no way exploitative or emotionally manipulative.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Julie Christie is simply astounding as a woman slipping into the ravages of Alzheimer's in Sarah Polley's deeply affecting and artfully crafted Away From Her.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Director Paul Greengrass - who directed the superb "United 93" between the second and third "Bourne" installments - knows how to stage and edit bravura action sequences, generating almost unbearable suspense while deploying a superb cast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An entertaining piece of pulp fiction.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A remarkably assured feature debut by Bennett Miller, a longtime director of commercials (and the documentary "The Cruise") whose no-frills style trusts that the powerful material and the uniformly excellent performances need little embellishment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's the well-wrought details that explain, perhaps better than any earlier film, how an entire country bought into Hitler's genocidal madness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Gut-Bustingly funny moves are pretty rare, so hustle over to Kung Fu Hustle, actor-director Ste phen Chow's exhilaratingly hilarious and affectionate send-up of Hong Kong action flicks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Not for the squeamish, but it is a beautifully crafted and thoughtful film that genuinely provokes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Like Roald Dahl's book, Tim Burton's splendidly imaginative and visually stunning - and often very dark and creepy - new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is squarely aimed more at children than their parents.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    You'll either be screaming with laughter - or be incredibly offended.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    2046 is a bit overlong and not for all tastes, but fans of "In the Mood for Love" will relish this second helping, which is more emotionally substantial than the first.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An instant classic.