For 2,402 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Selma
Lowest review score: 0 Noel
Score distribution:
2,402 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Rarely since the tale of the Corleones has a movie presented such a compelling, sympathetic portrait of a criminal lowlife.
    • New York Post
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    One funk-tastic musical biopic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Drawing inspiration from anime and vintage Looney Toons, this beautifully drafted, offbeat charmer is hip, funny - and a bona fide heart tugger for the whole family.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The scariest, creepiest and most elegantly filmed horror movie I've seen in years - it positively drives a stake through the competition.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    So smooth and satisfying it makes the similar "Ocean's Eleven" look like a game of three-card monte.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
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    Exceptionally intelligent and powerful contemporary adaptation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Constantly battling, Hoskins and Dench have terrific chemistry together.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Tremendously affecting on several levels, In the Bedroom is must-see viewing for anyone who complains Hollywood doesn't make movies for grownups.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Makes the most of its wintry settings and never insults the audience's intelligence -- no mean feat for a family film. It's a real crowd-pleaser.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Easily one of the year's best movies.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Worth seeing just for the dramatization of the making of “Good Vibrations” alone. But there’s much more to savor in this biopic — a rare high note in the drone of so much summer dreck.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    For all of its laughs and a star-making performance by Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky represents a serious philosophical inquiry by Leigh, who has illustrated a consistently pessimistic view of humankind in his semi-improvised movies.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The Yellow Handkerchief tells a timeless fable, and tells it extremely well.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Woody Allen's most purely entertaining film in years.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A classic social drama in the proud tradition of "Norma Rae," "Silkwood" and "Erin Brockovich."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Fast-moving, psychologically savvy.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Spanish master filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar offers up a grisly Halloween trick-and-treat in his first full-out horror movie, an eye-popping and genuinely shocking gender-bending twist on Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo.''
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The acting is uniformly superb, the camera work and set design are haunting, and The Orphanage delivers well-earned tears at its beautiful conclusion. Go see it already.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Best movie I've seen so far this year? Hands down, it's Tom McCarthy's superb The Visitor, which turns Richard Jenkins, one of the best character actors in the business, into a full-fledged star.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    DiCaprio may well receive a Best Actor Oscar for his tour de force as the conflicted FBI director -- greatly abetted by Hammer (who played the Winklevoss twins in "The Social Network'') in his first major role as the flamboyant but frustrated Tolson.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Packs a dramatic wallop that makes it one of the year's best movies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    "The Sixth Sense" was no fluke. Unbreakable, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's dazzling reunion with Bruce Willis confirms he's one of the most brilliant filmmakers working today.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This year's actress to watch is Elizabeth Reaser, who delivers a tour de force as a determined German mail-order bride who comes to 1920 Minnesota in Ali Selim's captivating indie Sweet Land.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Darkly hilarious.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The various witnesses tell contradictory tales that turn this into a real-life “Rashomon." The fact that two of the principals — Sarah and Michael, who delivers touching and eloquent on-camera narration that he wrote himself — are accomplished actors adds another level of confusion and interest that help make this compelling storytelling.

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