For 2,330 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
Score distribution:
2,330 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's a positive hat trick by John Cameron Mitchell.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The most delightful family movie since "Stuart Little."
    • New York Post
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Genuinely creepy Southern Gothic thriller that once again proves that in horror movies, sometimes less is actually more.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The quirky High Fidelity really deserves being called the first must-see movie of the century.
    • New York Post
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Schrader's strongest movie since "Affliction," is another meditation on American masculinity powerfully told with great wit and style.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An astonishing re-creation of the Londonderry massacre of January 1972.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A technological landmark that couldn't look or sound better.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An unforgettable and complex portrait of a nuclear family in meltdown.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Williams triumphs by exceeding both in sheer actor's craft - and the depths he plumbs in his character's tortured soul.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Isn't quite as accessible or as deeply moving as his masterpiece, "All About My Mother." It's a tad too self-consciously a work of art for that. But it's still a must-see for anyone who's halfway serious about film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A remarkable accomplishment, an absorbing documentary about the joy of reading that's also a positively gripping literary mystery.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Quirkily likable comedy-drama about a family trying to coping with loss, contains three of the best performances you're likely to see in an American movie this year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Hilarious sweet and sour David Mamet comedy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Norton, returning to cracking form, doesn't try to make the selfish and smug Monty sympathetic -- but he lights up the screen, especially in two fantasy sequences.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An enthralling 3-D IMAX documentary.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    As hip, funny and truthful a sleeper as has ever flown under Tinseltown's radar.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This demanding puzzle is not for the "Chocolat" crowd, but those who stay with it will experience perhaps the most dazzling film released so far this year - even though a second viewing is virtually mandatory.
    • New York Post
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Strictly a love it-or-hate-it proposition, it requires viewers to work at a movie with a narrative that could support at least half a dozen interpretations.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A summery confection crammed with fresh young talented faces that's hard not to love.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Mostly it's worth seeing Alien, which established Scott as an A-list director, in a theater because his brilliant and often expansive visuals have always worked better on a big screen than on video.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Stunningly photographed, largely with a hand-held camera, by Rodrigo Prieto (another member of the "Amores Perros" team) on gritty locations in Memphis and Albuquerque, 21 Grams is also a visual tour de force - and a rare Hollywood product depicting class differences with any kind of honesty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A thoughtful, rousing and beautifully crafted epic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The best thing Baldwin has done in years, and a triumph of low-budget storytelling by a director to watch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A grim, challenging movie that will amply reward audiences willing to go along with its ride into the dark depths of its characters' souls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An exquisitely crafted Civil War epic that combines the epic romantic sweep of "Gone With the Wind" with a more intimate voice that speaks eloquently to the war-weary nation of today.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Vol. 2 isn't anywhere near as self-indulgent as its predecessor, but it still plays like the work of a man too in love with his creations to decide which of his darlings to kill - so he ended up with merely a very good movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Carandiru, which ends with actual footage of the prison being demolished in 2002, marks a terrific comeback for Babenco - it's the roughest picture of life behind bars since "Midnight Express."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    So gorgeously animated and so thoroughly entertaining for all ages that only an ogre would complain it's not quite as fresh as the original.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This movie belongs to its young stars, who have grown immensely as actors since they were first ideally cast by Chris Columbus, the hack who directed the first two movies.