For 2,383 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: 55
Highest review score: 100 Selma
Lowest review score: 0 Boys and Girls
Score distribution:
2,383 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Literally the kind of movie they just don't make anymore, Michel Hazanavicius' French-sponsored charmer The Artist is a gorgeous black-and-white love letter to silent Hollywood with old-fashioned English intertitles and just a single line of audible (English) dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Linklater ambitiously shot his new effort over a period of 12 years with the same cast, showcasing what turns out to be an astonishing performance by newcomer Ellar Coltrane, who grows up from 6 to 18 before our eyes over the course of 164 minutes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An indie-inflected popcorn movie with major brains, brilliant acting and a highly satisfying payoff, Looper is the first must-see movie of the season.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Expertly directed, acted and written crowd-pleaser.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    There have been many documentaries about the Holocaust in recent years, but this one really stands out.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Gripping and stylish thriller.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Lynch's first G-rated feature, turns out to be one of the year's best films...a wonderful surprise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Don’t miss it — this is enormously fun visionary filmmaking, with a witty script and a great international cast.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An exciting and extremely well acted film. Even a nearly unrecognizable Blake Lively impresses in the key role of Jem's sister and Doug's sometime girlfriend.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Bryan Singer's super, soulful and very expensive new resurrection of the venerable big-screen franchise, ups the ante with must-see results.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Koch ends with the former mayor showing off a typically flamboyant gesture that embodies his contradictions - choosing to be buried in a Christian cemetery in his beloved Manhattan, complete with an already erected tombstone proclaiming his Jewish identity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The best evidence of this troubled man's genius is provided by ample samples of his music, much of which will be familiar to fans of Warner Bros. cartoons from the '30s and '40s.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An expertly crafted, deeply moving film.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A civics lesson about integration very artfully - and entertainingly - disguised as an upbeat family sports movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Writer-director Will Gluck has written a stiletto-sharp, zinger-filled script that recalls "Mean Girls" as well as the films of John Hughes, which are sampled to amusing effect in a clever clip montage.
    • 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."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Described as a cross between "Mildred Pierce" and "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Almodóvar - which ought to be more than enough to entice his fans.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    For me, the movie's high point comes when Tony auditions for a role in a Martin Scorsese movie. Tony learns not to try so hard -- a lesson that Garcia also seems to have absorbed from City Island.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    May be the most fun you'll have at the movies this summer.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Head and shoulders above the sort of lightheaded epics Hollywood typically offers during the summer season.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    If animated dogs were eligible for acting awards, the Oscar would go to Gromit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Sally Hawkins is the heart and soul of Made in Dagenham, but another actress to watch for is the equally wonderful Rosamund Pike. She steals every scene she's in as the sympathetic wife of Rita's sexist boss (Rupert Graves).
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    In-depth performances by De Niro and Gooding Jr. provide the oxygen for this extremely shipshape biopic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Not for the squeamish, but it is a beautifully crafted and thoughtful film that genuinely provokes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    For all its flaws, The Tree of Life is a stunning exception to the rule that you can safely check your brain at the popcorn counter until after Labor Day. That's enough to place it among the year's best movies, or at least most-talked-about ones.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Confirms Leigh's reputation as one of the world's master filmmakers - and showcases Staunton as one of its great actresses.

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