For 2,325 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest review score: 0 Marci X
Score distribution:
2,325 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The most devastating spoof of reality TV since Albert Brooks' 1978 "Real Life."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Less grim than it sounds, Southern Comfort ends on a note of triumph for its endearing, gender-bending hero.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An unforgettable and complex portrait of a nuclear family in meltdown.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Expertly directed, acted and written crowd-pleaser.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Sequels don't get much better - or smarter - than the action-, drama-, romance- and comedy-packed Spider-Man 2, which miraculously improves on the webslinger's hugely popular first screen adventure in every imaginable department.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's a positive hat trick by John Cameron Mitchell.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A summery confection crammed with fresh young talented faces that's hard not to love.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    As hip, funny and truthful a sleeper as has ever flown under Tinseltown's radar.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's as purely entertaining as it is thought-provoking and timely.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Ray
    Contains large helpings of Hollywood schmaltz, stereotype and clich‚, but it's also pretty impossible to resist.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A civics lesson about integration very artfully - and entertainingly - disguised as an upbeat family sports movie.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    One of the year's best.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    One of the year's best.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A documentary that exerts a car-wreck fascination as it follows the icon through her 75th year (she's now 77) while looking back over her tumult-filled life and career.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Head and shoulders above the sort of lightheaded epics Hollywood typically offers during the summer season.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A head-clearing, mind-blowing blast from the past - one of the year's best.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    So terrifically entertaining, it would be a shame if it didn't inspire a companion piece on New York.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A remarkable, eye-popping nature documentary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Not many people are making silent horror serials these days, but Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin pushes his love of lurid melodrama to the limit in his latest demented treat, Brand Upon the Brain!
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Like the Master of Suspense's best films, Double Take (which makes great use of Bernard Herrmann's haunting "Psycho" score) is an intellectual puzzle that also works as a thoroughly accessible entertainment.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    May not be a masterpiece, but it still had me in tears at the end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A gut-wrenching, politically neutral documentary that spends more than a year with a platoon of American GIs in a valley that's been called the most dangerous spot on Earth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Duvall and Spacek are so in tune with each other's rhythms -- despite their 20-year age difference -- that it's hard to believe they've never acted together before.