For 2,380 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:
2,380 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Schrader's strongest movie since "Affliction," is another meditation on American masculinity powerfully told with great wit and style.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Even with his clothes on, this is Mortensen's best and richest performance, worthy of serious awards consideration. He lends a moral complexity to Eastern Promises that makes it much more than just a very accomplished action thriller.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Davis, a hugely underrated actress..., is deadpan perfection as Joyce, wearing oversized glasses and a wig that makes her look like an older version of Thora Birch's character in "Ghost World."
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Bryan Singer’s whip-smart and witty time-travel romp X-Men: Days of Future Past blows a breath of fresh air through the musty Marvel universe.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    One of the best films released so far this year, At Any Price signals the arrival of Iranian-American Ramin Bahrani in the ranks of major US directors.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Utterly delightful.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Mud
    Mud runs over two hours, climaxing with a shootout that belongs in a different movie. It’s a rare misstep in an art-house movie that will pull mainstream audiences along as inexorably as the Mississippi River. Go see it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Sweet without being sticky and funny without getting silly, Whip It introduces Barrymore as a director with a keen eye, a good ear for tone and an inspired touch with actors.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The most devastating spoof of reality TV since Albert Brooks' 1978 "Real Life."
    • New York Post
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Walken was largely typecast in quirky roles as a result of playing the title character's brother in "Annie Hall," so it's something of a delightful irony that 35 years later, Walken finds his most rewarding role leading a terrific ensemble in what amounts to one of the best Woody Allen movies that Allen wasn't involved in making.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Emotionally honest, feel-good saga with a universality that stands out in a season of singularly depressing and cynical Hollywood product.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A remarkable accomplishment, an absorbing documentary about the joy of reading that's also a positively gripping literary mystery.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An enthralling 3-D IMAX documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's a sharply written, unforgettably directed character study with brilliant performances by Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams - far more intimate but no less intense than director Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar-winning last film, "There Will Be Blood.''
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A crowd-pleasing baseball movie for people - like me - who don't like baseball movies...Probably the finest baseball movie since "Bull Durham".
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Thomas Vinterberg (“The Celebration”) directs with restraint that makes the story all the more affecting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    There is no shortage of indie movies about economically challenged women. This one is different, in that the women actually do something besides just talk about it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The quirky High Fidelity really deserves being called the first must-see movie of the century.
    • New York Post
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    After years of diminishing returns, Woody Allen spectacularly returns to form with Vicky Cristina Barcelona, his funniest movie in years and arguably his sexiest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    I was laughing so hard, tears were streaming down my cheeks.
    • New York Post
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's a positive hat trick by John Cameron Mitchell.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Astonishingly sharp and stunningly beautiful images of galaxies as far as 100 billion light-years away.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Jack Black gives the performance of his career in the title role of Bernie, under the pitch-perfect direction of his "School of Rock'' director, Richard Linklater, who expertly crafts a black comedy with a deceptively sunny surface. It's the best movie I've seen all spring.

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