For 2,352 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Juno
Lowest review score: 0 What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?
Score distribution:
2,352 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Anderson, in her first major non-Scully film role, is lethally miscast.
    • New York Post
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Essentially a weird series of nonsequiturs. I'd rather be watching a sequel to the much-maligned "Little Nicky" -- a Sandler film that was at least trying to do something interesting -- than this failed experiment in fusing high and low culture.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Tedious and pretentious.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    By the time two hours had dragged by, I felt a lot like I had sat through a five-hour wedding.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    If you’re going to invest three hours watching a movie about a convicted stock swindler, it needs to be a whole lot more compelling than Martin Scorsese’s handsome, sporadically amusing and admittedly never boring — but also bloated, redundant, vulgar, shapeless and pointless — Wolf of Wall Street.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    What Amenabar offers here is an unconvincing, pretentiously artsy pastiche of just about every hoary old gothic thriller you can think of.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A yawn-provoking little farm melodrama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    The only darkness here — besides the dingy-looking images dimmed by 3-D glasses — is the murky plot, which is as silly as it is arbitrary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Wal-Mart's home office in Bentonville, Ark., can rest easy: Greenwald, as usual, is hysterically preaching to the choir.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 0 Lou Lumenick
    Dr. Godard drops and quotes more names than you’d find in a week’s worth of Page Six, but lots of luck figuring any of this out before dozing off. The good thing about Goodbye to Language is that you’ll wake up with no side effects, albeit your wallet will be $12 lighter.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Ron Howard's bio-pic is an Oscar-baiting fairy tale that manipulates the audience at every turn of the clich.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    In this pretentious art-house downer version of "The Bad Seed," the only surprise is that the folks didn't ship the little monster off to the looney bin before he reached puberty.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Basically a carefully airbrushed and authorized portrait of the Gray Lady during 14 months when there was serious speculation about the paper's impending demise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A gorgeous snooze, somewhere between imitation Terrence Malick and a feature version of star Brad Pitt's notorious Vanity Fair layout with Angelina Jolie and their faux kids.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    A real head-scratcher that somehow won the grand jury prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Aside from the very occasional stab with a dagger, John prefers to shoot people at point-blank range. It gets old fast.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The bottom line of Last Days seems to be, fame's a bitch. Yes, Gus - now start making movies again that tell stories, please.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    There's little sense of the Carol Channing beneath the overdone makeup - if there is one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Though it boasts excellent performances by Anna Friel and Michelle Williams as bosom buddies whose lives meander over three decades, it plods on with a wearying predictability and some truly terrible dialogue.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Neither a concert film nor a documentary but a ghoulish “event” offered just in time for Halloween, This is It is sadly -- and reprehensively, if you ask me -- the movie equivalent to the National Enquirer’s infamous post-mortem shot of Elvis Presley.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Pointless and mind-numbing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    A lot more stupid action - and a lot less heart - than the character-driven original, as Stuart ends up rescuing Margalo from Falcon.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    If I weren't already being paid to watch this movie, I'd feel entitled to compensation for having to sit through this many product plugs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    I've had root canals that were more enjoyable than Margot at the Wedding, Noah Baumbach's hugely pretentious, ugly and annoying follow-up to "The Squid and the Whale."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Overlong and grim to the point where some scenes are virtually unwatchable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    There are probably enough moments to satisfy hard-core fans, but for the rest of us, this amounts to the Middle Earth equivalent of “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones,’’ a space-holding, empty-headed epic filled with characters and places (digital and otherwise) that are hard to keep straight, much less care about.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The Oscar-winning director of "Rain Man" - whose last film, the abysmal documentary "PoliWood" never went much further than the Tribeca Film Festival - demonstrates he can make a shakycam found-footage horror movie every bit as fake-looking, clumsy and unscary as your average college student working on a $200 budget.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Relentlessly mediocre cartoon.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    As in genuine porn, most of the acting (except for Skarsgard, who deliberately tries to be funny and sometimes succeeds) is as flat and uninteresting as the script — even when the older Joe narrates a montage of flaccid penises.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Hopefully Jennifer Lawrence will actually be given something worthwhile to do next time around. That would actually be worth paying to see.

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