For 2,475 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 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Tadpole
Lowest review score: 0 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Score distribution:
2475 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Looks great but moves like molasses, is more interesting than truly involving.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A schmaltzy filmed record of a Nashville concert given by the legendary former rocker, who has morphed into the new Kenny Rogers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    The sort of enigmatic movie that many critics embrace because it's open to endless interpretation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    The movie fails to add up to the sum of its laborious parts. There's no emotional investment in any of the characters, and you can see the writer-director's windup con coming a mile away.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Many of the kids seem to be social outcasts of one kind or another, but Spellbound, which will show on cable later this year, doesn't dig deep enough to disturb the movie's relentless feel-good tone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A glossy, empty and ultimately unsatisfying — if undeniably entertaining — movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Ultimately fails to make its case that five teenagers were sent to jail for a crime they didn't commit solely because of institutional racism.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A chilly, pretentious and talky drama.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Hard-core Hitchcock fans will not find much in the way of revelations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    After a promising start, writer-director Daniel M. Cohen pours on schmaltz straight out of the similarly themed "Diamonds," including the proverbial hookers -- with hearts of gold.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Needs less talk, more music.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A ho-hum male weepie/road comedy that's worth watching mostly because of a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of England's greatest working-class actors.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Filmmakers Sam Green and Bill Siegel tend to shy from tough questions, allowing their subjects to wax nostalgic about bomb-throwing as yet another youthful folly of the '70s. That's tougher to swallow than some boomers' claims they didn't inhale.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Has its moments, but overall the effect is uneven.
    • New York Post
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Me and You takes a couple of neat swipes at the pretentiousness of the art scene, but as a commentary on the difficulty of connecting in contemporary society, it's too precious by half.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    It may take a scorecard to keep track of the complicated relationships in this sorry clan.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Moves in a predictable path that includes some remarkable coincidences.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Perhaps this year’s timeliest film — as well as, unfortunately, one of the hardest to sit through.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    At best, mildly entertaining.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Treads an awfully thin line between the provocative and the exploitative.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Raja, which is basically a dark comedy about how this odd couple manipulate each other, is extremely well acted, though the direction by Jacques Doillon is on the leisurely side.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A challenging experimental film that will never play in a commercial movie theater and is settling in for a two-week run at the ever-venturesome Film Forum.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A calculating crowd-pleaser aimed squarely at the under-25 crowd, who can feel free to add a star or two to my rating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    You'll have to look elsewhere than this love letter to the Great White Way to explain why "Wicked" and "Avenue Q" became huge hits, and why "Caroline, or Change" joined "Taboo" as a costly flop.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    The Lady and the Duke, which drags on for over two hours, is an experiment in shooting a period film on a shoestring that turns out to be more interesting than actually entertaining.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Schmaltzy and endless.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    What is Inland Empire - which Lynch is understandably distributing himself - about? What is it trying to say? If you figure that out, let me know.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    There are lots of special effects, but sadly, no real magic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    An earnest, if dreary little Canadian domestic drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Unfortunately for the film, it's clear from the outset this is a totally one-sided battle that well-connected developer Bruce Ratner is fated to win.

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