For 2,295 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Finding Neverland
Lowest review score: 0 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Score distribution:
2,295 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    It's impossible to conceive of this ruefully funny entertainment without Bill Murray, who is nothing less than brilliant.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The skillfully acted and directed The Lives of Others is a timely warning about governments that seek to repress dissent.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The movie equivalent of a 12-course feast crammed with unforgettable images and mind-boggling stunts.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Engrossing and exhilarating documentary.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    I can't wait to see Borat, which has twice as many laughs as all of this year's other movie comedies combined, for a fourth time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The role of William is a perfect fit for Red West, a well-weathered member of Elvis Presley's Memphis Mafia who has served as a bodyguard as well as a stuntman and bit-part actor.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Audacious, thought-provoking and ruefully funny.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Taken together, Eastwood's masterworks - two of the best films of 2006 - may be Hollywood's last word on World War II.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    As hip, funny and truthful a sleeper as has ever flown under Tinseltown's radar.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A remarkably assured feature debut by Bennett Miller, a longtime director of commercials (and the documentary "The Cruise") whose no-frills style trusts that the powerful material and the uniformly excellent performances need little embellishment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Extremely unsettling and thought- provoking.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Looks great but moves like molasses, is more interesting than truly involving.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Julie Christie is simply astounding as a woman slipping into the ravages of Alzheimer's in Sarah Polley's deeply affecting and artfully crafted Away From Her.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Old-school filmmaking at its best.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Up
    An exquisite work of cinematic art that also happens to be the funniest, most touching, most exciting and most entertaining movie released so far this year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    If animated dogs were eligible for acting awards, the Oscar would go to Gromit.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Everything a summer blockbuster should be but rarely is - a whip-smart, slam-bang piece of entertainment where we deeply care about the fate of the central characters.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Caouette has used art, wit and a huge heart to forge his experiences into an unqualified masterpiece.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Fast-moving, psychologically savvy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The year's best foreign-language movie an absolute must-see.
    • 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".
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's a must-see for Daniel Day-Lewis' charismatic, subtly shaded performance as Lincoln - and an even richer one by Tommy Lee Jones.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Bob Nelson’s original script, a sort of unlikely cross between “The Last Picture Show’’ and “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek,’’ offers a biting satire of Midwestern life that Payne sometimes allows to border on condescension.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Four stars simply aren't enough for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, which just may be the most entertaining movie I've ever labeled a masterpiece in these pages.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A spare, exquisitely realized masterpiece about faith, redemption and boxing that beautifully illustrates his longtime philosophy that "less is more."
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Ruefully funny, beautifully acted comedy of manners.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    As much a study of prehistoric art as archaeology, this documentary brings in experts to speculate about the mysterious artists who made these paintings, some quite elaborate and others intriguingly abstract.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Tremendously affecting on several levels, In the Bedroom is must-see viewing for anyone who complains Hollywood doesn't make movies for grownups.