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 Lost in Translation
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty
Score distribution:
2,325 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This superb documentary about the Catholic Church's worst pedophile scandal is in many ways far scarier than any fiction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A blue-chip Oscar contender that's also a rousing popcorn movie, Ben Affleck's Argo offers plenty of nail-biting thrills as well as funnier scenes than you'd ever imagine possible in the grim context of the Iran hostage crisis.
    • 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.
    • 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.''
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    So terrifically entertaining, it would be a shame if it didn't inspire a companion piece on New York.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Not for all tastes, but it demonstrates Loach's skill as a poet of gritty semi-documentary filmmaking.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The profanity-laced but witty and literate dialogue by William Monahan ("Kingdom of Heaven") is delivered by a brilliantly chosen cast, almost all of whom are operating at the very top of their game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This environmentally themed, very loose version of Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Mermaid" is never going to be mistaken for Disney's musical of the same name.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The best reason to wade into this (let's be honest) challenging but hugely rewarding film is Quvenzhané Wallis.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Anyone expecting a hard-hitting biography will be disappointed by Julian Schnabel's soft-edged, dreamy and relatively nonpolitical film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Director Paul Greengrass - who directed the superb "United 93" between the second and third "Bourne" installments - knows how to stage and edit bravura action sequences, generating almost unbearable suspense while deploying a superb cast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A powerful piece of filmmaking.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Darkly hilarious.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A must-see for Nicholson's mesmerizing performance, which would probably hold interest even if the sound were turned off.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    In an era when documentaries are looking more and more glossy, it's almost refreshing to see the austere approach taken by veteran Frederick Wiseman.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's a positive hat trick by John Cameron Mitchell.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    It would be possible to appreciate Shannon's fabulous work in Take Shelter far better if the filmmaker lost a quarter of the two-hour running time -- there are many overlong scenes that make this a needlessly tough sit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    What might seem like showing off in another movie is dazzling storytelling here, packing in an hour's worth of human misery.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    For all its flaws, The Tree of Life is a stunning exception to the rule that you can safely check your brain at the popcorn counter until after Labor Day. That's enough to place it among the year's best movies, or at least most-talked-about ones.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Basically canned musical theater, but this is one Tony-winning Broadway show that's well worth preserving and seeing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A worthy addition to the growing canon of Holocaust documentaries.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Extremely well-made (and evenhanded) film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The best actress currently on New York screens is Esther Gorintin, a 90-year-old Pole who provides the emotional center for Julie Bertucelli's delicate, bittersweet comedy-drama, Since Otar Left, which is set in Paris and Tbilisi.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    The sort of enigmatic movie that many critics embrace because it's open to endless interpretation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Darkly hilarious, brilliantly acted.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's a stirring reminder of a time when anything seemed possible - these American heroes boosted morale eroded by the Vietnam War, as well as bringing the whole world together to celebrate their success.