For 2,327 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 Babel
Lowest review score: 0 And So It Goes
Score distribution:
2,327 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Frequently hilarious, if overlong.
    • New York Post
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Disarmingly sweet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A film that fans of Latin jazz won't want to miss.
    • New York Post
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Love is Strange is very well worth seeing for its two stars, who acutely convey the pain their characters feel over their separation as well as displaying their considerable comic chops to keep things from getting too grim.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This isn't a mystery except in the most general sense. It's a dense, Altman-esque psychological drama centering on 10 characters whose lives become as tangled as the lantana.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Smiling more than in all of his movies since "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" combined, Penn goes way deep and soulful in a highly ingratiating performance that's the one to beat for the Best Actor Oscar.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Perhaps the year's most daring and fully realized movie, is a pitch-perfect re-creation of '50s melodramas, showcasing a four-hankie performance by a peroxided Julianne Moore.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    An absorbing, deeply affecting, well-acted --and remarkably evenhanded -- antiwar statement. It's also incredibly suspenseful and very blackly funny.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An indie-inflected popcorn movie with major brains, brilliant acting and a highly satisfying payoff, Looper is the first must-see movie of the season.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    An unqualified triumph.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Hammer, whose blunt name belies the movie's many subtle touches, has his own distinct style. He also has an enormous trust in the audience to sort out this wounded family's miseries without the assistance of narration or even a musical score.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Described as a cross between "Mildred Pierce" and "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Almodóvar - which ought to be more than enough to entice his fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Expertly mixing tears and laughs with the sort of alchemy not seen since "Terms of Endearment," this superbly written, directed, acted, and yes, Oscar-friendly movie perfectly captures the blackly comic insanity that can overtake a family forced to confront an impending death.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    This flick is fast and ferocious, his (Sidney Lumet) sharpest and best since "Prince of the City" (1980) - and surely one of the year's finest.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    For all of its laughs and a star-making performance by Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky represents a serious philosophical inquiry by Leigh, who has illustrated a consistently pessimistic view of humankind in his semi-improvised movies.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Lassie is a dog movie even non-dog lovers will lap up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It’s a remarkable story, vividly and urgently told by French-Canadian director Vallée (“The Young Victoria”) from a pointed, schmaltz-free script by Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Don’t miss it — this is enormously fun visionary filmmaking, with a witty script and a great international cast.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Free love, vegetarianism and lack of personal property are the rule.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Rarely less than absorbing and never boring over its nearly three-hour length.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A gorgeous and witty piece of stop-motion animation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    In the Loop is certainly the smartest and funniest movie inspired by the Iraq war.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Vigorously played as a young man by Chris Pine, Kirk is a brilliant, sports-car driving, bar-brawling rebel who is finally shamed into joining Starfleet Academy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Bahrani's unsentimental film is perhaps most interesting as a look at a colorful, little-known world that has recently been targeted for urban renewal.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An instant classic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Miyazaki offers a vivid, at times fantastical view of Japan between the wars, wracked by the Great Depression, a fearsome earthquake that leveled Tokyo in 1923, a tuberculosis epidemic and the rise of fascism.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Sequels don't get much better - or smarter - than the action-, drama-, romance- and comedy-packed Spider-Man 2, which miraculously improves on the webslinger's hugely popular first screen adventure in every imaginable department.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    It falls to Hanks and his movie-star presence to anchor this ambitious enterprise, and he does some of his most impressive acting without saying a word.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Mostly it's worth seeing Alien, which established Scott as an A-list director, in a theater because his brilliant and often expansive visuals have always worked better on a big screen than on video.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    One of the year's best films and so tapped into the zeitgeist that it's positively scary.