For 2,326 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 Insomnia
Lowest review score: 0 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Score distribution:
2,326 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Vol. 2 isn't anywhere near as self-indulgent as its predecessor, but it still plays like the work of a man too in love with his creations to decide which of his darlings to kill - so he ended up with merely a very good movie.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Confirms Leigh's reputation as one of the world's master filmmakers - and showcases Staunton as one of its great actresses.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Slowly builds power to devastating effect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Side by Side is an eye-opening, comprehensive look at the biggest technological revolution in Hollywood history. One huge irony is that digital formats are evolving so rapidly that the only foolproof way to archive and preserve a movie shot on video for future generations is . . . to transfer it to film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Like all great movies, 127 Hours takes us on a memorable journey. Which is not easy when 90 percent of the movie takes place with a virtually immobile hero in a very cramped setting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The image that sticks with you here is a smoky pub where the patrons are singing "You Belong to Me.''
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Larson shines as an adult staffer assigned to keep these self-destructive kids safe while they work with therapists.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    His (Friedkin) very lack of subtlety is both the strength and weakness of The Exorcist in the 21st century.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    One of the year's most consistently entertaining and ingratiating movies, building to an inspirational climax that's as rousing as it is predictable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Overall, this gorgeously designed and photographed movie artfully depicts the immigrant experience in ways that transcend its setting, melding Hollywood and Bollywood storytelling techniques to weave a tale a large audience will relate to.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A gut-wrenching experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This movie belongs to its young stars, who have grown immensely as actors since they were first ideally cast by Chris Columbus, the hack who directed the first two movies.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    There are more than ample rewards for discerning adults: Some of the best dialogue in a recent movie and a gallery of unforgettable performances.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's the well-wrought details that explain, perhaps better than any earlier film, how an entire country bought into Hitler's genocidal madness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Agronomist uses archival footage and music to tell a moving story that's all too common in the Third World.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    As Kym, Hathaway runs an astonishing gamut of emotions, from anger to fragility and from hurt to regret - without ever seeming actress-y, like Nicole Kidman. Start clearing that mantelpiece, Anne.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    There is no shortage of indie movies about economically challenged women. This one is different, in that the women actually do something besides just talk about it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A breakthrough animated film -- a trippy cross between "Yellow Submarine" and "My Dinner With Andre" that will leave some audience members struggling to stay awake and others reaching for a toke.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A gripping reminder of a brutal chapter of 20th-century history.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Like some of Hitchcock's films, the story - adapted from a novel by Charlotte Armstrong, an American mystery writer of the '40s and '50s - can be accused of stretching credibility and coincidence almost to the breaking point.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Even with his clothes on, this is Mortensen's best and richest performance, worthy of serious awards consideration. He lends a moral complexity to Eastern Promises that makes it much more than just a very accomplished action thriller.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    For those willing to work a bit at it, this is the sort of artistry many American independent movies aspire to - but rarely achieve.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Solid entertainment value for the money, but those who think it's saying anything new or profound are kidding themselves.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    No classic like "The Big Sleep," another famously impossible-to-follow Los Angeles thriller. But for those willing to hang on for dear life, Lynch makes it worth their while.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Hollywood's Woman of the Year is a pregnant 16-year-old, the incredibly hip, smart-mouthed and totally endearing heroine of the wise and witty Juno.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A thoughtful, rousing and beautifully crafted epic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Quite unlike anything I've ever seen before.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This superbly acted and ultimately disarming dual coming-out comedy-drama -- which turns out to be semi-autobiographical -- certainly grows on you, despite all of the twee touches.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Catnip for the art-house crowd.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Will no doubt figure prominently in the awards season. But be warned, you can cut the gloom with a knife.