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 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Magnolia
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
2475 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    In the Loop is certainly the smartest and funniest movie inspired by the Iraq war.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    One of the year’s warmest and most crowd-pleasing surprises.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • New York Post
    • 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
    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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A gripping reminder of a brutal chapter of 20th-century history.

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