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

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 0 40 Days and 40 Nights
Score distribution:
2475 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • New York Post
    • 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
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg’s best film since “Saving Private Ryan,” stars a flawless Tom Hanks in the smart, old-school thriller as James Donovan.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Short, sweet, charming and often very funny, Shaun the Sheep Movie has essentially no intelligible dialogue and doesn’t need any.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The best and most entertaining movie adaptation of a stage musical so far this century - and yes, I’m including the Oscar-winning "Chicago."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Break out the popcorn and prepare to be blown away. King Kong is the most pulse- pounding and heart-stirring romantic adventure since "Titanic."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Owen Wilson turns out to be the best Woody Allen surrogate by far.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A rare film offering from Mongolia, is an unusual, captivating and crowd-pleasing semi-documentary about an extended family of camel herders -- and two of their flock.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    I can't claim to have followed the story line of Paprika any better than I did "Pirates of the Caribbean," but this mind-blowing, adult animated adventure from Japan is half the length and maybe five times as much fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Jennifer Lawrence's smart, funny and altogether masterful performance as a troubled widow in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook simply blows away the competition in this year's race for the Best Actress Oscar.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The filmmakers follow this compassionate and articulate man as he returns to Rwanda a decade later to revisit his demons.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The Martian is a straightforward and thrilling survival-and-rescue adventure, without the metaphysical and emotional trappings of, say, “Interstellar.’’ It’s pure fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Reichardt doesn't so much tell a story as paint a finely detailed portrait of human suffering in this miniature marvel.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A feast for the eyes that will engage the entire family.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Nutty Danish provocateur Lars von Trier -- long one of the most annoying filmmakers on the planet -- turns out one of the year's most emotionally resonant art movies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Siegels make the Kardashians and Donald Trump look like tasteful pikers when it comes to egregiously conspicuous consumption, sheer hubris and utter refusal to take responsibility for their actions.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It would be a crime in itself to reveal the surprises of Nine Queens, which provides two solid hours of corking entertainment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Worth seeing just for the dramatization of the making of “Good Vibrations” alone. But there’s much more to savor in this biopic — a rare high note in the drone of so much summer dreck.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    While Bell makes the point that pros account for about 85 percent of total usage, he is more interested in why others - including a guy with the world's biggest biceps, who admits they repulse women - are so driven to be Bigger, Stronger, Faster*.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Many of the kids seem to be social outcasts of one kind or another, but Spellbound, which will show on cable later this year, doesn't dig deep enough to disturb the movie's relentless feel-good tone.

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