For 2,346 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 Pacific Rim
Lowest review score: 0 Masked and Anonymous
Score distribution:
2,346 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Reichardt doesn't so much tell a story as paint a finely detailed portrait of human suffering in this miniature marvel.
    • 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
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Stephen Beresford’s script’s has its cornball fish-out-of-water touches to be sure, but Pride is a bona fide crowd-pleaser — wearing its heart on its sleeve as the film builds to an ending that’s as satisfying as it is surprising.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Noyce paces this amazing story well, and even if his young actors don't seem to have physically suffered as much as they would during such a long journey, he makes extremely good use of the bleak Outback scenery.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Dryly funny, adult-oriented animation -- hand-drawn on computers in a simple but captivating style by the husband-and-wife team.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The story, which also involves an asthmatic dog and a scarecrow, is more accessible than "Spirited Away" but less transporting than that Oscar-winning masterpiece.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Tells its story so effectively through pictures it's barely necessary to read the subtitles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This is perhaps the most effective 3-D movie I have ever seen, with a sophisticated, involving story that will appeal to many adults. The only reservation I have is with the PG rating, which seems too lenient for a story that may give very young children - particularly if they are sensitive - nightmares.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Vividly re- creates TV news icon Edward R. Murrow's historic face-off with Sen. Joseph McCarthy in devastatingly low-key detail -- is the right movie at the right time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This demanding puzzle is not for the "Chocolat" crowd, but those who stay with it will experience perhaps the most dazzling film released so far this year - even though a second viewing is virtually mandatory.
    • New York Post
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A smart, dark road comedy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A little gem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A heart-pounding experience that makes you think and contains a gallery of characters that will haunt your nightmares for years to come.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Sheen, who is also reprising his stage role and appeared as Tony Blair in the Morgan-written "The Queen," is highly effective as Frost - though the stakes for Frost are nowhere near as interesting as those for Nixon.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The very sex-positive The Sessions treats intimacy with an explicitness and honesty that's very rare in movies. It may be the first film that doesn't turn premature ejaculation into a punch line.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A remarkable, eye-popping nature documentary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An excellent way to teach children that movies don't begin and end with Hollywood blockbusters.

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