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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Utterly delightful.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A documentary that exerts a car-wreck fascination as it follows the icon through her 75th year (she's now 77) while looking back over her tumult-filled life and career.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The quirky High Fidelity really deserves being called the first must-see movie of the century.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Ultimately fails to make its case that five teenagers were sent to jail for a crime they didn't commit solely because of institutional racism.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's as purely entertaining as it is thought-provoking and timely.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A chilly, pretentious and talky drama.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A misleadingly bland title for a gripping documentary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A smart, funny, stylish and very violent British gangster movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Scott Thomas' reserve as an actor - which probably helped keep her from top stardom after an Oscar nomination for "The English Patient" (1996) - makes her perfect casting for this French film, the auspicious debut of director Philippe Claudel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Beach ("Windtalkers") gives a tremendously moving, Oscar-caliber performance as Hayes, portrayed by Tony Curtis in an earlier movie and celebrated in a song performed by both Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    In a season of hyperven tilating political docu mentaries - witness Michael Moore and his imitators - Ross McElwee shows just how far subtlety can go with his latest charming effort, Bright Leaves.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Very slowly builds to an emotional payoff in a devastating scene where the three main characters simultaneously seek relief in sex.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    May not have the starry casts of the Coens' more recent films, but it has plenty of heart and soul.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Look at Me is on the talky side, but like Jaoui's directing debut, "The Taste of Others," it offers uniformly excellent performances and smart observations on social and family interactions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The film also drags a bit toward the end, but neither of these is a major flaw in a movie with more funny lines than in most of Allen’s movies these days — not to mention a saner, clearer moral perspective.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Best movie I've seen so far this year? Hands down, it's Tom McCarthy's superb The Visitor, which turns Richard Jenkins, one of the best character actors in the business, into a full-fledged star.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    With such smarts and outstanding special effects, I eagerly await a second Iron Man movie, which of course is virtually promised in the final scene.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Whatever the unanswered mysteries of Jay’s personal life, just watching this magician’s hands at work with a deck of cards is positively mesmerizing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Astonishingly sharp and stunningly beautiful images of galaxies as far as 100 billion light-years away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    There have been many documentaries about the Holocaust in recent years, but this one really stands out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Not a very visually interesting documentary its simply one head talking to the audience, with no film clips, photographs or other diversions. But its awfully hard to turn away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Even at his best, Sharma doesn't have sufficient acting chops - or enough Hanks-like charisma - to hold the screen alone for more than 70 minutes with the CGI Richard Parker (as well as a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a rat who quickly become food for the ravenous tiger).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The scariest, creepiest and most elegantly filmed horror movie I've seen in years - it positively drives a stake through the competition.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Beautifully photographed over the four seasons - including Christmas, for the park's century-old bird census - Birders: The Central Park Effect is full of grace notes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A tough, well-acted little indie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Not many people are making silent horror serials these days, but Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin pushes his love of lurid melodrama to the limit in his latest demented treat, Brand Upon the Brain!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    This eye-popping, inspired and often-demented (in a good way) cross between "The Red Shoes" and "All About Eve" channels horror maestros David Cronenberg, Brian De Palma and Dario Argento.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Smart, funny and ingeniously detailed with terrific vocal teamwork.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's fun, but the script, credited to Hossein Amini ("The Wings of the Dove"), is short on characterization and long on plot twists and wisecracks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    t's an exciting, well-directed thriller that, while providing more than enough action and gore to satisfy genre fans, also offers the political commentary that has characterized zombie movies going back at least as far as "Night of the Living Dead."