For 2,443 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 Bratz
Score distribution:
2443 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Legendary hipster filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s wryly funny exercise in genre bending hits so many grace notes it ends up being his most satisfying film in years.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Anderson, in her first major non-Scully film role, is lethally miscast.
    • New York Post
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Includes insightful and often hilarious archival interviews with Langlois and dozens of associates, as well as wonderful footage of Langlois.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A lively score by Danny Elfman and some of the most dramatic sound-effects work since the Three Stooges only add to the appeal of Deep Sea 3-D.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and a host of other notables sing the praises of the estranged siblings, whose work is illustrated by copious film clips.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Taylor also makes an impressive comeback as the conflicted daughter who instinctively distrusts Heather, but Starting Out in the Evening is first and foremost a triumph by Frank Langella.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An intelligent, extremely well-acted thriller about a mother's endless love for her son.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A tad slow by American standards, but so extremely well-acted and emotionally truthful, it's right up there with "In the Mood for Love" as prime romantic fare for the Valentine's Day weekend.
    • New York Post
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Blue Jasmine may sound like a topical satire, but it isn’t really. It’s a character study of an obnoxious, selfish and supremely self-absorbed woman oblivious to the pain she inflicts on others.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    After a promising start, writer-director Daniel M. Cohen pours on schmaltz straight out of the similarly themed "Diamonds," including the proverbial hookers -- with hearts of gold.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Demonstrates that sometimes letting subjects and the facts speak for themselves can be quietly devastating.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Needs less talk, more music.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Essentially a weird series of nonsequiturs. I'd rather be watching a sequel to the much-maligned "Little Nicky" -- a Sandler film that was at least trying to do something interesting -- than this failed experiment in fusing high and low culture.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Tedious and pretentious.

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