For 2,354 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Minority Report
Lowest review score: 0 The Wedding Date
Score distribution:
2,354 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Morris' most gripping film since "The Thin Blue Line," is the year's scariest movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Well worth seeing for the terrific performances.
    • New York Post
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    A ho-hum male weepie/road comedy that's worth watching mostly because of a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of England's greatest working-class actors.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Gives a harrowingly accurate portrait of the indignities sometimes suffered by hospitalized patients - and the sacrifices their families make.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    2046 is a bit overlong and not for all tastes, but fans of "In the Mood for Love" will relish this second helping, which is more emotionally substantial than the first.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Gut-Bustingly funny moves are pretty rare, so hustle over to Kung Fu Hustle, actor-director Ste phen Chow's exhilaratingly hilarious and affectionate send-up of Hong Kong action flicks.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The movie equivalent of a lavish coffee-table book, a love letter to the Golden Age of Hollywood from one of its foremost students.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Happy Feet is not only the year's best animated movie, it's one of the year's best movies, period. Go.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Filmmakers Sam Green and Bill Siegel tend to shy from tough questions, allowing their subjects to wax nostalgic about bomb-throwing as yet another youthful folly of the '70s. That's tougher to swallow than some boomers' claims they didn't inhale.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Masterful acting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Offers well-chosen selections from Aleichem's darkly humorous work.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Less Spartan than some films shot under the Dogma "vow of chastity" (there's actually a little music), but it's raw enough to complement the very real emotions on display.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Sharper and far more entertaining than most political documentaries.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Truth be told, Firth's transcendent performance in A Single Man renders that stylistic gimmick utterly unnecessary -- Firth provides all the emotional color this movie needs, and then some.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Jim Carrey mostly plays it straight as the narrator. The 3-D effects are uncanny; much of the audience ducked when sea snakes lunged at it. You can't get that on your TV set. Yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Forget those weepie liberal clichés. This starless and vividly authentic romantic thriller set in Central America really rocks, and is one of the most exciting directorial debuts in years.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    To get to the best part first, Tarantino's adrenaline-pumping "Death Proof" is actually a good movie that - unlike Rodriguez's "Planet Terror," - rethinks its genre in ways that say something to contemporary audiences. And it's got some of Tarantino's best dialogue since "Pulp Fiction."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Hands-down the best movie of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Duvall and Spacek are so in tune with each other's rhythms -- despite their 20-year age difference -- that it's hard to believe they've never acted together before.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Has a generosity of spirit and a wonderfully upbeat ending that makes it a nice little antidote to a bleak season.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A hip eye-opener.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    That still makes Broken Embraces superior to at least 99 percent of the movies released in 2009. Run, don't walk.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Has a doozy of a surprise ending that doesn't really stand up under close scrutiny - but you'll have so much fun getting there, it's easy to go along with Lee and company for the ride.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Chico and Rita beguiles first and foremost as a bebop romance that evokes a bygone era as well as, or maybe even better than, "The Artist."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An extremely well-acted and well-directed remake of a 1957 oater.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    After 160 years, this is a story that still grips the heart and the mind.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Clooney, who gained 35 pounds for the role, gives a self-effacing but highly effective performance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Dreamgirls may be good enough to win the Oscar for Best Picture - great costumes, sets and choreography help - but despite stellar work by erstwhile "American Idol" contestant Hudson and Murphy, it's far from a great picture.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    That 20-minute white-knuckle sequence - which includes Washington's character, Whip Whitaker, flipping the plane upside down to pull out of a tailspin - is by far the most effective part of director Robert Zemeckis' first live-action film since the underrated "Cast Away" 12 years ago.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Thomas Vinterberg (“The Celebration”) directs with restraint that makes the story all the more affecting.

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