For 2,330 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Incredibles
Lowest review score: 0 Garfield
Score distribution:
2,330 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Filming in gritty, black-and-white 16mm, Riker gets terrifically natural, often moving performances from his mostly non-professional cast.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Has its moments, but overall the effect is uneven.
    • New York Post
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This So-Called Disaster was the father's sarcastic term for their relationship.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's an odd, initially jarring mixture of style and subject matter that works better as the film goes along.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Features a riveting performance by Michael Shannon as oldest son Son. He's definitely an actor to watch.