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 Interstellar
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
2,354 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is the first must-see film of Hollywood’s summer season, if for no other reason than its jaw-dropping evocation of Roaring ’20s New York — in 3-D, no less.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The various witnesses tell contradictory tales that turn this into a real-life “Rashomon." The fact that two of the principals — Sarah and Michael, who delivers touching and eloquent on-camera narration that he wrote himself — are accomplished actors adds another level of confusion and interest that help make this compelling storytelling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The first filmed Shakespeare comedy in decades that’s actually funny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Thomas Vinterberg (“The Celebration”) directs with restraint that makes the story all the more affecting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Still Mine eschews schmaltz, and is tremendously moving.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Is torture ever justifiable? A twisty, compelling, brilliantly acted (if sometimes difficult to watch) thriller, Prisoners, asks this question not in the usual contemporary context — anti-terrorism — but instead as a gruesome option deployed as a response to every parent’s worst nightmare.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It’s a remarkable story, vividly and urgently told by French-Canadian director Vallée (“The Young Victoria”) from a pointed, schmaltz-free script by Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are superb as the couple, who use the occasion to drop bombs on each other.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Bryan Singer’s whip-smart and witty time-travel romp X-Men: Days of Future Past blows a breath of fresh air through the musty Marvel universe.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Jersey Boys tells a familiar story, yes — but rarely told this well and with this much heart and soul.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Don’t miss it — this is enormously fun visionary filmmaking, with a witty script and a great international cast.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Linklater ambitiously shot his new effort over a period of 12 years with the same cast, showcasing what turns out to be an astonishing performance by newcomer Ellar Coltrane, who grows up from 6 to 18 before our eyes over the course of 164 minutes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    One funk-tastic musical biopic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It’s perhaps the most incisive and funniest Hollywood take on Broadway since Mel Brook’s original “The Producers.”
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    In his own twisted way, Lou is just as much a bloodsucker as Dracula, in a horror story that this tabloid veteran can attest is not as far removed from reality as you might assume.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    You won’t see a better performance by an actress on film this year than Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor struggling to hold onto her personality after a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s in the unforgettable drama Still Alice.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Timothy Spall, a character actor best known as Wormtail in the “Harry Potter’’ series, delivers an Oscar-caliber tour de force as eccentric British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner in the exquisite Mr. Turner.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Stephen Sondheim’s stage classic Into the Woods, a dark and subversive musical take on fairy tales, not only survives but triumphs in the composer’s most unlikely collaboration with Disney.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's Willis who delivers the goods in scene after scene, triumphing over a thin script, often bland direction.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Unusual and utterly disarming documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Qualifies as perfect family entertainment.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An expensive demonstration that all the spectacular effects in the world aren't enough to make a great film - but it's worth seeing for that stunning half-hour alone.
    • New York Post
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A 21st-century equivalent of the early James Bond flicks.
    • New York Post
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Martin's most adventurous film in many years, may be next best thing to a quick shot of nitrous oxide.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A treat for aficionados of oddball movies.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Endearingly offbeat romantic comedy with a great meet-cute gimmick.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A worthwhile choice in a crowded marketplace.
    • New York Post
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The kind of movie that is beyond criticism.
    • New York Post
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Check your brains at the popcorn stand and hang on for a spectacular ride.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A misleadingly bland title for a gripping documentary.

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