For 2,295 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lowest review score: 0 Wirey Spindell
Score distribution:
2,295 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A 21st-century equivalent of the early James Bond flicks.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The kind of movie that is beyond criticism.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    For those willing to work a bit at it, this is the sort of artistry many American independent movies aspire to - but rarely achieve.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Though Iris is extremely well-acted and beautifully photographed, some audience members may find themselves agreeing with Bayley's frustrated complaint: "I've never known who you are."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Story of Tobias Schneebaum, a gay New York artist famous for living with, sleeping with - and, gulp, eating with - cannibals in New Guinea.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Enemy at the Gates, is no "Saving Private Ryan" - but thrilling, bravura stretches make it consistently entertaining, if less than profound, filmmaking.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Covers three years in the Public Defender's office with a fast-paced, tabloid gusto.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Holds less water as a mystery because its plot holes - and choppy pacing - make it seem as disconnected from reality as its hero. But Jackson is so frighteningly effective, and affecting, as Romulus that you're sucked in anyway.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This isn't a mystery except in the most general sense. It's a dense, Altman-esque psychological drama centering on 10 characters whose lives become as tangled as the lantana.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An intelligent, extremely well-acted thriller about a mother's endless love for her son.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's highly entertaining, even if it's almost entirely one-sided.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Well worth seeing for the incandescent Portman.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Doesn't shy from the ugly side, though it's far from the no-holds-barred exposé being touted in the ads.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A little gem.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Had me watching through misty eyes, at least for the first half.