For 2,375 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Selma
Lowest review score: 0 Boys and Girls
Score distribution:
2,375 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Ron Howard's splendid The Da Vinci Code is the Holy Grail of summer blockbusters: a crackling, fast-moving thriller that's every bit as brainy and irresistible as Dan Brown's controversial bestseller.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    I can't wait to see Borat, which has twice as many laughs as all of this year's other movie comedies combined, for a fourth time.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Four stars simply aren't enough for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, which just may be the most entertaining movie I've ever labeled a masterpiece in these pages.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    May not have the starry casts of the Coens' more recent films, but it has plenty of heart and soul.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    An absorbing, deeply affecting, well-acted --and remarkably evenhanded -- antiwar statement. It's also incredibly suspenseful and very blackly funny.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A rare case of an American remake that actually improves on a European movie.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Brilliantly acted and directed, Ava DuVernay’s towering Selma is Hollywood’s definitive depiction of the 1960s American civil rights movement — as well as perhaps the most timely movie you’ll see this year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    This flick is fast and ferocious, his (Sidney Lumet) sharpest and best since "Prince of the City" (1980) - and surely one of the year's finest.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Pure magic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Comes as close to perfect as any movie I've seen lately.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Hands-down the best movie of the year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    So consistently involving because the excellent cast delivers their lines with the kind of utter conviction not seen in this kind of movie since the first "Star Wars."
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Compared by some to “2001: A Space Odyssey,’’ Cuarón’s relatively intimate space epic is equally groundbreaking in the spectacular way it depicts space.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Darkly hilarious, brilliantly acted.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    You'll laugh, you'll cry -- the year's best movie.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Vividly re- creates TV news icon Edward R. Murrow's historic face-off with Sen. Joseph McCarthy in devastatingly low-key detail -- is the right movie at the right time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    An unqualified triumph.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Up
    An exquisite work of cinematic art that also happens to be the funniest, most touching, most exciting and most entertaining movie released so far this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    One of the year's best films and so tapped into the zeitgeist that it's positively scary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Delightfully unpredictable, hilarious comedy with wonderful performances that tug at your heart in ways that utterly transcend gender labels.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Deserved an end-of-the-year prestige release, is a true work of art in a marketplace filled with velvet paintings. It's positively magical, the reason we loved movies in the first place.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A majestic conclusion to a nine-plus-hours epic that stirs the heart, mind and soul as few films ever have.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    This is a serious movie overflowing with memorable acting, unforgettable images, searing tragedy, unexpected humor and an eloquent plea for international understanding. And while it's by no stretch of imagination light entertainment, it's fundamentally a more optimistic work than either "Amores Perros" or "21 Grams."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Chomet's wacky tale is so crammed full of eye-popping images, it's impossible to forget afterward.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A spectacularly rendered tale of a family of superheroes, takes the art form to a whole new level.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Christopher Nolan's dramatically and emotionally satisfying wrap-up to the Dark Knight trilogy adroitly avoids clichés and gleefully subverts your expectations at every turn.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Break out the popcorn and prepare to be blown away. King Kong is the most pulse- pounding and heart-stirring romantic adventure since "Titanic."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Masterful, atypically political - and flawlessly acted.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The year's best foreign-language movie an absolute must-see.
    • New York Post

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