For 2,388 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Flags of Our Fathers
Lowest review score: 0 Filth and Wisdom
Score distribution:
2,388 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Old-school filmmaking at its best.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Walk the Line superbly combines music and two of the year's most riveting performances to tell one of the screen's great love stories.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Summer hasn't even started, but you won't likely find a better catch this season than Finding Nemo, a dazzling, computer-animated fish tale with a funny, touching script and wonderful voice performances that make it an unqualified treat for all ages.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The best reason to wade into this (let's be honest) challenging but hugely rewarding film is Quvenzhané Wallis.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    It falls to Hanks and his movie-star presence to anchor this ambitious enterprise, and he does some of his most impressive acting without saying a word.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Visually imaginative, The Theory of Everything is an unusually compelling true-life story about an extraordinary couple triumphing over adversity. It’s my favorite movie so far this year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A heart-pounding experience that makes you think and contains a gallery of characters that will haunt your nightmares for years to come.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Like all great movies, 127 Hours takes us on a memorable journey. Which is not easy when 90 percent of the movie takes place with a virtually immobile hero in a very cramped setting.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    You won't have a more viscerally emotional experience at the movies this year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The first movie I've seen in a very long while that deserves to be called a masterpiece. It's such a stunning achievement in storytelling.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Denzel Washington dazzles in his best screen performance to date as Frank Lucas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A thrilling, beautifully crafted, fact-based horse story that's not merely the summer's finest movie, but may well be the one to catch come Academy Awards time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    No film I’ve seen so far this year has provided the sheer moviegoing pleasure of We Are the Best!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Audacious, thought-provoking and ruefully funny.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Glossy, big-budget thriller that qualifies as the season's biggest and most rewarding surprise.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A spare, exquisitely realized masterpiece about faith, redemption and boxing that beautifully illustrates his longtime philosophy that "less is more."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Everything a summer blockbuster should be but rarely is - a whip-smart, slam-bang piece of entertainment where we deeply care about the fate of the central characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Nolan blurs the distinction between dreams and reality so artfully that Inception may well be a masterpiece masquerading as a summer blockbuster.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Lee's incendiary and brilliant new film.
    • New York Post
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    It's impossible to conceive of this ruefully funny entertainment without Bill Murray, who is nothing less than brilliant.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    This spectacularly great reboot is surprisingly owned not by Hardy, who is fine, but by Charlize Theron.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Genius director Christopher Nolan reaches for the stars in Interstellar — and delivers a soulful, must-see masterpiece, one of the most exhilarating film experiences so far this century.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Well-meaning films like “Lincoln’’ and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler’’ merely scratch the surface compared to the deep and painful truths laid bare by 12 Years a Slave. It’s about time, Scarlett O’Hara.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Perhaps the year's most daring and fully realized movie, is a pitch-perfect re-creation of '50s melodramas, showcasing a four-hankie performance by a peroxided Julianne Moore.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Caouette has used art, wit and a huge heart to forge his experiences into an unqualified masterpiece.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A Japanese cross between "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Wizard of Oz" -- is such a landmark in animation that labeling it a masterpiece almost seems inadequate.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    All hail the great Helen Mirren, who after her triumph in HBO's "Elizabeth," delivers the performance of a lifetime as that monarch's frumpy, 20th century namesake in Stephen Frear's witty, touching and engrossing The Queen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Miyazaki offers a vivid, at times fantastical view of Japan between the wars, wracked by the Great Depression, a fearsome earthquake that leveled Tokyo in 1923, a tuberculosis epidemic and the rise of fascism.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Like the fictional Clarice Starling in "The Silence of the Lambs,'' Maya is a consummate professional who brilliantly performs her job in an often hostile work environment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Smiling more than in all of his movies since "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" combined, Penn goes way deep and soulful in a highly ingratiating performance that's the one to beat for the Best Actor Oscar.

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