For 2,329 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 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
Score distribution:
2,329 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A devastatingly straightforward chamber piece that goes straight to the heart of what this city was feeling in the days right after Sept. 11.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Open Range could easily have lost 20 minutes in the editing room, but its very casual pacing and beautiful vistas - gorgeously photographed in British Columbia by James Munro - are a soothing alternative in a season of movies seemingly aimed at sufferers of attention deficit disorder.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Cocchio's film isn't as poetic as Gus Van Sant's hauntingly beautiful (far more expensive) "Elephant," but it has a power and immediacy that makes it much more worthwhile than "Home Room."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The funniest "SNL" movie since "Wayne's World."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Has its sluggish stretches, but the superb level of acting is more than ample compensation.
    • New York Post
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Solid family entertainment, a handsomely crafted and well-acted new film version of Natalie Babbitt's classic 1975 children's book.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An engaging documentary.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The story is also engaging and hip enough to make it a far easier sit for parents. And it's hard not to like a hero who takes public transportation to a showdown with the bad guy.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    I haven't laughed harder at anything this year, but I would have a hard time recommending this gender-bending gut-buster to anyone who doesn't have a high threshold for crude sexual humor and stereotypes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A slick, sweet, fast-paced, feel-good romantic fantasy that's fairly irresistible if you can keep your cynicism in check for a couple of hours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A breakthrough animated film -- a trippy cross between "Yellow Submarine" and "My Dinner With Andre" that will leave some audience members struggling to stay awake and others reaching for a toke.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Smart, funny and good-looking animation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Free love, vegetarianism and lack of personal property are the rule.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Accurately described as an Icelandic version of Pedro Almodovar's gender-bending black comedies -- but it's also reminiscent of early Woody Allen movies.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Vastly more explicit (be warned) and intelligent (than "Angel Eyes"). It also leads to much darker - and more interesting - places.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    German director Werner Herzog's fascinating, fond and often bitchy documentary recalling the late star of his most celebrated movies.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    If you're able to check your brain at the popcorn stand, you'll stand a much better chance of enjoying this crowd pleaser.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A beautifully crafted, white-knuckle, roller-coaster ride of old-school filmmaking -- the kind that believes that the less you show, the better.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Nasty but compulsively watchable.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Dreamcatcher is a lark probably best enjoyed by 12-year-olds -- or anyone still able to get in touch with their inner 12-year-old.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Surprisingly funny and sweet, despite some missed comic opportunities and curious casting choices.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A guaranteed crowd-pleaser for the whole family.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Not a very visually interesting documentary its simply one head talking to the audience, with no film clips, photographs or other diversions. But its awfully hard to turn away.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A fascinating snapshot of contemporary teenagers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The lyrical The Road Home is less political and less flashy than some previous films by Zhang Yimou.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Not for all tastes, but it demonstrates Loach's skill as a poet of gritty semi-documentary filmmaking.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Its portrait of adolescence seems so authentic that it puts most Hollywood products to shame.
    • New York Post
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A must-see for Nicholson's mesmerizing performance, which would probably hold interest even if the sound were turned off.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A lush, genteel romance of the Merchant-Ivory school that qualifies as a guilty pleasure -- largely because of the unexpected chemistry between its improbably matched leads, Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart.