For 2,383 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Flags of Our Fathers
Lowest review score: 0 Noel
Score distribution:
2,383 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The most exhilarating film about indie moviemaking on a shoestring since "Ed Wood," even if its subject -- the director's dad, ultra-macho filmmaking pioneer Melvin Van Peebles -- couldn't be more different than the notoriously inept Wood.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Often thrilling, sometimes charming, occasionally clunky family entertainment that perhaps wisely doesn't attempt to scale the heights of "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
    • 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.
    • New York Post
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A gut-wrenching experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This unlikely micro-budgeted project is written and directed by Marianna Palka, who also plays the female lead. The guy is portrayed by her real-life boyfriend, Jason Ritter (son of the late John). Their performances are quite remarkable and their chemistry is palpable, even if Good Dick is primarily intended for more adventurous moviegoers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A feast of great acting, although in the final analysis it's a filmed stage play rather than a brilliant movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Amenta draws from the diary that Rita kept in the nine months before her death in 1991, interviews with survivors and news footage to tell a riveting and inspiring story right out of "The Godfather."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An intoxicating attack on the homogenization of wines around the world - a "Fahrenheit 9/11" for the oneophile set.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The film's flaws probably won't bother less jaded kids one whit.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Operation Filmmaker is eventually about Muthana blackmailing Davenport by withholding access to him as she fruitlessly seeks a happy ending for her film. "Now, I'm just looking for an exit strategy," she finally concludes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Price of Milk, which boasts a lush classical score recorded by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, has a few more twists that make this a Valentine's Day delight.
    • New York Post
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This extremely well-acted dramatic farce of grief and betrayal actually has a resonance beyond its target demographic.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A guaranteed crowd-pleaser for the whole family.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    t's an exciting, well-directed thriller that, while providing more than enough action and gore to satisfy genre fans, also offers the political commentary that has characterized zombie movies going back at least as far as "Night of the Living Dead."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It's certainly a lot more charming than the last attempt at a Peter Pan sequel, Steven Spielberg's star-laden, ham-fisted "Hook."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Slyly funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Hopkins' larger-than-life performance as the crusty and crafty Burt rivets your attention for two solid hours in this most entertaining labor of love.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, crosses over from thriller into magic realism for a lavishly staged climax that's a bit much.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Surprisingly funny and sweet, despite some missed comic opportunities and curious casting choices.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Depp sequence is especially poignant, apparently rewritten with references to other celebrities who died before their time -- Rudolph Valentino, James Dean and Princess Di -- and who will remain "forever young" in our imaginations.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    An utterly beguiling tale.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The funniest "SNL" movie since "Wayne's World."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Leguizamo knocks it out of the park as an armored car driver in The Take.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Well worth seeing for Walters, whose comic and dramatic gifts are showcased to very entertaining effect.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Some of the plot twists don't really stand up to close scrutiny, but the sometimes over-the-top Joy Ride plows through them with such joyful glee, you don't really care.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A fun ride of a sci-fi thriller with terrific romantic chemistry between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Short, fast and nasty, The Mechanic is considerably more fun than the rather lethargic original.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Solidly old-fashioned entertainment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Some advice: Don't even bother trying to figure out what's going on in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence -- just sit back and enjoy the lush, trippy visuals.

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