For 2,481 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 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Spirited Away
Lowest review score: 0 Mystery Team
Score distribution:
2481 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Whip-smart, sexy and delightfully twisty romantic thriller.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
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    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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    One of the year's best films and so tapped into the zeitgeist that it's positively scary.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Quite possibly the first truly great fact-based movie of the 21st century.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    This eye-popping, inspired and often-demented (in a good way) cross between "The Red Shoes" and "All About Eve" channels horror maestros David Cronenberg, Brian De Palma and Dario Argento.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Old-school filmmaking at its best.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Expertly mixing tears and laughs with the sort of alchemy not seen since "Terms of Endearment," this superbly written, directed, acted, and yes, Oscar-friendly movie perfectly captures the blackly comic insanity that can overtake a family forced to confront an impending death.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The best reason to wade into this (let's be honest) challenging but hugely rewarding film is Quvenzhané Wallis.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A blue-chip Oscar contender that's also a rousing popcorn movie, Ben Affleck's Argo offers plenty of nail-biting thrills as well as funnier scenes than you'd ever imagine possible in the grim context of the Iran hostage crisis.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    The very sex-positive The Sessions treats intimacy with an explicitness and honesty that's very rare in movies. It may be the first film that doesn't turn premature ejaculation into a punch line.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    There’s no shortage of brains, brawn, eye candy, wit and even some poetry in this epic battle between massive lizard-like monsters and 25-story-high robots operated by humans.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    This spectacularly great reboot is surprisingly owned not by Hardy, who is fine, but by Charlize Theron.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    A hilarious and touching animated masterpiece that takes a gloriously imaginative, sometimes scary leap into the mind of a girl on the cusp of adolescence.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Tomlin and Elliot relive their characters’ pain and anger so deeply that they could very well both end up with Oscar nominations.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg’s best film since “Saving Private Ryan,” stars a flawless Tom Hanks in the smart, old-school thriller as James Donovan.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Lou Lumenick
    Brilliantly acted by the year’s most carefully assembled cast, Spotlight is one of the year’s best films, showing just how hard it is to uncover painful truths.

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