For 2,327 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 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lowest review score: 0 American Cannibal: The Road to Reality
Score distribution:
2,327 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Sweet without being sticky and funny without getting silly, Whip It introduces Barrymore as a director with a keen eye, a good ear for tone and an inspired touch with actors.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This environmentally themed, very loose version of Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Mermaid" is never going to be mistaken for Disney's musical of the same name.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Between D-Day, the sheer ambition of Paul Thomas Anderson's historical epic and Robert Elswit's dazzling cinematography, this is a must-see movie - even though its emotional temperature rarely rises above freezing and the climax goes way, way, way over the top.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    In the Loop is certainly the smartest and funniest movie inspired by the Iraq war.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The profanity-laced but witty and literate dialogue by William Monahan ("Kingdom of Heaven") is delivered by a brilliantly chosen cast, almost all of whom are operating at the very top of their game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The role of William is a perfect fit for Red West, a well-weathered member of Elvis Presley's Memphis Mafia who has served as a bodyguard as well as a stuntman and bit-part actor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This is perhaps the most effective 3-D movie I have ever seen, with a sophisticated, involving story that will appeal to many adults. The only reservation I have is with the PG rating, which seems too lenient for a story that may give very young children - particularly if they are sensitive - nightmares.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's got more imagination than half a dozen movies combined; there's nothing else out there like this, and to me that's a very good thing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The skillfully acted and directed The Lives of Others is a timely warning about governments that seek to repress dissent.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Haunting is the best word for Waltz With Bashir, a striking animated documentary - not an oxy moron, despite how it sounds - from Israel.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Engrossing and exhilarating documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    As Kym, Hathaway runs an astonishing gamut of emotions, from anger to fragility and from hurt to regret - without ever seeming actress-y, like Nicole Kidman. Start clearing that mantelpiece, Anne.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's also a terrific, career-capping role for Eastwood, who claims he's now retired as an actor. He shows off his comic chops more fully than in any film since "Bronco Billy" more than a quarter-century ago.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    With such smarts and outstanding special effects, I eagerly await a second Iron Man movie, which of course is virtually promised in the final scene.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Forget those weepie liberal clich├ęs. This starless and vividly authentic romantic thriller set in Central America really rocks, and is one of the most exciting directorial debuts in years.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Winslet (Mendes' wife) once again demonstrates why she's one of the best actresses working today.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Fast-moving, psychologically savvy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This movie sends you into the night thinking, maybe even a little afraid. Bravo, Mr. Fincher.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Darkly hilarious.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's a long, brutal and honest look at a shattering event some Americans would apparently prefer not to see depicted - but also a respectful, inspiring one that's in no way exploitative or emotionally manipulative.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Julie Christie is simply astounding as a woman slipping into the ravages of Alzheimer's in Sarah Polley's deeply affecting and artfully crafted Away From Her.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Director Paul Greengrass - who directed the superb "United 93" between the second and third "Bourne" installments - knows how to stage and edit bravura action sequences, generating almost unbearable suspense while deploying a superb cast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An entertaining piece of pulp fiction.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A remarkably assured feature debut by Bennett Miller, a longtime director of commercials (and the documentary "The Cruise") whose no-frills style trusts that the powerful material and the uniformly excellent performances need little embellishment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's the well-wrought details that explain, perhaps better than any earlier film, how an entire country bought into Hitler's genocidal madness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Gut-Bustingly funny moves are pretty rare, so hustle over to Kung Fu Hustle, actor-director Ste phen Chow's exhilaratingly hilarious and affectionate send-up of Hong Kong action flicks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Not for the squeamish, but it is a beautifully crafted and thoughtful film that genuinely provokes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Like Roald Dahl's book, Tim Burton's splendidly imaginative and visually stunning - and often very dark and creepy - new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is squarely aimed more at children than their parents.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    You'll either be screaming with laughter - or be incredibly offended.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    2046 is a bit overlong and not for all tastes, but fans of "In the Mood for Love" will relish this second helping, which is more emotionally substantial than the first.