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 Black Swan
Lowest review score: 0 When in Rome
Score distribution:
2481 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    "The Sixth Sense" was no fluke. Unbreakable, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's dazzling reunion with Bruce Willis confirms he's one of the most brilliant filmmakers working today.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Hugh Grant is no less great (and has terrific chemistry with Streep) in his juiciest role in years as St. Clair.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This year's actress to watch is Elizabeth Reaser, who delivers a tour de force as a determined German mail-order bride who comes to 1920 Minnesota in Ali Selim's captivating indie Sweet Land.
    • 85 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Darkly hilarious.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The various witnesses tell contradictory tales that turn this into a real-life “Rashomon." The fact that two of the principals — Sarah and Michael, who delivers touching and eloquent on-camera narration that he wrote himself — are accomplished actors adds another level of confusion and interest that help make this compelling storytelling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The ideal date movie for the Passover-Easter season and beyond, guaranteed to keep audiences rolling in the pews.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Still Mine eschews schmaltz, and is tremendously moving.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Playing a slightly autobiographical role — reinforced by a karaoke sequence that gently nods to “Duets,” the final film directed by Danner’s late real-life husband, Bruce Paltrow, and starring their daughter Gwyneth — Danner shines in scene after scene.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    One of the year's best.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Stephen Sondheim’s stage classic Into the Woods, a dark and subversive musical take on fairy tales, not only survives but triumphs in the composer’s most unlikely collaboration with Disney.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Literally the kind of movie they just don't make anymore, Michel Hazanavicius' French-sponsored charmer The Artist is a gorgeous black-and-white love letter to silent Hollywood with old-fashioned English intertitles and just a single line of audible (English) dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Linklater ambitiously shot his new effort over a period of 12 years with the same cast, showcasing what turns out to be an astonishing performance by newcomer Ellar Coltrane, who grows up from 6 to 18 before our eyes over the course of 164 minutes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An indie-inflected popcorn movie with major brains, brilliant acting and a highly satisfying payoff, Looper is the first must-see movie of the season.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Expertly directed, acted and written crowd-pleaser.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This is in many ways a companion piece to Haynes’ “Far From Heaven” (2002), which remains one of my favorite films so far this century.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    There have been many documentaries about the Holocaust in recent years, but this one really stands out.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Gripping and stylish thriller.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Lynch's first G-rated feature, turns out to be one of the year's best films...a wonderful surprise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Don’t miss it — this is enormously fun visionary filmmaking, with a witty script and a great international cast.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An exciting and extremely well acted film. Even a nearly unrecognizable Blake Lively impresses in the key role of Jem's sister and Doug's sometime girlfriend.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Bryan Singer's super, soulful and very expensive new resurrection of the venerable big-screen franchise, ups the ante with must-see results.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Koch ends with the former mayor showing off a typically flamboyant gesture that embodies his contradictions - choosing to be buried in a Christian cemetery in his beloved Manhattan, complete with an already erected tombstone proclaiming his Jewish identity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The best evidence of this troubled man's genius is provided by ample samples of his music, much of which will be familiar to fans of Warner Bros. cartoons from the '30s and '40s.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An expertly crafted, deeply moving film.
    • New York Post
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Vol. 2 isn't anywhere near as self-indulgent as its predecessor, but it still plays like the work of a man too in love with his creations to decide which of his darlings to kill - so he ended up with merely a very good movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A civics lesson about integration very artfully - and entertainingly - disguised as an upbeat family sports movie.

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