For 2,352 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 Babel
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
2,352 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Lassie is a dog movie even non-dog lovers will lap up.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This superb documentary about the Catholic Church's worst pedophile scandal is in many ways far scarier than any fiction.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Described as a cross between "Mildred Pierce" and "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Almodóvar - which ought to be more than enough to entice his fans.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Arguably the year's most entertaining art-house film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This movie sends you into the night thinking, maybe even a little afraid. Bravo, Mr. Fincher.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Overall, this gorgeously designed and photographed movie artfully depicts the immigrant experience in ways that transcend its setting, melding Hollywood and Bollywood storytelling techniques to weave a tale a large audience will relate to.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Not many people are making silent horror serials these days, but Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin pushes his love of lurid melodrama to the limit in his latest demented treat, Brand Upon the Brain!
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    It's a stirring reminder of a time when anything seemed possible - these American heroes boosted morale eroded by the Vietnam War, as well as bringing the whole world together to celebrate their success.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Even with his clothes on, this is Mortensen's best and richest performance, worthy of serious awards consideration. He lends a moral complexity to Eastern Promises that makes it much more than just a very accomplished action thriller.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Theron is very good as a woman struggling for respect in a sexist environment. There are also small but telling performances by Susan Sarandon as Hank's worried wife, and Frances Fisher as a topless bartender who aids in the investigation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    There are more than ample rewards for discerning adults: Some of the best dialogue in a recent movie and a gallery of unforgettable performances.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Darkly hilarious.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The acting is uniformly superb, the camera work and set design are haunting, and The Orphanage delivers well-earned tears at its beautiful conclusion. Go see it already.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Best movie I've seen so far this year? Hands down, it's Tom McCarthy's superb The Visitor, which turns Richard Jenkins, one of the best character actors in the business, into a full-fledged star.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    One of the 10 best American movies released so far this year, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is the surprisingly satisfying first theatrical film inspired by a long-running series of historically themed dolls.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Engrossing and exhilarating documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    There is no shortage of indie movies about economically challenged women. This one is different, in that the women actually do something besides just talk about it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    After years of diminishing returns, Woody Allen spectacularly returns to form with Vicky Cristina Barcelona, his funniest movie in years and arguably his sexiest.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Slowly builds power to devastating effect.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Phoebe in Wonderland happens to be at least partly a Lifetime movie, but this special little film is no disease-of-the-week tear-jerker.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Sheen, who is also reprising his stage role and appeared as Tony Blair in the Morgan-written "The Queen," is highly effective as Frost - though the stakes for Frost are nowhere near as interesting as those for Nixon.
    • 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.

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