For 2,330 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: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lowest review score: 0 Pokémon Heroes
Score distribution:
2,330 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An astonishing re-creation of the Londonderry massacre of January 1972.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    I'm not generally a huge fan of movies with two-or three-person casts -- they tend to resemble filmed plays -- but The Business of Strangers is a knockout.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A technological landmark that couldn't look or sound better.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Schrader's strongest movie since "Affliction," is another meditation on American masculinity powerfully told with great wit and style.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Woody Allen's most purely entertaining film in years.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Carandiru, which ends with actual footage of the prison being demolished in 2002, marks a terrific comeback for Babenco - it's the roughest picture of life behind bars since "Midnight Express."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Hilarious sweet and sour David Mamet comedy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Davis, a hugely underrated actress..., is deadpan perfection as Joyce, wearing oversized glasses and a wig that makes her look like an older version of Thora Birch's character in "Ghost World."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Emotionally honest, feel-good saga with a universality that stands out in a season of singularly depressing and cynical Hollywood product.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    So smooth and satisfying it makes the similar "Ocean's Eleven" look like a game of three-card monte.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Drawing inspiration from anime and vintage Looney Toons, this beautifully drafted, offbeat charmer is hip, funny - and a bona fide heart tugger for the whole family.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    His (Friedkin) very lack of subtlety is both the strength and weakness of The Exorcist in the 21st century.
    • New York Post
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Combines big laughs, a big heart and thoroughly winning characters to become the first big surprise of the fall season.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A grim, challenging movie that will amply reward audiences willing to go along with its ride into the dark depths of its characters' souls.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Norton, returning to cracking form, doesn't try to make the selfish and smug Monty sympathetic -- but he lights up the screen, especially in two fantasy sequences.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    I was laughing so hard, tears were streaming down my cheeks.
    • New York Post
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The best thing Baldwin has done in years, and a triumph of low-budget storytelling by a director to watch.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Tremendously affecting on several levels, In the Bedroom is must-see viewing for anyone who complains Hollywood doesn't make movies for grownups.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This demanding puzzle is not for the "Chocolat" crowd, but those who stay with it will experience perhaps the most dazzling film released so far this year - even though a second viewing is virtually mandatory.
    • New York Post
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Rarely since the tale of the Corleones has a movie presented such a compelling, sympathetic portrait of a criminal lowlife.
    • New York Post
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Be warned: Though it's entirely justified by the story, there's a level of violence and brutality in Training Day -- that some terror-weary audience members may not care to cope with these days.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Packs a dramatic wallop that makes it one of the year's best movies.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Smart, funny and ingeniously detailed with terrific vocal teamwork.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Easily one of the year's best movies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The quirky High Fidelity really deserves being called the first must-see movie of the century.
    • New York Post
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Stunningly photographed, largely with a hand-held camera, by Rodrigo Prieto (another member of the "Amores Perros" team) on gritty locations in Memphis and Albuquerque, 21 Grams is also a visual tour de force - and a rare Hollywood product depicting class differences with any kind of honesty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A thoughtful, rousing and beautifully crafted epic.