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 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Lowest review score: 0 Answers to Nothing
Score distribution:
2481 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Writer-director Will Gluck has written a stiletto-sharp, zinger-filled script that recalls "Mean Girls" as well as the films of John Hughes, which are sampled to amusing effect in a clever clip montage.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    For me, the movie's high point comes when Tony auditions for a role in a Martin Scorsese movie. Tony learns not to try so hard -- a lesson that Garcia also seems to have absorbed from City Island.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    May be the most fun you'll have at the movies this summer.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Head and shoulders above the sort of lightheaded epics Hollywood typically offers during the summer season.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    If animated dogs were eligible for acting awards, the Oscar would go to Gromit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Sally Hawkins is the heart and soul of Made in Dagenham, but another actress to watch for is the equally wonderful Rosamund Pike. She steals every scene she's in as the sympathetic wife of Rita's sexist boss (Rupert Graves).
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    In-depth performances by De Niro and Gooding Jr. provide the oxygen for this extremely shipshape biopic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Not for the squeamish, but it is a beautifully crafted and thoughtful film that genuinely provokes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    For all its flaws, The Tree of Life is a stunning exception to the rule that you can safely check your brain at the popcorn counter until after Labor Day. That's enough to place it among the year's best movies, or at least most-talked-about ones.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Confirms Leigh's reputation as one of the world's master filmmakers - and showcases Staunton as one of its great actresses.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Extremely unsettling and thought- provoking.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Quirkily likable comedy-drama about a family trying to coping with loss, contains three of the best performances you're likely to see in an American movie this year.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Altman and Rapp skirt the fine line between satire and caricature, stopping just short of ridiculing the women who pack Dr. T's office.
    • New York Post
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are superb as the couple, who use the occasion to drop bombs on each other.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    More than lives up to its clever positioning as the first movie of the new millennium.
    • New York Post
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    An entertaining piece of pulp fiction.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Captain Fantastic isn’t only one of the year’s best movies, but one of the best cast and best acted, right down to the smaller roles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    You won’t see a better performance by an actress on film this year than Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor struggling to hold onto her personality after a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s in the unforgettable drama Still Alice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Chico and Rita beguiles first and foremost as a bebop romance that evokes a bygone era as well as, or maybe even better than, "The Artist."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Isn't quite as accessible or as deeply moving as his masterpiece, "All About My Mother." It's a tad too self-consciously a work of art for that. But it's still a must-see for anyone who's halfway serious about film.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Engrossing and exhilarating documentary.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Williams triumphs by exceeding both in sheer actor's craft - and the depths he plumbs in his character's tortured soul.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Vigorously played as a young man by Chris Pine, Kirk is a brilliant, sports-car driving, bar-brawling rebel who is finally shamed into joining Starfleet Academy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This movie sends you into the night thinking, maybe even a little afraid. Bravo, Mr. Fincher.

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