For 2,347 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 Captain Phillips
Lowest review score: 0 Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Score distribution:
2,347 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    For all of its laughs and a star-making performance by Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky represents a serious philosophical inquiry by Leigh, who has illustrated a consistently pessimistic view of humankind in his semi-improvised movies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Another remarkable addition to Eastwood's directorial canon.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Winslet (Mendes' wife) once again demonstrates why she's one of the best actresses working today.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    12
    The time passes quickly. This is the rare remake that does honor to the spirit of the original.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Gut-bustingly funny.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    May be the most fun you'll have at the movies this summer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    In the Loop is certainly the smartest and funniest movie inspired by the Iraq war.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    You might not want to watch all of "The ABC of Love and Sex Australian Style," "Turkey Shoot" or "The True Story of Eskimo Nell," but the clips on view in "Not Quite Hollywood" are a hoot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Rarely less than absorbing and never boring over its nearly three-hour length.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A gorgeous and witty piece of stop-motion animation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    May not be a masterpiece, but it still had me in tears at the end.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    That still makes Broken Embraces superior to at least 99 percent of the movies released in 2009. Run, don't walk.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This movie depicts an unlikely intersection of sports and leadership in ways that manage to be inspiring and insightful without ever becoming schmaltzy or preachy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Helen Mirren outdoes even her Oscar-winning performance in "The Queen" with her tour de force as Countess Sofya Tolstoy in Michael Hoffman's delightful The Last Station.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The Yellow Handkerchief tells a timeless fable, and tells it extremely well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Quite unlike anything I've ever seen before.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Astonishingly sharp and stunningly beautiful images of galaxies as far as 100 billion light-years away.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Head and shoulders above the sort of lightheaded epics Hollywood typically offers during the summer season.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Like the Master of Suspense's best films, Double Take (which makes great use of Bernard Herrmann's haunting "Psycho" score) is an intellectual puzzle that also works as a thoroughly accessible entertainment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A documentary that exerts a car-wreck fascination as it follows the icon through her 75th year (she's now 77) while looking back over her tumult-filled life and career.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A gut-wrenching, politically neutral documentary that spends more than a year with a platoon of American GIs in a valley that's been called the most dangerous spot on Earth.

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