For 2,338 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Spirited Away
Lowest review score: 0 Alvin and the Chipmunks
Score distribution:
2,338 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Extremely unsettling and thought- provoking.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The scariest, creepiest and most elegantly filmed horror movie I've seen in years - it positively drives a stake through the competition.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Thankfully, Tintin is Spielberg at his most playful and unpretentious.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A crowd-pleasing baseball movie for people - like me - who don't like baseball movies...Probably the finest baseball movie since "Bull Durham".
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Jack Black gives the performance of his career in the title role of Bernie, under the pitch-perfect direction of his "School of Rock'' director, Richard Linklater, who expertly crafts a black comedy with a deceptively sunny surface. It's the best movie I've seen all spring.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Nutty Danish provocateur Lars von Trier -- long one of the most annoying filmmakers on the planet -- turns out one of the year's most emotionally resonant art movies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Spanish master filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar offers up a grisly Halloween trick-and-treat in his first full-out horror movie, an eye-popping and genuinely shocking gender-bending twist on Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo.''
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    As much a study of prehistoric art as archaeology, this documentary brings in experts to speculate about the mysterious artists who made these paintings, some quite elaborate and others intriguingly abstract.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    ParaNorman is probably the year's most visually dazzling movie so far, and the stunning climax centering on an 11-year-old witch (Jodelle Ferland) is too good to spoil.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    DiCaprio may well receive a Best Actor Oscar for his tour de force as the conflicted FBI director -- greatly abetted by Hammer (who played the Winklevoss twins in "The Social Network'') in his first major role as the flamboyant but frustrated Tolson.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is the first must-see film of Hollywood’s summer season, if for no other reason than its jaw-dropping evocation of Roaring ’20s New York — in 3-D, no less.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Tim Burton's best film in years.
    • 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
    It's a sharply written, unforgettably directed character study with brilliant performances by Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams - far more intimate but no less intense than director Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar-winning last film, "There Will Be Blood.''
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This remarkable new documentary from Raymond De Felitta ("City Island") fruitfully revisits the aftermath of a TV doc that his father, Frank, produced for NBC in 1965.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Bryan Singer’s whip-smart and witty time-travel romp X-Men: Days of Future Past blows a breath of fresh air through the musty Marvel universe.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Williams, who was elected president of ASCAP in 2009, speaks frankly and eloquently about his problems dealing with fame, and his recovery. And more important, he earns our thanks by resolutely refusing to let Kessler turn this into a clichéd documentary.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Walken was largely typecast in quirky roles as a result of playing the title character's brother in "Annie Hall," so it's something of a delightful irony that 35 years later, Walken finds his most rewarding role leading a terrific ensemble in what amounts to one of the best Woody Allen movies that Allen wasn't involved in making.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Utterly delightful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Is torture ever justifiable? A twisty, compelling, brilliantly acted (if sometimes difficult to watch) thriller, Prisoners, asks this question not in the usual contemporary context — anti-terrorism — but instead as a gruesome option deployed as a response to every parent’s worst nightmare.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    The first filmed Shakespeare comedy in decades that’s actually funny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Mud
    Mud runs over two hours, climaxing with a shootout that belongs in a different movie. It’s a rare misstep in an art-house movie that will pull mainstream audiences along as inexorably as the Mississippi River. Go see it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    One of the best films released so far this year, At Any Price signals the arrival of Iranian-American Ramin Bahrani in the ranks of major US directors.