For 2,375 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 Selma
Lowest review score: 0 Boys and Girls
Score distribution:
2,375 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    As hip, funny and truthful a sleeper as has ever flown under Tinseltown's radar.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A gorgeous and witty piece of stop-motion animation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young amounts to the most hilarious Woody Allen movie in forever.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Timothy Spall, a character actor best known as Wormtail in the “Harry Potter’’ series, delivers an Oscar-caliber tour de force as eccentric British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner in the exquisite Mr. Turner.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A summery confection crammed with fresh young talented faces that's hard not to love.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    In his own twisted way, Lou is just as much a bloodsucker as Dracula, in a horror story that this tabloid veteran can attest is not as far removed from reality as you might assume.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Sequels don't get much better - or smarter - than the action-, drama-, romance- and comedy-packed Spider-Man 2, which miraculously improves on the webslinger's hugely popular first screen adventure in every imaginable department.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Jersey Boys tells a familiar story, yes — but rarely told this well and with this much heart and soul.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Lassie is a dog movie even non-dog lovers will lap up.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    This is a beautifully acted chamber piece --especially by the magnificent Blake, who is married to Norris in real life.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    A thoughtful, rousing and beautifully crafted epic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    2046 is a bit overlong and not for all tastes, but fans of "In the Mood for Love" will relish this second helping, which is more emotionally substantial than the first.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Hilarious French farce.
    • New York Post
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Sort of a Bollywood "Citizen Kane," a decades-spanning drama with a compelling Abhishek Bachchan as a ruthless Indian business tycoon who refuses to take no for an answer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Director Frears, in a radical shift from "High Fidelity," again (as in "Dangerous Liaisons") shows he's a master of period detail and subtle storytelling -- and the performances couldn't be more on the money.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    W.
    An often compelling, tragicomic psychological analysis of Dubya, viewed through the prism of his relationship with an allegedly disapproving father.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A more nuanced picture of the only president to resign from office emerges in Penny Lane’s clever documentary.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Page and Church work so brilliantly together as a comic team that it's worth enduring the leads' utter lack of chemistry together - not to mention the fact they're both wildly miscast.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Doesn't have a particularly well-defined point of view, but it is a succinct, entertaining and valuable record of a time that in some ways now seems as remote as the Roaring '20s.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    There’s nothing hugely original about the script by Richard Wenk (who cowrote “Expendables 2” with Sylvester Stallone), but Washington is a master at putting his own inimitable and stylish spin on even the most familiar situations.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    What elevates Men, Women & Children considerably above a dramatized (and occasionally over-dramatized) lecture on the dehumanizing aspects of the Internet is the consistently high caliber of acting (including, yes, Sandler) and spot-on narration by Emma Thompson.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It may not have songs by ABBA, but Bran Nue Dae is roughly Australia's far less elaborate answer to "Mamma Mia!" -- a cheerful and proudly corny musical that's pretty hard to resist if you're in the right frame of mind.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A blood- freezing German thriller, a very stylish variation on "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Seven."

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