For 2,483 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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lou Lumenick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest review score: 0 What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?
Score distribution:
2483 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    What we’ve got is a highly entertaining nautical version of “The Towering Inferno’’ (still my favorite guilty pleasure of all time).
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This entertaining and handsome-looking version of The Magnificent Seven is very much tailored to his star, right down to Washington’s real-life history as a preacher’s son.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    At its heart, this is a thrilling tribute to a modest hero who rose to an extraordinary occasion.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    Two decades after his last film, the legendary Jerry Lewis performs a truly unfortunate encore playing an elderly widower in writer-director Daniel Noah’s morose and thoroughly unconvincing drama.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Lou Lumenick
    There’s a fatally miscast lead (Jack Huston, you are no Charlton Heston), cut-rate special effects, reams of eyeball-glazing dialogue, and a schmaltzy “inspirational” script that pointlessly alters the story in ways that make absolutely no sense.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    Hugh Grant is no less great (and has terrific chemistry with Streep) in his juiciest role in years as St. Clair.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    The simple, highly effective gimmick of this straightforward shocker is a malevolent clawed spectre named Diana (Alicia Vela-Bailey), who only appears in the dark.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    The Infiltrator satisfyingly builds to an improbable but ripped-from-the-headlines climax.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A visually dazzling summer treat.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Lou Lumenick
    The first “Independence Day’’ was a lot of fun, with a great lines and cutting-edge special effects. It was much imitated, so the sequel plays like a faded, eighth-generation copy with a cast that’s shooting blanks when it comes to humor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Lou Lumenick
    If there has ever been a better voice performance in an animated film than Ellen DeGeneres’ in Pixar’s wonderful sequel Finding Dory, I sure can’t think of it. Her tour de force even surpasses Robin Williams in “Aladdin.”
    • 56 Metascore
    • 0 Lou Lumenick
    Jude Law gives arguably the worst performance of his career as Wolfe in Genius, the ham-fisted directing debut of noted British theater figure Michael Grandage, bombastically adapted by John Logan (“Gladiator’’) from a biography by A. Scott Berg.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    The Conjuring 2 belongs to Wilson and Farmiga as the sincere, loving, slightly square Warrens, with Wan tightening the screws for a rousing series of cliffhangers that should have audiences screaming. Expect another sequel for sure.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    Unfortunately, this ultra-glossy romantic drama derived from a best seller twists into very dark territory — a drastic tonal shift that neither its stars nor debuting director, Thea Sharrock, a respected stage veteran, manage with dramatic credibility.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Some editing would have made The Nice Guys easier to love — at times it feels as bloated as Crowe’s gut. It’s neither as fast, fresh or as funny as Black’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’’ (2005).
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Lou Lumenick
    Smartphone apps don’t particularly lend themselves well to political allegory or satire. But that’s precisely what the makers of this fitfully amusing animated adaptation of the once-popular game seem to be fruitlessly attempting.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Cross “Dog Day Afternoon’’ with “The Big Short’’ and throw in a dash of “Network’’ and you’ve got Money Monster, a clever financial thriller with comic overtones that’s a solid investment of your time thanks to stellar work by George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    It’s only a matter of time before someone turns Louise Osmond’s crowd-pleasing documentary, about people in a working-class Welsh mining village invading the snobbish “sport of kings,” gets turned into “The Full Monty” on four hooves.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Italian director Luca Guadagnino draws terrific performances from his four stars.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Patel has his most rewarding role since “Slumdog.’’
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Elvis & Nixon is the funniest Nixon movie since 1999’s forgotten “Dick.” That comedy was a Watergate-era fantasy, but as incredible as it seems, this one is based more or less directly on fact. A photograph of the meeting is the most requested image at the National Archives.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Sarandon gets great support from a cast that includes J.K. Simmons as a laid-back retired cop who pursues Minnie, and Jason Ritter as the ex-boyfriend whom Minnie desperately plots to reunite with her daughter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    Patrick Stewart has a blast playing against type as a soft-spoken white supremacist holding a punk rock band as his temporary prisoners in Jeremy Saulnier’s nicely crafted, low-budget comedy-thriller.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    A cut above the season’s other belated sequels like “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’’ and “Zoolander 2.’’
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Christopher Walken is in top form as Paul Lombard, an aging romantic crooner.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lou Lumenick
    This sort of violent comedy — think “True Lies’’ meets “Grosse Pointe Blank’’ — is tough to pull off, but Spanish director Paco Cabezas and screenwriter Max Landis (“American Ultra’’) nail a screwball fantasy vibe that stops just inches short of downright silliness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Lou Lumenick
    Don Cheadle gives one of the best performances of his career as jazz legend Miles Davis in Miles Ahead, even if his debut as a director ends up being an unfocused disappointment.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Lou Lumenick
    Only Bryan Cranston, as Teller’s downsized dad, emerges with his dignity fully intact from Get a Job, whose scattershot direction is credited to Dylan Kidd (“Roger Dodger”).
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Lou Lumenick
    While “300" maestro Snyder puts together some very striking scenes — which may be enough for many fanboys — they never really cohere into a whole. He literally throws in the kitchen sink in a film that frantically introduces characters and concepts while never clearly establishing the rules of the DC Comics universe.

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