Lou Lumenick

Lou Lumenick

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
New York Post
Total Reviews:
2248

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1/4 19% Transcendence (2014) " It's not a horrible premise for a movie, but the execution is exceedingly trite and sloppy." — New York Post
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2/4 53% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " The makers of "Heaven Is for Real'' should have had the faith to let audiences decide whether little Colton is telling the truth about his near-death experience without resorting to the digital equivalent of dry ice." — New York Post
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3/4 71% Oculus (2014) " "Oculus'' eschews the buckets of gore common to R-rated horror movies and takes a relatively subtle, psychological approach - even if the somewhat disappointing ending leaves the door open for a sequel (or three)." — New York Post
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Legendary hipster filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's wryly funny exercise in genre bending hits so many grace notes it ends up being his most satisfying film in years." — New York Post
Posted Apr 10, 2014
1/4 85% Under the Skin (2014) " A rather shapeless film where what's happening onscreen is often less interesting than trying to figure out whether the participants recognize they're sharing the cab of a truck with a world-famous actress." — New York Post
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Deeply mediocre and ultra-predictable ..." — New York Post
Posted Apr 1, 2014
3/4 77% Noah (2014) " Holy ship!" — New York Post
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/4 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " Those with a high tolerance for violence and gore - at one point, Rama battles assassins labeled "Baseball Bat Man'' and "Hammer Girl'' simultaneously - will eat up "The Raid 2.''" — New York Post
Posted Mar 26, 2014
3/4 83% Rob the Mob (2014) " The always distinctive Raymond De Felitta ("City Island'') offers a hilarious mob comedy with virtually no violence, though it's based on a tabloid-ready true story that did not end at all happily." — New York Post
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1.5/4 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Von Trier has made some wonderful movies ("Breaking the Waves,'' "Melancholia'') but this pretentious snoozer, like "Antichrist," isn't one of them." — New York Post
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/4 41% Divergent (2014) " Two sequels derived from Veronica Roth's novels have already been announced. Hopefully, they'll have more personality than this clunker." — New York Post
Posted Mar 19, 2014
1/4 73% Enemy (2014) " It doesn't add up to much of anything exciting ..." — New York Post
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3.5/4 91% Le Week-End (2014) " A bickering middle-aged English couple return to Paris to celebrate their ill-fated 30th anniversary in this ruefully funny delight from director Roger Michell and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi." — New York Post
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/4 45% The Art of the Steal (2014) " Sobol encourages his excellent cast, which includes the iconic Terence Stamp as a federal informant and Jay Baruchel as the gang's weakest link, to steal scenes left and right." — New York Post
Posted Mar 12, 2014
2/4 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " This movie takes great pains to thank the fans who made this possible by including many characters from the series - a good deal for them, not necessarily so great for the rest of us." — New York Post
Posted Mar 11, 2014
3/4 92% Journey To The West (2014) " The final product is very much Chow - with elaborately staged stunts, slapstick inspired by silent Hollywood, and a silliness that will appeal to kids (as well as some black humor that may take some explaining for younger audiences)." — New York Post
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/4 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " A smart, funny and beautifully designed feature ..." — New York Post
Posted Mar 6, 2014
1/4 57% Interior. Leather Bar. (2014) " It largely consists of Franco musing about depictions of homosexual activity on film." — New York Post
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2.5/4 44% The Face of Love (2014) " It's the wonderful performances by Bening and Harris that make this flawed, somewhat maudlin film worth seeing." — New York Post
Posted Mar 6, 2014
81% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) " Anderson, who collaborated on the script (as in his previous films) with his college buddy Owen Wilson, gives everyone some of the best dialogue heard in a recent movie." — New York Post
Posted Mar 4, 2014
1/4 60% Non-Stop (2014) " All the tedium of an endless trans-Atlantic flight gets packed into the 105 minutes of "Non-Stop,'' a preposterous "thriller'' providing Oscar winner-turned action star Liam Neeson with his latest paycheck job." — New York Post
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/4 48% Stalingrad (2014) " Though the performances aren't bad at all, everyone is playing one-note stereotypes in this cat-and-mouse game as Bondarchuk marks time for an impressively staged climax with lots of pyrotechnics." — New York Post
Posted Feb 26, 2014
2/4 24% Pompeii (2014) " A campy guilty pleasure that serves up a "Gladiator'' knockoff as an appetizer to the impressively flame-filled main course." — New York Post
Posted Feb 20, 2014
1/4 15% Endless Love (2014) " Shana Feste's endlessly lame "Endless Love'' remake turns the obsessive sexual heat way down from the infamous 1981 Brooke Shields vehicle - while also tossing out the tragedies of Scott Spencer's acclaimed source novel." — New York Post
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2.5/4 52% Adult World (2014) " "Adult World" proceeds by fits and starts, but fans of Cusack won't want to miss his performance as the petulant poet, whose resistance is inevitably worn down by his persistent fan." — New York Post
Posted Feb 12, 2014
3/4 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Clooney's low-key directorial effort is not quite an Oscar-caliber movie, though it's got a great cast, a worthy theme and plenty of things to reward adult moviegoers." — New York Post
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/4 80% Charlie Victor Romeo (2014) " You probably don't want to see this gripping 3-D adaptation of an unusual and acclaimed 1999 off-Broadway production just before your next plane trip." — New York Post
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/4 100% Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films 2014 (2014) " The primary exposure for animated shorts in this country is this annual compilation - which, as usual, is being shown along with separate programs of the Oscar-nominated live-action and documentary shorts." — New York Post
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2.5/4 81% G.B.F. (2014) " Offers an admirable message of tolerance for teen audiences - too bad it's been absurdly saddled with an R rating, even though there's far less innuendo than in "Easy A.''" — New York Post
Posted Jan 23, 2014
1/4 11% Back in the Day (2014) " [A] stale, schmaltzy and testosterone-drenched comedy." — New York Post
Posted Jan 17, 2014
2.5/4 11% The Nut Job (2014) " The small-town setting of a half-century ago is beautifully animated by director Peter Lepenotis and his team, and there are some nicely staged old-school action sequences." — New York Post
Posted Jan 16, 2014
2.5/4 50% Return to Nuke 'Em High (2014) " Mostly, "Return to Nuke 'Em High'' is an occasionally hilarious series of parodies: "Carrie,'' "Soylent Green,'' "Glee,'' "Cat Ballou,'' you name it." — New York Post
Posted Jan 10, 2014
1.5/4 25% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " You could write "Walking With Dinosaurs'' off as harmless filler for the under-5 set, except that the only female dinosaur, Juniper, exists solely to moon over Patchi, who as a hatchling lost part of an ear to a winged predator." — New York Post
Posted Dec 20, 2013
1.5/4 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Handsome, sporadically amusing and admittedly never boring - but also bloated, redundant, vulgar, shapeless and pointless ..." — New York Post
Posted Dec 17, 2013
2.5/4 94% Her (2014) " Jonze seems to be heading for a far quirkier ending than the one he actually delivers, but he does tap into the zeitgeist with his unlikely romantic fable." — New York Post
Posted Dec 17, 2013
1.5/4 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " A space-holding, empty-headed epic filled with characters and places (digital and otherwise) that are hard to keep straight, much less care about." — New York Post
Posted Dec 11, 2013
2/4 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " "Saving Mr. Banks'' is ultimately much less about magic than making the sale, in more ways than one." — New York Post
Posted Dec 10, 2013
3/4 88% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " [A] highly entertaining documentary ..." — New York Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
2/4 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Much longer on style and belligerence than actual substance." — New York Post
Posted Dec 2, 2013
1.5/4 42% Oldboy (2013) " Relentlessly gruesome, self-consciously shocking and pretty much pointless." — New York Post
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2/4 49% Black Nativity (2013) " A family-friendly, Hallmark Channel-ready musical dramatic fable whose plot more closely resembles Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer.''" — New York Post
Posted Nov 26, 2013
1/4 20% Cold Turkey (2013) " [A] tiresome cavalcade of bickering - which feels like it lasts even longer than your typical Thanksgiving dinner." — New York Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/4 38% Delivery Man (2013) " Basically a kinder, gentler Vince Vaughn movie for people who don't like Vince Vaughn movies, "Delivery Man'' trades the abrasive comedian's trademark snark for schmaltz - an experiment that actually works better than you'd guess." — New York Post
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/4 92% Nebraska (2013) " "Nebraska'' has enough good lines, scenes and performances to make it worth your while, as well as a sufficiently upbeat ending to qualify it as holiday entertainment." — New York Post
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/4 88% The Wind Rises (2014) " Miyazaki offers a vivid, at times fantastical view of Japan between the wars, wracked by the Great Depression, a fearsome earthquake that leveled Tokyo in 1923, a tuberculosis epidemic and the rise of fascism." — New York Post
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3/4 46% The Book Thief (2013) " Overall, it's engaging and serves its young audience well - a rare Holocaust movie that doesn't strain to become Oscar bait." — New York Post
Posted Nov 7, 2013
2/4 47% Last Vegas (2013) " Thanks in no small part to Kline and Steenburgen, "Last Vegas'' has its moments. When they're not on-screen, beware of half-baked ham and hypoglycemic shock." — New York Post
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3.5/4 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " It's a remarkable story, vividly and urgently told by French-Canadian director VallĂ©e from a pointed, schmaltz-free script by Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack." — New York Post
Posted Oct 31, 2013
1/4 8% Diana (2013) " Watts and Andrews have no chemistry together whatsoever. But in all fairness, probably no actor could convincingly play lines like "I love when you touch me there.''" — New York Post
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/4 94% I Am Divine (2013) " A fine, touching tribute to John Waters' larger-than-life drag diva ..." — New York Post
Posted Oct 25, 2013
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