Lou Lumenick

Lou Lumenick

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Lou Lumenick's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 62% Magic Mike XXL (2015) ""Magic Mike XXL" has a plot skimpier than the jockstraps worn by its male strippers with hearts of gold. But not to worry. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2/4 94% Gone With the Wind (1939) "The film's subtle racism is insidious, going to great lengths to enshrine the myth that the Civil War wasn't fought over slavery - an institution the film unabashedly romanticizes. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 27, 2015
1.5/4 38% Max (2015) "The Belgian malinoises who play Max way out-act the humans. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2.5/4 72% Big Game (2015) ""Big Game" is goofy fun, whether Jackson is rolling down a hill in a freezer, the kid is trying to stop a bazooka with an arrow, or we're witnessing other stunts that are just too preposterous to describe. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2.5/4 80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Mark Ruffalo is so wonderful as a bipolar single dad who raises his two daughters in 1970s Boston that you can almost overlook that Maya Forbes' quasi-autobiographical film is the latest in a long line of dramedies romanticizing mental illness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 17, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "It's a totally satisfying adventure with lot of surprising twists, and one of the best emotional payoffs in the Pixar canon. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 16, 2015
3.5/4 81% Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (2015) "A funny, hip, touching and utterly irresistible comedy-drama about a trio of high-school misfits, one with stage IV leukemia, who bond over art films. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) ""Love & Mercy" is worth seeing just for the dramatization of the making of "Good Vibrations" alone. But there's much more to savor in this biopic ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 3, 2015
1.5/4 50% San Andreas (2015) "The special effects aren't bad for a lower-budget ($100 million) blockbuster, though director Brad Peyton and his writers often deploy them in downright laughable ways. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 27, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Where Do We Go From Here? "It has some wonderful moments, and how many other time-travel musicals can you name besides Just Imagine? " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 19, 2015
2/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) " The film never adds up to the sum of its parts, effectively a two-hour trailer for a movie I'd still be interested in seeing. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 19, 2015
3.5/4 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "Danner shines in scene after scene. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 13, 2015
4/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "This spectacularly great reboot is surprisingly owned not by Hardy, who is fine, but by Charlize Theron. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 12, 2015
3/4 54% 5 Flights Up (2015) "Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton have unexpectedly great chemistry in this warm and funny comedy about a couple who contemplate leaving a walk-up apartment in Brooklyn they've occupied for their entire 40-year marriage. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 7, 2015
2/4 69% Brothers in Arms (2003) "Basically a longer, less slick version of the official Kerry profile unveiled at the Democratic National Convention. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 5, 2015
3/4 48% Ride (2015) ""Ride'' sounds a bit like a Lifetime movie, but in Hunt's capable hands it's a brisk, funny and touching comedy for boomers. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2/4 70% Welcome to Me (2015) "It all plays more like a long, dark TV comedy sketch than an actual movie. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 29, 2015
4/4 80% Obsession (1976) "Subtlety is a not a term that can often be applied to DePalma's work, but it's this uncharacteristic restraint that helps make "Obsession" his masterpiece. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/4 44% Adult Beginners (2015) "The pleasant but forgettable "Adult Beginners" strains a bit too hard for a happy ending, and tends to lay on the schmaltz and metaphors (like the swim class that gives the film its title) with a trowel. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 22, 2015
1.5/4 6% The Forger (2015) "John Travolta wearily plays a master art forger who undertakes the proverbial "one last job" for the benefit of his dying son in Philip Martin's soggy, strictly by-the-numbers crime thriller. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 22, 2015
2.5/4 61% Unfriended (2015) ""Unfriended" starts wearing out its welcome about 10 minutes before the end. But it's clever enough about social media to keep an audience engaged until then ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 16, 2015
0/4 48% True Story (2015) "In the four years since he was Oscar-nominated for "127 Hours'' - and disastrously co-hosted the Academy Awards ceremony - James Franco has gone from one of our most exciting actors to an international joke. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 15, 2015
4/4 100% The Palm Beach Story (1942) "This might not be the funniest film of Sturges' brilliant '40s heyday ("The Miracle of Morgan's Creek"), or the most subversively romantic ("The Lady Eve"), or the best made ("Sullivan's Travels"), but it's definitely a censor-baiting treat. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 11, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Mission to Moscow "Curtiz' superproduction deserves to be far better known as the supreme example of haute Hollywood craftsmanship deployed for the sort of propaganda commonly associated with films from the Soviet Union and other totalitarian regimes. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 11, 2015
4/4 100% The Band Wagon (1953) "Sorry, the beloved "Singin' in the Rain" isn't the finest of the legendary MGM musicals. "The Band Wagon'' has better music, better dances, better direction, more lavish sets and costumes and a wittier script (by the same writers). " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 11, 2015
4/4 89% Once Upon a Time in America (1984) "Adding 22 minutes only enhances Leone's brilliant saga of guilt and betrayal " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 11, 2015
2/4 30% The Longest Ride (2015) "Can the ailing Ira help the young lovers work things out in his limited time left on earth - or even afterward? Let's just say Sparks works up to an ending that's as shamelessly preposterous as it is predictable. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 61% Boychoir (2015) "An imperious choirmaster (Dustin Hoffman) reluctantly takes a troubled 11-year-old (Garrett Wareing) with the voice of an angel under his wing in this delightful musical drama. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2/4 53% Woman in Gold (2015) "Under Harvey Weinstein's sponsorship, this remarkable story has become a paint-by-numbers variation on the producer's far better "Philomena." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 31, 2015
1/4 30% Insurgent (2015) "Practically everyone you're watching seems to be wishing they were somewhere else. So you might want to take the hint. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 18, 2015
2/4 77% Danny Collins (2015) ""Danny Collins'' is certainly watchable, but don't go expecting much in the way of surprises. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 18, 2015
0.5/4 11% The Cobbler (2015) "A painfully earnest and totally unfunny magic-realist fable set on the Lower East Side that works in no way whatsoever. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/4 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "Fascinating ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 11, 2015
1/4 31% Chappie (2015) "I haven't been as happy to see a movie end since the third "Transformers." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 6, 2015
1.5/4 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Second best by a distressingly large margin, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a pointless sequel to an overlong but charming little comedy that was never designed to launch a franchise. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 4, 2015
18% Serena (2015) "The choppily edited and thoroughly wooden "Serena'' fails to catch fire, even when everything literally goes up in flames. Basically, it's "Cold Mountain" without RenĂ©e Zellweger. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 27, 2015
0/4 13% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "Looks like it was directed by a blind and deaf person over a weekend on a leftover laboratory set from a TV show and edited with a roulette wheel. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "This train wreck is nasty and mean without making any coherent point. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3/4 81% Queen and Country (2015) "Modest but still disarming ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 18, 2015
2.5/4 64% The Rewrite (2015) "Lawrence's script for "The Rewrite'' could have used one, and his direction is uneven, but it's still rewarding watching Grant dispensing his dithery charm surrounded by old pros. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2015
3/4 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "Kendrick does the dramatic heavy lifting here as a woman struggling to break free from her husband's large shadow and find her destiny. She nails the comedy as well ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "A movie so jaw-droppingly awful that you can't wait to see what happens next (and that was without the use of mood-altering substances on my part). " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1.5/4 27% Wild Card (2015) ""This is the height of my career," says Jason Statham sarcastically in his latest potboiler ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
2/4 39% Black or White (2015) "Despite excellent performances by Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and other cast members, Mike Binder's racially tinged custody battle drama "Black or White" never achieves much in the way of dramatic credibility. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
1/4 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) ""The Boy Next Door'' wants badly to be a cut-rate "Fatal Attraction,'' but ends up getting more laughs than many comedies. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 22, 2015
1/4 18% Strange Magic (2015) "A jaw-droppingly terrible animated musical that mismatches George Lucas' inane story about a pair of fairy princesses to an oddball selection of the "Star Wars'' creator's favorite pop tunes. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3/4 76% Match (2015) "Stepping into a role played onstage by Frank Langella - opposite Ray Liotta's Mike - Stewart plumbs the soul of a man comfortable in his own skin despite some huge regrets about his past. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 91% Farewell, Herr Schwarz (2015) "An absorbing documentary that eloquently explores questions about forgiveness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 7, 2015
3.5/4 71% Into the Woods (2014) ""Into the Woods'' thankfully retains most of its wit and bite, and showcases two of the year's very best female performances, from Streep and Blunt. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 24, 2014
4/4 99% Selma (2015) "Hollywood's definitive depiction of the 1960s American civil rights movement - as well as perhaps the most timely movie you'll see this year. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 23, 2014
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