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Lou Lumenick

Lou Lumenick
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) This year's ultimate guilty pleasure at the movies. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) 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. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/4 87% Amanda Knox (2016) Knox, now 29, is extensively quoted in the documentary, which reveals no new information about the case ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 20, 2016
3.5/4 85% Sully (2016) At its heart, this is a thrilling tribute to a modest hero who rose to an extraordinary occasion. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 6, 2016
1/4 35% Max Rose (2016) 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. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 1, 2016
0/4 25% Ben-Hur (2016) A film that fails to deliver pretty much all the way down the line. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/4 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) With such a high-powered cast at his disposal, Frears' latest is probably the most fun you'll have at a movie this summer. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2.5/4 76% Lights Out (2016) Swedish filmmaker David F. Sandberg makes an impressive feature debut with this spooky, less-is-more expansion of his short that landed him this first Hollywood gig. ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Cranston ... continues his rewarding post-"Breaking Bad'' big-screen career with another juicy real-life role in the highly entertaining "The Infiltrator." ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3.5/4 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) "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 ... ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 75% The BFG (2016) Spielberg offers a gallery of unforgettable images to illuminate a surprisingly straightfoward story about the friendship between the Big Friendly Giant of the title and Sophie, a spunky 10-year-old orphan. ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2016
1/4 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) 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. ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2/4 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) Rendering the Red Baron-fighting Snoopy and way too many supporting characters in 3-D, and placing them in near-photo-realistic backgrounds, drains much of the charm from "The Peanuts Movie." ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 20, 2016
3.5/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) 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. ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 16, 2016
0/4 51% Genius (2016) A few tortured glances from Guy Pearce as Fitzgerald are worth far more than an hour and a half of Law bellowing Wolfe's prose. ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) A mostly satisfying follow-up that brings back the excellent Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren, the real-life paranormal experts most famous for investigating "The Amityville Horror'' house. ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 58% Me Before You (2016) 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. ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1.5/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Parents of 5-year-olds, you have been warned. ‐ New York Post
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 92% The Nice Guys (2016) It freshens the odd-couple formula with some nice period and father-daughter twists. ‐ New York Post
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 57% Money Monster (2016) 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. ‐ New York Post
Posted May 13, 2016
3/4 97% Dark Horse (2016) [A] crowd-pleasing documentary ... ‐ New York Post
Posted May 5, 2016
3/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A steamy and satisfying kickoff to the summer film season on the art-house circuit. ‐ New York Post
Posted May 3, 2016
10% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) Sluggishly directed by producer Bob Yari ("Crash''), it's based on an autobiographical script by Denne Bart Petitclerc, who died in 2006. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Patel has his most rewarding role since "Slumdog'' as the passionate Ramanujan, who leaves his wife behind in India and risks his health to prove his critics wrong, leaving a lasting mark on the field. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "Elvis & Nixon" is the funniest Nixon movie since 1999's forgotten "Dick." ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/4 84% The Meddler (2016) Susan Sarandon has one of her juiciest parts in years in Lorene Scafaria's comedy about an overbearing widow, which turns out to be far funnier and more charming than the synopsis suggests. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/4 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) [Lee] handles the huge, excellent ensemble and tonal shifts with skill as the crew argues about sexism and politics, along the way mocking everyone from President Obama and R. Kelly to Bill Cosby and the Kardashians. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 90% Green Room (2016) Saulnier gets lots of laughs and builds plenty of suspense in this effective (if gory) little tongue-in-cheek sleeper. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 50% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) One More Time coasts by on Walken's idiosyncratic charm. He has a warm rapport with Heard, and there's solid support from Ann Magnuson as Paul's prickly sixth wife and Oliver Platt as Paul's long-suffering manager. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2.5/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Cheadle makes the new film worth seeing despite its flaws. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 8, 2016
0.5/4 5% Get a Job (2016) Crass and painfully unfunny satirical comedy shot four years ago. It's finally receiving a token theatrical release concurrent with being dumped into the video-on-demand sludge pile. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 8, 2016
0/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) By this point, none of the pieces fits and absolutely nothing makes any sense. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3.5/4 89% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) Desplechin draws uniformly superb performances from his young cast, making the coming-of-age genre seem fresh and vital. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/4 42% Mr. Right (2016) Rockwell, who literally dances his way through battle scenes with guns and knives, hasn't had a role this satisfying in years. ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Constantly threatening to collapse from self-seriousness, this epic has way too much of everything, including CGI and Oscar winners up the wazoo. ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 22, 2016
2/4 70% Snowtime! (2016) Aimed at very young audiences, the cheerier remake - with voice work by Sandra Oh as the young architect of a snow fort and a song by Céline Dion - is more distinguished by its charming animation than how it handles the storyline. ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2/4 53% Triple 9 (2016) There's a blue-chip cast running the gamut from A (Casey Affleck) to W (Kate Winslet) and terrific action sequences in Triple 9 - but in the end, this relentlessly nihilistic crime-caper thriller adds up to less than the sum of its impressive parts. ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 10, 2016
0/4 25% London Has Fallen (2016) Racist, stupid and boasting cheesy effects that wouldn't pass muster on basic cable. ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 10, 2016
4/4 98% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia excels on so many levels that it stands with the finest of the Disney classics. ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 10, 2016
1.5/4 71% Remember (2016) Plummer is deeply affecting, even while navigating plot holes you could drive a 16-wheeler through. ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3.5/4 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Director Gavin Hood pulls off some really tricky tonal shifts. He's abetted by a terrific cast, including Barkhad Abdi as a surveillance expert who tries to save the girl -- and Rickman in his final on-screen appearance, one of his very best. ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 43% Forsaken (2016) Forsaken greatly benefits from the poignant teaming of its father-and-son stars -- as well as Michael Wincott as an especially elegant and eloquent gunfighter who has great respect for John. ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 22, 2016
1/4 7% Misconduct (2016) Some handsome location shooting in New Orleans doesn't make up for the Oscar winners' relentless hamming and a plot that twists way beyond credibility. ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 6, 2016
3/4 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Not one of the Coens' major works, but it's a very enjoyable lark, especially for fans of old Hollywood. ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 6, 2016
3/4 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) The stunning visuals surpass the high standards set by its predecessors, but storywise, it breaks no new ground. ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2.5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) This disaster flick manages to stay afloat largely thanks to the yeoman efforts of Casey Affleck. ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 29, 2016
1/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) All this hype, and for what? Three hours or so, set mostly in a single room where the unsavory guests and staff trade juvenile and racist insults, periodically murdering each other. I was hoping they'd get it over with already well before the intermission ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3/4 60% Joy (2015) Mostly it's up to Lawrence to wring all the drama and pathos she can out of a battle over patent rights that pushes Joy to the brink of bankruptcy. No surprise that her mettle cleans up all the messiness in Joy. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/4 92% Grandma (2015) With not a wasted frame in its taut 80 minutes, this is deserving of your attention as one of the year's best movies even if it's being released in the middle of August. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 15, 2015
1.5/4 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Warner Bros. would have been better off sticking with the film's original March release date and selling it as a horror movie. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 14, 2015