For 2,221 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Outsider
Lowest review score: 0 Spy Hard
Score distribution:
2,221 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    More than a high concept stretched to feature length. This is a funny and extremely satisfying comedy, the best in a while.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A brutal movie, brutal in all the right ways -- brutally stark, brutally funny, brutally brutal. [30 Oct 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the best war movies of the past 20 years.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Director Bernard Rose has created a committed, intelligent and fascinating piece of work with no irony about it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A film of real beauty, which is surprising, since it's not a movie of beautiful sentiments or settings.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Extraordinary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The picture, written and directed by Francis Veber, the screenwriter of "La Cage Aux Folles,'' is a complete success.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Stuns with writing, acting, direction.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the most powerful romances of recent years, it is as generous as they come.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's hard not to come away in awe of a director in complete control of every frame.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An intelligent, well-made film about a seemingly well-adjusted, likable and loquacious woman.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An exquisite and powerful documentary -- one whose elegance only heightens its devastating impact.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    From the outside, Sunshine sounds like the most boring film on Earth. In fact, it's glorious.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Qualifies as director Giuseppe Tornatore's second full-fledged masterpiece. His first: "Cinema Paradiso."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Presents us with characters of such humanity and dignity that it begins to seem obscene that until now we haven't exactly given all that much thought to the Kurds.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the best crime dramas to come along in years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    At its slowest, the film has value as a historical document. At its best, the film gives a human face to stories of unimaginable suffering and unexpected triumph.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Philippe Blasband's screenplay is witty and economical, and the film's editing is crisp.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Few who see it will be sorry. Sometimes being humane means not being squeamish.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Fascinating in its depiction of presidential leadership in action.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A movie about serendipity and spontaneity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Has its awkward and rough edges, but there's a purity here, a goodness of intention and a commitment to justice.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    They talk and talk, and somehow it's delightful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Turns out to be the most unnerving film of the year. Easy.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It turns out that Pepe Le Moko is even better than "Algiers."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    You leave Cinema Paradiso with that feeling that's kind of like getting kicked in the stomach, but nice. It's one of those breathless, swept-away-by-a-movie experiences that you might have once a year, if you're lucky. [16 February 1990, Daily Notebook, p.E-1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The kind of picture to whip out the clichés for: Surprisingly original. Delightful. Brilliant. Funny as all heck. When 1989 is through, sex, lies, and videotape may well be remembered as the best film of the year. [11 Aug 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    They are naturals at acting, not because they're good at lying but because they can't be phony.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Midnight Run has thrills, excellent performances, touching moments, slick plotting, lively dialogue, plenty of laughs, beautiful locations and finely detailed direction. It's an across-the-board success, the best new movie I've seen in years. [20 July 1988]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's shockingly funny - you don't sit there deciding to laugh. Your own laughter catches you by surprise. [14 Apr 1989]
    • San Francisco Chronicle