For 2,285 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 Queen and Country
Lowest review score: 0 Gigli
Score distribution:
2,285 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The main thing that keeps audiences glued throughout its running time is that it's a love story, easily one of the best American love stories of the past year.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Breaks the formula for teen romances. Martin Short, as the vain and zany drama teacher, does not disappoint.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An unforgettable examination of a host of dark impulses.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The language is brilliant, and the laugh lines come so quickly that you'd probably have to watch the movie twice to get them all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's hard not to come away in awe of a director in complete control of every frame.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This one is dazzling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Movie magic.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    First, this movie should be enjoyed. Later, marveled at. And then, once the excitement has faded, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days really should be studied, because director Cristian Mungiu creates scenes unlike any ever filmed.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    What makes The White Ribbon a big movie, an important movie, is that Haneke's point extends beyond pre-Nazi Germany.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The experience of seeing this film is cumulative, sober and profound.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A first-rate thriller about arrogance at the top.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A film of wisdom, emotional subtlety and power.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Allen's most satisfying film since "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994) and his most compelling since "Crimes and Misdemeanors" (1989).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The resulting film is neither better nor worse than the Swedish film, but it's more cinematic.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An ungainly masterpiece, but Chaplin's ungainliness is something one can grow fond of.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Funny People is a true brass ring effort, a reach for excellence that takes big risks. It's 146 minutes, with a story that's more European in feeling than American.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A great movie.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A masterpiece.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a beautiful machine, thought out and revved up to the last detail, with no other purpose but to delight - and it delights. [24 May 1989, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The first great Hitler movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The movie is funny, definitely funny. But underlying the humor is a vision so bleak, so despairing and so utterly hopeless as to make "No Country for Old Men" almost look cheerful.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The picture, written and directed by Francis Veber, the screenwriter of "La Cage Aux Folles,'' is a complete success.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's screamingly, hysterically, laugh-through-the-next-joke, laugh-for-the-next-week funny. It's so inventiveā€¦This is a film by an original and significant comic intelligence.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The Devil's Advocate is a sharp, suspenseful and completely satisfying movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The picture gently caricatures the folk music scene with dozens of delicate brush strokes, creating a picture that's increasingly, gloriously funny -- as in entire lines of dialogue are lost because the audience's laughing so hard.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Toy Story 3 is a better film than "Wall-E" and "Up" in that it succeeds completely in conventional terms. For 103 minutes, it never takes audience interest for granted. It has action, horror and vivid characters, and it always keeps moving forward.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It is, simply, the alienation-invasion movie to beat all alien-invasion movies: meticulously detailed and expertly paced and photographed, with sights so spectacular and terrible that viewers will have to consciously remind themselves to close their mouths when their jaws drop open.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a complex, satisfying piece of entertainment, a succession of unexpected, outrageous scenes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A movie about serendipity and spontaneity.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A caustic comedy of Hollywood manners.

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