For 2,310 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Piano Teacher
Lowest review score: 0 20 Dates
Score distribution:
2,310 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The best glimpse yet of what it's like to be in Iraq.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The film is mentally graphic, not sexually graphic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    So much love went into Hustle & Flow that it almost glows with it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The Baxter is just an OK movie, but Showalter's performance is the gem to take from it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A harsh and thoroughly unromantic examination of the scarring effects of war.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Transamerica provides the frame and the occasion for one of the year's best performances, Felicity Huffman's as a woman trapped in a man's body who's passing for female while awaiting a sex-change operation.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A funny and appropriately skewed comedy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The appeal of Mr. Brooks is as obvious as it is hard to resist: Kevin Costner as a serial killer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Along the way, My Best Friend offers insights into the emotional and psychological components of both friendliness and friendship. They're not synonymous, though both have value.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A story so good that maybe anybody could have turned out something decent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Clever and enjoyable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Though the movie has a handful of shots that are downright gross to witness, what makes The Orphanage scary is not what it threatens to show but what it suggests about life.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Witty and lively, with a soul to it, as well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The film is thorough and entertaining. It's enthusiastic about his contributions, but it's no hagiography, and it serves as both a celebration and a cautionary tale.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A shrewd satire about stardom and the cult of celebrity.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Told from a different angle than any other Holocaust film I've seen.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    I won't tell you Taken is great, but it's great fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    This film makes you wonder why aren't there more young love movies?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Funnier than the silliest comedy because it's surprisingly real.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    For a thoroughly fascinating, true glimpse into the horrors that vanity and self-delusion can wreak, take some time to see The Baader Meinhof Complex.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Scott removed the adventure aspect, and some of the movie's passion was lost, too, like a dolphin caught in a tuna net. Perhaps it's for that reason that a movie that starts out with the potential to be great somehow falls short, and what seems as if it's going to be a revelation ends up, instead, simply a worthwhile, reasonably interesting variation on an old theme.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    In the end, Knight and Day isn't really about much of anything besides having a good time or perhaps the meaning of Tom Cruise-ness in the universe.

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