For 2,535 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 lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Metropolis (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Gods of Egypt
Score distribution:
2535 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    The film is neither fish nor fowl nor some arresting new entity, but a lumpish coagulation of conflicting impulses and unrealized gestures.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    It turns out to be just as bad as any routine French romantic comedy - illogical, inconsistent and sloppily written, a charmless, tasteless, witless waste of time.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Pan
    A complete washout, a joyless, pointless and fundamentally idiotic enterprise.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    The film is glossy, but awful. Frenetic, but awful. Expensive, but awful. ... And awful.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    One could criticize A Night at the Roxbury for being a comedy that provides not a single laugh. That would be too easy.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Standing Ovation is an innovative film in the sense that every minute or so it comes up with a different way of being annoying. Moreover, it often goes for a layered effect, in which it's annoying in two or three ways simultaneously.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    To watch Boulevard is to keep circling back, over and over, to the question: Was it merely an actor’s misguided inspiration, to take a repressed character and turn him into a grievously depressed one? Or was Williams simply unable to do it any other way?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    This seemingly good idea results in disaster. Allen has no insight into the current generation of young people, and his film is just a jumbled rehash of themes and motifs that he's explored elsewhere.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    SWAT is better than "Gigli," but so is most outpatient surgery.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    A sour romantic comedy that arrives in theaters just in time to spoil Valentine's Day. Its plot is a catalog of unpleasantness. Its characters are repellent.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Twenty minutes in, the movie is already operating at a deficit, and it never recovers.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Amateur gives the impression of a sloppy first draft. It begins with a splash, meanders until it reaches feature length, then ends abruptly.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    A whimsical modern fairy tale.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Has a gutsy premise, but no guts.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Blackhat is pretty much nonsense, which Mann directs with such misplaced energy and with such little natural instinct for the material that, for most of the running time, the movie’s problems seem entirely his fault.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    This is just plain bad - and it's a surprise.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    A film with no theatrical core and no integrity in the writing, acting or storytelling.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    An attempt at a beautiful film about renewal -- about past love, love lost, longing and rediscovery -- but it has no emotional truth.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Ill conceived and unworthy (and dull and ridiculous).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    It tries to get by on charm. It doesn't.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    For about an hour of its running time, The Magic of Belle Isle seems like a tiresome, sentimental and slow-moving story about a grumpy old man redeemed by the sweet spirit of a rural town and by the nice family that lives next door. But no, it's even worse than that.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Ugly. ..and unpleasant -- and clueless on a grand scale.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    The production values are first rate. But you will wait in vain to hear a good reason for this movie's existence.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    The result is that rare movie specimen, a completely intentional, expertly guided work of art that fails almost completely.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    This isn't pleasant to watch. Neither is it amusing, intellectually engaging, whimsically fascinating, coldly satirical or painfully poignant, though at any given moment in this erratic film director Tom Tykwer might be trying for one of these conflicting tones.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Sometimes it's unpleasant, sometimes it's insincere, and for long stretches it's boring.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Thus, we find ourselves watching an ice-cold movie about competition that contains not a shred of rooting interest.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    It's hard to sit all the way through Aeon Flux while fully awake.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    A ponderous and dreadful film.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Dreary movie.

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