For 2,181 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 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Midnight in Paris
Lowest review score: 0 Shanghai Knights
Score distribution:
2,181 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    The film is like watching a very bad play as presented by a very bad director.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Has many grotesque sex scenes, interspersed with sights of Chong rambling in a dissociated way as she sits in her squalid apartment.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    The result is a frustrating, boring mess.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    There's a lot of bad hair and incoherent, drug-addled remarks, but inside a minute we get the joke, and it isn't much.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    The movie suffers from two fatal ailments -- a dearth of vitality and a story that's shapeless and uninflected.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    We all know how actors overact when they play Italians, and we all know how actors overact when they play brain-damaged characters, so just imagine Knight's performance as a brain-damaged Italian American.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Heartfelt but interminable movie.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    About as weak a movie as can be made without actively trying.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    While the plot is worthless and the battle scenes cheap-looking and unengrossing, Wing Commander has clearly defined characters and relationships. In other words, the film's young actors have nothing interesting to say, but they say it well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Midway, Mondays in the Sun becomes as dull as a day with nothing to do.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Neither original nor presented in a convincing way.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    It's hard to tell if Cage's performance is a grand stab at all-out, no-holds-barred comic acting or one of the worst dramatic performances in a film this year. [2 June 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E8]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    The picture, for all its slickness and style, is empty, empty-headed and emotionally false… [It] has no more depth than "Pretty Woman" and occupies the same moral landscape. [5 Apr 1991, Daily Datebook, p.E11]
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Just awful. But uniquely awful -- awful in a way that might just attract a cult audience. [3 Sept 1993]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Numbing and inert.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    The satire is unfocused, while the story goes nowhere. Too bad. The material is ripe for satire.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Father-daughter relationship lacks impact.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    It's a romantic comedy with insights into sex and relationships that are old and obvious.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    One of those comedies in which almost everything good about it is extraneous. There are funny lines and quirky bits, but in terms of story and character, the movie is empty and pointless.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Friedkin is steeped in gore, like some cinematic Macbeth, and it's obscuring his artistic vision.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Williamson's script, which he also directed, is spiteful and shallow.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    The audience has already checked out, long before the formulaic finish.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    It tries to get by on charm. It doesn't.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    It's as close to nothing as anything could be while still being something.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    This is strictly formula stuff, made worse by an utterly careless depiction of the characters.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    An overblown action monstrosity with no surprises, no exhilaration and no thrills.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    It's two hours of your life wasted, time once spent that can never be regained. Don't go. Don't do it. [30 Mar 1988]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Aspires to the breezy esprit of a Richard Lester comedy from the '60s, but it's a deadly, leaden affair.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Ugly. ..and unpleasant -- and clueless on a grand scale.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    In an attempt to be complex and fair-minded, a simple story becomes a jumble of confused motivations.