For 2,571 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 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Chaos
Lowest review score: 0 Swept Away
Score distribution:
2571 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    The fact that the movie has to entertain with digressions is an indication of more than looseness, but rather a shoddiness...Nothing connected with the job is of any interest at all.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Benefits enormously from smart casting across the board.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Though Zack Snyder is known as an action director, he is a genuine artist and one of the most exciting and promising filmmakers to emerge in the past 10 years. His new movie, Sucker Punch - let's just say it - is a failure, but there's so much talent on that screen that the movie can't be dismissed as a waste of time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    The film’s thoroughness is a virtue or a problem, depending on one’s point of view.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Even the interesting parts of A Lego Brickumentary aren’t that interesting, but are rather more like the best thing you might hear while being cornered by the most boring person at a party.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Curiously and unexpectedly, the movie brings on a suffocating feeling of constraint. It's a consequence of seeing characters with such terribly limited mobility.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    A movie with lots of heart but no heartbeat.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    To its credit, the movie eschews cheap dramatics, but at times it eschews dramatics altogether.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Buoyed by some sensitive performances and nearly tanked by insensitive filming.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    It has no ambition, little sense and false sentiment, but it does have velocity, high spirits and scale.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    There are reversals of expectation, miraculous escapes from certain doom -- all the things that make thrillers thrilling. But The Da Vinci Code isn't thrilling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    The result is a film that's honest and tepid, intelligent and dull, worthy and forgettable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    It exudes goodwill and high spirits, occasionally makes you feel really good, and yet here and there and in some definite ways, it kinda sorta stinks.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Summer fluff that admits to being summer fluff, but it's no better off for admitting it...Intended as lightweight comedy, but if you think about it too much, it's not so funny.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Something is wrong with A Good Woman: The lightning never strikes. It's never quite alive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Techine doesn't have much of a story to tell, so instead of moving the narrative forward, he expands it laterally.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    The story is fluff, but it's mostly appealing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Yet here's what's strange: As awful as To Rome With Love is - and the awfulness is unmistakable - it is, as an experience, not unpleasant. You will probably see several better movies this year that you will enjoy less. It's a mess, but it's Rome. It's a mess, but it's Woody Allen.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Dull but sweet.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    The result is mixed bag, an intermittently pleasing but mostly routine effort.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Doesn't hit its stride until the last 30 minutes, and by then, it's just a little too late.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    By the end, everything that was initially serious about the film becomes silly and everything appealing about it turns sour.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    The mixed report on La Mission is that writer-director Peter Bratt doesn't really know how to make pictures, but he does know the central character in his movie.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    A light film, airy, likable and set in Venice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Taken as a motion picture, the new "Harry" comes up short. But taken as a visual aid to the experience of reading a book, the new "Harry" does its job.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Ronin eventually becomes tiresome, but the pairing of De Niro and Reno never gets old.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    A movie whose main virtue was its honesty ultimately lands in a place that feels canned and unsatisfying. But on the way there, Backwards isn't so bad.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    It's a movie, a goofy little movie. Not so bad, but as far as food and sensuality go, ``Like Water for Chocolate'' still has the edge.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    The movie's one flaw is this: The whole movie hangs on the gradual unraveling of the central mystery and is made with the expectation that the audience is fascinated and hanging on every tidbit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    A fascinating look at a bizarre man and a brilliant talent. But a good deal of the movie is described by its subtitle -- "A Son's Journey'' -- and to the extent it is, the movie sags.

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