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 I'll See You in My Dreams
Lowest review score: 0 Bones
Score distribution:
2,310 movie reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    But make no mistake, whether the movie is fair or horribly unfair - I know nothing of the actual facts and can't make that determination - its portrait of Zuckerberg is a hatchet job of epic and perhaps lasting proportions.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    There's such a thing as smart angry, and such a thing as stupid angry, and after seeing Inside Job, audiences will be smart angry.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    What's much more fascinating and enriching is Eastwood's Olympian vision, the sympathetic and all-encompassing understanding of the pain and grandeur of life on earth.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's big, perfectly cast and entertaining in every way, but more than that it feels like a generous public event.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The effect is like watching an opera without music. Or a musical drama in which no one sings. These departures from a realistic convention never feel like static set pieces - that's the great success of the film and of the poems themselves.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Extraordinary and beautiful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Dumont makes movies that almost nobody wants to see. That doesn't make him a great filmmaker, but he's a great filmmaker all the same.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Director Duncan Jones achieves a strange and winning amalgam, a gripping action film that also works as poetry.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A movie that's loving and wistful and often hysterically funny.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    At times trying and perplexing, but it also contains some of the most psychologically insightful and ecstatic filmmaking imaginable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The pacing is superb, quick and agile without being frenzied, and the special effects are jaw-dropping.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Bride Flight gives a panoramic sweep of lives as they're lived, as there is a lot of beauty in it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    So it's two guys traveling, eating and talking. Doesn't sound like much. But it's terrific.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Forestier's performance is a tour de force of comic acting, maintaining astonishing alertness and energy from shot to shot and scene to scene.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This one is dazzling.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One Day is a beautiful movie, but beautiful in a way that life often is, not movies. Nothing is sudden or easy, either for the characters or for the audience, and there are no thunderbolts from the blue.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    There is no turning away from the screen.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The goal of this review - why not just say it? - is to disclose as little about the story as possible while instilling a ravenous and even rabid desire to see Love Crime immediately.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Coming now, today, In Time is not just satisfying. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's important, because that would overstate it, but it certainly feels like part of the national conversation. It arrives in theaters at a time when people are camped out in New York saying the same things as the people in the movie. It's weird the way films often anticipate the near future.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The actors keep their clothes on, but everything else is naked in Like Crazy, a romantic drama that makes other romantic films look obvious and calculated in comparison.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Michelle Williams doesn't just survive. Called upon to glow, she glows. Her performance doesn't solve all the riddles of that personality; none could, and it's for the best that Williams doesn't try.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In many ways - in all ways - The Artist is a profound achievement.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A dark comedy that confirms Diablo Cody as a screenwriter of importance, eliminates the last shred of doubt that Jason Reitman is a major director and gives Charlize Theron her best showcase since "Monster."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The resulting film is neither better nor worse than the Swedish film, but it's more cinematic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In Darkness is an extraordinary movie, and somehow good art creates its own uplift.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Rachel Weisz - in what has to be the performance of her career, and there have been lots of good ones - plays an intelligent woman in the grip of a lust that's too big to handle or suppress. She can either ride the tiger or be devoured.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    You should have the opportunity to experience the movie the way I did, in complete ignorance, enjoying its every weird turn.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    If it falls short of greatness, it's not by much - and it could end up growing with the years. At the very least, it is exceptional and one of the best and most original pictures to come along in 2012.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Other films about Marie Antoinette have had their moments, but BenoƮt Jacquot's Farewell, My Queen is the first to give a real sense of what it must have felt like to live inside that palace as the walls were caving in.

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