For 2,131 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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Chaos
Lowest review score: 0 Swept Away
Score distribution:
2,131 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a lovely and wistful celebration of youth, time and moments of connection -- and about the experience of living in the midst of a simple, perfect day that you know you'll remember for the rest of your life.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A masterpiece.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A different kind of Harry Potter movie, a better kind... It's where this fantasy series has wanted to go all along.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The alien attack, taking place in several cities at once, is breathtaking...All the same, Independence Day is consistently funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's hard to dislike a picture with flying cows and oil trucks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It’s coolheaded and incisive, a thorough and informative study of corporations, their origins and their place in the modern world.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Coraci has given us a film that is not only amusing, but well-acted, and not only well-acted, but gorgeous. Micha Klein's animated transitions alone, which are used to signal each change in location, are wondrous and lovely to behold.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Assessing the merits of a political film is a tricky business. Obviously, its quality is partly a function of its power to persuade, but its persuasiveness is in the eye of the beholder.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Smart, fun entertainment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Magnificent but somewhat frustrating movie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Though Mom is ditzy and, at times, irritating, we come to recognize her as the family's most original creative spirit.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The Devil's Advocate is a sharp, suspenseful and completely satisfying movie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An enchanting, beautiful and brilliantly imagined film.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Ages well in memory because it gradually seems to mean more. Its meaning can't be summed up in a sentence, but it has to do with a view of life as inexpressibly sad and yet always right.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An extraordinary and effective film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An exceptional example of Shakespeare on film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    [Soderbergh] plays with time and narrative to reveal character, mood and longing in ways you just don't find in a mainstream crime picture.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's an exuberant, well- crafted film that gets the audience involved on a gut level even before the opening credits are over.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Its deeply anarchic sensibility has kept Taxi Driver fresh all these years. (Review twenty years after release).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The first great Hitler movie.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    So in-depth, so appealing, so easy to sit through and so anomalously grand scale that few who see it will ever forget it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A movie unlike any other.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An unflinching and historically rich rendering of an amazing story. He has made what is easily the best American film so far this year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It is, simply, the alienation-invasion movie to beat all alien-invasion movies: meticulously detailed and expertly paced and photographed, with sights so spectacular and terrible that viewers will have to consciously remind themselves to close their mouths when their jaws drop open.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Won the Golden Spire Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival a few years back, and now, finally, the documentary is being released into theaters. It's a film with distinct virtues: It tells a fascinating story.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a love story only in passing. And yet the love story is what lingers in the mind and gives energy and meaning to everything that happens on-screen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's the picture that proves action films don't have to be silly, that a few thrill sequences don't mean every other value has to be shot to pieces.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A tense, concise and elegantly shot film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A grounded and unusually matter-of-fact adaptation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A triumph that goes well beyond Hoffman's tour de force performance.