For 2,481 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 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Lives of Others
Lowest review score: 0 9 Dead Gay Guys
Score distribution:
2481 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    So it's two guys traveling, eating and talking. Doesn't sound like much. But it's terrific.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The Maid would have been worthwhile just as a showcase both for good acting and for the director's virtuosity. But the movie's ultimate virtue is its humanity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One great monster movie. [11 June 1993, Daily Notebook, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A complicated family story that takes place in three distinct time periods, and that's handled with astonishing ease and fluidity by director Claude Miller.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This one enters the pantheon of great American war films.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Now that she's past 50, can we all stop holding Michelle Pfeiffer's looks against her and just admit that she's a great actress?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An ambitious and exciting piece of work, a movie about sex and movies made by a filmmaker who understands the power of each to set off fantasy, create addiction, incite danger and transform the spirit.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Dares to present a flat-out heroic president, without the safety net of irony. It succeeds.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    At its slowest, the film has value as a historical document. At its best, the film gives a human face to stories of unimaginable suffering and unexpected triumph.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Philippe Blasband's screenplay is witty and economical, and the film's editing is crisp.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An extraordinary film, mythic in feeling.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Ferocious brutality is presented without commentary or judgment, yet with unmistakable moral understanding and vision. [21 September 1990, Daily Notebook p.E-1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Seemingly loose and free-associative in style, Experimenter builds to an effect and, for all its humor — or rather, through its humor — makes a sober and chilling point.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A documentary with the emotional power of the very best in narrative film. It has characters impossible to forget, moments impossible to shake and an ending that leaves the audience both moved and rattled.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An extraordinary and effective film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A movie of intelligence and power, of beauty, universality and largeness of spirit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Rarely does a movie come along that captures an aspect of everyday consciousness that has not yet made it onto film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An enchanting, beautiful and brilliantly imagined film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The films never lose sight of Mesrine the man, a fascinating character in that he's brutal yet extremely intelligent, has a skewed but discernible conscience, and, under the right circumstances, can be warm and generous.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Die Hard 2 is a huge movie done right. [3 July 1990, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The documentary shows the stranglehold that the teachers union has on politicians, particularly Democratic politicians. The arrogance and ignorance of some of these politicians is galling.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Payback has a completely different spirit from "L.A. Confidential'' -- more wild, more silly -- but it has the same attention to the fine points of plot and character.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Just in physical terms, Eddie Redmayne transformation’s into Stephen Hawking is something remarkable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Bridge of Spies tells us that the Constitution is not some quaint national luxury but the road map out of the darkness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Dan in Real Life fires on so many circuits that at times it's actually shocking how good it is.

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