For 2,597 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 The Girl Next Door
Lowest review score: 0 A Moment of Innocence
Score distribution:
2597 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The story itself is arresting, and if that’s all “Bang” offered, that would be enough. But “Bang” does more.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Verhoeven creates an elegant frame for his lead actress and lets her fill it, and what we end up with is Huppert’s best collaboration with a director since the death of Claude Chabrol.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A very smart, very shrewd movie, and the smartest, shrewdest thing about it is the way it masquerades as just a fluffy comedy, a diversion, a trifle.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A masterpiece.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    You leave Cinema Paradiso with that feeling that's kind of like getting kicked in the stomach, but nice. It's one of those breathless, swept-away-by-a-movie experiences that you might have once a year, if you're lucky. [16 February 1990, Daily Notebook, p.E-1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's extremely funny, one of the funniest films of 2012, with a particularly winning style - far-fetched, extreme and nonstop.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This is the kind of pure entertainment that, in its fullness and generosity, feels almost classic.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    12 Years a Slave has some of the awkwardness and inauthenticity of a foreign-made film about the United States. The dialogue of the Washington, D.C., slave traders sounds as if it were written for "Lord of the Rings." White plantation workers speak in standard redneck cliches. And yet the ways in which this film is true are much more important than the ways it's false.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Make no mistake, Blue Is the Warmest Color constitutes a breakthrough, in addition to being the best film of 2013.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An exquisite and powerful documentary -- one whose elegance only heightens its devastating impact.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Qualifies as director Giuseppe Tornatore's second full-fledged masterpiece. His first: "Cinema Paradiso."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It’s a movie about a geeky teenager living in the Los Angeles hood, and something about it, or rather everything about it, feels real.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    There is no turning away from the screen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Original, truthful and moving.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Rocky might not be the brightest guy, but he knows things. He has his limitations, but he is, in his own way, extraordinary, and when we look at his/Stallone’s face, we can have no doubt that Rocky has gone through life and learned things. He has been awake all these years, and growing. With no exaggeration, this is a beautiful and moving thing to see.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    They are naturals at acting, not because they're good at lying but because they can't be phony.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The movie is a total blast, and what a surprise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Powerful and outrageous.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The Past makes conventional movies feel artificial. Watching the characters interact in this movie feels like "Here is real life," and real life just happens to be strangely compelling.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The experience of Southpaw is rather like seeing the truth behind the cliches, revived in all their pain and power to surprise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An ideal introduction to Toback's output as well as a welcome elucidation for longtime fans. Apart from those worthy functions, The Outsider is also shrewdly made, illuminating its subject in a variety of settings and, at times, subtly assuming the style of Toback's films.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Extraordinary and beautiful.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A Hologram for the King has great energy, and also a languorous, lived-in quality.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's not enough to say that Inglourious Basterds is Quentin Tarantino's best movie. It's the first movie of his artistic maturity, the film his talent has been promising for more than 15 years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Not a heist film, a thriller, a twisted romance, a film noir or a character study, but a unique concoction that bends all these genres to its vision.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It is an exhilaration from beginning to end. It's the movie equivalent of that rare sort of novel where you find yourself checking to see how many pages are left and hoping there are more, not fewer.

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