For 2,224 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 higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Hours
Lowest review score: 0 Bones
Score distribution:
2,224 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The moments between the characters are absolutely full. It's a pleasure to watch such consummate professionals.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One great monster movie. [11 June 1993, Daily Notebook, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Qualifies as director Giuseppe Tornatore's second full-fledged masterpiece. His first: "Cinema Paradiso."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a rare, beautifully made movie that offers you another world. [23 June 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The Devil's Advocate is a sharp, suspenseful and completely satisfying movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A brutal movie, brutal in all the right ways -- brutally stark, brutally funny, brutally brutal. [30 Oct 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In addition to being extremely funny, the film has a warm spirit and respect for the characters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a beautiful machine, thought out and revved up to the last detail, with no other purpose but to delight - and it delights. [24 May 1989, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This is the kind of pure entertainment that, in its fullness and generosity, feels almost classic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Extraordinary.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Anybody who talks about True Romance has to start with the writing. It's dazzling. In scene after scene, Tarantino surprises the audience even while coming up with dialogue that rings much more true than anything you could have anticipated. [10 Sept 1993]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's that rare kind of movie that comes along only a handful of times each year -- gut-level entertainment that's oddly profound.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    With its dry, throwaway humor and constant stream of chuckles, it creates its own category of stealth comedy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the great Holocaust films.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A first-rate thriller about arrogance at the top.
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In "Fatal Attraction" [Close] was a woman out of control. Here she's in control of her emotions, too much in control. When Merteuil finally lets loose and gives way to complete animal despair, Close is horrifying. [13 Jan 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An exceptional example of Shakespeare on film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Mischievous, singular and profound.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Smart, fun entertainment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Magnificent but somewhat frustrating movie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An enchanting, beautiful and brilliantly imagined film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The movie is a total blast, and what a surprise.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Gets it right. It's a wonderful movie. Watching it, one can't help but get the impression that everyone involved was steeped in Tolkien's work, loved the book, treasured it and took care not to break a cherished thing in it.