For 2,459 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 We Were Here
Lowest review score: 0 Summer Catch
Score distribution:
2459 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Sicko will scare people, and it probably should.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Either Live Free or Die Hard will go down as the summer's best action blockbuster, or it's going to be one exceptional summer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Movie magic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The most coolheaded of the Iraq war documentaries, the most methodical and the least polemical. Yet it's the one that will leave audiences the most shattered, angry and astounded.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    For pure laughs, for the experience of just sitting in a chair and breaking up every minute or so, Superbad is 2007's most successful comedy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The finest American Westerns have a characteristic that 3:10 to Yuma shares. In a way that's almost mystical, they suggest a truth beyond the specifics of the tale.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Its virtues are velocity, energy, innovative storytelling - and something that seems even more the province of young directors: a certain heartlessness and ironic distance in the tone.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An intriguing document, and the first significant film ever made about a former U.S. president.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Feels positively Greek in its magnitude, a lament about fate, age, time and life.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An unforgettable examination of a host of dark impulses.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    First, this movie should be enjoyed. Later, marveled at. And then, once the excitement has faded, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days really should be studied, because director Cristian Mungiu creates scenes unlike any ever filmed.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The movie's satisfactions are subtle, but they run deep, and there are many.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Emotionally sophisticated, humane and worth talking about for hours.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A brilliant piece of construction, and talking too much about its specifics would only spoil the overall experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The experience of seeing this film is cumulative, sober and profound.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The best American movie about women so far this year, and probably the best that will be made this year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Shows how a documentary can be as moving and suspenseful as the best narrative feature.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The film's freedom and control, its inspiration and focus, announce it as the work of a confident and mature artist.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Part conscious and part unconscious, Watchmen tells us of a world without hope and then makes us wonder if we're already living in it.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Morgan finds the right elements of action and character through which to make history leap off the page.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A disturbing film about grim subject matter, but the overall experience is more exhilarating than saddening. There's just something satisfying about seeing a movie so well made.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Kristin Scott Thomas' performance in I've Loved You So Long is one of a small handful of highlights by which people will remember this year in movies. This is acting at its most exalted.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    With Milk, a great San Francisco story becomes a great American story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The best American film of 2008.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The movie has the simplicity and confidence of a Johnny Cash song.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    What a shrewd achievement for writer-director Henry Selick ("The Nightmare Before Christmas"), to have made a movie that everyone will acclaim as beautiful, when perhaps the most beautiful thing about it is the sheer ugliness of it all.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    There's something to be said for a formula picture done almost to perfection. In 2012, Emmerich gives you everything you expect, but gives it to you bigger.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    As in a good European film, shots are allowed to breathe. The focus is on character and human emotion. At the same time, the movie shows an American concern for pace and story development. The result is the best of both worlds.

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