For 2,237 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 Blue Is the Warmest Color
Lowest review score: 0 The Last Airbender
Score distribution:
2,237 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A great movie.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Toback has found a documentary subject as tragic and ridiculous, as bizarre and driven, as the heroes of his other films.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An extraordinary film, mythic in feeling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The smartest thing director Steven Soderbergh did in the making of The Girlfriend Experience was to cast Sasha Grey.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Funny People is a true brass ring effort, a reach for excellence that takes big risks. It's 146 minutes, with a story that's more European in feeling than American.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The language is brilliant, and the laugh lines come so quickly that you'd probably have to watch the movie twice to get them all.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A completely appealing, beautifully preserved memory piece - a grand, colorful coming-of-age story with a candy box color palette and a standout performance by Renée Zellweger. It's a great story and a great crowd-pleaser.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The movie is funny, definitely funny. But underlying the humor is a vision so bleak, so despairing and so utterly hopeless as to make "No Country for Old Men" almost look cheerful.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Klapisch's masterstroke was to place at the center of a movie a man, forced by circumstances, to stop and simply observe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Those willing to meet (Untitled) even part way will discover a comedy of intelligence and wit, with some strong performances.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Toy Story 3 is a better film than "Wall-E" and "Up" in that it succeeds completely in conventional terms. For 103 minutes, it never takes audience interest for granted. It has action, horror and vivid characters, and it always keeps moving forward.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Anyone with any doubt as to the importance, in a functioning democracy, of American newspapers - with working newsrooms full of professional, paid journalists - needs to see this movie.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Christian McKay who, as Orson Welles in Me and Orson Welles"gives what I believe is the most exact and uncanny screen portrayal of an historical figure, ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    What makes The White Ribbon a big movie, an important movie, is that Haneke's point extends beyond pre-Nazi Germany.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Here's another thought: This old man who can't leave the house has just made the first important film of 2010.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It brings together several popular strains of contemporary moviemaking and combines them into one big, shameless, audacious, compulsively watchable, irresistibly likable piece of pure entertainment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    So comically fertile and yet so grounded in the reality of its characters that it's really a kind of marvel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's one of the best documentaries ever made about show business, about what it really consists of and what it demands.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Let It Rain touches on class issues, feminism, immigration and the particular challenges facing a single, driven career woman in her 40s. But it's graceful in presenting its ideas, and what emerges is not a polemic but a kind of snapshot of modern-day concerns.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Like her (Cholodenko) other movies, this one has vivid characters and strong performances and flows like a slice of life set in an appealing, interesting world. But this one also has a good story and, if you're paying attention, a distinct point of view.
    • 71 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The film captures the harshness and the sweetness of our time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    By the way, The Tillman Story has an R rating because of language. Think about that one, too: Lies are rated G and can be heard around the clock on television, but try saying the truth with the proper force and you end up with a restricted audience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Lindon is a strong, sensitive actor, heir to the stoic French working-class tradition of Jean Gabin and Lino Ventura. And not enough can be said for Kiberlain, an actress willing to be seen in all her ranges.

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