For 2,310 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Piano Teacher
Lowest review score: 0 20 Dates
Score distribution:
2,310 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a humane and witty treatment of an average life that, incidentally, speaks to the worth and inherent drama of average lives.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An absolute delight, combining the cheap thrills of a biopic with the gentler, but more lasting, pleasures of a brilliant character study.
    • 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
    • 41 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a pumped-up, intricate and fast-moving yarn that never flags and continues to play out in unexpected ways as it unravels.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Few who see it will be sorry. Sometimes being humane means not being squeamish.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the most innovative and best made films of the past year. Every now and then, even Dick Cheney gets to like a great movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    There may be better examples of cinematic art in 2013, but for a good time at the movies, it's hard to imagine anything beating this action extravaganza, from director Roland Emmerich, about a very Obama-like president.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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
    This is human drama at its most intense and universal. This is the rare film that can change the way you think and see the world.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    More than on "Prime Suspect," more than any film in recent memory, Le Petit Lieutenant conveys the relentless toll of big-city police work.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The actors keep their clothes on, but everything else is naked in Like Crazy, a romantic drama that makes other romantic films look obvious and calculated in comparison.
    • 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.
    • 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
    A movie that's loving and wistful and often hysterically funny.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The latest in the wonderful "Before" series does three important things: It breaks out of the courtship formula, yet retains the series' quality, and it moves the lives of Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) forward in ways that are satisfying and believable. True, a romance you once envied might now be a relationship you'd not want to be in, but as long as Celine and Jesse are still talking, there's hope.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Stuns with writing, acting, direction.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In every way, Miss Potter is a very beautiful thing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    With Boogie Nights, we know we're not just watching episodes from disparate lives but a panorama of recent social history, rendered in bold, exuberant colors.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Director Duncan Jones achieves a strange and winning amalgam, a gripping action film that also works as poetry.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Emotionally sophisticated, humane and worth talking about for hours.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It is the best and most enjoyable American film to be released this year.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It turns out that Pepe Le Moko is even better than "Algiers."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The result is a film of sadness and power, the first great 21st century movie about a 21st century subject.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Henry Fool is far and away writer-director Hal Hartley's best 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Casino Royale is fresh, actually fresh.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Stays in the mind, changing the way we look at the world.

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