For 2,244 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 In Darkness
Lowest review score: 0 Harry + Max
Score distribution:
2,244 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    It's an endurance test. Though never boring, the movie is a fairly long slog through the snow.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Clearly a minor classic, mainly for reasons besides its crime story plot -- namely, the urbane fatalism of its cast and the overall mood of inevitability that hangs over every scene.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Feels positively Greek in its magnitude, a lament about fate, age, time and life.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Until this film, these Shin Bet directors had never consented to an interview. Now that they've spoken - and have said the unexpected - we can only wonder if their words will have an influence.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's a movie filled with surprises, including one outright kick in the head that qualifies as one of the biggest movie moments of 1992. [18 Dec 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    If his two previous films suggested a director dipping a few toes in dark waters, Un Prophete marks the moment when Audiard took the plunge.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the best crime dramas to come along in years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Her
    The story is too slender for its two-hour running time, and the pace is lugubrious, as though everyone in front and behind the camera were depressed. But the biggest obstacle is the protagonist (Joaquin Phoenix), who is almost without definition.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Magnificent but somewhat frustrating movie.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    There's just nothing artful about it, and it's Greengrass who deserves the credit. These nonactors don't act the way most people do when playing themselves. They act the way people do when they're being themselves.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    American Hustle is David O. Russell's best film, one that finds him in that ideal zone of spontaneity and complete control.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's striking how much emotion Satrapi is able to convey through blocky drawings.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    So in-depth, so appealing, so easy to sit through and so anomalously grand scale that few who see it will ever forget it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A great film, the best I've seen since Terrence Malick's "The New World," and far and away the richest and most brilliantly acted picture to be released this Oscar season.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's screamingly, hysterically, laugh-through-the-next-joke, laugh-for-the-next-week funny. It's so inventive…This is a film by an original and significant comic intelligence.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This is a remarkable feat, not only of cinematography, but of choreography. Just to film Michael Keaton and Edward Norton walking down a Manhattan street, everything had to be timed as in a dance — when the camera swirls ahead, when it goes behind, when it swoops back around. It’s all accomplished so smoothly that it would be worth doing merely as a stunt, except this is no stunt. This method carries the mood and soul of one of the best movies of 2014.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In many ways - in all ways - The Artist is a profound achievement.
    • 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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The thinking is shallow. The emotions are tepid. But the creativity is dazzling. If that sounds like a slam, consider that most Hollywood screenplays are predictable, rote and functional -- and those are the good ones, folks.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An excellent film noir.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Far superior to its companion piece, "Flags of Our Fathers," released earlier this year, "Letters" is a grim and humane film that has to be counted among the director's better efforts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A triumph that goes well beyond Hoffman's tour de force performance.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Mick LaSalle
    "Human Resources" was a good, straightforward tale, but Time Out is better. It's haunting. It's like a poem.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    There's such a thing as smart angry, and such a thing as stupid angry, and after seeing Inside Job, audiences will be smart angry.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An outstanding effort that maintains the integrity and purpose that distinguished "The Fellowship of the Ring."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
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    Has some great movie moments but also boring stretches.

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