For 2,479 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 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Little Children
Lowest review score: 0 Pumpkin
Score distribution:
2479 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A caustic comedy of Hollywood manners.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    As a great New York story, it’s also a great American story about ambition and failure, about the kind of people who make it, the kinds who don’t, and all the things that can go wrong.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Has its awkward and rough edges, but there's a purity here, a goodness of intention and a commitment to justice.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    If it falls short of greatness, it's not by much - and it could end up growing with the years. At the very least, it is exceptional and one of the best and most original pictures to come along in 2012.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Seeing it is a time-bending experience, a way of visiting the past and glimpsing the past's idea of the future. A masterpiece of art direction, the movie has influenced our vision of the future ever since, with its imposing white monoliths and starched facades.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The film is exciting in two big ways: its simplicity of story (Tanovic does not get bogged down trying to give us an epic history) and the breadth of Tanovic's vision.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Shot for shot, Big Eyes is one of the most beautiful-looking movies of 2014, but to say that isn’t enough, because it’s not just pretty, not just pleasing to the eye. It’s visually astute. It is made by people aware of what these screen images mean, what they refer to, and the psychological effect that they will have on an audience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An unflinching and historically rich rendering of an amazing story. He has made what is easily the best American film so far this year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Now after 43 years in feature films, Danner has gotten the opportunity to show what she can do, and in I’ll See You in My Dreams, she is simply jaw-dropping, just wonderful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Turns out to be the most unnerving film of the year. Easy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Perrotta and Field succeed, not by guessing, but by knowing this world. They understand it enough to see it with cold precision -- and to approach it, at times, with disarming warmth. The characters aren't types, but people.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the most powerful romances of recent years, it is as generous as they come.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    To make a movie about that team and those games requires more than an ability to depict personal dramas or re-enact game highlights. It requires the re- creation of a world and a mind-set, and Miracle accomplishes both brilliantly.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Other films about Marie Antoinette have had their moments, but Benoît Jacquot's Farewell, My Queen is the first to give a real sense of what it must have felt like to live inside that palace as the walls were caving in.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The movie has the simplicity and confidence of a Johnny Cash song.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The year's best romantic drama.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the great Holocaust films.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In addition to being extremely funny, the film has a warm spirit and respect for the characters.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's big, perfectly cast and entertaining in every way, but more than that it feels like a generous public event.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The thing most people will take away from Stand Up Guys is that it contains Al Pacino's best performance in years. So if you don't think Al Pacino still has it in him, this is a welcome chance to be proved wrong. But here's something interesting. Stand Up Guys also contains Christopher Walken's best performance in years. In addition, the film is extraordinarily well cast, and the acting, even in the smaller roles, is more than noteworthy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An exceptional example of Shakespeare on film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Extraordinary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A fable about women struggling to free themselves from that myth, and even at its most obvious, it's exhilarating.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a love story only in passing. And yet the love story is what lingers in the mind and gives energy and meaning to everything that happens on-screen.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    45 Years is very much an English film and in the best sense. It’s subtle, understated and ultimately devastating, but only if you’re paying attention.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In this one masterpiece, Federico Fellini achieved the ideal balance -- between social observation and unconscious imagery, between artistic discipline and freedom, and between the neo-realism of 1950s Italian cinema and the orgiastic flights of his later work.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    There's no other film like it. It's embarrassingly frank and self-revealing, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, sometimes both.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Blanchett in Blue Jasmine is beyond brilliant, beyond analysis. This is jaw-dropping work, what we go to the movies hoping to see, and we do. Every few years.

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