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 A Time for Drunken Horses
Lowest review score: 0 Gods of Egypt
Score distribution:
2459 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    “Popstar” has more going for it than outrageousness, though it certainly has that. It has genuine outrage, a good-humored but clear-eyed take on today’s pop culture as a morass of corruption, idiocy and relentless self-promotion.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Mick LaSalle
    There are lapses in character motivation, and at times the film takes on a cartoony feeling. But if you worry about those things, you shouldn't be watching action movies. For its genre, Broken Arrow is a class act.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Mick LaSalle
    Disclosure is a frankly adult picture. The seduction scene is protracted and genuinely sexy -- though what this woman sees in Douglas is a mystery. The talk in Disclosure is also frank -- and unusually explicit. People talk about sex in this picture as they would in life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An elegant and rather even-tempered documentary.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    200 Cigarettes doesn't have a bad scene or a false note. The picture is a succession of pointed little moments, nicely written by Shana Larsen and acted with comic assurance and sensitivity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A thoroughly satisfying, completely entertaining film that's also, rather surprisingly, an emotionally full experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    More than the standard, cranked-out genre piece. Its characters linger in your mind, and the quality of its actors lift the movie into another league. [14 April 1989]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Viewers need only a willingness to have fun and not mind when they realize the movie was never intended to be profound. Full Frontal is merely human, funny and unusual -- and that's enough.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Sharp and irresistible, and there's no other movie like it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Eschews cliches and cuts to the truth.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Late in the picture, Sobieski has some line-readings that are so emotionally full, strange and truthful that really nothing more need be said.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Remarkable in several big ways.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The result is a satisfying and original picture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Retains the earlier film's ability to delight the viewer with surprise effects and flights of fancy, only now the effects are better.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Perry is at his best playing frenetic confusion.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Has a high-gloss, heightened style reminiscent of that of the film's executive producer, Joel Schumacher.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The ultimate Julia Roberts movie.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Austin Powers sounded like a silly idea, but it turns out to be one of the best comedies of the year.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Shaft has everything --smart writing, shrewd direction and a handful of performances that are first-rate by any standard.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A must-see for Mamet fans.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Wry and sometime bitter movie about love.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    In every kids' picture, there are going to be sections that only kids will enjoy. Fortunately, 102 Dalmatians has enough for the adults, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The result is a gutsy little picture and a nice slice of life.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Hardly perfect or fully successful, but it's strange and strangely beautiful -- a unique work of art.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Black comedies are rare enough. Birthday Girl is a member of an even rarer species, the black romantic comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Adams sparkles with quick-mindedness and verbal agility. This is a worthy and underused talent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A modest but charming romantic comedy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Mature, thoughtful and occasionally dazzling.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Has some faults, but it manages to keep its audience either angry or jumpy from start to finish.

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