For 2,470 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 higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 In Time
Lowest review score: 0 A Moment of Innocence
Score distribution:
2470 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The moments between the characters are absolutely full. It's a pleasure to watch such consummate professionals.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Home for the Holidays strikes such a perfect note that it's hard at first to realize what an impressive balancing act it is.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Obviously, Barrymore is not ideally cast outside modern times, but her presence is so good-natured that she makes an audience want to work with her.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Big as it is, Blade' is meticulous and subtle, not just in its camera technique but in the way it works its themes and creates a mood.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Worth seeing, both for the ways it's timeless and for the ways it encapsulates an era.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Talk about disturbing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Unlike "Pirates," Stardust is anything but a wretched mess. It's a charming and smartly plotted fantasy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    In thematic terms, Cassandra's Dream could be looked at as a rebuttal to "Crimes and Misdemeanors."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    If there’s a weakness to The D Train, it’s only in the filmmakers’ ultimate choice to stop the pain right before the finish, as if any good might really come to the characters they’ve created. Perhaps the assumption was that, by then, audiences will have suffered enough. But some misery you really can’t get enough of, especially when it’s happening to other people.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Captures the flavor of putting on a show on Broadway.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A gentle comedy, offbeat but never cute, never lewd and never going for shortcut laughs that might diminish character.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An action blockbuster extravaganza that's sadder than sad and never pretends otherwise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's fascinating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's probably the only love story you'll see this decade that will make you half-expect the camera to swerve and pick up the sight of Rod Serling, standing there in a black suit.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's a lovely film that grows along with the characters. At first, it seems like a pleasing but inconsequential comedy. But it deepens as their connection deepens and opens up into a place of poignancy and insight.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Jurassic World is an intelligent action movie that’s saying something simple but true: Yes, people are that stupid.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Has some faults, but it manages to keep its audience either angry or jumpy from start to finish.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Very good at pointing out the social difficulties surrounding the Dickens-Ternan relationship, the power dynamics within it and the lasting effects of it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An impressive and imaginative fantasy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The documentary is exclusively about Ullmann and Bergman as human beings and about how they got along.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The movie is modest in its ambition and powerful in its reverberations.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    While it's possible to have a great time with the movie without having any interest in Kiss, it should be noted that the band does make an appearance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    For starters, it's a movie to make you happy to see the next movie written, directed and starring Lake Bell. She has an engaging presence and has a distinct comic sensibility.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A lot of frivolous but genuine laughs.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    This is a beautiful film, full of gray-and white-haired men who grow in stature before our eyes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Hardly perfect or fully successful, but it's strange and strangely beautiful -- a unique work of art.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Clumsy and ineffective in its first half hour. But gradually, as her investigation deepens, and we see the true hideousness of what she is uncovering, the movie achieves urgency and clarity of purpose.

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