For 2,545 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 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Lowest review score: 0 Summer Catch
Score distribution:
2545 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Watchable in spite of Greengrass as much as because of him. The story is good enough to make viewers want to ignore the photography.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    At its best, Ajami shows you things you never would have considered or imagined.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Sometimes excessiveness and implausibility are virtues in disguise. Movies this enjoyable don't come about by accident.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    In addition to being a smart comedy and an excellent showcase for Grant, it's an honest movie about childhood that avoids sappiness and sentiment and goes in unexpected directions.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Bogdanovich takes a tale of old Hollywood and infuses it with velocity and enthusiasm.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Kong: Skull Island is a smart SciFi action movie that doesn’t rely on a handful of monsters and random scenes of computerized destruction to run out the clock. It has a smart script, imaginative filmmaking and a cast of fine actors that actually get to act.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    I liked this movie, maybe more than I should have, and would be happy to see anything this director wants to do next.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    One of the pleasures of Deterrence is that it does not tell the audience what to think.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    As a child, I worried about nuclear war. It never occurred to me that I should have been worried about a nuclear accident.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    That rare thing, an American romantic film that's not a comedy and that's more about love than sex.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Year One has one joke, but it's a good one, played for many variations over the course of an often very funny comedy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The movie establishes a quality of history by filming in black and white and shooting from a distance, so as to emphasize the broad picture.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A satisfying combination of great songs and strong dramatic performances.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A generational spectacle that's fun to witness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    xXx
    In terms of adrenaline, XXX is one of the most satisfying entries this summer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The most refreshing thing about Summer of Sam is that it doesn't try to impose a moral or define the limits of its story.

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