For 2,328 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Hurt Locker
Lowest review score: 0 From Dusk Till Dawn
Score distribution:
2,328 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The funniest movie so far this year.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An old formula made fresh.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Never soars, but it never flags. It remains brisk, engaging and pleasant throughout, and face it: If a movie this well made had Spanish or French subtitles, we'd all be talking about it as a searing examination of sexual politics.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    By avoiding the usual animation cliches, by keeping the story moving, the pictures pretty and the characters consistently amusing, director and co- writer Rob Letterman cobbles together an entertaining 90 minutes.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Eastwood and screenwriter Jason Hall have made as good a film as could be made from the substance of Kyle’s life and career. But greatness was never a possibility, not with a protagonist not all that interesting and with the surrounding circumstances making it impossible to go deeper and risk the movie’s critique of Kyle’s becoming overt.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Ray
    Foxx's complex performance and the filmmaker's willingness to look at the dark side place Ray safely out of the realm of typical Hollywood hagiography.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The treatment of the subject isn't maudlin, thanks to a witty script and an enormously likable lead character, Remy (Remy Girard), who remains bullheaded and lusty to the finish.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's an observant and heartfelt film, with turns of dialogue that show that writer-director Josh Radnor really can write.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's no masterpiece, but it's real.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A good action movie, whose title expresses what is, more or less, a recurring motif. It also gives a sense of the film's general attitude toward life. It's a film with no ambition but to get viewers' pulses moving. It does that, and with a fair degree of wit and style.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The measure of this kind of movie is its seductiveness, not its logic, nor the ways in which it exploits the supernatural angle, and The Lake House is seductive.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The film is certainly clever enough to hold an audience's interest throughout, though in the end it's a victim of its own ambition. As a moral investigation, it's shallow and ultimately ludicrous.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's the most tension-producing movie out there right now -- in the best way, it's almost unbearable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    This is a movie made by and for adults, and adults should consider seeing it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Hawke is the movie's revelation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's a drama with elements of black comedy and suspense, European in feeling but American in attitude. Just for fun, it's set in 1949, an era of glamour, of Hitchcock and of husbands even more clueless than they are today.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    This is what makes the distinctly unromantic Cold Mountain' such a breath of fresh air. Its battles are hideous bloodbaths.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    There's a lot to appreciate in Street Kings, a tight, propulsive action thriller, but there's one thing to marvel at, and that's James Ellroy's command of story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The result is a movie that combines a seriousness of purpose with an impish delight in craft, in a way Hitchcock would have appreciated.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's never less than worthy and entertaining, but the importance of Invictus doesn't broaden as it goes along. It narrows.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Writer-director Seth MacFarlane is like some weird combination of a stupid, dirty-minded teenager and a brilliant comic master. His impulses are sophomoric, but he knows where to find the punch line, and he hits it, again and again.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    This is like any other Edward Burns film, except for one thing. It's unmistakably better. This is the movie I believe Burns has been trying to make since "The Brothers McMullen," 11 years ago.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The subtlety is the beauty of it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    People take comedy for granted, but to step back and think about Stuck on You is to be impressed by the invention and sheer exuberance of the picture, which isn't great but sure is enjoyable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The movie moves. It has action sequences that are so enormous that they won't just wow audiences, but rock them back in their seats and make them laugh at the audacity of it all.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this is probably the best movie so far this year about a kung-fu fighting panda.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The world of this film is like nothing most Americans have seen. But we know what it's about. It's about greed and guilt and how inconvenient it can be to have a soul.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Black comedies are rare enough. Birthday Girl is a member of an even rarer species, the black romantic comedy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Like the best Marx Brothers films, Brain Donors has gags for the sake of gags. There's no pretense to plausibility. It's just layers and layers of jokes; some work, some don't. [18 April 1992, p.C3]
    • San Francisco Chronicle

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