For 2,354 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 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 In Darkness
Lowest review score: 0 Lies
Score distribution:
2,354 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    With "Flynt," Love does what Madonna has been trying to do for 12 years -- create a performance filled with humor, intelligence and soul.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The movie's biggest weakness is in the presentation of Caine's grandparents.... The attempt, it seems, is to show a potentially positive influence in Caine's life. But the grandparents come across as canned characters, corny and concocted. [26 May 1993, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Pacino and Crowe are at their best, but the supporting cast also shines.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Superior animated film from Japan.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A fine picture because it can still, without fail, make an entire audience of children shut up and fall in love with a little green alien with big eyes and a turtlelike body.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's dreary and self-indulgent but has its crystalline moments.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    This is kid stuff, but such well acted, well made stuff that inside 15 minutes you're sitting there like a teenager yourself wondering which girl Keith will wind up with. [27 Feb 1987]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The film's appeal has a lot to do with the casting of Juliette Binoche as Sand, who brings to the role her pale, dark beauty and characteristic warmth.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The result is a genre-bending yarn, an entertaining mix of period drama and flat-out farce that should please history fans.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A gangster movie with the capacity to surprise. People do unexpected things and for reasons we wouldn't anticipate.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    xXx
    In terms of adrenaline, XXX is one of the most satisfying entries this summer.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Earns its emotional moments, and it takes the audience along.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It doesn't analyze or explain it; it just presents it. The result is funny and disturbing at the same time.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The sweetest little movie about a neurological disorder that we're ever likely to see.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An excellent film noir.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's a buoyant comedy with more warmth and generosity of spirit than anything else in theaters right now.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A substantial examination of character, morality and destiny.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Max
    An intelligent film with a sophisticated understanding of art and the significance it played in Hitler's psychology.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Strange, moody film.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The spectacle is nothing short of refreshing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Re-creates that chilling sense that comes when, in the middle of a pleasant conversation, one realizes the other person is off his rocker.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Elusive and compelling.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's so bleak that it would play like a contrived neo-noir if it weren't so consistent, committed and obviously sincere.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It blends an intriguing concept with a suspenseful plot, and the result is a gripping 103 minutes at the movies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Hawke is the movie's revelation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A smart, arch and rather cold-blooded comedy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Glorious moments aplenty despite director who's just in the way.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A particularly strong family drama, and the Icelandic setting helps, adding a touch of the exotic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The picture is crammed with shameless satire, engaging moments of pure silliness and jokes that border on the outrageous. It combines relentless energy with an aura of good nature for a formula that works.

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