For 2,130 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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Absolute Power
Lowest review score: 0 Reign of Fire
Score distribution:
2,130 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A fascinating fact-based portrait of a gambling addict.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Not about the justice or injustice of the legal system. Rather it's about the tragedy of Sam's predicament.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An appealing Hollywood satire.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Bogdanovich takes a tale of old Hollywood and infuses it with velocity and enthusiasm.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The best teenage werewolf movie ever made.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    At 80 minutes, this might have been a delight. At more than two hours, it's so much of a good thing that it starts to become a bad thing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's a movie to feel. Even when the thinking isn't all there, the emotions are, all the way to the film's poignant last seconds.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Clearly a minor classic, mainly for reasons besides its crime story plot -- namely, the urbane fatalism of its cast and the overall mood of inevitability that hangs over every scene.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Darkly comic tone of heroin-addiction film sets it apart
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    You don't walk out thinking or feeling anything in particular, except satisfied that you got your money's worth and maybe even got a little tired from laughing so hard. [2 Dec 1988]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Little gem.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Like every other action movie, it's designed for a 14-year-old boy's mentality, but it's enjoyable enough to turn most people into 14-year-old boys.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The movie gradually works its way, with quiet intelligence and apparent conviction, until there's no turning from it. An hour in, and we're on that boat.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Martin Lawrence finally gets to show what he can do as a screen comedian.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    While Dark Blue may not be easy to watch, it's exceptionally well made.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    This is a shrewd and effective film from a director who understands how to create and sustain a mood.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Cage's great performance is matched by Shue, who becomes the focus by the middle of the picture.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An irresistible movie about a guy who goes on a journey, the kind an audience can't wait to take with him.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Though the storytelling is a bit lopsided, the slapdash quality is charming overall, and the movie benefits from colorful characters and a couple of hilarious scenes.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    At 2 1/2 hours, Gladiator is a long ride, but it doesn't drag.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    This is an excellent comedy, and the fact that it's made by a filmmaker with even better movies on his resume is nothing to hold against it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    On its own terms, the movie succeeds. Like a fable, its meanings are unspecific but haunting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The result is not only entertaining but also refreshing, a shameless crowd-pleaser with a healthy cynicism about itself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Something special about it. It's a formula movie, to be sure, but it's Formula One.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Like all Shelton's movies, Hollywood Homicide rambles and shambles, and like most of them, it ultimately settles into its own appealing rhythm.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    This is Almodovar's stab at serious drama, and the result is bizarre and affecting but also unsettling in ways that the filmmaker may not have intended.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    This is a heartfelt piece, and while passion alone can't carry a movie, it sure helps. Ararat is uneven because Egoyan couldn't tell it smoothly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's a generous tale, told through big performances by a talented cast, presenting a range of colorful characters that only Dickens could have created.