For 2,535 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 lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 2 Days in New York
Lowest review score: 0 Marci X
Score distribution:
2535 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Blanchett in Blue Jasmine is beyond brilliant, beyond analysis. This is jaw-dropping work, what we go to the movies hoping to see, and we do. Every few years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This is a remarkable feat, not only of cinematography, but of choreography. Just to film Michael Keaton and Edward Norton walking down a Manhattan street, everything had to be timed as in a dance — when the camera swirls ahead, when it goes behind, when it swoops back around. It’s all accomplished so smoothly that it would be worth doing merely as a stunt, except this is no stunt. This method carries the mood and soul of one of the best movies of 2014.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A great film, the best I've seen since Terrence Malick's "The New World," and far and away the richest and most brilliantly acted picture to be released this Oscar season.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Bug
    A triumph for Judd and the director.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the best war movies of the past 20 years.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Though Mom is ditzy and, at times, irritating, we come to recognize her as the family's most original creative spirit.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Coming now, today, In Time is not just satisfying. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's important, because that would overstate it, but it certainly feels like part of the national conversation. It arrives in theaters at a time when people are camped out in New York saying the same things as the people in the movie. It's weird the way films often anticipate the near future.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    American Hustle is David O. Russell's best film, one that finds him in that ideal zone of spontaneity and complete control.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A grounded and unusually matter-of-fact adaptation.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This lushly photographed, brilliantly acted and wonderfully entertaining movie has its own claims to uniqueness. It's the most thoughtful of the three films, and its climax brings the entire series into sharper focus. [25 Dec 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Love & Mercy captures with striking immediacy the unbound power of the artist in his element.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Presents us with characters of such humanity and dignity that it begins to seem obscene that until now we haven't exactly given all that much thought to the Kurds.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The word "delightful" is thrown around so much that it often means nothing. Movies that truly have the capacity to delight - that amuse and lift the spirits and create a warm feeling - are rare. Romantics Anonymous is one of those rare delights.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Gets it right. It's a wonderful movie. Watching it, one can't help but get the impression that everyone involved was steeped in Tolkien's work, loved the book, treasured it and took care not to break a cherished thing in it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    If In the Cut falls short of the masterpiece Campion intended, it's unquestionably the most ambitious and important film to come along in months.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The pacing is superb, quick and agile without being frenzied, and the special effects are jaw-dropping.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In Darkness is an extraordinary movie, and somehow good art creates its own uplift.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Bride Flight gives a panoramic sweep of lives as they're lived, as there is a lot of beauty in it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This is an intense and complicated story, and the film doesn't rush it. It lets it unfold and build, methodically.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The Details has a light tone, but it's anything but light in purpose. It's committed and passionate, one of the most perceptive and morally persuasive movies of 2012.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Riveting from its first moments.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    There's a lot to process when watching The War Tapes, and that's probably why the documentary gets even better a few days later.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A hard, funny and realistic movie about the future.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    “Popstar” has more going for it than outrageousness, though it certainly has that. It has genuine outrage, a good-humored but clear-eyed take on today’s pop culture as a morass of corruption, idiocy and relentless self-promotion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The movie rarely, if ever, feels mechanical. Instead, you may find yourself marveling at the fertility of an imagination that could allow itself to toss so many vivid characters and stories—enough to supply four or five movies — into one generous package.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Anomalisa may simply be a brilliant one-off, but it’s pointing a new direction for animation, if anyone cares to follow it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    See Gravity in theaters, because on television something will be lost. Alfonso Cuarón has made a rare film whose mood, soul and profundity is bound up with its images. To see such images diminished would be to see a lesser film, perhaps even a pointless one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Magnificent but somewhat frustrating movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's hard to dislike a picture with flying cows and oil trucks.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the rare films that directly responds to and expresses modern anxieties, this debut feature from director Henry Alex Rubin interweaves the stories of three sets of people, whose lives are upended through various bad things that happen over the Internet -- including bullying and identity theft. A fascinating and riveting thriller.
    • San Francisco Chronicle

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