For 2,631 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 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Lowest review score: 0 Summer Catch
Score distribution:
2631 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's the picture that proves action films don't have to be silly, that a few thrill sequences don't mean every other value has to be shot to pieces.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    [Soderbergh] plays with time and narrative to reveal character, mood and longing in ways you just don't find in a mainstream crime picture.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    So it's two guys traveling, eating and talking. Doesn't sound like much. But it's terrific.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The Maid would have been worthwhile just as a showcase both for good acting and for the director's virtuosity. But the movie's ultimate virtue is its humanity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One great monster movie. [11 June 1993, Daily Notebook, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A complicated family story that takes place in three distinct time periods, and that's handled with astonishing ease and fluidity by director Claude Miller.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This one enters the pantheon of great American war films.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Now that she's past 50, can we all stop holding Michelle Pfeiffer's looks against her and just admit that she's a great actress?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An ambitious and exciting piece of work, a movie about sex and movies made by a filmmaker who understands the power of each to set off fantasy, create addiction, incite danger and transform the spirit.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Dares to present a flat-out heroic president, without the safety net of irony. It succeeds.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    At its slowest, the film has value as a historical document. At its best, the film gives a human face to stories of unimaginable suffering and unexpected triumph.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It’s coolheaded and incisive, a thorough and informative study of corporations, their origins and their place in the modern world.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Philippe Blasband's screenplay is witty and economical, and the film's editing is crisp.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An extraordinary film, mythic in feeling.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Ferocious brutality is presented without commentary or judgment, yet with unmistakable moral understanding and vision. [21 September 1990, Daily Notebook p.E-1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Seemingly loose and free-associative in style, Experimenter builds to an effect and, for all its humor — or rather, through its humor — makes a sober and chilling point.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A documentary with the emotional power of the very best in narrative film. It has characters impossible to forget, moments impossible to shake and an ending that leaves the audience both moved and rattled.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Coraci has given us a film that is not only amusing, but well-acted, and not only well-acted, but gorgeous. Micha Klein's animated transitions alone, which are used to signal each change in location, are wondrous and lovely to behold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Michelle Williams doesn't just survive. Called upon to glow, she glows. Her performance doesn't solve all the riddles of that personality; none could, and it's for the best that Williams doesn't try.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In many ways - in all ways - The Artist is a profound achievement.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An extraordinary and effective film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A movie of intelligence and power, of beauty, universality and largeness of spirit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Rarely does a movie come along that captures an aspect of everyday consciousness that has not yet made it onto film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An enchanting, beautiful and brilliantly imagined film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The films never lose sight of Mesrine the man, a fascinating character in that he's brutal yet extremely intelligent, has a skewed but discernible conscience, and, under the right circumstances, can be warm and generous.

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