For 2,654 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 Tommy Boy
Lowest review score: 0 Maudie
Score distribution:
2654 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Chef is the best thing he (Favreau) has ever done, as writer or director or actor. It's the sort of thing of beauty that filmmakers are ultimately remembered for.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A few times every year, Hollywood makes a mistake, violates formula and actually makes a great picture. Falling Down is one of the great mistakes of 1993, a film too good and too original to win any Oscars but one bound to be remembered in years to come as a true and ironic statement about life in our time. [26 Feb 1993, p.D1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Simply the most relentlessly entertaining film of the last few months.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The best American film of 2008.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A completely appealing, beautifully preserved memory piece - a grand, colorful coming-of-age story with a candy box color palette and a standout performance by Renée Zellweger. It's a great story and a great crowd-pleaser.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Perfect pitch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    With Milk, a great San Francisco story becomes a great American story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Kristin Scott Thomas' performance in I've Loved You So Long is one of a small handful of highlights by which people will remember this year in movies. This is acting at its most exalted.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Assessing the merits of a political film is a tricky business. Obviously, its quality is partly a function of its power to persuade, but its persuasiveness is in the eye of the beholder.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Shows how a documentary can be as moving and suspenseful as the best narrative feature.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    RoboCop is no canned remake of the 1987 action film. It's a reimagining that responds to everything that has changed in American life over the past 27 years, addressing new threats and exploiting new anxieties.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Its deeply anarchic sensibility has kept Taxi Driver fresh all these years. (Review twenty years after release).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The kind of picture to whip out the clichés for: Surprisingly original. Delightful. Brilliant. Funny as all heck. When 1989 is through, sex, lies, and videotape may well be remembered as the best film of the year. [11 Aug 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Why such a structurally scattered movie should hang together at all is a mystery. That it does more than that, that it works brilliantly, is a miracle, or at the very least the product of unquantifiable causes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Flows in a way that seems effortless, following its own path, arriving at its own place. Only after the movie is over are the outlines of its story apparent. I found it impossible to outguess it. [12 July 1991]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    From the outside, Sunshine sounds like the most boring film on Earth. In fact, it's glorious.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Washington delivers not only one of the year’s best performances, but one of the best self-directed performances in cinema history.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Sicko will scare people, and it probably should.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Presented without preachiness or affectation, Kandahar is a short, matter-of-fact visit to hell.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    But make no mistake, whether the movie is fair or horribly unfair - I know nothing of the actual facts and can't make that determination - its portrait of Zuckerberg is a hatchet job of epic and perhaps lasting proportions.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the great satisfactions of Spectre is that, in addition to all the stirring action, and all the timely references to a secret organization out to steal everyone’s personal information, we get to believe in Bond as a person.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Part conscious and part unconscious, Watchmen tells us of a world without hope and then makes us wonder if we're already living in it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The effect is like watching an opera without music. Or a musical drama in which no one sings. These departures from a realistic convention never feel like static set pieces - that's the great success of the film and of the poems themselves.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A different kind of Harry Potter movie, a better kind... It's where this fantasy series has wanted to go all along.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The alien attack, taking place in several cities at once, is breathtaking...All the same, Independence Day is consistently funny.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A tense, concise and elegantly shot film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Terminator 2 imagines things you wouldn't even be likely to dream and gets these visions onto the screen with a seamlessness that's mind-boggling. [3 July 1991, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    More than one joke or one idea. It's a thoroughly satisfying comedy --and a respectable space adventure, as well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Masterful documentary.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Directed with playful wit and energy, with steamy sex scenes played as much for laughs as anything else.

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