For 2,633 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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Detroit
Lowest review score: 0 Romeo + Juliet
Score distribution:
2633 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The experience of watching Daniel Day-Lewis in this role is nothing less than thrilling. This is Lincoln. No need for a time machine, there he is.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A brilliant piece of construction, and talking too much about its specifics would only spoil the overall experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In the end this is Hoffman's movie, and it's refreshing, finally, to see him not as an oddball or eccentric but as a decent, capable guy who is ultimately a lot more intense than most people.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Beauty and the Beast creates an air of enchantment from its first moments, one that lingers and builds and takes on qualities of warmth and generosity as it goes along.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A triumph that goes well beyond Hoffman's tour de force performance.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Fascinating in its depiction of presidential leadership in action.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It brings together several popular strains of contemporary moviemaking and combines them into one big, shameless, audacious, compulsively watchable, irresistibly likable piece of pure entertainment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This laugh-out-loud comedy is set in the world of daytime television and is reminiscent of the sex farces that were popular in the early and mid-'60s -- except that Soapdish, unhampered by a desire to be perceived as sophisticated, is actually more sophisticated and much funnier than the movies that were around then. [31 May 1991, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a humane and witty treatment of an average life that, incidentally, speaks to the worth and inherent drama of average lives.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    An absolute delight, combining the cheap thrills of a biopic with the gentler, but more lasting, pleasures of a brilliant character study.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    In "Fatal Attraction" [Close] was a woman out of control. Here she's in control of her emotions, too much in control. When Merteuil finally lets loose and gives way to complete animal despair, Close is horrifying. [13 Jan 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 41 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a pumped-up, intricate and fast-moving yarn that never flags and continues to play out in unexpected ways as it unravels.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Almost too much to bear. But brace yourself and see it anyway. It’s worth it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Mel Brooks has made a movie that's completely free and spontaneous, which at the same time is not in any way lazy or sloppy. [28 July 1993, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Few who see it will be sorry. Sometimes being humane means not being squeamish.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One of the most innovative and best made films of the past year. Every now and then, even Dick Cheney gets to like a great movie.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The Zookeeper’s Wife achieves its grandeur, not through the depiction of grand movements, but through its attentiveness to the shifts and flickers of the soul.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    There may be better examples of cinematic art in 2013, but for a good time at the movies, it's hard to imagine anything beating this action extravaganza, from director Roland Emmerich, about a very Obama-like president.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The finest American Westerns have a characteristic that 3:10 to Yuma shares. In a way that's almost mystical, they suggest a truth beyond the specifics of the tale.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This is human drama at its most intense and universal. This is the rare film that can change the way you think and see the world.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    More than on "Prime Suspect," more than any film in recent memory, Le Petit Lieutenant conveys the relentless toll of big-city police work.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The actors keep their clothes on, but everything else is naked in Like Crazy, a romantic drama that makes other romantic films look obvious and calculated in comparison.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's that rare kind of movie that comes along only a handful of times each year -- gut-level entertainment that's oddly profound.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Either Live Free or Die Hard will go down as the summer's best action blockbuster, or it's going to be one exceptional summer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A movie that's loving and wistful and often hysterically funny.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The latest in the wonderful "Before" series does three important things: It breaks out of the courtship formula, yet retains the series' quality, and it moves the lives of Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) forward in ways that are satisfying and believable. True, a romance you once envied might now be a relationship you'd not want to be in, but as long as Celine and Jesse are still talking, there's hope.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The most coolheaded of the Iraq war documentaries, the most methodical and the least polemical. Yet it's the one that will leave audiences the most shattered, angry and astounded.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    So comically fertile and yet so grounded in the reality of its characters that it's really a kind of marvel.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Memoirs of an Invisible Man is one of Chevy Chase's best movies. Though more or less a comedy, the picture gives Chase a chance to do much more than smirk and be a wise guy, while providing a good showcase for his dry style of humor. [28 Feb 1992, p.D1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Stuns with writing, acting, direction.

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