For 2,310 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 higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Sex and the City
Lowest review score: 0 Epic Movie
Score distribution:
2,310 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Carries a lot of emotional power.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Freeway is rude in the way the truth is rude -- only funnier. The movie seduces with its humor, all the while presenting a realized vision of a harsh, absurd world.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Anybody who talks about True Romance has to start with the writing. It's dazzling. In scene after scene, Tarantino surprises the audience even while coming up with dialogue that rings much more true than anything you could have anticipated. [10 Sept 1993]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Smart, fun entertainment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's a rare, beautifully made movie that offers you another world. [23 June 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    What a shrewd achievement for writer-director Henry Selick ("The Nightmare Before Christmas"), to have made a movie that everyone will acclaim as beautiful, when perhaps the most beautiful thing about it is the sheer ugliness of it all.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The moments between the characters are absolutely full. It's a pleasure to watch such consummate professionals.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Home for the Holidays strikes such a perfect note that it's hard at first to realize what an impressive balancing act it is.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Mick LaSalle
    "Human Resources" was a good, straightforward tale, but Time Out is better. It's haunting. It's like a poem.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Mick LaSalle
    There are lapses in character motivation, and at times the film takes on a cartoony feeling. But if you worry about those things, you shouldn't be watching action movies. For its genre, Broken Arrow is a class act.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Mick LaSalle
    Disclosure is a frankly adult picture. The seduction scene is protracted and genuinely sexy -- though what this woman sees in Douglas is a mystery. The talk in Disclosure is also frank -- and unusually explicit. People talk about sex in this picture as they would in life.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Obviously, Barrymore is not ideally cast outside modern times, but her presence is so good-natured that she makes an audience want to work with her.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Worth seeing, both for the ways it's timeless and for the ways it encapsulates an era.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Talk about disturbing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Unlike "Pirates," Stardust is anything but a wretched mess. It's a charming and smartly plotted fantasy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    In thematic terms, Cassandra's Dream could be looked at as a rebuttal to "Crimes and Misdemeanors."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    If there’s a weakness to The D Train, it’s only in the filmmakers’ ultimate choice to stop the pain right before the finish, as if any good might really come to the characters they’ve created. Perhaps the assumption was that, by then, audiences will have suffered enough. But some misery you really can’t get enough of, especially when it’s happening to other people.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Captures the flavor of putting on a show on Broadway.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A gentle comedy, offbeat but never cute, never lewd and never going for shortcut laughs that might diminish character.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An action blockbuster extravaganza that's sadder than sad and never pretends otherwise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's fascinating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's probably the only love story you'll see this decade that will make you half-expect the camera to swerve and pick up the sight of Rod Serling, standing there in a black suit.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It's a lovely film that grows along with the characters. At first, it seems like a pleasing but inconsequential comedy. But it deepens as their connection deepens and opens up into a place of poignancy and insight.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Has some faults, but it manages to keep its audience either angry or jumpy from start to finish.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Very good at pointing out the social difficulties surrounding the Dickens-Ternan relationship, the power dynamics within it and the lasting effects of it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    An impressive and imaginative fantasy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The documentary is exclusively about Ullmann and Bergman as human beings and about how they got along.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The movie is modest in its ambition and powerful in its reverberations.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    While it's possible to have a great time with the movie without having any interest in Kiss, it should be noted that the band does make an appearance.

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