For 2,707 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: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Lowest review score: 0 Love Ranch
Score distribution:
2707 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Johns is terrific, the heart and soul of the movie, playing the kind of guy that’s the heart and soul of any industrialized country on the planet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Wonder Woman achieves touching and powerful moments that are unusual for a movie of this kind.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    It’s original and idiosyncratic, but Swicord lets herself get away with things another director might not have allowed.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Baywatch should have been a lot more fun.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    “Dead Men” is a jumble of half-baked impulses.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Its cinematic stylishness and its attention to modern-day anxiety raise it to something out of the ordinary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This is a movie that can be enjoyed in different ways and for lots of reasons. It’s dramatic and it’s funny, and it has a warm humanity at its center.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 0 Mick LaSalle
    A poorly acted, colossal bore of a film that strikes wrong notes from beginning to end.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The story itself is arresting, and if that’s all “Bang” offered, that would be enough. But “Bang” does more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    In a sense, Jacobs has made a movie about sex that’s not about sex at all. We often hear about “sexual sublimation,” but The Lovers depicts the reverse, which is probably more common, in which sexual adventure becomes the most available substitute for cherished lost dreams.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It’s a funny movie, but it’s also one in which Schumer becomes truly legible, as someone who could be headlining comedies for the next decade or more.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Ritchie aspires to be a great British director, but his working his way through British icons — Sherlock Holmes wasn’t even safe — does no one any good. He just reduces them to his own vernacular, his own level, and he ends up revealing nothing about them and everything about his own narrow vision.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It’s a sci-fi action movie that spoofs the form to strong comic effect, and yet it profits from every good thing about the genre it’s mocking. It tries to have it both ways, and it succeeds.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It’s also a film with horrific shots of open graves. By all means see it if you have the inclination, but do be aware of the experience you’re letting yourself in for.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The documentary takes Tower through his much publicized recent stint as the chef at New York’s Tavern on the Green, a rather hopeless assignment for a perfectionist.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The Circle is very much a plea for the preservation and sanctification of privacy, but it’s nicely constructed in that no one character expresses the film’s distinct point of view.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It doesn’t ascend to the sky. It’s not profound or great. But Vigalondo takes Colossal to all sorts of unexpected places and then brings it home, intact.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    In Graduation, Mungiu takes a scalpel and dissects life in modern Romania. He shows what’s wrong with the government and the impact this has on people’s relationships.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    It’s Miller, however, who gives the most affecting performance, in that we see the light fade from her eyes. What an awful thing this husband did to her — to praise her for courage and then use all her courage against her.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Ashkenazi is a terrific actor, commanding and grand-scale in his aura, but with an unmistakable warmth. And Gere, cast against type, couldn’t be better. In a career of only good performances, this is one of his best.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    The Promise is hardly grotesque; and it has good things in it, but by the end, it just feels like a failed manipulation.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The action is not just big — big is easy. It’s creative. It’s choreographed. It’s unexpected and delightful. It’s lots of fun and a stark contrast to the previous film, “Furious 7,” which was huge but flat, just commotion without inspiration.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    In its details, in its characters and their relationships, in the unfolding of its story, and even in the delicacy of its filming, Gifted rises above cynical expectation. Far from a canned piece of work, it feels sincere and inspired.
    • 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
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Ghost in the Shell is like an amalgam of 2017 anxieties. Fear of technology. Fear of big business. Fear of being spied upon. Fear of the sacred disappearing, and of the crass, the loud and the empty crowding into every corner of existence — crowding out life itself.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This new film is exceptional and one of Ozon’s best.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Song to Song is Terrence Malick’s first truly awful film. In it, he does all the things that Malick does, except for all the great things that Malick does.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    No, T2 is not a great film, but its pleasures are great — and so rare and accomplished that they raise T2 to a level approximating greatness. There is something to be said for a movie this enjoyable. T2 is great enough.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    As light entertainment goes, CHiPs is fairly accomplished, and Pena and Shepard make a good team. If someone wants to turn CHiPs into a franchise of some kind, worse things have happened.
    • 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.

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