For 2,708 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 Revolutionary Road
Lowest review score: 0 The Pink Panther
Score distribution:
2708 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Love & Friendship looks splendid. If the costumes by Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh (“Cavalry”) were any more beautiful, they’d be too beautiful.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    That’s all it is, a little bit funny.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Angourie Rice, who plays Gosling’s intelligent and highly moral 12-year-old, deserves a special mention. The character is an unexpected presence that adds dimension to the story, and Rice plays her beautifully.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A Bigger Splash takes four characters with strong needs, drops them into a single location and invites us to watch what happens. It’s strange how compelling that can be.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    This is the best disappointing movie you will see all year.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Neither resting on formula nor audience goodwill, the “X-Men” series is going deeper and getting better as it goes along.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    In a way it’s just another well-made thriller, but there are things here — currents captured, ideas frozen in time — that might make it more interesting as the years pass. For the time being, it’s good entertainment and deserves to be seen now.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The lively setting helps, but the main attration here is the familiar story, which has been around forever and yet never gets old.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    L’Attesa — also known as “The Wait” — is atmospheric and moody, serious and full of portent; and if it weren’t so good, it would probably be unbearable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Robert Downey Jr. gets to remind everybody that before this blockbuster turn he was actually a serious actor and may still be again. Stark’s frustration at the rigidity and short-sightedness of his confreres and his anguish at where it all leads are vivid and felt.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    A remarkable treat. It contains information about the writer heretofore unknown, and though it’s a dramatic feature and not a documentary, it claims to tell the truth, without embellishment. Even better, it was written by someone who saw the events depicted firsthand.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Writer-director Lorene Scafaria based the movie on her own mother, and the clothes that Sarandon wears in the film actually belong to Scafaria’s mother. They fit Sarandon well, and so does the role.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    The overall aura is kind of ... welcoming. It’s impossible to take seriously, but easy to take.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Shannon is worth seeing, and so is Spacey — hunched over, doing a funny impression of Nixon’s voice and body language. But this time the actors are better than the material.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A Hologram for the King has great energy, and also a languorous, lived-in quality.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Joachim Trier is a Norwegian filmmaker who made a strong debut in 2011, with his film, “Oslo, August 31.” Louder Than Bombs is his first English-language effort, and it’s disappointing.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    A resoundingly unlovable movie that almost resists being watched.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A funny movie, but also a serious movie, and — who knows? — maybe an important one.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    It’s a preening piece of work, aiming to flatter and please, while masquerading as something hard-hitting and daring. And because of all that, it’s a bore.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Criminal depicts a compelling situation, made rich and entertaining through its extreme characters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Midnight Special is a sincere movie, but sometimes sincerity is half the problem.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Surely, there’s the potential here for a kind of Country and Western “Amadeus.” Instead we get I Saw the Light, which will do until something better comes along.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    As Marguerite, Frot is a completely open vessel, ready to receive the muse that cannot come. She has a childlike quality here, but she also seems (and this is both funny and sad) very much the mature artist.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    It’s a good, not great, movie, but it has some of the elements that make Linklater’s work special. Few filmmakers are quite as keyed into the passing of time, as the source of all sweetness and heartache in the human experience.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    Nia Vardalos has such a warm, alert energy that’s impossible to hate My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, even as it’s impossible to like it, even a little.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    “Batman v Superman” is an insanely long and convoluted action movie, made worse by an air of importance. It’s dispiriting and visually bland.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Mick LaSalle
    There’s a nude scene that comes out of nowhere that’s almost embarrassing. Why is it there? Like the movie itself, it’s almost daring, except it’s not.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mick LaSalle
    Combines the usual dumb ideas with one good one. And not just good, but impressive, in that it makes sense of much of what went before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mick LaSalle
    Eye in the Sky is refreshing in its lack of a political message. Mirren is chilling as the cold-blooded colonel.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Usually, with movies, you can imagine how they were made — how the idea came, and the process of its creation. But Knight of Cups seems as if it arrived whole. If there’s a better film this year, get ready for a very good year.

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