For 2,593 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 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mick LaSalle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Rushmore
Lowest review score: 0 Not Another Teen Movie
Score distribution:
2593 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This is a profound saga that makes for a great American movie.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It turns out that Pepe Le Moko is even better than "Algiers."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The result is a film of sadness and power, the first great 21st century movie about a 21st century subject.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    This new film is exceptional and one of Ozon’s best.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Henry Fool is far and away writer-director Hal Hartley's best movie.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Toback has found a documentary subject as tragic and ridiculous, as bizarre and driven, as the heroes of his other films.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Casino Royale is fresh, actually fresh.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The storytelling in The Force Awakens is masterful, in that it seems to be taking its time but is always moving relentlessly forward and coming up with surprises.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Stays in the mind, changing the way we look at the world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The result is something rare, especially considering how fine the novel is, a film that's fuller and deeper than the book.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    That perception of Fiennes and Gustave is central to the whole enterprise. Without it, the movie just breaks off and flies away. But with it, The Grand Budapest Hotel becomes something wonderful.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A brilliant and irresistible counterfactual overview of American history.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Riveting.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    One Day is a beautiful movie, but beautiful in a way that life often is, not movies. Nothing is sudden or easy, either for the characters or for the audience, and there are no thunderbolts from the blue.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    At times trying and perplexing, but it also contains some of the most psychologically insightful and ecstatic filmmaking imaginable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A remarkable documentary about an almost unfathomable ordeal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Like her (Cholodenko) other movies, this one has vivid characters and strong performances and flows like a slice of life set in an appealing, interesting world. But this one also has a good story and, if you're paying attention, a distinct point of view.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The best American movie about women so far this year, and probably the best that will be made this year.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    Klapisch's masterstroke was to place at the center of a movie a man, forced by circumstances, to stop and simply observe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's one of the best documentaries ever made about show business, about what it really consists of and what it demands.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's an exuberant, well- crafted film that gets the audience involved on a gut level even before the opening credits are over.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A brutal movie, brutal in all the right ways -- brutally stark, brutally funny, brutally brutal. [30 Oct 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    The film's freedom and control, its inspiration and focus, announce it as the work of a confident and mature artist.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It's shockingly funny - you don't sit there deciding to laugh. Your own laughter catches you by surprise. [14 Apr 1989]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A movie unlike any other.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    A wonderful movie, sincere and inspired, with four terrific performances and a story that doesn't let up. The picture has the gentle, nourishing quality of a fairy tale that you want to believe, and the unsoftened impact of gut-level entertainment. [13 July 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Mick LaSalle
    It’s hard to know what to make of this, but it’s quite enough that it happens at all. The film has some longueurs — it isn’t scintillating for every second of screen time. But Marques-Mercet and his actors establish an intimacy with the audience that’s practically unique. Even if you love it only a little, not completely, you will probably remember 10,000 Km for the rest of your life.

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