Mick LaSalle Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mick LaSalle

Mick LaSalle
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 57%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"Beatty is so good at playing mental illness - he's even better here than he was in "Bugsy" - that he saves the movie. But no amount of flash and dazzle can quite quell the disappointment that comes of a story that begins promisingly and then derails." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 60%

Allied (2016)

"A movie that is old-fashioned in every possible good way, but that in no way seems passe or cliched." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/4 89%

Elle (2016)

"Verhoeven creates an elegant frame for his lead actress and lets her fill it, and what we end up with is Huppert's best collaboration with a director since the death of Claude Chabrol." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/4 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"Kelly Fremon Craig is a good writer, who is also a good director, and "The Edge of Seventeen" is the beginning of a career worth watching." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/4 45%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Taking place mostly over the course of a single day, it's a smart and languorous film that finds time to luxuriate in conversations and to create a feeling for small-town American life." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/4 48%

How To Be Single (2016)

"How to Be Single is over a half hour before it's over." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 14, 2016
3/4 89%

Loving (2016)

"It doesn't grab you by the shirt and insist that you watch it. It's quieter and more like life, not exactly triumphant and definitely not sad, just complicated." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 9, 2016
4/4 86%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"This is a tough movie, but it's also accomplished and driven filmmaking, ultimately in the service of something good." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/4 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"At least the movie takes awhile before it goes into full tilt action, and even when it does, it never completely loses itself or its central character." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/4 95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"Pop is an easy guy to watch for almost two hours - amusing, self-deprecating and instantly likable." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 2, 2016
2/4 93%

Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016)

"Ultimately, there's a sense of just one thing after another, linked only by an overarching aura of portent that the characters themselves seem to be complicit in." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/4 20%

Inferno (2016)

"You want an audience to care about the fate of the protagonist, no matter what the situation? Cast Tom Hanks. You want a young actress who can suggest fierce intelligence and conviction? Cast Felicity Jones." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"Every year, we get only a few of these, movies that come out of nowhere, that are different, unexpected and wonderfully right. "Moonlight" is that kind of movie, one of the gems of 2016." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 27, 2016
1/4 No Score Yet

reVISIONS (2016)

"Put this one down as an honest and respectable failure." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"The pairing of Cruise and Smulders is a good one. In a way that's both satisfying and compelling, they seem evenly matched." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 20, 2016
1/4 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

""Keeping Up With the Joneses" collapses in on itself." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 90%

Certain Women (2016)

"A movie in which it becomes very possible to respect the intent and yet be frustrated by the result." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2/4 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"Chalk this one up as a close one, a bold attempt by a McGregor, but a near miss." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 19, 2016
3/4 94%

Command and Control (2016)

"As a child, I worried about nuclear war. It never occurred to me that I should have been worried about a nuclear accident." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 12, 2016
2/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"There are worse movies." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 67%

The Lennon Report (2016)

""The Lennon Report" offers no special insights into Lennon, or the country, or that awful night, but it does bring back the time. It looks and feels like 1980." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

""The Girl On the Train" may be too idiosyncratic and moody to get the credit it deserves, but if there's any justice, Emily Blunt should be up for awards consideration at the end of the year." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/4 73%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"It takes a condition that we have all thought about historically, politically and even dramatically and makes us actually feel it and live it. That's a serious achievement." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/4 81%

Denial (2016)

"Weisz's conviction, passion and galvanizing outrage drive "Denial." For a Jewish academic, this was no intellectual exercise, and Weisz lets us see it." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/4 31%

Masterminds (2016)

"You might forget "Masterminds" five minutes after you see it, but you'll enjoy it in the moment." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 100%

Cameraperson (2016)

""Cameraperson" is a documentary unlike any other." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 28, 2016
2/4 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Berg's whole strategy may have been to throw us deep into the action, but the irony is, he ends up creating distance. He keeps us on the outside." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/4 92%

Southside With You (2016)

""Southside With You" proves once and for all that a romantic film doesn't rely on suspense. We know these people are getting together. What holds us to our seats is wondering how it will happen." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 24, 2016
1/4 64%

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)

""A Tale of Love and Darkness" is a dead film, an eminently worthy corpse." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/4 56%

The Last Diamond (Le Dernier Diamant) (2014)

"I started watching this film, willing to give it a 10-minute chance, and I ended up sitting through the whole thing and enjoying it thoroughly." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 21, 2016
1/4 25%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"Something soulless and empty, with all the mystery and grandeur of the tale just gone." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/4 81%

Equity (2016)

"It doesn't go for flashy drama, and the ending is more whimper than bang. But there's the sense here of something authentic, and unless you're already in the business, you'll probably learn something." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/4 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"It's mildly amusing when it should be funny, sentimental when it should be deep and all too easy when it should be unsettling. It's still some kind of success, but a modest one." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/4 98%

Little Men (2016)

"The movie is as interesting as spying on your neighbors during the most interesting 85 minutes of their lives, as well as a sensitive look at what it's like to be 15 years old and have no control over anything." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 10, 2016
0/4 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"If you know someone you really can't stand - not someone you dislike, not someone who rubs you the wrong way, but someone you really loathe and detest - send that person a ticket for "Suicide Squad."" ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 3, 2016
4/4 82%

Indignation (2016)

"Like the best wines and the best films, there's a complexity to the finish, so that it reverberates with meanings beyond the obvious. "Indignation" has the disconcerting quality of truth and is an altogether adult piece of work." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 3, 2016
1/4 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"The women are game, at least. Kunis, Hahn and Kristen Bell form the movie's trio, and pry two or three laughs out of the script, but that amounts only to one each. They deserve better, and so do you." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 65%

Nerve (2016)

"A successful and memorable thriller." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 28, 2016
1/4 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"It's the opposite of exciting. It's the visual equivalent of white noise, and if you're not careful, you might fall asleep." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 28, 2016
1/4 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

""Absolutely Fabulous" becomes tiresome, even if you really like Saunders and Lumley, and even if you sometimes find yourself smiling in advance, as if willing the jokes to be funny." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 70%

Café Society (2016)

"Allen is confident that he can skip scenes, shift locations and more or less take his audience anywhere he wants, so long as he's entertaining, and in this he's right." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"In the end, it's just a little horror movie, but the director knows that and doesn't overplay his hand." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"There are bright, busy "Star Trek" movies, full of wit and interest, and then there are "Star Trek" movies like this one, that are subdued and dark, as if imbued with the monotony of being stuck on a space ship for five long years." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Mortensen finds a role here that capitalizes on his contradictions, on his air of resolve and his inner life of doubt, on his hardness and his reasonableness. It becomes the showcase for one of his best performances." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 15, 2016
2/4 91%

Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016)

"In the end, it all has about the same impact as looking at wallpaper, assuming the wallpaper is tasteful and inoffensive." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"The genuine success of The Infiltrator comes from the fact that Cranston seems to hate it, that his every second is full of dread and terror, and he can't wait for it to be over. And so he makes everyone in the audience a nervous wreck." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 13, 2016
2/4 89%

Zero Days (2016)

"The film is a two-hour investment and the rewards are a handful of facts and ideas that could have been expressed in half that time. But those who want more detail will find it here." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 7, 2016
0/4 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"By the end, having failed in its attempt at cleverness, the movie veers into sentiment, the inevitable last resort. The movie fails at that, too." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3/4 95%

The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016)

"We should have our own movies like "The Innocents." But it's good that we can at least import them." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3/4 95%

Nuts! (2016)

"In ways good and bad, his was a distinctly American story, and filmmaker Penny Lane uses a variety of techniques to bring out its strangeness and specialness." ‐San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 6, 2016
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