Calvin Wilson
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For 148 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 82% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 18% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 18.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Calvin Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Fruitvale Station
Lowest review score: 25 The Bounty Hunter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 148
148 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Isn't as memorable or provocative as it might have been. But it's an engaging love story that should appeal to moviegoers with a flair for the offbeat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    What's lacking is a galvanizing performance comparable to that of the Oscar-nominated Catalina Sandino Moreno in "Maria Full of Grace." Still, The Forgiveness of Blood is a memorable portrait of a society and the demands it makes on those caught up in it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Denham impressively captures Peter's flintiness, rendering him sympathetic yet not quite likable, and Vicius is just right as the wary Lorna.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Alma is at once a charmer and a contrarian, and Bergsholm achieves that balance with seeming effortlessness. At times, she's more than a bit reminiscent of the young Jodie Foster.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    The Well-Digger's Daughter is perhaps a bit too sentimental. But the performances are so heartfelt that its occasional excesses are easily forgiven. In a movie summer too often obsessed with things that go boom, this film is all about romance.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Whereas "Chill" attempted to define a generation, "Lies" is more of a statement about the nature and limits of friendship.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    At once an intriguing character study and a refreshingly offbeat romance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    The Big Picture ends perhaps a bit too ambiguously, but there's something refreshing about its faith in the moviegoer's intelligence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Bana ("Munich") makes an effective bad guy. Hunnam portrays Jay as a hero worth rooting for. And Wilde turns in a nuanced performance as a woman in conflict with herself.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    The acting is first-rate. Gosling masterfully fills in Luke’s motivational blanks, and Cooper nicely handles Avery’s evolution from idealist to manipulator.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    To the Wonder teeters between experimentation and incoherence. Does it deserve to be seen? Absolutely. Just be aware of what you’re getting into.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Cold in July has all the qualifications of a midnight movie in the making.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Bernal (“Y Tu Mama Tambien”), an actor of Mexican heritage, brings to the role a charismatic resolve. It’s an impressive and impassioned performance.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Annie is not a great movie musical — but it’s a fun time at the movies.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    Although the film begins promisingly, it proves to be little more than a soap opera.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    Tests the loyalty of fans that may expect his work to be extreme, but not to such an extent.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    Fulfills its mission, which is to be a crowd-pleasing tearjerker.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    Jeunet -- whose influence can be seen in everything from the short-lived TV series "Pushing Daisies" to the Oscar-winning film "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" -- remains one of the world's most imaginative directors. But Micmacs is a misfire.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    If you're interested in a drama about a few days in the life of an American abroad, you may find Cairo Time engaging. But for some viewers, it all may be just too subtle.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    Although their latest film is not without a certain charm, it quickly wears out its welcome.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    Only a heartfelt performance by Diane Lane rescues the film from abject mediocrity.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    Plays as if Tillman studied the works of director Michael Mann ("Heat"), but got a C on the final exam.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    Pregnant with possibility; it's the delivery that disappoints.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    As a drama about coping with hard times, The Company Men doesn't come close to being as sharp or entertaining as "Up in the Air" - which starred Wells' "ER" associate George Clooney.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Calvin Wilson
    A flawed but intriguing new chapter in animation.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    9
    Although it has a great look and offers a few thrills, the animated film 9 is one of this year's biggest disappointments.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    After watching Post Grad, you may wonder whether Hollywood will ever stop making generic comedies with zero tolerance for originality.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    As a melodrama, Brothers is passable entertainment. But the film squanders the opportunity to meaningfully portray the impact of war on American lives.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    In Hollywood, it’s all about the concept, and some studio executive must have thought it would be fun to watch Adams slogging around in the Irish mud. Unfortunately, there’s no accounting for taste.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    The comedy is so lame that the whole enterprise comes across as depressing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    Would have benefited from the kind of objectivity that Bass -- as Sar's well-heeled sponsor -- was hardly in a position to deliver.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    Manages to waste the talents of its strong supporting cast, which includes Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell and Stanley Tucci.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    A would-be light thriller that's so deficient in the genre's essentials - such as witty dialogue, intriguing characters and surprising yet credible plot turns - that you're embarrassed for everyone involved.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    A foul-mouthed comedy, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. "Bad Santa" (2003) also had plenty of crude language and lewd behavior. The difference is, "Bad Santa" was extremely funny.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    An inconsequential mess.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    One Day fails to make us care about the young couple at its center.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    A documentary that clearly aspires to the highest standards of cinematic muckraking but makes for a frustrating experience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    Struggles heroically, but unsuccessfully, to strike a balance between whimsy and pathos.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    On its own terms and against all odds, "Outrage" is adequately entertaining, with more than enough cringe-inducing violence and cruel humor to please the average American moviegoer. But true Kitano fans will find its title sadly ironic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    Episodically structured and lethargically paced, the new film attempts to convince us that there's something incredibly charming about an old guy who makes a habit of ogling young women. Actually, the whole scenario is pretty creepy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    Admission is one film you may not want to get into.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    Third Person doesn’t lack for ambition, and it’s nice to see Neeson in the kind of role that he excelled at before he morphed into an action star.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    Laggies is the kind of indie film that gives the genre a bad name.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    Strives to be entertaining, but for much of its run time it is so emotionally uninvolving that even the smallest children might find themselves bored.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Calvin Wilson
    Loosely - very loosely - based on the classic Jonathan Swift story, "Gulliver's Travels" begins promisingly but quickly loses its way.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Calvin Wilson
    Despite its intriguing premise, the film amounts to little more than tedious, clichéd melodramatics.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Calvin Wilson
    Perhaps tracking down the folks responsible for this film should be Milo's next assignment.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Calvin Wilson
    Sitting through A Good Old Fashioned Orgy is like being monopolized by the most irritating person at a really boring party.

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