Calvin Wilson

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For 300 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 79% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 16.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Calvin Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 25 Man Down
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 300
300 movie reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The performances are spot-on. Ali brings depths of feeling to Juan, giving us a drug dealer we haven’t seen before. Harris (Miss Moneypenny in the recent Bond films) is uncomfortably authentic as an ultimately repentant junkie.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Ultimately hopeful, but uncompromising in its commitment to exposing a tragic chapter in history.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    With Manchester by the Sea writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (“You Can Count on Me”) confirms his status as a major American filmmaker.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    At its heart, Carol deals with the rules that society imposes on individuals, and the courage necessary to throw those rules out the window.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A film that's at once timely and timeless.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Unlike too many films these days, Zero Dark Thirty dares to embrace complexity. And that makes it not just state-of-the-art entertainment, but a great film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Daringly unsentimental, 45 Years makes a persuasive case that marriage demands not only patience, but guts.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    At once an unforgettable war film and a brilliant character study.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The story is so masterfully told that one can't help but be enthralled.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Keaton, who deserved an Oscar for his performance in “Birdman,” brings to Robinson a bracing blend of humor and authority. Ruffalo is the essence of the newsman who just won’t quit, and McAdams is just as effective as his more low-key colleague.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Gosling is terrific as the coolly introspective yet disarmingly charming Sebastian. And Stone is deservedly generating Oscar buzz for her portrayal of an artist who can’t quite believe she’ll ever be anything other than a barista.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    What Inside Llewyn Davis is all about: the passion, and the pain, of being an artist.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Involves the gradual revelation of the hopes, fears and insecurities of well-observed characters.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    This is the kind of film that benefits from being experienced with as little prior knowledge as possible. As one watches it, certain questions may arise. But don’t worry — the answers are fascinating.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Although The Gatekeepers lacks the stylistic inventiveness of “Fog,” it is nonetheless a compelling account of what can go wrong when power is unrestrained.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Essential viewing for art-film buffs and crime-flick fans, but also for anyone who's looking for a great story, terrific acting and masterful filmmaking.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    It’s a perfect vehicle for Driver, who endearingly captures the hangdog humility of his character. It’s a portrayal that might encourage more people to write poetry. And as the quirky but cheerful Laura, Farahani is just right.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Cotillard gets so persuasively inside Sandra’s skin that it’s not at all surprising that this performance has earned her another Oscar nomination. And she does so without resorting to shameless, award-baiting grandstanding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Oyelowo takes full advantage of his close physical resemblance to King, but he wisely avoids mere impersonation, delivering a performance that’s as sensitive as it is spellbinding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    One of the best films of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    In a stunning performance, Teller resists the impulse to sugarcoat Andrew’s egocentricity. Simmons is equally impressive, lending Fletcher just enough humanity to render his monstrousness all the more shocking.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The year’s most exhilarating film.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    With spot-on vocal performances from Thewlis, Leigh and Tom Noonan, the film is nothing less than mesmerizing — and must viewing for serious cinephiles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Lots of films claim to be different. Birdman is.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    If you think they don’t make movies like they used to, Brooklyn is glorious proof to the contrary.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Films often fail to capture the turmoil of being a teenager — but not this one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    This is a film that's not always easy to watch, but just about impossible to forget.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The film’s true scene-stealer is Bennett, who brilliantly portrays Sir James as a case study in cluelessness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    With visual and psychological precision, Abrahamson brilliantly evokes the experience of living outside of everyday reality. And he does so without resorting to either creepiness or sentimentality.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The Kids Are All Right probably could have used a few more scenes to come to an even more satisfying conclusion. But it's a terrific film anyway.

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