For 133 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 83% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 18.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Calvin Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Please Give
Lowest review score: 25 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 133
133 movie reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Ultimately hopeful, but uncompromising in its commitment to exposing a tragic chapter in history.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    This is a film that's not always easy to watch, but just about impossible to forget.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Traditional in the best sense.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A cinematic miracle, a film that carves out a vivid space that has nothing to do with wizards or extraterrestrials, but quite a lot to say about the fantastical creatures that roam through the humanity in us all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Although Lebanon is to be congratulated for its bold visual strategy and strong antiwar stance, the film becomes claustrophobic after a while.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Yes, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is often hard to follow, perhaps overestimating the audience's ability to keep track of what's going on and why. But it's a well-crafted film that wears its old-fashionedness with pride.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Fruitvale Station has all the impact of a thoroughly researched, well-argued documentary. But Coogler made the right choice in going with drama.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    At once a fascinating character study and a scathing indictment of the role of the medical-pharmaceutical complex in exacerbating the AIDS crisis, the fact-based Dallas Buyers Club is one of the best films of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The result, Pina, is the most spirited and spectacular film about dance since Robert Altman's "The Company."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A stark, contemplative and hauntingly brilliant film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Unhurried in its storytelling but unshakable in its impact.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A lovably quirky comedy-drama with a rhythm all its own.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    No
    The Oscar-nominated No has the gritty feel of a foreign film from the 1970s. As such, it may take a few minutes for most moviegoers to adjust to its rhythms. Ironically for a film about advertising, there’s nothing slick about it — and therein lies much of its greatness.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Like Elizabeth Olsen in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," Oduye brilliantly slips inside the skin of a sensitive young woman who's having trouble finding her place in the world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A comedy of discomfort -- and one of their (Coen brothers) best, most insightful and most provocative films.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Director David O. Russell ("Three Kings") delivers a film of staggering impact.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    As enchanting as it is ambitious.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The performances are first-rate, with Lindhardt particularly moving as a guy who's in deep denial about just how much he can expect from a relationship with an addict.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Black Swan is ridiculously over the top, but in a way that makes it fascinating to watch.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Sophisticated comedies have gone out of fashion, largely because Hollywood finds it easier and more profitable to simply gross out moviegoers. But Please Give has real class -- and for that it deserves our gratitude.