Calvin Wilson

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For 248 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 16.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Calvin Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Lowest review score: 25 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 248
248 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    One of Pixar’s most charming achievements.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    There’s less a sense of hitting plot points than of capturing life on the fly, and Mendelsohn and Reynolds ride that vibe brilliantly.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The success of the three, separately screened films -- the first set in 1974, the second in 1980 and the concluding segment in 1983 -- depends not on their specifics, but on their ability to sustain an atmosphere that's appropriate to the dark but haunting story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    The vocal performances are spot-on, with Murray a standout as the slyly manipulative but ultimately courageous Baloo.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Chi-Raq is a mess — tonally inconsistent, overbearing in its earnestness and badly in need of editing. But it’s also director Spike Lee’s most passionate film since “25th Hour” (2002).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    One of the best films of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    An ideal showcase for Tomlin, who brings to the film a winning blend of contrariness and effervescence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    A sophisticated comedy about New Yorkers who might easily be mistaken for characters in a Woody Allen movie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Has been criticized as endorsing or condoning violence, but that assessment is unfair and inaccurate. If terrorism is to be eliminated, it must be understood, not oversimplified.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Aside from art-house fare, American movies of recent decades have tended to ignore even the most urgent social problems. Despite its lapses into melodrama, 99 Homes is a thought-provoking exception.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Boldly original, The Revenant puts everything else playing at the multiplexes in the shade.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Might be mistaken for a mere soap opera. But it's actually an emotional symphony.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Mud
    A provocative mood piece. Nichols, who had an art-house hit in 2011 with “Take Shelter,” has a gift for creating characters of unusual depth, and for eliciting performances of emotional resonance. With Mud, he seems to be edging closer to the mainstream, but his skills are as sharp as ever.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    It’s an old-fashioned tale of an individual overcoming the odds — only in this case, that individual happens to be a horse.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    It's an original that plays as if it were based on a novel.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Bernie could easily have gone horribly wrong. But Black and Linklater finesse this tricky material with as much virtuosity as Bernie brings to that broccoli.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    At once funny and poignant — and not just for moviegoers of a certain age.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Mistress America doesn’t quite achieve the magic of “Frances Ha.” But it’s a fresh take on the comic possibilities of friendship among the young.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    At the end of the day, it’s still a comic-book movie, but one that actually raises serious questions about security, accountability and revenge.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Put aside any hang-ups you may have about subtitles. As action flicks go, Point Blank is right on target.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Cruise is as watchable as ever, bringing to Hunt a blend of steeliness and vulnerability.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A must-see — and one of the best films of the year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Calvin Wilson
    A Bigger Splash? More like a small trickle.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Psychological thrillers just don’t get any better than this.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    This film might easily have settled for mocking religion. Instead, it's a fascinating glimpse into a culture that forces some people to choose between fitting in and opting out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Into the Abyss makes a strong case for the inhumanity of capital punishment, regardless of the crime or the criminal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The storytelling is solid, propelled by characters that you come to care about.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    As popcorn entertainment, it's right on schedule.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    A film that's all the more intriguing for being virtually impossible to categorize.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    This is the kind of intelligent, thought-provoking mainstream film that’s in danger of becoming extinct. Eye in the Sky is miles above the average multiplex flick.

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