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
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    At once an unforgettable war film and a brilliant character study.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Shot mostly in black and white and imbued with a romanticism that's at once nostalgic and exhilarating, Tetro sneaks up on you. What threatens to be a mere exercise in style proves to be as involving as it is inventive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A comedy of discomfort -- and one of their (Coen brothers) best, most insightful and most provocative films.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Involves the gradual revelation of the hopes, fears and insecurities of well-observed characters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A stark, contemplative and hauntingly brilliant film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Bursting with smart dialogue, surprising situations and humor that springs from richly imagined characters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Nev and the filmmakers prove to be charismatic, and at times hilarious, investigators of the unfolding mystery.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A film that's at once timely and timeless.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    An exhilarating balancing act, at once a science-fiction romp, a paranoid thriller and a philosophical treatise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A lovably quirky comedy-drama with a rhythm all its own.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The film is a raw, unsparing look at the downside of humanity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The result, Pina, is the most spirited and spectacular film about dance since Robert Altman's "The Company."
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    One of the best films of the year.
    • 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
    The story is so masterfully told that one can't help but be enthralled.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Ultimately hopeful, but uncompromising in its commitment to exposing a tragic chapter in history.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    What Inside Llewyn Davis is all about: the passion, and the pain, of being an artist.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Lots of films claim to be different. Birdman is.
    • 87 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Traditional in the best sense.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    It's one of the funniest and most perceptive films of the year.

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