Calvin Wilson

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For 317 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 16.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Calvin Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Into the Abyss
Lowest review score: 25 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 317
317 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A far more interesting film than its title implies. And a film you’ve never seen before.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The film offers insights into Iranian society while also subtly making a case that human foibles are universal.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The year’s most exhilarating film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The result, Pina, is the most spirited and spectacular film about dance since Robert Altman's "The Company."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    One of the best films of the year.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The film is a raw, unsparing look at the downside of humanity.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Brilliantly blending archival material, including clips of Baldwin on television and in public appearances, with narration by Samuel L. Jackson, Peck makes intriguing connections between the 20th century civil rights movement and the contemporary activism of Black Lives Matter.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The story is so masterfully told that one can't help but be enthralled.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Perhaps the greatest triumph of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is that it justifies the enormous hype. Working from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Michael Arndt and Lawrence Kasdan, director J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek”) brings fresh energy to the franchise while adhering to the storytelling values that made it matter in the first place.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The Big Short is the film that “The Wolf of Wall Street” wanted to be.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    If you think they don’t make movies like they used to, Brooklyn is glorious proof to the contrary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A lovably quirky comedy-drama with a rhythm all its own.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A must-see — and one of the best films of the year.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Cruise is as watchable as ever, bringing to Hunt a blend of steeliness and vulnerability.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Traditional in the best sense.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Psychological thrillers just don’t get any better than this.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Superior filmmaking. Yes, it runs almost three hours - but you've probably seen 90-minute films that felt a lot longer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    This is a film that's not always easy to watch, but just about impossible to forget.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Working from a self-penned screenplay, Tarantino has come up with one of the wordiest Westerns on record, and even some of his most diehard fans may grimace at the film’s occasionally slow pace. But The Hateful Eight more than compensates through its intriguing characters, ominous atmosphere and palpable suspense.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Working from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Christopher Rouse, director Paul Greengrass has come up with a post-Snowden film that delivers nonstop thrills.

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