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 Youth in Revolt
Lowest review score: 25 The Bounty Hunter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 300
300 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Our Idiot Brother is smart entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The film’s true scene-stealer is Bennett, who brilliantly portrays Sir James as a case study in cluelessness.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Might be mistaken for a mere soap opera. But it's actually an emotional symphony.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Far from being just another crime story, Sicario is cinema at its most ambitious.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Rogue One spins “Star Wars” into a whole new orbit.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    In his best performance since “The Social Network,” Eisenberg is perfectly cast as the neurotic Bobby. But the film truly belongs to Stewart, who brings to Vonnie a haunting luminousness.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    With Top Five, Rock has finally made the transition to true movie stardom.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Written and directed by Matt Ross — who is perhaps best known for his role as Alby on the HBO series “Big Love” — the film raises questions not only about what it means to be a responsible parent but also about what constitutes a meaningful life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The film isn't quite as edgy as Fincher's best work - "Seven," "Fight Club" and "Zodiac" are masterpieces of modern angst. But the director brings a fresh eye to what might easily have been an unnecessary rehash of the 2009 Swedish adaptation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    As original and risk-taking as its subject, Steve Jobs will make you think differently about an American icon.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Shares the magical appeal of the “Harry Potter” movies, which should come as no surprise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    A beautifully realized drama that gets to the essence of what it's like to be young, confused and in love.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The tale of Jake and his pals is something of a time capsule — and the kind of film from which sociologists decades from now might glean extremely useful information about American culture.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Unhurried in its storytelling but unshakable in its impact.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Gordon-Levitt turns in an Oscar-worthy performance as a man who’s all too aware of what he’s letting himself in for. And Woodley skillfully balances a range of emotions as Lindsay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    As the deeply principled Donovan, Hanks deftly balances earnestness and humor. And Rylance’s spirited performance is almost certain to yield an Oscar nomination.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Bonnaire, whose films include "Vagabond" and "Monsieur Hire," gets Helene just right, registering her joys and disappointments with finesse.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    It’s true that not much happens — except cinema at its finest.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Zobel's unsparing approach is justified. This film should be hard to watch - and it is. But it's also hard to forget.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Black Swan is ridiculously over the top, but in a way that makes it fascinating to watch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    A film that's all the more intriguing for being virtually impossible to categorize.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Is this a family film? No way. Does it include scenes that some may find painful to watch? You bet. Will you be entertained? Thoroughly.

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