For 137 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 18.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Calvin Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 The White Ribbon
Lowest review score: 25 The Bounty Hunter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Allen has been criticized for leaving some of the plot lines up in the air and several characters in the lurch. But he seems to be making a point: Neat Hollywood endings are as phony and dangerous as Cristal's ramblings.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Gilchrist ("United States of Tara") is immensely appealing as a kid who's just a bit too wrapped up in himself to grasp that perhaps his problems aren't insurmountable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Black Swan is ridiculously over the top, but in a way that makes it fascinating to watch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Unhurried in its storytelling but unshakable in its impact.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Director David O. Russell ("Three Kings") delivers a film of staggering impact.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Might be mistaken for a mere soap opera. But it's actually an emotional symphony.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    As the highly focused Hanna, Ronan - who had a breakout role in "Atonement" - is simply brilliant.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Starts out so promisingly that it's a huge disappointment when it ultimately becomes way too predictable - and unbelievable. It's as if "Raging Bull" suddenly morphed into "Rocky."
    • 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
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    It's an original that plays as if it were based on a novel.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    As memorable as it is insightful, Take This Waltz is one of the best films of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    As enchanting as it is ambitious.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    A terrific but uncompromising film that's definitely not for everyone.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Bonnaire, whose films include "Vagabond" and "Monsieur Hire," gets Helene just right, registering her joys and disappointments with finesse.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Our Idiot Brother is smart entertainment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Wysocki is perfectly cast as a teen who's at odds with both his environment and himself. It's a terrific performance. And as the empathetic Fitzgerald, Reilly is at his quirky best.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The Hedgehog sneaks up on you with its heartfelt storytelling and sophisticated wit.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    This is a film that's not always easy to watch, but just about impossible to forget.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    This is a smart, moving film that's also very, very funny.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Particularly memorable are scenes in which Calvin loses his cool as Ruby holds onto her calm. It all adds up to a movie that's sparklingly entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    A film that's all the more intriguing for being virtually impossible to categorize.
    • 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.
    • 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.