Calvin Wilson
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For 155 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 81% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 17.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Calvin Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Youth in Revolt
Lowest review score: 25 The Bounty Hunter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 155
155 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Traditional in the best sense.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The rare film that will remain on your mind long after you’ve left the theater.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    A beautifully realized drama that gets to the essence of what it's like to be young, confused and in love.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Unhurried in its storytelling but unshakable in its impact.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Bonnaire, whose films include "Vagabond" and "Monsieur Hire," gets Helene just right, registering her joys and disappointments with finesse.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    No
    The Oscar-nominated No has the gritty feel of a foreign film from the 1970s. As such, it may take a few minutes for most moviegoers to adjust to its rhythms. Ironically for a film about advertising, there’s nothing slick about it — and therein lies much of its greatness.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Fury is a guided tour through a manmade hell.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The Hedgehog sneaks up on you with its heartfelt storytelling and sophisticated wit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    As the highly focused Hanna, Ronan - who had a breakout role in "Atonement" - is simply brilliant.
    • 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
    An enthralling lament for an era in which beauty is in danger of becoming extinct.

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