Calvin Wilson
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For 150 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Calvin Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Social Network
Lowest review score: 25 The Bounty Hunter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 150
150 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    A film that's all the more intriguing for being virtually impossible to categorize.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    At once a fascinating character study and a scathing indictment of the role of the medical-pharmaceutical complex in exacerbating the AIDS crisis, the fact-based Dallas Buyers Club 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The rare film that will remain on your mind long after you’ve left the theater.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Fury is a guided tour through a manmade hell.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The storytelling is solid, propelled by characters that you come to care about.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    With Top Five, Rock has finally made the transition to true movie stardom.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    $9.99 may not be entirely successful from a dramatic perspective, and it certainly offers little enlightenment about the meaning of life. But the film is so intriguing in other ways that it's definitely worth a look.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    This isn't just another crime story, and it would be misleading to suggest that it has anything to do with stylish gunplay, exhilarating car chases or brutal fistfights.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Washington is surprisingly persuasive as a world-weary blade-wielder, and Oldman makes the most of a not particularly interesting villain. But the film's breakout star may be Kunis, who brings to Solara a blend of sassiness and sexiness that's reminiscent of Michelle Pfeiffer.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Green Zone can't make up its mind whether it's "The Bourne Insurrection" or "Hurt Locker: The Prequel."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Egoyan doesn't flinch from exploring the dark side of curiosity. That includes dealing with sexuality in a way that might make some moviegoers uncomfortable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    A film that's as much a character study as it is a crime drama. At the heart of it is Caine's hauntingly memorable performance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    The been-there, done-that nature of the plot doesn't take away from the undeniable sweetness found in Just Wright.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Unfortunately, Garcia can't quite resist sentimentality, giving us an ending that's a bit too emotionally neat. Still, Mother and Child is a thoughtful and provocative film about the way we live now.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Perhaps best appreciated as a character study -- about a character some moviegoers might prefer to avoid. Still, it's a smart, funny film that flirts with the edge.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Best appreciated as an exercise in style. Based on Martin Booth's novel "A Very Private Gentleman," the film establishes and sustains a mood of suspense, but Corbijn seems only minimally interested in conventional thrills.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Stone isn't for everyone. But for all its shortcomings, it is courageously original.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    A bit slow to get started, and it's nowhere near as funny as "The Hangover." But it'll make you smile.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Seth Rogen is the Green Hornet. What else do you need to know?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Skarsgard, who is perhaps best known for "Good Will Hunting" and "Breaking the Waves," makes the most of his rich role, imbuing Ulrik with a knockabout charm.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    As popcorn entertainment, it's right on schedule.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Superbly acted, and a return to form for Tavernier, who guided jazz legend Dexter Gordon to an Oscar nomination for "'Round Midnight" (1986).
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    The Beaver isn't a perfect film, but it's challenging and original.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    It's simply an opportunity to spend time with characters who may lack depth but are fun to watch.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Smith turns in a subtly layered performance that suggests the hurt behind Kathy's callousness. And O'Donnell gets to the heart of a man who realizes too late that he's made unfortunate choices.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    The Debt eventually settles into a predictable groove that slightly undercuts its impact. Still, it's a film of ambition and substance.

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