Calvin Wilson

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For 256 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 80% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 16.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Calvin Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Creed
Lowest review score: 25 The Bounty Hunter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 256
256 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    This is a smart, moving film that's also very, very funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    As memorable as it is insightful, Take This Waltz is one of the best films of the year.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    As enchanting as it is ambitious.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    As the central character in “Polar Bear,” Ruffalo impressively explores the geography of a troubled mind, and makes the journey fascinating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Cruise is as watchable as ever, bringing to Hunt a blend of steeliness and vulnerability.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    An offbeat and fascinating film.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Films often fail to capture the turmoil of being a teenager — but not this one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Best appreciated as a movie about being obsessed — a character trait that’s certainly not limited to chess masters.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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