For 1,277 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Lorna's Silence
Lowest review score: 0 Pinocchio
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Lackluster anime.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Fails to elicit any substantive information from his (Tommy Davis) subjects. And he fails to put their plight into perspective.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Arlyck spends more time following himself and his own lefty family than checking up on Sean.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    If you go to the movies to ogle topless young women, Simon is definitely for you. If, on the other hand, you want something more cerebral with your $10 ticket and overpriced snacks, stay clear of this Dutch melodrama.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The story is superficial at best. And the movie is too long.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Colpaert makes nice use of blue and green hues, and he makes some valid points about the Iraqi war. But the script lacks coherence and ends with a 180-degree flip that lessens the impact of what has gone before.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A lightweight French comedy worth watching only for Cecile de France. The gamine actress - decked out in short reddish hair, black tights and a thigh-high mini - is charming as Jessica.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Wavers uncomfortably between satire and dime-store existentialism on the big screen. It's sort of as if Charlie Kaufman rewrote "The Fountain."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The comedy is without distinction and the conclusion is melodramatic. I must note that ads for the film are misleading because they give no hint of the dark side of The Bubble.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    There are some funny moments, plus occasional nudity and sex, but the joke quickly wears off. What might have worked as a half-hour TV show doesn't suit itself to a feature-length film.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    There are a few sweet moments as the story reaches its unsurprising conclusion. But, all in all, Flakes isn't going to bowl you over.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Beautiful but boring.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Has little to offer beyond titillation and pretty landscapes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Here the characters aren't compelling enough to ask viewers to give their brains a workout to determine exactly what's going on.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A plot? Tony Jaa don't need no stinking plot.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    But by the time events unfold, viewers will most likely have given up on this melodramatic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Might have worked as a travelogue, minus the story. In its present form, it is hardly worth the $10 you will be asked to fork over at the box office.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Something high schoolers might yawn through in history class, but they have no choice. You do.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Director Ferzan Ozpetek's film doesn't break any new ground; rather, it recycles every cliché about gays in what is essentially an extended soap opera.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Deadly dull.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    It is a boring parade of talking heads and technical gibberish that will do little to advance the Linux cause. Try again, guys.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The movie's only redeeming qualities are its stars.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Pretty but tedious Euro-pap at its most self-indulgent.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Viewers are left wondering just why they should care about them and the rest of the film's one-dimensional characters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Schmaltzy and contrived.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A movie more interested in shocking than in entertaining.
    • New York Post
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Will go down in history as the movie that showed a turtle getting an enema. It also features a hot performance by Marguerite Moreau.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Why make a documentary about these marginal historical figures? Wouldn't one about their famous dad, author of "Death in Venice," etc., be more valuable?
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A self-indulgent work.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Provides a few minor thrills, but overall is talky and implausible.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Your baby is near death. Instead of dropping everything to save his life, you make sure the video camera keeps rolling.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    There are a few scares, but not enough to make up for the murky script.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Amu
    Fails to grab the imagination as it unfolds in familiar TV-movie fashion.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    So beautifully filmed (as if through a gauze curtain), it is especially sad that the script doesn't measure up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Harper and the film's director, Jeremy Kagan, try valiantly, but they are unable to bring Meir to life or hold viewers' attentions.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The result is a hodgepodge of plots and styles, a fault compounded by stiff acting and, except for a few scenes, wooden direction.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Allah made me funny - not.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The NYU film grad steals liberally from Woody (especially "Annie Hall") - from camera placement to body language to plot twists to the whole Ingmar Bergman thing. That's not necessarily bad, if the project works. This one doesn't - it just annoys.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The film is light on those kitschy musical numbers that make Bollywood movies fun to watch.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Clichéd stories, clichéd characters. All that's missing is Ed Burns.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Adams and the school's students and teachers deserve an A-plus, although the film rates a much lower grade. It unfolds lifelessly, as Binzer parades a contingent of talking heads before the camera in what could pass for an infomercial.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Is nothing sacred? In the schizophrenic war epic The War lords, Jet Li, the hunky action hero, cries -- no, make that sobs -- several times. What will his legion of young male fans think?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    It's a worthy idea, but the uninspired scripts, acting and direction never rise above the level of an after-school TV special.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A bland look at professional surfing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Katie Aselton has achieved the seemingly impossible. She's turned a movie about sex into a boring, talky snooze.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Lilien is an amateur filmmaker, and his movie -- which at times is more about Lilien than Pale Male -- shows it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Sillen drags out generic talking heads who say generic things about Bernstein, a generic boho. The film might suffice if you're looking for something to watch on cable TV some early morning. But it isn't worth the hassle and expense of going to a theater.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The preachy movie is hardly worth the hassle and money required to see it in a theater. Better to download it or wait for it to pop up on TV.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Love in Space is just what movie fans have been waiting for: a romantic comedy from Communist China.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    13
    While the original was an art-house success, this English-language redo, now getting a one-week run after sitting on the shelf for a year and a half, doesn't measure up.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A documentary hardly anybody has been waiting for.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    After Fall, Winter would play better minus at least half an hour of flab.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Director Jacob Rosenberg makes heavy use of family photos and talking heads, but the person we want most to hear from, Way himself, is largely missing. Go figure.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Gil Kofman has an interesting and funny story to tell in his documentary Unmade in China. Too bad he spends more time talking about himself than detailing his misadventures in Xiamen, China, population 3.67 million.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The landscape cinematography is often eye-pleasing, but the script is labored, filled with clichés and never allows for character development.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Becomes more and more confused, unpleasant and preposterous.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Unlike Cursed, which resorts to blatant but unconvincing gore and violence, "The Wolf Man" (1941) gets its point across through suggestion, makeup and spooky sets.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Dom DeLuise, as a fruitcake director, and John Waters fave Mink Stole, as Robin's Jewish mother, spice things up, but not enough to make Girl Play worthwhile.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Huppert is wonderful, as usual, and she's to be congratulated for taking this daring role. But, alas, even she can't save Ma Mere.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The one highlight is Julia Nickson, who breathes life into the role of Ethan's evil stepmom.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The street action is a grabber, but the story itself isn't.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    If the sight of naked, sweaty French hunks gets you going, well, then, Three Dancing Slaves is a must-see.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    It's hard to make a dull movie with copious nudity and all kinds of sex (straight, bi and gay), although French filmmakers Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau manage to do so in Cote d'Azur.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Garcon Stupide features the best gay seduction scene ever filmed on a Ferris wheel. Unfortunately, you have to sit through the entire movie to get to it. Whether you want to will depend on your interest in explicit gay sex.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    An uninspired gay coming-of-age import from Germany.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The Greeks have a word for Blackmail Boy: boring.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Almereyda's muddled Happy Here and Now should have stayed on the shelf - where it's been gathering dust for several years.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Andy Lau and Siu Fai Mak, the men behind the successful Hong Kong police thriller trio "Infernal Affairs," should be arrested for directing Initial D.
    • 8 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Schwartz throws in so many characters and implausible subplots - none worth mentioning - that Perception sinks under its own weight.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Not even Sandra Oh, as Phoebe's boss, and Elodie Bouchez ("The Dreamlife of Angels"), as Ashade's sister-in-law, can keep Sorry, Haters from becoming a sorry mess.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    A cheesy and unpleasant splatterfest.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Now that even Woody Allen has stopped making "Woody Allen movies," you would think that wannabes would move on, too.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The film plays like one long commercial. The music's cool, but you're better off buying the CD.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The story lacks focus. The senses blur as wives and ex-wives come and go, and Harry regularly falls off the wagon, only to reform the next day.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    As a narrative, Shem, directed by Caroline Roboh, is a pointless hodgepodge, with a finale that will leave viewers scratching their heads.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Mainstream moviegoers will be put off by the subtitles, and art-house fans will be insulted by the story's shallowness.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Sex can be fun and exciting and wonderful. It also can be deadly boring, as in Psychopathia Sexu alis.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The autobiographical script meanders and the acting never solidifies. Besides, the leads look too old to be in high school - maybe even college.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Tucker's message is sometimes on target, even if his film isn't.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    There's potential here, but the script is entirely too, shall we say, Hollywood. There's even a dog-poop joke.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The movie's one-star rating is solely for Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who provides eye candy as Morris' film-student granddaughter, Lisa.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Lou Diamond Phillips is let down by an uninspired supporting cast, including Bruce Weitz as a crippled con artist and Tracy Middendorf as the requisite femme fatale, a clichéd script, and flat direction by Stephen Purvis.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    There's plenty of material here for a dark comedy, but director Martin Curland isn't up to the job. His film - like Luke - plods along, unsure of exactly what it's supposed to be.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    We keep waiting for one of those outlandish musical treats to bring some life to the clichéd script. Kunder throws in a few breaks, but they're tepid and brief.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Would that somebody had fired Gurwitch before she could have finished Fired!
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The characters are too cliched to be funny, and Jensen's script can't stay focused long enough to make an impression. Where is Lars von Trier when we need him?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Proves, if anything, that sappy feel-good movies aren't restricted to Hollywood.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    How can it be that a movie as beautiful to look at as Saawariya is so . . . boring?
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    What they say is superficial. They never really explain why they risk their lives. In the end, Steep plays like a TV infomercial - and who wants to hand over $11 to watch one?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    It boggles the mind to think that Elite Squad won the top prize at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival in February.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Let the French stick to love stories and leave stupid comedies to Tinseltown.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    There is, of course, a maximum of blood and gore. Sometimes the director's ideas work; often they don't.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Directed by Susan Montford, While She Was Out is a straight-to-DVD movie making a brief stop in theaters.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Marlene Rhein has directed 40 music videos, including ones for Tupac Shakur and Amy Winehouse. Judging by this, her feature debut, she should stick with the music.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Having Damon Wayans in the cast might attract viewers to Harlem Aria, but they're bound to be disappointed by the amateurish drama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    It's depressing to see how far Herzog has fallen.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    One big cliche.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Every once in a while the old-fashioned costume drama comes alive, only to sink again into run-of-the-mill special effects and long periods of talkative tedium.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Comes off as nothing more than a TV soap opera, with overwrought acting, simplistic dialogue and a generic plot.
    • New York Post
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Dirk Shafer's feature doesn't offer much in terms of plot or acting. But it does have oodles of hunky male bodies. The choice is yours.