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 Travelers and Magicians
Lowest review score: 0 Controlled Chaos
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Pretty but tedious Euro-pap at its most self-indulgent.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Has little to offer beyond titillation and pretty landscapes.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A movie more interested in shocking than in entertaining.
    • New York Post
    • 70 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Schmaltzy and contrived.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The film is light on those kitschy musical numbers that make Bollywood movies fun to watch.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Deadly dull.
    • 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?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    There are a few scares, but not enough to make up for the murky script.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Provides a few minor thrills, but overall is talky and implausible.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A bland look at professional surfing.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The story is superficial at best. And the movie is too long.
    • 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
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Beautiful but boring.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Allah made me funny - not.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Amu
    Fails to grab the imagination as it unfolds in familiar TV-movie fashion.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A documentary hardly anybody has been waiting for.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    It's an interesting story, but the presentation is more like a home movie than something you'd pay to see in a theater.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A self-indulgent work.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    After Fall, Winter would play better minus at least half an hour of flab.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A plot? Tony Jaa don't need no stinking plot.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The movie's only redeeming qualities are its stars.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    But by the time events unfold, viewers will most likely have given up on this melodramatic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Clichéd stories, clichéd characters. All that's missing is Ed Burns.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Love in Space is just what movie fans have been waiting for: a romantic comedy from Communist China.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Arlyck spends more time following himself and his own lefty family than checking up on Sean.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Skip it, and rent "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" instead.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Brainless and pointless.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    An amateurish, pointless exercise in filmmaking.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Politics aside, Trudell plays like an infomercial for its subject rather than a serious examination of the man and his beliefs.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    There's certainly a good movie to be made about Muslim punk musicians in the US, but this isn't it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    What's Vincent to do? Will he come out of the closet? Will he lead the swim team to victory at the big match? Will he find happiness with Noemie? Does anybody care?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    One big cliche.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Would that somebody had fired Gurwitch before she could have finished Fired!
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The script is obvious and cliched and the action is more disgusting than frightening.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Utterly predictable and full of trite dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The story is so contrived and the dialogue so stilted that no amount of talent could save Exist.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Tucker's message is sometimes on target, even if his film isn't.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The dialogue is banal and the acting, especially Wortham's, is unconvincing. Even the sex and nudity, of which there is a lot, grows tiresome after a while.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Little more than a rehash of old news.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Has a split personality. It starts as a comedy but morphs into an icky family melodrama. It should have stuck with the yuks.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Nothing would help make this dud understandable.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The movie, directed by Mick Jackson, leaves no cliché unturned, from the predictable plot to the characters straight out of central casting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The film's violent finale comes out of nowhere and will leave bewildered viewers wondering if they might have dozed off for a reel or two.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Mostly The Matador romanticizes a brutal tradition that has no place in the 21st century.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The writing, acting and direction are so amateurish that the only thing you'll care about is escaping the theater.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    There are many new Japanese movies that deserve a stateside release. Why this hapless mess beat them out is a question that deserves an answer.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Ohayon doesn't judge Thompson or his customers, but you don't need to be a Harvard-educated psychiatrist to realize that the bunch of them are dirty old men who treat women as commodities.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    There are a few exciting battle sequences and the sets are lavish, but mostly the film meanders aimlessly for more than two hours. No wonder new sword-and-sandal movies are in short supply.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    With so many worthy movies being made in Europe, it's a crime that something as mediocre as Erotic Tales gets a release here.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Makes little attempt to be credible or original. And the acting is poor.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The overall result is superficial and deadly boring.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Silly and pointless film.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Will there be a “Hatchet IV’’? I shudder to think about it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Proves, if anything, that sappy feel-good movies aren't restricted to Hollywood.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Saw
    Promoted as "the year's scariest movie," it's anything but.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Sexist, racist humor abounds, with Jews and gays especially taking a beating. I don't always object to non-PC humor -- but I like it to be funny, and here it isn't.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Let the French stick to love stories and leave stupid comedies to Tinseltown.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The documentary tells us little we don't already know and is overwhelmingly one-sided. It would make a nice TV infomercial, but certainly doesn't deserve a big-screen release.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Zhang Yimou, one of China's best-known filmmakers, deserves a great big lump of coal in his holiday stocking thanks to his ludicrous soap opera The Flowers of War.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Isn't very good. Not only has Ritter made his documentary a one-sided one, but he commits the journalistic sin of using himself as the film's main talking head. In other words, he's interviewing himself.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The Italian film industry must be in sad shape when its latest import to the US is a tired bit of trash from 1997, To Die for Tano.

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