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
    • 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?
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Sucky vampire flick.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    With so many worthwhile movies out there just waiting for a release, it's a shame that this tired drama is getting a run.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The street action is a grabber, but the story itself isn't.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Watching Wake is akin to listening to anonymous neighbors argue about matters you know nothing about -- nor care about. You only wish they'd shut up.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Approach is too heavy-handed to have much effect. Rod Serling probably could have turned the premise into an enjoyable episode of "The Twilight Zone."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    This poorly done, digitally animated work, directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo, might be of interest to die-hard fans of anime. Others should pass it by.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    An uninspired gay coming-of-age import from Germany.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    How can it be that a movie as beautiful to look at as Saawariya is so . . . boring?
    • 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
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Japan's Takashi Miike has the formula down pat, but Eisener has no idea how to give violence a touch of class.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The praise for this static, overlong, stagebound work is a mystery to me.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    You will be so put off by the bland couple (what do you expect from people named Joe and Jane?) and their dumb arguing - not to mention the grating score - that you won't really care.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    A clueless Mundhra tackles the subject with a heavy hand and a contrived script. The result is a daytime soap mixed with a second-rate women-behind-bars flick.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Unfortunately, it doesn't work. None of the talking heads is as interesting as Yu thinks they are; and it's difficult to build sympathy for any of them.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Wait for the video, then fast-forward through every scene except the ones featuring Maria Mironova as a cheating wife.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's reformist two-term president, gets the once-over-lightly treatment in Lula, Son of Brazil.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Sappy and simplistic.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The game cast tries desperately to be funny, but Day hasn't provided them with the material.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The cast includes rappers Da Brat, Mos Def and MC Lyte. Their fans might get some pleasure from Civil Brand. Everybody else best stay away.
    • 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?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Mary is a mess. An interesting one, yet still a mess.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Greenwald does nothing with the interviews, basically just posting them, one after the other, with the hope that viewers will do his job for him. The result is one-sided and bone-dry.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    It's depressing to see how far Herzog has fallen.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    My only question: Why does Kleine -- who's married to Andre Gregory of "My Dinner With Andre" fame -- think that anybody outside her family gives a damn?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    A convoluted, pointless thriller that wastes the considerable talent of Max von Sydow.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The Greeks have a word for Blackmail Boy: boring.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    An Amsterdam mess.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The landscapes are exotic and Kilcher is erotic, but the film plays like a generic made-for-TV biopic.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Nothing happens that hasn't been done better in other films, among them Thomas Vinterberg's excellent 1998 "The Celebration."
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Melodramatic and heavy-handed.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Never rises above the level of a second-rate TV sit-com.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Becomes more and more confused, unpleasant and preposterous.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The one highlight is Julia Nickson, who breathes life into the role of Ethan's evil stepmom.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Features some good acting, but most of it doesn't ring true.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The actors are personable, but they're burdened with a script full of stereotypical characters and offensive jokes. By the time Christmas Day arrives, this movie will thankfully be long forgotten.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    If there's a fresh idea in When Harry Tries To Marry, I couldn't find it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    If all terrorists were like these idiots, the US would have nothing to worry about.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Most are exercises in sickening bad taste, with an emphasis on human bodily functions. The biggest stinkers? “T Is for Toilet” and “F Is for Fart.”
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    So bland that it fails to make an impression.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    If there is anything positive in The Girl Next Door, it is the brave performance by Auffarth, who is in her early 20s. Other than that, there's little reason to see the movie. Unless, of course, you get off on watching the sexual exploitation of underage girls.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    The cinematography and sets look great, but the script is a bummer. It's overlong, overwrought and overblown.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    Peros probably intends Footprints to be an homage to Hollywood's Golden Age. But the script's so incoherent and the acting so amateurish that it makes the worst old-time Hollywood B-flick seem like "Citizen Kane."
    • 3 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    A chaotic mess.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    The toilet caper is the lowest point of a movie with many low points, including bad acting and a generic script.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    The Promise employs laughable computer effects and second-rate martial-arts fighting to tell the hard-to-figure story of a princess and her three lovers.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    If the script serves any purpose at all, it is to allow jocks to show off their buff bodies. They're hot, but not worth 12 bucks at the box office.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    Director-writer Shimon Dotan takes this iffy story and makes it nearly unwatchable by jumping back and forth in time, using screens within screens and bouncing between color and black-and-white.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    Completely lacking in imagination and purpose, this vanity project might suffice as a home movie, but it's hardly worth the expense and bother of seeing it in a theater.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    Dumb and unwatchable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Having root-canal surgery would be less painful than sitting through the martial-arts disaster Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    It's hard to believe that the distributors of See No Evil were so afraid of what critics would say about their movie that they refused to provide advance screenings. The movie's target viewers aren't the type who read reviews, if they read at all.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Say a prayer that there's no "Hatchet III" in the future.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Plays like a bad daytime soap opera. The acting is amateurish. Ditto the uninspired script (continuity? what's that?) and direction.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    The noise level reminds me of Canal Street in Chinatown on a Sunday afternoon.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Loud, crass and full of slapstick humor that the Three Stooges would be ashamed of. And it is almost completely lacking in charm and nuance.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Utter junk.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Sickeningly violent and inane movie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    A movie so bad it's not even worth watching on DVD.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    The people who are inflicting this movie on us intend it as some sort of inspirational epic. But the only thing it will motivate viewers to do is get out of the theater.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    The longer the movie goes on, the more annoying Benigni's infantile behavior becomes.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Burzynski is dull, dull, dull, even for an infomercial.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Offensive and unwatchable.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    The dreadful acting, direction and script make Nowhere Man a nowhere movie.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Not only isn't the new effort up to the standards of the anime, it's bloody awful by any standard.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    [Hernandez] is obviously a man more concerned with art than commerce, but good intentions don't always make for good filmmaking.

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