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 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Turtles Can Fly
Lowest review score: 0 The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Ranks high on the squirm meter. But, unlike in most of her earlier work, there's no emotional payoff.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Sucky vampire flick.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    An amateurish, pointless exercise in filmmaking.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The game cast tries desperately to be funny, but Day hasn't provided them with the material.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    So bland that it fails to make an impression.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The story is so contrived and the dialogue so stilted that no amount of talent could save Exist.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Melodramatic and heavy-handed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
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    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Mary is a mess. An interesting one, yet still a mess.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Mostly The Matador romanticizes a brutal tradition that has no place in the 21st century.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Makes little attempt to be credible or original. And the acting is poor.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Boring.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Splinterheads might suffice some late night on cable, but that's about it.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Utterly predictable and full of trite dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The overall result is superficial and deadly boring.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Maybe being able to look back in time is comforting for Block and company, but what makes him think complete strangers give a damn about his not-especially-interesting family? I certainly don't.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    If all terrorists were like these idiots, the US would have nothing to worry about.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Nothing would help make this dud understandable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    If there's a fresh idea in When Harry Tries To Marry, I couldn't find it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Little more than a rehash of old news.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Yunus would seem to be a prime candidate for a movie about his work. Unfortunately, director Holly Mosher's by-the-numbers documentary Bonsai People isn't the answer.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Features some good acting, but most of it doesn't ring true.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    There's little reason to see the claustrophobic Chronicling a Crisis unless you have a fascination with the Kolleks. Watching the vanity project is like being forced to sit through a friend's boring home movies.
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Will there be a “Hatchet IV’’? I shudder to think about it.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    The cinematography and sets look great, but the script is a bummer. It's overlong, overwrought and overblown.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    Dumb and unwatchable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    The dreadful acting, direction and script make Nowhere Man a nowhere movie.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    A movie so bad it's not even worth watching on DVD.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Utter junk.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Sickeningly violent and inane 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.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Offensive and unwatchable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Say a prayer that there's no "Hatchet III" in the future.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    The noise level reminds me of Canal Street in Chinatown on a Sunday afternoon.