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 The Turin Horse
Lowest review score: 0 The Condemned
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Carlos is exciting entertainment, even if its subject's two-decade reign of terror is reprehensible.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The result is as impressive as one would expect.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The meditative Swedish movie The Anchorage takes minimalism to the maximum.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    No matter your take on Merritt's persona, there's no denying that he's a unique musician whose songs -- such as "Papa Was a Rodeo" and "Living in an Abandoned Firehouse With You" -- are worth discovering. As is this film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Now it can be told. The erotic film "Emmanuelle" helped end the Cold War. That's one tasty tidbit from Disco and Atomic War, a subversively funny documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Dutch-born Lotte Verbeek is solid as You, a role that won her the best-actress prize at the Locarno Film Festival.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Walker's breezy film turns Muniz into a folk hero. And who am I to argue?
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Set on the seamy side of Barcelona, Biutiful may not be a feel-good movie for this time of year, but it's well worth your time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    An unconventional movie that requires an unconventional mindset to appreciate.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Soldini is able to take the shopworn theme and keep it interesting and fresh despite its lack of new ideas. He's assisted by strong performances by his two leading actors.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Director and co-writer Martin Pieter Zandvliet draws inspired work from Steen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Director Lee Chang-dong could well have cut 30 minutes out of the story, but Jeon's performance is powerful enough to keep Secret Sunshine from drowning in an ocean of tears.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    An exploration of the power of religion -- should delight Dumont's fans. For others, it will take a bit of getting used to. The effort will prove to be worthwhile.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The best kid-friendly movie of the holiday season is Nénette, a portrait of an orangutan.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Don't expect guffaw-inducing comedy, but rather deadpan humor in the style of Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Whistle is the feature debut of director-writer Florin Serban, who studied at Columbia University and lists among his influences Robert Bresson, Pedro Almodovar, Bruno Dumont and Ken Loach.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It is beautifully shot, with impeccable acting and visual detail.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Directed by C. Scott Willis, this beautifully shot documentary blends Francesca's work -- photos, videos and passages from her diary -- with interviews.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A technical and performance success. The chemistry between Sosa and Lujan heats up the screen as their lives spiral out of control.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Poetry, which rightfully won the best-screenplay prize at Cannes, never resorts to exploitation. Under Lee's guidence, it is a mature film for mature audiences.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    If there's an awkward moment, it's the scene in which the monks take part in a sort of Last Supper, drinking wine while Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" plays in the background. You keep waiting for Natalie Portman to twirl into the room.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Sick, disgusting and vile. It's also demonically funny, stylish and ingenious.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Madsen interviews experts galore, but few seem to know what's going to happen with this project in the next decade -- let alone 100,000 years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Sergei Puskepalis (Sergei) and Grigory Dobrygin (Pavel) give powerful performances, but the real star is Mother Nature.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Wong extracts magnetic performances from his two stars, and Philippe Le Sourd delivers gorgeous cinematography.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Perplexing but pleasing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Beautifully composed documentary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Morbidly funny art-house horror tale.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You won't soon forget it -- if you have the guts to see it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Circo is more like "The Smallest Show on Earth" than "The Greatest Show on Earth," the 1952 Oscar winner, but it does provide a look at a unique family and a disappearing way of life.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    An enjoyable mix of tragedy and comedy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Bal
    A thoughtful and intelligent film, and should appeal to adventurous souls.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Does a first-rate job of remembering.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Anne Coesens, wife of the film's director, Olivier Masset-Depasse, gives a strong performance as Tania.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Depardieu's days as a leading man might be over, but he has a bright future in quirky roles like Germain.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Brace yourself for an explosively brutal finale.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Viewers unfamiliar with the politics of the era might feel lost as the plot unfolds, and the 139-minute running time might be a bit much. But why quibble?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You'll want to catch this clever movie before Hollywood ruins everything with a dumb remake.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Heisenberg's thriller ends with a chase across highways and through woods that will give viewers adrenaline highs of their own.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Japanese anti-war drama Caterpillar is difficult to watch. But it's directed, acted and photographed well, and it's worth seeing even if it makes you uncomfortable.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    If action's your thing, then the Chinese-Hong Kong martial-arts epic True Legend is your movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The poetry has more in common with rap lyrics than Baudelaire, but that just increases the fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    This film is no fairy tale for children. Not only does it contain nudity and sex, both straight and lesbian, but it also presents childhood as a time of terror.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    While an iconic figure in France, Gainsbourg isn't a household name here in the States. But that shouldn't stop audiences from enjoying Sfar's good-looking, fanciful film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Octubre has the feel of something Jim Jarmusch might have made in his early years -- lots of dark humor that you'll think of in the middle of the night, and laugh about.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Call it the rape of Carnegie Hall.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    No description can do justice to The Mill and the Cross, which must be seen to be fully appreciated.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A raw mix of documentary and fiction, directed by Koji Wakamatsu, a veteran of soft-core porn ("Go, Go Second Time Virgin") whose anti-war stunner "Caterpillar" just played here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    They breathe originality into an oft-told story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You don't have to be stoned to watch Mr. Nice, but it might help to be in the same state of mind as its real-life anti-hero, drug kingpin Howard Marks.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You would be hard-pressed to use the word "accessible" to describe Film Socialisme, and that's exactly the way the master wants it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Brings to mind "Working Girl" and "The Devil Wears Prada" -- but it has delightful differences only the French could conjure up, plus a musical soundtrack from jazz saxophone great Pharoah Sanders.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A beautiful nature film, with gorgeous, multicolored shots of bees and flowers. It also is a well-made documentary about the troubles of the honeybee.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
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    If you were among the many who thought highly of "A Prophet," the French prison drama that played here last year, you'll want to see the brutally realistic Danish thriller R.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The music is vibrant and the presentation is appealing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Don't get the wrong idea -- to Rowe's credit, this isn't just a movie about sex. It's a compassionate study of human loneliness. Whatever you do, don't confuse this with the Hollywood rom-com of the same name.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    On paper, these people may seem like boring statistics. But Andresevic, in her first feature-length film after years of producing commercials for the likes of Nike and Cadillac, turns them into humans viewers will take to heart.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Has its share of clichés and contrivances. Fortunately, compensation is provided by strong performances by veteran actor Vincent Lindon as the coach and newcomer Firat Ayverdi as the refugee.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Yvan Attal and Anne Consigny give understated but powerful performances as Graff and his wife, Françoise. Although a bit too long, Rapt makes for compelling viewing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Be warned: The Tree is slow-moving, but if given a chance, it will (pardon the pun) grow on you.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The film is most effective when Geier, accompanied by a granddaughter, goes to Ukraine to speak at a school.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Working from a 1982 novel set in Quebec City, director-writer Jacob Tierney provides enough thrills and surprises, even a little satire, to keep viewers' attention.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The political intrigue behind the documentary would make for a great movie of its own.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Last Circus features garish costumes, grotesque ultraviolence and plenty of other assorted weirdness. Although not everybody's glass of sangria, it has the making of a cult hit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Mozart's Sister had a much smaller budget than "Amadeus," but Féret makes good use of his resources, even getting to film in the splendid halls of Versailles. The cast is excellent, be they relatives of the director or not. And the music, though not by a Mozart, is beautiful.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A daunting work that will please movie lovers willing to invest their time and intellect. Now I look forward to Fiennes' next project, a feature about Grace Jones.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Weekend is a gay riff on "Before Sunrise" (1995), in which a man (Ethan Hawke) and woman (Julie Delpy) meet and fall in love in one night, before going their separate ways in the morning for what could be forever.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The editing (by Kitano) and lensing are stylish and guaranteed to keep viewers hooked through the final rubout.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Le Havre is warm-hearted and uplifting, without being schmaltzy or preachy. And, with its illegal-alien theme, it's dead-on timely.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The narrative easily goes back and forth in time; despite its Oedipal subtext, it avoids exploitation. Stellar performances by Rottiers and Cattani help keep the movie on track.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A crackling musical score and eye-popping cinematography add to the nonstop ferocity, and Wagner Moura is charismatic as the head of the titular police unit.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Woman is disturbing, lurid and perverse, but that isn't necessarily bad: Horror buffs, especially fans of Ketchum, will be overcome with joy and excitement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It's the dancing that makes Pina a visual delight. It should appeal to dance mavens, and to folks who have no idea what a pas de deux is.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    When it comes time for a Hollywood remake, Depp would make a great Mels.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Says Rampling: "If you're going to do a story like this, it's not going to be all flowers and roses and smell nice."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    An oddity: an upbeat film about a cemetery.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Holland has said that she wanted her harrowing and rewarding epic to run long so it would make viewers feel that they're in the sewers as well. In this, she succeeds.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Addiction Incorporated delivers a hard kick in the butts to the tobacco industry.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A suspenseful work using nonprofessional actors and co-written with an Albanian filmmaker, shows Marston is no one-hit wonder.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Patient viewers will be rewarded, as long as they pay attention. Lots of what at first seems inconsequential is actually of great import - but Ceylan isn't letting on. And yes, the cinematography is impressive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The hit man's narration is compelling and frightening on its own.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    If the end of the world was just hours away, would New Yorkers still be able to get takeout? Yes, if Abel Ferrara's mind-bending 4:44 Last Day on Earth is any indication.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    As North Korea undergoes a highly publicized change of leadership, The Front Line proves timely. In fact, one of the movie's army commanders looks like the north's new baby dictator, Kim Jong-un.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Goodbye First Love showcases two young women with bright futures.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The real star of the movie is the delectable sushi itself. Viewers will be tempted to hop the next flight to Tokyo, but probably will have to settle for a Japanese eatery closer to home.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Dennis refuses to push a political agenda down viewers' throats. But the message of his film -- a breathlessly paced look at the realities of war -- is clear: War and its aftermath are indeed hell.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    More than just the portrait of a naive young woman. It's a frightening look at Putin's warped version of democracy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A family getting evicted from its home is no laughing matter, except if you're watching Cirkus Columbia, a satiric comedy from, of all places, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    This is the third feature by the three gifted stars, who deftly pull off hilarious, nearly wordless slapstick routines reminiscent of Jacques Tati, Buster Keaton and Jerry Lewis.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Pablo Larraín and Alfredo Castro - the director and star, respectively, of the acclaimed Chilean black comedy "Tony Manero" (2008) - reunite in the chilling Post Mortem.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Glawogger doesn't make any moral judgments, but you can't help but feel sorry for the "girls'' and their johns.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The sex, nudity and violence are nonstop, but that's what makes Headhunters exciting entertainment. See it before the Hollywood remake, possibly starring Mark Wahlberg, gets it all wrong.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    While never exploitative, Polisse can be extremely disturbing. Is it possible for a parent to mistreat a child in the ways shown here? Sad to say, the answer is yes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You are unlikely to see a movie about incest made as sensitively and tastefully as Womb. And although the characters speak English, the film is firmly anchored in European sensibilities, thanks to its Hungarian director, Benedek Fliegauf.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Director/co-writer/cinematographer, Yam Laranas, still delivers a maximum of suspense and horror, working wonders with a small budget.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    American Animal is a wildly experimental debut for D'Elia, who uses hand-held digital cameras and lots of jump cuts. It is well-acted and features witty repartee.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    This isn't a story of Shakespearean proportions, but it's a sweet peg for this complex, carefully constructed gem.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The issues are complex and not easily solved. But no matter which side you are on, you'll be moved by this intimate work.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The inspiring story of Chely Wright, the first major country singer to come out as gay. Her decision was a brave one since the world of C&W music is notoriously homophobic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Chang doesn't pull his punches in this continuing look at a changing, out-of-control China.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    As this eye-opening documentary shows, the suits who run MLB are the real bad guys here, treating the aspiring ballplayers as so much sausage.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A 3-D epic that, despite its title, is more of a soap opera than a swordplay thriller.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Ai is his country's most celebrated avant-garde artist - he's had shows around the world, including in New York, where he lived as a student - and China's most outspoken dissident.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The film leisurely unfolds as a series of vignettes about class distinctions and crime, with an unexpected ending. It is beautifully filmed in CinemaScope and strongly acted (especially by Solha), and makes for mesmerizing viewing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The new film's strongest point is the assured performance by Schubert, who's in nearly every frame. Elegant cinematography by Martin Gschlacht, one of Austria's most sought-after lensers, gives Breathing added depth.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The story has been brought to the screen twice before (once by Tsui), but this version is the first in IMAX 3-D, which is the main reason to see it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Long before Occupy Wall Street, there was Bob Fass, the legendary overnight host on WBAI whose 50-year career is lovingly saluted in the documentary Radio Unnameable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Tai Chi Zero is loads of fun to watch, especially a battle in which watermelons, bananas and other fruits and veggies serve as flying weapons.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Even if you've never ridden a skateboard or had any interest in people who do, you'll get a kick out of Stacy Peralta's documentary Bones Brigade: An Autography.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Directed and co-written by Thierry Binisti, a TV veteran, the film boasts solid acting (especially from red-haired Bonitzer) and handsome cinematography.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Clandestine Childhood is the impressive first feature by Argentine director Benjamín Avila.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    ‘A brave man and a brave poet.” That’s Bob Dylan talking about Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, painter, publisher, anarchist, civil libertarian — in this lively documentary by Christopher Felver.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Movies by Rob Zombie, the goth rocker turned cult filmmaker, aren’t for everybody. But he couldn’t care less. He makes movies exactly the way he wants to, with no thought of pleasing mainstream audiences. They can like it or lump it. His latest effort, The Lords of Salem, is true to form.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The filmmakers wisely avoid the temptation to be cutesy (remember that penguin movie?) and sentimental.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The movie's title might sound like a splatter-fest by Rob Zombie. But despite the theme, “Eddie” goes easy on gratuitous gore. What we get is a cerebral horror movie and a satire of the art world.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It’s doubtful that Scorsese will redo this new Lau thriller, which is OK because the Chinese original is all fans need.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    [Refn] mixes jittery hand-held camerawork, improvised dialogue and available light to create a nightmarish world of sex, drugs and horrific brutality that will turn off many viewers while delighting others.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    [Refn] mixes jittery hand-held camerawork, improvised dialogue and available light to create a nightmarish world of sex, drugs and horrific brutality that will turn off many viewers while delighting others.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    The story becomes so convoluted and contrived that much of the tension dissipates.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    The movie is overwhelmingly positive. It would have helped if Araki's critics had more of a say.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    The tedious film might have been worth watching if Burman had given reasons to care about Ariel or anyone else. He doesn't and we don't.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    A brutal shocker that is difficult to watch.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    You need a scorecard to keep track of who's bedding whom in Happily Ever After, a tres French take on sex and love, in that order.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Not one of Hartley's most successful efforts, but it's witty, daring, different and a welcome alternative to Hollywood pap.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    An unassuming love comedy with plot problems.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Viewers are either going to walk out after 10 minutes or, like this tolerant critic, get caught up in the sordid lives of the three misfits and stick around for the ambiguous ending.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Jia's message is that globalization has failed to help the Chinese masses. We hear you, dude, but did you really need 143 minutes to get your point across?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Sensitive and sincere and has a talented ensemble cast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Has a few too many coincidences and tends to be sugary, but it has an important precautionary message in this age of terror.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Bate is to be congratulated for reminding the world of Leopold's wickedness, even if he does OD on re-enactments.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    So, should you see The Intruder? Yes -- but only if you're willing to ignore bothersome concerns about narrative and let the poetic images take over your mind.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    But exciting as La Scorta might be, it is at heart a conventional thriller that breaks no new genre ground.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Entertaining and informative, but it suffers from distracting voice-overs of what are supposed to be Madame Mao's thoughts. Too bad.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    If you've seen either of the first two flicks in this outrageous series - "Oldboy" and "Sympathy for Mister Vengeance" - you know what's coming. Novices should prepare for mind-bending bloodshed and violence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Bears more than a passing resemblance in story and form to "The Twilight Samurai," but stands on its own as a pleasant, if unremarkable, romance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Quinceañera isn't a work of art, nor does it want to be. But it is a crowd-pleaser.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    A slight movie. But it has its share of charm and is a pleasant way to spend a little over an hour. It also is a sign that Burns might actually have talent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    A dry but enlightening documentary.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    The result is mystifying - intentionally so - and frustrating. But it's worth a look.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    The initial suspense of Cautiva gives way to sentimental clichés, but Lombardo's performance (including a daring nude scene) keeps us watching.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    The low-low budget ($50,000) coming-of-age drama, shot on high-def video, is nothing if not daring and innovative.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    The battlefield sequences unfold with surreal horror, while the human bonding in the foxholes emerges tenderly. On the downside, Bauer - who makes no pretense about where his heart lies - tacks on a melodramatic coda that lessens the momentum of an otherwise praiseworthy film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    The script plays fast and loose with the facts and adds soap-operaish touches, but Thalbach is a feisty delight.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Only the French could or would make a movie like this. You'll enjoy it if you turn off your brain and concentrate on the eye candy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Isn't perfect, but it's light years ahead of "Ong-Bak."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    China's public image suffers another blow with Up the Yangtze, a documentary by Chinese-Canadian Yung Chang.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    It examines other crises faced by JFK - Cuba, the Berlin Wall, civil war in Laos, the insurgency in Vietnam - and finds that in each case Kennedy chose talk over tanks. (Often, he went against advice of aides and generals.)
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    There isn't a dud in the 10 shorts, although some are more dud-ish than others.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Genre fans will definitely get off on I Sell the Dead, but outsiders might be less enthusiastic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    The story is nothing if not uplifting, but it unfolds in a conventional, uninspired documentary style better suited to the small screen, where it soon will reside. Wait.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    A high school coming-of-age film that dares to push the envelope. It doesn't always succeed, but that's not for lack of trying.
    • 62 Metascore
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    Overlong but telling look at three young misfits.
    • 73 Metascore
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    Kicks into high gear in its final 45 minutes, when the singer's fans descend on one of her concerts. It's worth the wait.
    • 57 Metascore
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    The low-budget "Master" lacks the polish and romance that made "Crouching Tiger" so popular. But for old-fashioned raw energy, it's tough to beat.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Beautiful to look at, with scrumptious period detail and a knowing performance by Choi Min-sik as the portly, goatéed painter. At the same time, Chihwaseon is slow and stilted.
    • 63 Metascore
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    While it is interesting to witness the conflict from the Palestinian side, Longley's film lacks balance (there's nothing from the Israeli perspective) and fails to put the struggle into meaningful historical context.
    • 62 Metascore
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    Features abundant sex and nudity, yet it manages to tell its story (based on a real character) with great sensitivity.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Kelemer doesn't offer anything that hasn't been done before in documentaries of this type. Still, Won't Anybody Listen makes for interesting viewing as a study of true-life underdogs.
    • 63 Metascore
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    The film is worth watching if only for Kim, who before this had never seen a movie, let alone acted in one.
    • 73 Metascore
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    One of the most beautiful movies you're likely to see this year. And the cast members, all amateurs, are first-rate.
    • 57 Metascore
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    The screenplay also fails to put the unconventional relationship into context. It never lets on that Andrea helped Duras produce some of her best work, including the autobiographical "The Lovers."
    • 47 Metascore
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    Lacks excitement, although its solid story makes for decent viewing.
    • 42 Metascore
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    A vast improvement over Schenkman's previous effort, "The Pompatus of Love."
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    • 60 Metascore
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    Marred by sappy fantasy sequences and a sentimental finale that's out of step with most of the rest of the movie.
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    • 59 Metascore
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    That is not an original idea, for sure. But the ensemble cast -- especially Tatou as a 24-year-old store clerk named Irene -- is personable and the Parisian ambiance is catching.
    • 48 Metascore
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    You might be tempted to walk out. Don't.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Newcomer Akihiko Shiota shows talent as a director, but he allows Sasayaki to go on too long.
    • 69 Metascore
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    There's not enough here to justify the almost two hours.
    • 61 Metascore
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    The Backyard will affect you. If you were depressed about the future of America before, you'll be doubly depressed after seeing this film. Pass the Prozac.
    • 44 Metascore
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    Take "Thelma & Louise," throw in hot girl-girl sex and you have Gasoline, a flammable import from Italy directed by Monica Stambrini.
    • 64 Metascore
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    Watching three frames at once is disconcerting at first, but eventually the experience gives the film a high-tech boost.
    • 52 Metascore
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    You have to hand it to Huppert. She doesn't let the hokey plot and syrupy cinematography (what's with those repeated shots of flowers blowing in the wind?) keep her from giving a profound performance.
    • 64 Metascore
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    I've seen Demonlover twice and still find the plot a challenge. I'd try again if I thought it would help.
    • 32 Metascore
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    Light on dialogue and heavy on creepy atmosphere. See this movie and a visit to the tailor's will never be the same.
    • 75 Metascore
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    It takes a while to get used to the fractured narrative, but once done it is easy to put your mind on autopilot and go with the offbeat characters and events.
    • 71 Metascore
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    A sobering, if exploitative, portrait of the real-life hitchhiking hooker portrayed so realistically by Charlize Theron in "Monster."
    • 66 Metascore
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    The story unfolds as slowly as does life in Cayeux. There's minimal dialogue and even less action.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Contains all the clichés of the post-prison genre -- but it has some redeeming qualities.
    • 49 Metascore
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    Lightweight but enjoyable entertainment.
    • 69 Metascore
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    The episodic film makes valid points about the depersonalization of modern life. But the characters tend to be clichés whose lives are never fully explored.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Well-meaning but flawed drama.
    • 76 Metascore
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    iIt is clear that it would have benefited from black-and-white cinematography. And the melodramatic musical soundtrack is annoying and unnecessary.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Loving but overlong meditation on movies and the people who make them.
    • 68 Metascore
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    If you're looking for substance in a Hong Kong movie, stick with Wong Kar-wai ("In the Mood for Love"). But if brainless, predictable fun will do, check out Shaolin Soccer.
    • 48 Metascore
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    Argento keeps the suspense level high while throwing in trademark cringe-inducing moments.
    • 51 Metascore
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    As evident from The Brown Bunny and his directing debut, "Buffalo 66," Gallo is talented, although in an unconventional way. Call him an angry young man with a future.
    • 68 Metascore
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    A stylish look and a fair amount of hot and heavy sex (mostly hetero), and the final shootout is pretty nifty.
    • 62 Metascore
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    Manages to entertain while saying something about loneliness and culture shock.
    • 70 Metascore
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    The result is, alas, competent but unexceptional.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Falters when it gets involved with supernatural gobbledygook.
    • 68 Metascore
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    There are many funny lines and situations, accompanied by strong performances all around. Sadly, Good Bye Lenin! falters at the end, when it loses its edge and lapses into sentimentality.
    • 74 Metascore
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    Bardem gives such a brilliant performance in The Sea Inside, it's a crime that the film itself drowns in tears.
    • 64 Metascore
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    Shamelessly contrived and manipulative, Tae Guk Gi packs a visceral wallop.
    • 51 Metascore
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    The plot is neither here nor there, but you have to see this for the luscious cinematography by Chi Xiaoning, who loves shades of blue and amber.
    • 71 Metascore
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    While some of this white guy's humor is juvenile and in questionable taste, Hoch, for the most part, is able to pull it off and supply a frequent number of laughs.
    • 54 Metascore
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    The movie could have used more of the band's music and less talk.
    • 64 Metascore
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    Most troubling is just how easy it is to sell nuclear secrets with the help of large corporations and the acquiescence of governments.
    • 46 Metascore
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    Viewers willing to accept the contrived plot at face value will find much to like.
    • 53 Metascore
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    The story doesn't break any new ground, but the movie has energy.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Occasionally becomes melodramatic.
    • 61 Metascore
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    Enjoyable if only to hear KarKar perform his mournful and personal songs, including a tender tribute to his late wife.
    • 45 Metascore
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    Makes about as much sense as most dreams. But that's to be expected, because the video feature is a series of successive dreams.
    • 51 Metascore
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    Has funny moments, but it also has a lot of drag time.
    • 75 Metascore
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    Well-intended and often poignant film that, unfortunately, too often bogs down in too much talk by its participants.
    • 52 Metascore
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    A well-written and -acted drama that's also unrelentingly grim.
    • 60 Metascore
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    Tabatabai delivers a strong performance and the script, although not always plausible, touches on important issues like bias against gays and Muslims.
    • 51 Metascore
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    Where else can you get to hear Otto sing "Crazy"?
    • 52 Metascore
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    A must for Jaglom fans. For other viewers, it will depend upon how much they can take of Jaglom's improvisational style and Frederick's over-the-top, tear-filled acting.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Has enough material to supply an entire year of a soap opera - in Inner Mongolia, that is.
    • 55 Metascore
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    By far the film's most interesting subject is the king's eldest daughter, 18-year-old Princess Sikhanyiso, who likes to be known as Pashu. She's a self-styled rapper who goes to a Catholic college in California and acts like the spoiled rich kid that she is.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Mesrine's gentler side is explored, too, as he gets caught up with women portrayed by two of France's leading actresses, Ludivine Sagnier and Cecile de France.
    • 53 Metascore
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    In this season of self-important filmmaking, it's nice to watch a movie that entertains while refusing to take itself too seriously.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Musician Bones is believable as the luckless tourist in lime-green shades, and the musical soundtrack, including songs by Bones, is infectious.
    • 71 Metascore
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    It isn't recommended for impressionable children, who might well experience nightmares. But for grown-ups looking for an alternative to the annual onslaught of ho-ho-ho Christmas tales, the visually pleasing oddity is just the thing, even if it does slow down in its middle portion before picking up again.
    • 62 Metascore
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    Under writer-producer-director-editor Patrick Hughes, the suspense level is high and the action constant.
    • 21 Metascore
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    In his feature debut, Bormatov doesn't much bother with things like character development, relying instead on raw brutality, profanity and sex. It shouldn't be long before the Hollywood remake with Angelina Jolie.
    • 67 Metascore
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    The piéce de résistance is a "Rocky"-ish battle between bare-fisted Ip (Donnie Yen) and a racist Brit who uses boxing gloves and goes by the name Twister.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Scott's feature debut is beautifully filmed and offers an unexpectedly shocking ending.
    • 76 Metascore
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    A must for hip-hop heads. Others will either be won over or left wondering what all the fuss is about.
    • 55 Metascore
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    Relying heavily on old network newscasts, Corben introduces a collection of colorful characters who just want to get stoned.
    • 48 Metascore
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    What is missing is any sort of psychological insight. Just what made Renato run? You won't find out here.
    • 68 Metascore
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    The collection is a mixed bag, although there are no clunkers.
    • 75 Metascore
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    Despite copious full-frontal female nudity, House of Pleasures isn't mere sexploitation. Rather, it's a gorgeously filmed portrait of a bygone era, with painstaking attention to period detail. On the downside, the movie is overlong.
    • 76 Metascore
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    Cinematographer Mohammad Davudi's nighttime shots of jammed Tehran highways help convey the society's dehumanization. Scenes of a vast forest outside the city, where Ali releases tension by hunting, are powerful in their own, sparse way.
    • 64 Metascore
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    Overall We Have a Pope should prove a crowd-pleaser. Sacred music by the great Estonian composer is a plus.
    • 49 Metascore
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    Frankenstein’s Army is funny and original, with innovative costumes and set designs. It’s sure to please horror fans.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Takita could easily trim 30 minutes of flab and oceans of tears from Departures. It still wouldn't merit an Oscar, but it would be a lot more watchable.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Algenis Perez Soto was a baseball player in real life, which helps to explain his sensitive, understated performance as Sugar. But he's let down by a manipulative script recycled from dozens of sports and immigrant movies. At least it dispenses with a Hollywood ending.
    • 65 Metascore
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    The film tends to be pretentious and melodramatic; and Grant, better suited to comic roles, gives a heavy-handed performance.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Fox can't decide if Walk on Water is a terrorist thriller or a gay buddy story, and neither can the viewer.
    • 59 Metascore
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    The script is morose and unfocused - not to mention hard to believe and insulting to women.
    • 48 Metascore
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    You can't fault the film's elegant look. But you have to wonder why Shakhnazarov, one of Russian's most experienced filmmakers, didn't take more care with the script.
    • 61 Metascore
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    Gabizon has a great idea. But he ruins it by devoting too much time to colorful but unnecessary characters.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Strictly generic, it does little more than regurgitate the J-horror hits "Ringu" and "Ju-on."
    • 71 Metascore
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    A beautiful but empty-headed documentary.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Scenes of the probe are less successful. They feel contrived, and actress Lee Yeong-ae is not especially effective as Major Jang.
    • 51 Metascore
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    There are the makings of a funny movie here, but novice director-writer Anna Reeves isn't up to the job. While her cast is talented, Reeves doesn't concentrate long enough on any plotline or character to build viewer interest.
    • 68 Metascore
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    There's not enough good material to fill the film's overlong 105 minutes. Is there an editor in the house?
    • 49 Metascore
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    There are no women or straight men left in Taipei. At least that's the impression left by Formula 17, in which every single person (except for one child) is a gay cutie.
    • 56 Metascore
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    What Kamikaze Girls doesn't have is a plot. As nice as the film looks, it soon grows tiresome -- though I could listen to the Johann Strauss II soundtrack forever.
    • 69 Metascore
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    The actors can't escape the confines of the warmed-over, coming-of-age-in-suburbia script by Mills, from a novel by Walter Kirn.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Okuda's debut behind the camera, Shoujyo, is a dirty old man's delight: schoolgirls galore in short skirts or, in Yoko's case, nothing at all. That may be enough for some viewers, but not for those who insist on a story that gives substance to its characters.
    • 47 Metascore
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    Loads of fun, especially if you use the site yourself. But it plays too much like a paid ad.
    • 60 Metascore
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    Go for Zucker was a smash back home, where it was hailed as the first German comedy about Jews since World War II. But it will take more than that to make American audiences laugh.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Fails to show indignation that rich white guys are trying to get even richer at the expense of a naive black kid from the ghetto.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Ends in a cascade of sentimentality straight out of Hollywood. Not even Chweneyagae's excellent acting or Lance Gewer's dark photography can save the film.
    • 50 Metascore
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    There's nothing especially new or interesting about the guests, the party or the movie. One bright note is Nicol Zanzarella as the elegant Susan, a freelance TV editor and co-host.
    • 69 Metascore
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    An extraordinary woman like Eva Kor deserves a less ordinary biography.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Debbie, for better or for worse, is the high point of the entertaining but lightweight film, which is better suited to public TV than the big screen. Oh, yes. If anybody should decide to open another beauty school in Kabul, be sure to leave Debbie in Indiana.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Redmon makes a valid argument, but he belabors the point. Mardi Gras: Made in China would play better if it were more focused and less repetitive.
    • 51 Metascore
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    The three women deliver solid performances, but the film is diluted by the use of flashbacks superimposed over present-time scenes. The result is visual chaos.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Corddry leads a game cast, but the film is rough around the edges...It would play better as a TV sketch.
    • 56 Metascore
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    Nunez gets nice performances from his cast, but his narrative is cluttered.
    • 46 Metascore
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    Dysfunctional families don't come much more messed up than the one in Agnes and His Brothers, a comic drama from Germany.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    If you're going to make a documentary about Leonard Cohen, the singer-songwriter, you should have him perform some of his better-known melodies, like "Suzanne."
    • 64 Metascore
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    It's always enjoyable watching Depardieu and Deneuve, but they deserve better material than they've been given by Techine.
    • 51 Metascore
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    There's a lot happening here, perhaps too much. At times, the movie threatens to implode under its own weight. At others, it's wickedly funny.
    • 67 Metascore
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    The film is generic and uninspired, better suited to public TV than the big screen.
    • 55 Metascore
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    When it comes to magnetism, the Rolling Stones have nothing on Amma, the Indian mahatma ("spiritual guide") chronicled in Jan Kounen's handsomely photographed but one-sided documentary.
    • 64 Metascore
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    Starts as a serious examination of the two women's lives, but it descends into a mushy melodrama complete with schmaltzy music and dewy cinematography.
    • 73 Metascore
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    Riding Alone features a moving performance by Takakura (often called the Asian Clint Eastwood), as well as pretty cinematography. But the mushy script, co-written by Zhang, never rises above that of a TV soap opera.
    • 60 Metascore
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    The script falls victim to the stereotypes and clichés so often found in movies about Asian-American families. Still, Lee shows talent, although it might take a feature or two before she finds her own voice.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Think you're depressed now? Wait till you see Aurora Borealis, which spends almost two hours watching Ronald Shorter, a suicidal old man, die.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Wavers between (sometimes) brilliant and (mostly) boring. But it would be wrong to call it a failure.
    • 61 Metascore
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    It loses direction, turning contrived and sentimental. There's even a touch of Frank Capra.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Days of Glory has good intentions and a well-executed combat scene, but it could do with more originality.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Curse of the Golden Flower could also be called "Curse of 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.' " In other words, it is yet another attempt to cash in on the success of Ang Lee's 2000 martial-arts epic, which will go down in the history books as one of the most overrated films of the decade.
    • 64 Metascore
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    At age 76, Chabrol seems to be just going through the motions, but anyone who has helmed 70 films ("Les Bonnes Femmes" and "La Ceremonie," for example) is entitled to an off day. Look for him to dazzle us next time out.
    • 59 Metascore
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    An overdone sex comedy.
    • 38 Metascore
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    Burning Annie has funny moments, but it suffers from an overflow of characters.
    • 73 Metascore
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    Mirikitani is a colorful character and talented artist, and his story tugs at the heart. Problem is, Hattendorf insists on inserting herself in what seems like every other scene, a device that dilutes Jimmy's story.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Brisseau obviously aims to shock - and he does. Now shocking is A-OK with me - but only if it's part of a something bigger. Exterminating Angels is beautifully lensed and acted, but it lacks substance.
    • 66 Metascore
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    Too many cooks spoil the broth, and too many directors spoil the anthology film Paris Je T'aime.
    • 73 Metascore
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    Johnny Depp puts in a cameo declaring that "most Americans believe the clichés about Gypsies." Unfortunately, the well-intentioned film never gets beyond clichés itself.
    • 63 Metascore
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    A sappy look at the title character, a 12-year-old boy who's a math and music prodigy.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Uninspired in style, and Joan Allen's narration is dry.
    • 59 Metascore
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    Delivers an important message, and its underwater photography is breathtaking. But Stewart lessens the impact by focusing much too much on himself. Did he really have to go into detail about his own health problems? This should be a movie about sharks, not Stewart.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    As a history lesson, Oswald's Ghost is valuable, but don't go expecting any new revelations.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Performances are up to par, but the story unfolds conventionally - it lacks the fragmented fury of its predecessor. You might call it "City of God Lite."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Caramel, by the way, gets its name from a blend of sugar, lemon juice and water that is boiled until it turns into a paste used to remove unwanted hair in the Middle East.
    • 50 Metascore
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    You can't quarrel with the lensing and acting, but the overabundance of coincidences keeps Vivere from reaching its full potential.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Priceless provides lightweight, predictable entertainment that will make you yearn for the Tatou of yesteryear.
    • 52 Metascore
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    The biggest problem is Wong's decision to cast Norah Jones as Elizabeth, a New Yorker who hits the road after a love affair goes bad. Jones, in her first movie, can't act. (There, I said it!)
    • 47 Metascore
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    Pity that the direction and narrative lack passion. If there's anything a story of interracial adultery needs, it's passion.
    • 48 Metascore
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    There is also a fair amount of boy-on-boy sex, which would be the main reason for seeing No Regret, no matter what your sexual orientation might be.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Matthews is supposed to be the star here, but it's Englund's hilarious, over-the-top performance that keeps Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, by director Jon Knautz, from becoming another forgettable exercise in horror.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Darkly funny (par for the course with Miike), visually stunning and full of references to other films.
    • 46 Metascore
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    Director-writer Seth Grossman provides a lazy narrative, with stereotypical characters and plot.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Mostly We Are Wizards is a loving, if flawed, tribute to creativity and artistic freedom.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    At more than two hours, Cherry Blossoms could do with some pruning. And do husband and wife have to have rhyming names?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    At nearly two hours, Big Man Japan is clever (in a sick sort of way) but overlong. It needs judicious editing -- more mockumentary, fewer superhero antics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The news footage, so powerful on its own, needs no enhancement. The dramatized scenes only slow the film's momentum.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The premise has potential, but there's no follow- through. And there's no actual zombie mayhem; we learn everything secondhand -- from phone calls to the station.
    • 50 Metascore
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    It also gives another black eye to Iranian fundamentalists. It is most unfortunate, then, that the film isn't better.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    May be momentarily entertaining, but don't expect anything profound from the lightweight saga.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Unfortunately, Angelou's detached and often superfluous narration lessens the film's impact.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Direction of all three films is no more than workmanlike, which isn't surprising since they were originally made for British television. The acting, on the other hand, is sometimes superb.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Despite its stomach-turning images (and maybe because of), it is a daring, provocative work by a talented helmer who gets off pushing the envelope. He should be supported, no matter how outlandish he gets.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Only marginally interesting.
    • 44 Metascore
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    Makes a convincing argument that the decades-old Cuban blockade has outlived its usefulness.

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