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 Fifty-Fifty
Lowest review score: 0 9 Dead Gay Guys
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    There's plenty of material here for a dark comedy, but director Martin Curland isn't up to the job. His film - like Luke - plods along, unsure of exactly what it's supposed to be.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    We keep waiting for one of those outlandish musical treats to bring some life to the clich├ęd script. Kunder throws in a few breaks, but they're tepid and brief.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Would that somebody had fired Gurwitch before she could have finished Fired!
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The characters are too cliched to be funny, and Jensen's script can't stay focused long enough to make an impression. Where is Lars von Trier when we need him?
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Proves, if anything, that sappy feel-good movies aren't restricted to Hollywood.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    How can it be that a movie as beautiful to look at as Saawariya is so . . . boring?
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    What they say is superficial. They never really explain why they risk their lives. In the end, Steep plays like a TV infomercial - and who wants to hand over $11 to watch one?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    It boggles the mind to think that Elite Squad won the top prize at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival in February.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Let the French stick to love stories and leave stupid comedies to Tinseltown.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    There is, of course, a maximum of blood and gore. Sometimes the director's ideas work; often they don't.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Directed by Susan Montford, While She Was Out is a straight-to-DVD movie making a brief stop in theaters.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Marlene Rhein has directed 40 music videos, including ones for Tupac Shakur and Amy Winehouse. Judging by this, her feature debut, she should stick with the music.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.