For 1,276 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% 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 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary
Lowest review score: 0 Controlled Chaos
Score distribution:
1,276 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    While Tarr's newest epic, Werckmeister Harmonies, isn't intended for the shopping-mall crowd, it is more viewer-friendly and will please adventurous moviegoers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    This isn't a war movie. Rather, it's a powerful, heart-tugging portrait of the innocent victims of conflict.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    Park's direction is flawless and Jung Jung-hoon's cinematography is stunning.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    Delightful performances are delivered by all in this ingenious work of cinema that is worth seeing if only for its glorious views of the Himalayas.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    A stunning drama from that remote former Soviet republic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    No adventurous filmgoer will want to miss Tony Takitani.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    One of the oddest, most perplexing -- and delightful -- films to come along this year. And last year, too.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    Porumboiu, who also produced and wrote, elicits remarkably deadpan performances from Teo Corban (as the show's host), Ion Sapdaru (the professor) and - especially - Mircea Andreescu, as the old man. Even the subtitles cracked me up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    The androgynous Dobroshi is in nearly every scene. She has an exceptional screen presence that brings authority to her portrayal of a woman seeking redemption. As for the Dardennes, they prove yet again that nobody does human frailty the way they do.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    It's a highly erotic work that at no point seems staged. Credit brilliant use of fog, mirrors, silhouettes, slow motion and special effects worthy of a music video.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    At turns sexy, ultra-violent and sweet, it will infiltrate your brain long after you've seen it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    The result is a magnificent feast for the eyes and brain.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    From the Hitchcockian opening credits to the final frame, Almodovar has Hitch on his mind.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    It's time to stop calling Azazel Jacobs a "promising" filmmaker. With Momma's Man, Jacobs achieves the promise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    Whether Tiny Furniture is a mumblecore movie is an open question. It has many of the tell-tale signs of that ill-defined genre; although improvised dialogue, a mumblecore staple, is minimal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    A sumptuous masterpiece by one of the greatest moviemakers of all time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    The climactic shootout, which goes on for 15 minutes and has an astronomical body count, is a masterpiece of its kind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    To its credit, this remarkable film does not contrive a happy ending. Under the circumstances, even a mildly hopeful one seems like a triumph of the highest order.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    It is filmmaking as it should be but usually isn't.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Very few actors would have the courage to allow von Trier to put them through what Dafoe and Gainsbourg experienced in the name of art.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The film's disclosure that Camorra money is involved with the reconstruction of New York City's Ground Zero will give viewers something to think about.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Kore-eda presents the deeply moving story in a documentary style that is both gentle and compelling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A fantastical genre-buster.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    It could turn someone who never heard of the Flaming Lips into a devoted fan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    If you enjoy intelligent, challenging filmmaking, Tropical Malady is for you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Herzog tries to make sense out of the blond-haired young man, who looked an awful lot like Kinski.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    In his fourth outing with the director, cinematographer Andreas Sinanos produces stunning scene after stunning scene, almost as if each frame were a small painting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Combining a thoughtful script with splendid acting -- especially by Sansa -- Bellocchio has fashioned a tense thriller that is both understated and powerful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A deliciously elusive mystery.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    4
    It's not always clear exactly what's happening in this dark tale, full of barking dogs and slabs of meat. But you won't be able to take your eyes from the screen; nor will you quickly forget this fiercely original eye-popper.