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 Russian Ark
Lowest review score: 0 The Condemned
Score distribution:
1,276 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Showcases a brilliantly realistic performance by Abbie Cornish as Heidi. She's a provocative mix of naivete and ripe, unbridled sexuality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Time to Leave just might be Ozon's best work yet. He tackles a sensitive, off-putting subject with a dignity that will put viewers at ease. Poupaud connects as the dying man and Moreau is - Moreau, a French national treasure.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Starts slowly but builds, Hitchcock-style, to a terrifying crescendo. And don't fool yourself into thinking you know what's going to happen.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and the Marquis de Sade (interesting combination, no?).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    What do you get when you mix a Douglas Sirk melodrama with a Sergio Leone Western? Tears of the Black Tiger, a high-camp Western from, of all places, Thailand.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Unspeakable brutality ensues, including a rape, a castration and cold-blooded murder. Dumont never mentions Iraq, but the parallels are clear.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Intelligent and tasteful, even while being sexually frank.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A modest and charming comedy from Israel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    So powerful is Stranded that when the lucky few finally make their way back to civilization, you feel as thrilled as if they were your own loved ones.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    As is his custom, Reygadas uses a mostly nonprofessional cast; and, as expected, he draws remarkably realistic performances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    You know a performance has to be special when a Palestinian wins Israel's version of the Best Actress Oscar. But why should politics detract from a stunning performance?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The highly stylized, often outrageously funny biopic is anchored by a devastating performance by Toni Servillo as Andreotti, brilliantly capturing the gnomic politician's trademark slouch and inexpressive face.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    An indie gem.
    • New York Post
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Subversively funny, it's a welcome alternative to the big-budget movies flooding into theaters at this time of year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    There's style and panache to spare. Mournful jazz adds to the mood.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Makhmalbaf finds room for moments of humor and humanity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Working from an unfinished script by the late, great Krzysztof Kieslowski, Stuhr directs in a laid-back, deadpan style that, at times, recalls Fellini.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The result is an immensely enjoyable portrait of a strange-looking, non-comforming genius who loved women as much as designing masterpieces but was never able to commit to them. In other words: great architect, lousy family man.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Daring, mesmerizing and exceedingly hard to forget.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The gritty photography is a perfect match for the film's harsh realities, the script is taut (not a word or motion is wasted) and the acting is raw and realistic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    I've seen three or four other movies by Miike, and I can tell you that he's one of the most exciting, versatile directors working today.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The faint of heart might want to leave early. If you elect to stay, remember: You were warned.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The film is dark, both literally and figuratively. Only at the very end do we get a glimpse of the sun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The cast is amazing -- two of the lead actresses are first-timers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Morton deserves an Oscar nomination, but she is unlikely to get one. The movie is too dark and out of the mainstream to impress the conservative fogies who vote for the prizes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Iraqi-Kurdish director-writer Hiner Saleem is in no hurry to tell the story, and viewers drawn in by the warm-hearted tale and charmingly eccentric characters will be in no hurry for the closing credits.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Vladimir Garin and Ivan Dobronravov are amazingly natural as the boys, and Konstantin Lavronenko impresses as the taciturn father.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    If "Starsky & Hutch" is your idea of art, keep your distance from Distant, the droll new movie from maverick Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. If, on the other hand, you're searching for something that will remain with you long after leaving the theater, run, don't walk, to Distant.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Doesn't have the crossover appeal of the Mexican sexcapade "Y Tu Mama Tambien," but it does herald the arrival of an audacious young filmmaker. We can't wait to see what he does next.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Lilya is portrayed by Oksana Akinshina, who gives a dynamic, heartbreaking performance... She was wonderful in ["Brothers"], but is even more astonishing in Lilya 4-Ever.