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 Blood: The Last Vampire
Score distribution:
1,276 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Call this a profile in courage.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Lewis, from the TV series "Band of Brothers," gives a super performance, but the revelation here is young Breslin, who was in Garry Marshall's "Raising Helen" and M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Could do with a tad of editing itself. Other than that, there's nothing bad to say about this cool homage to the film world's unsung heroes: editors.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Enlightening documentary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Hard Goodbyes could easily have been maudlin, but isn't. Credit an adult script and realistic acting, especially by Giorgos Karayannis as Elias.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Proves that you don't need a big budget to make a dynamite film.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A satirical blast at America's gun culture. But it's so entertaining that even a die-hard NRA member might be impressed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Gansel based the film on the memories of one of his grandfathers. The acting is believable; the photography, atmospheric; and the moral, unmistakable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Whether you're looking for a love story with a little gore or a horror movie with a little romance, Zombie Honeymoon will suit your taste.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Mandoki never passes up a chance to increase the schmaltz level, but that doesn't lessen the impact of this harrowing account of a hellish childhood.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Take the real-life 1979 assassination of Park Chung-hee, the despotic, hedonistic, seal-testicle-loving president of South Korea, and stage it as if the Marx Brothers were running the country, and you might get The President's Last Bang.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    On paper, Ushpizin (Aramaic for "holy guests") looks like a hard sell. It works, however, thanks to a witty script and believable performances from real-life husband and wife.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Proceeds along familiar genre lines. But the denouement comes as a surprise, the five women are great screamers, and the cinematography and music add to the general feeling of menace.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Ten percent of Ghana's 20 million people are disabled, yet the film makes little attempt to explain why.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The director, American-born Paula Fouce, has a passion for the holy ways of the East, and it shines through in Naked in Ashes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The documentary traces the fiery history of Ballets Russes -- which for a time consisted of two warring companies.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The three-part anthology opens with its best shot, Hong Kong fruitcake Fruit Chan's "Dumplings," photographed by the great Christopher Doyle.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You don't have to be crazy to sing like Larry "Wild Man" Fischer -- subject of Josh Rubin's reverential documentary Derailroaded -- but it helps.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It's "Saturday Night Fever," Johannesburg-style.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The tragic victims in "City of God" are played by actors while those in La Sierra are flesh-and-blood real.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Fonteyne doesn't have much use for words. He prefers to tell his story via facial expressions and body language, much as filmmakers did in the silent era.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Tackling serious issues with humor and understanding, the film portrays Mona's woes as a microcosm of the entire mess in the Middle East.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Seventy percent of black boys in Baltimore do not graduate from high school. They're more likely to land in jail -- or a cemetery. But there is hope, according to The Boys of Baraka, an uplifting documentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A master class on turning a talky, one-man play into a visual delight.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    An outrageous horror flick.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A disturbing and daring thriller with an exceptional performance by 13-year-old Laurien Van den Broeck.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    White-haired Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers -- the group was blacklisted during the McCarthy years -- is in especially fine voice.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Pietro Sibille is exceptional as Santiago, and the rest of the cast turn in dynamic performances.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Luckily for us, Grace Lee recorded everything in the fun documentary The Grace Lee Project.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Beware of blood-sucking Mormons! At least that's the tongue-in-cheek message in Trapped by the Mormons, a campy sendup shot as a 1920s silent movie.