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 The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Gripping and even-handed film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Cool graphics and music, combined with jittery camera work, keep the film's energy level high. Who knew Scrabble could be so exciting?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A thinking man's buddy movie.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    One of Miike's most violent and sadistic movies, filled with squirting blood, throat-slashing, limb-hacking and other forms of mutilation too gruesome to describe here.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Well-done documentary.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    There's extreme brutality, gore and violence, scads of severed body parts and oceans of squirting blood, as the brave -- and buffed -- people of Bang Rajan fight to the death.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    There’s little dialogue in this gem of a movie, but little is needed. Aman’s anguished face – which recalls Maria Falconetti in “The Passion of Joan of Arc” -- conveys all the information we need.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Should please die-hard fans as well as viewers who have never heard the band and its anthem, "Kick Out the Jams."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The drivel they call "reality TV" pales in comparison with the gripping big-screen documentary Bus 174.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Enthralling performances are given by Tadanobu Asano (Miike's "Ichi the Killer") as Kenji and first-timer Sinitta Boonyasak as the pot-smoking Noi.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The script falters at the end, as the two reach the Turkish village where Ibrahim was raised. But the winning performances -- and killer '60s soundtrack -- save the day.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Credit the disarming cast, especially Oshri Cohen as the boy and Arie Ellias as his eccentric grandfather. They help turn what could be a standard comedy into a life-affirming, enjoyable one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A loving tribute to cinema by Tsai Ming-liang, one of Taiwan's most accomplished and popular directors.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    So potent, it could change the mind of even the most staunch defender of capital punishment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Sentimental and predictable? Sure, but The Butterfly is so well-meaning and the wide-eyed Bouanich is so sweet and lovable only a Scrooge would dare complain.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Can be taken as a parable about cinema art vs. commerce. If that's too much to think about, just enjoy the off-beat humor.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The fine cast, the elegant settings and the swoony title song somehow draw you in.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It's a sweet and light-hearted endeavor that shows Breillat isn't a one-trick pony.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A youthful, and often funny, piece of filmmaking. You might never expect that its director is 73 years old.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The sensitive subject matter is handled discreetly by writer-director Chin-yen Yee, who never lets the story sink into exploitation or finger-pointing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Mylan and Shenk provide an engrossing look at these bright, clean-cut young men and the obstacles they faced in "the land of plenty." In doing so, the filmmakers also reveal a lot about the American character.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Ten
    Breezy, entertaining and enlightening.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A devilish updating of Verdi's "Rigoletto."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The shooting sprees are full of razzle dazzle. The final gun battle -- between Kong and the police -- is especially effective.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A devastating indictment of unbridled greed and materalism, made all the more relevant by the Enron and WorldCom scandals.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The narrative is fractured, David Lynch-style. Everything eventually makes sense -- sort of.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Has relevance in the world as we now know it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    By the time the final shot arrives -- a rooftop panorama in the falling snow -- we don't know much about any of the people we've just encountered. But we have been treated to a feast for the eyes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Introduces a new Ferrara -- sophisticated and restrained. It's a look that becomes him.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Marchand capably builds suspense, thanks to a twisty script and nervy performances by Lucas and Quinton.