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 Tiny Furniture
Lowest review score: 0 See No Evil
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Anchored by the performance of Shu Qi, who has come a long way from her days as a nudie pin-up. She's a first-rate actress.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Lino Ventura is grand as a solemn resistance leader. He's backed by a knockout cast that includes Simone Signoret.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Boasts dynamic performances by the two leads, as well as tight directing (a lot happens in just 82 minutes) and eye-pleasing cinematography (by Alain Marcoen, who also lenses for Belgium's acclaimed Dardenne brothers).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Rampling has a relatively small role in Lemming, but the 60-year-old star proves the high point of the suspenseful black comedy from France.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Vincent Lindon, one of France's leading actors, is super as Marc, a man on a downward spiral into insanity. And Emmanuelle Devos is comforting as Marc's loving wife.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Combines a wise script with funky performances, especially by Aselton, who could give Jennifer Aniston a run for her money.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Shot in black-and-white, La Tropical serves as an atmospheric portrait of Cuba in the twilight of Castro's rule.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    More than just a musical primer. It's also a valentine to the city on the Bosporus, the strait that separates Istanbul's Asian and European sides.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The impressive first feature by Sergio Machado, a one-time assistant to Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries"), is a trip through a grungy world of crime, sex and cockfights.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Moves along briskly, with several laugh-out-loud moments.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Sparse of dialogue and plot (think Andrei Tarkovsky), the import - named best first film at Cannes 2005 - has to do with Sri Lanka's unending civil war and it's devastating effect on residents of a barren no man's land.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Michael Kang makes an impressive feature directorial debut with The Motel. But the person to keep an eye on is Jeffrey Chyau, a student at the Bronx High School of Science, who is a delight in the lead role.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The plot of the indie feature Room is, shall we say, sketchy. But that's a minor annoyance thanks to a gutsy performance by Cyndi Williams and vibrating cinematography by P.J. Raval.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Paine doesn't hide his liberal mind-set, but he lets all sides - from GM suits to Ralph Nader - have their say. By the closing credits, there's little doubt who killed the electric car.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The film flawlessly glides along as bodies start piling up. The finale brings to mind another Hitchcock film, "Psycho."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Director-co-writer Fabrice du Welz has taken a clichéd premise and infused it with a stylish perversity that should have horror fans squealing with delight.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Plot? Who needs a plot? Certainly not neophyte director Matt Porterfield, whose Hamilton gets along just fine without one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Ricardo Della Rosa's sumptuous, wide-screen cinematography takes full advantage of the sandy vista, complementing beautiful acting by Montenegro and Torres.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    [Refn] mixes jittery hand-held camerawork, improvised dialogue and available light to create a nightmarish world of sex, drugs and horrific brutality that will turn off many viewers while delighting others.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    LOL
    Joe Swanberg - who directed, edited, lensed, co-wrote and played one of the lovelorn characters - has done wonders with a nothing budget and a personable cast of nonprofessional actors. For viewers so disposed, there are several arty shots of nude women.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The presentation is conventional, but the subject matter isn't. Besides, when was the last time you saw anything resembling good news coming out of the Middle East?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Director-writer Pablo Tapero keeps the proceedings low-key and realistic. He doesn't hit you over the head with his ideas, yet he manages to say a lot about human nature.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Dame Maggie is simply delightful (has she ever been less than wonderful?).
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The women are all beautiful; and the camerawork - by Emmanuel Lubezki, who shot Terrence Malick's spectacular "The New World" - is eye-pleasing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Preteen sexuality is a sensitive subject, but director Auraeus Solito handles it with dignity, never becoming exploitative.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It might take a while to figure out what is happening, because Khoo provides no expository dialogue. But viewers' patience will be rewarded as the stories come together in a moving fashion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    An original head trip definitely not recommended for kiddies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Never becomes maudlin. Rather, it retains an upbeat air of hope, and even humor, as two brave men battle fate.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Anybody who's ever seen a movie about exorcism knows that, in cases like this, the first thing to do is call 1-800-PRIEST, which the family does.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Would that all death be so peaceful.

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