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 2.4 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 Pinocchio
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Technically competent. What it needs is an original script.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Pleasing to the eye, with lavish sets, ravishing costumes and two great-looking stars. Unfortunately, there is little else to recommend this overwrought, melodramatic bodice-ripper.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    A soggy love story doesn't help this instance of style over substance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The film tends to be pretentious and melodramatic; and Grant, better suited to comic roles, gives a heavy-handed performance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Fox can't decide if Walk on Water is a terrorist thriller or a gay buddy story, and neither can the viewer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The script is morose and unfocused - not to mention hard to believe and insulting to women.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    You can't fault the film's elegant look. But you have to wonder why Shakhnazarov, one of Russian's most experienced filmmakers, didn't take more care with the script.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Gabizon has a great idea. But he ruins it by devoting too much time to colorful but unnecessary characters.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Strictly generic, it does little more than regurgitate the J-horror hits "Ringu" and "Ju-on."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The charming cast...brightens up the screen, but the TV-sitcom script does them in.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    A beautiful but empty-headed documentary.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Scenes of the probe are less successful. They feel contrived, and actress Lee Yeong-ae is not especially effective as Major Jang.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    You can't help wondering how prisoners who practiced Vipassana fared as free men.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Offers interesting views of ordinary life in Baghdad that Americans won't find on TV news. But the impact is lessened by the director's failure to let those who think the war is justified have their say.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Filled with nostalgia for old Chinese movies, respectable performances and lively kung-fu slapstick.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    There are the makings of a funny movie here, but novice director-writer Anna Reeves isn't up to the job. While her cast is talented, Reeves doesn't concentrate long enough on any plotline or character to build viewer interest.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    There's not enough good material to fill the film's overlong 105 minutes. Is there an editor in the house?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    There are no women or straight men left in Taipei. At least that's the impression left by Formula 17, in which every single person (except for one child) is a gay cutie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    What Kamikaze Girls doesn't have is a plot. As nice as the film looks, it soon grows tiresome -- though I could listen to the Johann Strauss II soundtrack forever.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The actors can't escape the confines of the warmed-over, coming-of-age-in-suburbia script by Mills, from a novel by Walter Kirn.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The director, Queens-born Adam Watstein, who also edited and co-produced, deserves credit for making a film with modest resources.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Okuda's debut behind the camera, Shoujyo, is a dirty old man's delight: schoolgirls galore in short skirts or, in Yoko's case, nothing at all. That may be enough for some viewers, but not for those who insist on a story that gives substance to its characters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    A sweet comedy with a bright cast and few surprises, the film did well in China, where it was aimed at teenagers. Since Hilary Duff isn't in the cast, its success probably won't cross over to America.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Everybody involved in 39 Pounds of Love probably had the best of intentions. But watching the filmmakers scurry about to record every last tear, I couldn't help but feel that this twisted little man was being exploited.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Loads of fun, especially if you use the site yourself. But it plays too much like a paid ad.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Go for Zucker was a smash back home, where it was hailed as the first German comedy about Jews since World War II. But it will take more than that to make American audiences laugh.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Fails to show indignation that rich white guys are trying to get even richer at the expense of a naive black kid from the ghetto.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Ends in a cascade of sentimentality straight out of Hollywood. Not even Chweneyagae's excellent acting or Lance Gewer's dark photography can save the film.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    There's nothing especially new or interesting about the guests, the party or the movie. One bright note is Nicol Zanzarella as the elegant Susan, a freelance TV editor and co-host.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    An extraordinary woman like Eva Kor deserves a less ordinary biography.

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