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 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Turin Horse
Lowest review score: 0 Broken Sky
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 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
    Kekilli delivers a perfectly tuned performance. Too bad the script is often clunky and melodramatic, as the first-time director, Vienna-born Feo Aladag, tries to manipulate viewers' emotions.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Curse of the Golden Flower could also be called "Curse of 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.' " In other words, it is yet another attempt to cash in on the success of Ang Lee's 2000 martial-arts epic, which will go down in the history books as one of the most overrated films of the decade.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The acting by Seigner, Marina Hands, Karin Viard, Patrick Bruel and other French notables is first-rate, although their characters and what they have to say are trite.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Neil Jordan's Ondine has a split personality. It starts promisingly as a fantasy but ends disappointingly as a thriller.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Claiming that from Korea to Vietnam to Iraq, the US government has misled the public - and the media - on the reasons for going to war.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Suffers from a lack of focus and a sitcom script.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Sadly, with the Soviet Union gone, the art faces a new enemy: Islamic extremists.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    An extraordinary woman like Eva Kor deserves a less ordinary biography.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Too-convenient coincidences hurt the movie's credibility. A melodramatic script best left to cable TV doesn't help, either.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The fractured timeline covers five decades, which Miller weaves together, with the past shot in color and the present in black and white. Still, the soapy climax is unnecessary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The subject is worth exploring - unfortunately, de Seve does so in a cut-and-dried manner that never explains why these two couples were able to stay together for so long.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    You have to wonder just how true to life the melodramatic depiction of these events is, especially since the film was made in partnership with TV's "Masterpiece Theater."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Ultimately breaks down under the weight of too many characters and unbelievable twists.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Pleasant but lifeless love story.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    A toe-tapping, booty- shaking look at Cubans' love of music that gets bogged down in political thoughts that go unexplored.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The Grudge offers a bit more exposition than did "Ju-On," but the plot is still wispy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The fine supporting cast includes Steve Buscemi, as a cynical American doctor who at first doesn't get along with Rabe; and Anne Consigny, as the French head of a local school for Chinese girls.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The film tastefully handles the sensitive subject, but it lacks the bite that a Michael Moore would have provided.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Burning Annie has funny moments, but it suffers from an overflow of characters.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The story is told in fractured time. This might not be a problem if his visuals were more fear-inducing.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Potash's film tells an important and disturbing story, but his presentation is uninspired and non-cinematic. It's best left to TV.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    None of its characters is especially interesting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    A sappy look at the title character, a 12-year-old boy who's a math and music prodigy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Overall, however, it's sappy and predictable -- fun to watch, perhaps, but instantly forgettable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Vincent Bal's film should appeal to kids, cat lovers and felines. I give it two stars, and my cat, Audrey, gives it three meows.

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