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 1.6 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 Broken Sky
Score distribution:
1277 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Corddry leads a game cast, but the film is rough around the edges...It would play better as a TV sketch.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The documentary is unapologetically one-sided, and spends more time canonizing Abu-Jamal than exploring the murder and trial themselves. Still it raises issues of racism in America (flashback to George Wallace) that are worthy of discussion.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    While I have no argument with Leeson's political views, her presentation -- mostly a succession of talking heads -- is dry and uninspired. These women deserve better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The presentation is conventional in style but uplifting in spirit, and worth seeing even if you know nothing about basketball.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    An example of style over substance. There's lots of slo-mo and jittery hand-held camera work, and references to the French New Wave (especially Fran├žois Truffaut), but little depth.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Whaley gives an earnest performance, especially when he's articulating his frustrations during his monologues. But it's all relentlessly glum. The film, like Jimmy's routines, could use a few good laughs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The story is contrived. Would you believe a high-rise window-washer just happening to be cleaning the window of the room where, at that very moment, his wife is being raped by her boss? Didn't think so.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    There's little new in Armadillo.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The generic plot is redeemed by exciting action sequences, good-looking location photography and a hot sex scene involving a femme fatale named Lea (pixie-haired Melanie Thierry).
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Going Under is the feature directorial debut of 65-year-old Eric Werthman, who has been a practicing psychotherapist for a quarter of a century. If you're not already seeing a shrink, Mr. Werthman, may we suggest that you start immediately.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    It's also sugary and has a silly tear-jerker ending. But I found myself laughing at the film's gentle humor, anyway.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The three women deliver solid performances, but the film is diluted by the use of flashbacks superimposed over present-time scenes. The result is visual chaos.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Touches on issues raised in "Bad Education," but without Pedro Almodovar's flamboyant elegance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Stick around till the end. You don't want to miss an unexpected cameo from a filmmaker I won't name. Hint: He's short, likes younger women and isn't Woody Allen.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Albert elicits good performances from her cast, but she fails to give viewers reason to care about their characters.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Yearning for an exciting African adventure? Oka! isn't it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    When it comes to magnetism, the Rolling Stones have nothing on Amma, the Indian mahatma ("spiritual guide") chronicled in Jan Kounen's handsomely photographed but one-sided documentary.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    It also gives another black eye to Iranian fundamentalists. It is most unfortunate, then, that the film isn't better.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The opening and closing scenes are scary and should please fans of the genre, especially at Halloween time.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The script doesn't offer anything especially new, but Burman infuses the film with innovative lensing and capable acting.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Despite strong performances by Gerard Jugnot as the crime-busting prosecutor and Veronica D'Agostino as the adult Rita, The Sicilian Girl never lives up to its potential.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    It's just that the script, which Ozon adapted from a play, is lightweight and better-suited to stage than screen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    As directed by Ole Christian Madsen, the thriller features well-choreographed shootouts and assassinations. But the script is too melodramatic and complicated for its own good.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Mostly We Are Wizards is a loving, if flawed, tribute to creativity and artistic freedom.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The acting is super -- these guys know how to be sweet and disgusting -- and the story provides its share of laughs. But after a while, the one-note movie, directed by Felix van Groeningen, grows tiresome.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Mildly diverting, but lacks humor and pathos.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The movie is a pleasant way to spend time in the dark, especially for Francophiles, but it won't leave any lasting impression.

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