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

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Russian Ark
Lowest review score: 0 Controlled Chaos
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The bureaucrats in Beijing want to get rid of the sex and full-frontial nudity and scenes of cops beating protesters in Tiananmen Square. I would keep all that but cut out some of the flab in the second half of the 140-minute drama.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    First-time director Jeff Malmberg tells Hogancamp's fascinating story with sensitivity, never resorting to exploitation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    No description can do justice to The Mill and the Cross, which must be seen to be fully appreciated.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You want to hate his characters? Go ahead. You want to feel sympathy for them? That's OK too. In either case, you'll be shaken by Drama/Mex.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It is beautifully shot, with impeccable acting and visual detail.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    As we learn, delightfully so, in Jeffrey Fox Jacobs' documentary A Sidewalk Astronomer, the Peking-born Dobson promotes the building and use of small, inexpensive telescopes to study the wonders of the sky.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The camp runs for a week in a warehouse in Oregon. What the girls might lack in musical talent and experience they make up for with infectious energy. Watch your tattooed butt, Amy Winehouse!
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Mendoza gives a heart-tugging performance as Mariana.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Working from a 1982 novel set in Quebec City, director-writer Jacob Tierney provides enough thrills and surprises, even a little satire, to keep viewers' attention.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Pianist recalls "Schindler's List," even down to its weakness: Just as Spielberg's film turned sentimental in its final half hour, Polanski's work, too, has a schmaltz coda. But that doesn't make The Pianist any less effective.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Funny is not a word often used to describe von Trier's output, but "Boss" definitely is that, thanks to a breezy script and a bright cast.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The issues are complex and not easily solved. But no matter which side you are on, you'll be moved by this intimate work.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Dutch-born Lotte Verbeek is solid as You, a role that won her the best-actress prize at the Locarno Film Festival.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Exploitation pure and simple. But it's artistically redeeming exploitation. If you can handle it, see it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    In an effective touch, Kisses opens in black and white, changes into color for its Dublin scenes, then returns to monochrome.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The filmmakers wisely avoid the temptation to be cutesy (remember that penguin movie?) and sentimental.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The real star of The Son isn't lead actor Olivier Gourmet. It's the back of his neck, which the camera obsessively focuses on throughout this difficult but rewarding Belgian drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The three are appealing characters, and you can't help but root for them in their quest, which gives a whole new meaning to the term "family values."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Movies don't come any more charming than Mongolian Ping Pong.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    While it is obvious that the filmmakers went into this project with an agenda, they did try to give each side a chance to have its say.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Weatherford and Murphy lead a young and bright cast. All in all, Money Buys Happiness shows that Lachow is a director worth keeping an eye on.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Be warned: The Tree is slow-moving, but if given a chance, it will (pardon the pun) grow on you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Sister Helen don't take no bull.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Like an early Almodovar movie transported to Moscow.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Morbidly funny art-house horror tale.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The inspiring story of Chely Wright, the first major country singer to come out as gay. Her decision was a brave one since the world of C&W music is notoriously homophobic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Patient viewers will be rewarded, as long as they pay attention. Lots of what at first seems inconsequential is actually of great import - but Ceylan isn't letting on. And yes, the cinematography is impressive.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    This isn't a performance film, and it is far from a definitive portrait of the androgynous performer.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Who needs a big budget when you have a quirky script, an energetic cast and a soundtrack that features Union 13, the Blondes, Future Pigeon and Omega Man?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A startling look at the devastating human cost of China's newfound embrace of capitalism.

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