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 12:08 East of Bucharest
Lowest review score: 0 See No Evil
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The director has listed Jean-Luc Godard as an influence, which explains the movie's French New Wave exuberance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Difficult but rewarding.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A wild ride that effortlessly combines devilish dark humor, slapstick comedy, extreme violence and bitter satire.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Despite a contrived ending that brings together all the film's characters, Alias Betty is inventive filmmaking.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Spanish director Achero Manas' El Bola shows how the boys' bond leads to salvation of a sort for the needy Pellet. He does so with great sensitivity, never sinking into exploitation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The title is to be taken figuratively, not literally -- is a top-notch study of family angst.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Introduces a new Ferrara -- sophisticated and restrained. It's a look that becomes him.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Special note should be made of real-life sister and brother Aoi and Masaru Miyazaki, who give beautiful performances as the children.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A documentary in which George relates their stories with great charm and understanding.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The result is a charming mix of Walter Mitty and "About Schmidt."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Dog Days has much in common with "Code Unknown" -- both dart among several characters who may occasionally cross paths.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    This black comedy is a small gem.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Doesn't always succeed -- the premise is hard to believe. Still, it's an unusual and interesting piece of filmmaking.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You are left with two emotions - despair and hope - after watching producer-director Jennifer Dworkin's disquieting documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Veteran French star Michel Piccoli is superb as an aging actor named Gilbert Valence.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You just know something terrible is going to happen. But when it does, you're entirely unprepared
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Well-done documentary.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A stunning study of ennui.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It presents a reverential and loving portrait of Deren while remaining breezy, informative and entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The shooting sprees are full of razzle dazzle. The final gun battle -- between Kong and the police -- is especially effective.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The result is as enlightening for viewers as the journey was for Harris.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The story won't win any prizes for coherence, but that doesn't much matter. As in most Hong Kong thrillers, it's the visuals - love those boldly choreographed shootouts! -- and moments of absurdity that count.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The plot has all the ingredients of a soap opera, but Bani-Etemad, who has been making movies since the '80s, is able to make it much more.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Who needs mind-bending drugs when they can see this.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    If you have an appetite for audacious, one-of-a-kind filmmaking, this one's for you. Just don't say you weren't warned.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    In an attempt to understand this phenomenon, Ziv interviews leaders of terrorist groups like Hamas, failed hit men now in jail and relatives of those who died carrying out these attacks. The effect is frightening.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Gripping and thoughtful.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Daring and unique, La Commune makes perfect viewing for the Fourth of July, which commemorates America's own revolution.