For 1,276 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% 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 Tiny Furniture
Lowest review score: 0 Pinocchio
Score distribution:
1,276 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Take the real-life 1979 assassination of Park Chung-hee, the despotic, hedonistic, seal-testicle-loving president of South Korea, and stage it as if the Marx Brothers were running the country, and you might get The President's Last Bang.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    On paper, Ushpizin (Aramaic for "holy guests") looks like a hard sell. It works, however, thanks to a witty script and believable performances from real-life husband and wife.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Proceeds along familiar genre lines. But the denouement comes as a surprise, the five women are great screamers, and the cinematography and music add to the general feeling of menace.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Ten percent of Ghana's 20 million people are disabled, yet the film makes little attempt to explain why.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The documentary traces the fiery history of Ballets Russes -- which for a time consisted of two warring companies.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The three-part anthology opens with its best shot, Hong Kong fruitcake Fruit Chan's "Dumplings," photographed by the great Christopher Doyle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The tragic victims in "City of God" are played by actors while those in La Sierra are flesh-and-blood real.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Fonteyne doesn't have much use for words. He prefers to tell his story via facial expressions and body language, much as filmmakers did in the silent era.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Tackling serious issues with humor and understanding, the film portrays Mona's woes as a microcosm of the entire mess in the Middle East.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Seventy percent of black boys in Baltimore do not graduate from high school. They're more likely to land in jail -- or a cemetery. But there is hope, according to The Boys of Baraka, an uplifting documentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A master class on turning a talky, one-man play into a visual delight.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    An outrageous horror flick.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Pietro Sibille is exceptional as Santiago, and the rest of the cast turn in dynamic performances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Chinese pleaser Electric Shadows belongs to a genre they don't teach in film school: Triple S, as in sweet, sappy and sentimental.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Hats off to Elisabeth Marton, who has taken a bunch of dry facts and fashioned them into the gorgeous My Name Was Sabina Spielrein.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Meet Peter Berlin - the man whose eccentric life style has earned him the title the Garbo of gay porn.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It's nice to see a love story that deals with mature people. We're not likely to get anything like it from Hollywood. So enjoy When the Sea Rises while you can.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Perry - who also produced, wrote and lensed - was able to talk Fujimori into letting her interview him on camera in Japan. He puts on a great show.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Enlightening.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Albou's chosen a touchy subject, which she treats sensitively. Her mature script is complemented by heartfelt turns by Fanny Valette as Laura and Elsa Zylberstein as Mathilde.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Paints an entertaining picture of the cherubic gentleman, who as the first curator of contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art brought new excitement to the stodgy institution.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The finale - a shootout in a church - seems inspired by Hong Kong filmmakers like John Woo and Ringo Lam.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Reyadas' radical rejection of filmmaking conventions is at first off-putting, but he's able to elicit remarkable performances from the cast of non-professionals while building tension that will hold viewers' attention. Love it or loathe it, you won't soon forget Battle in Heaven.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Viewers not accustomed to Hong's style of leisurely paced filmmaking - long, static takes with lots of talking - might be tempted to leave early. If they stick around, however, they might find themselves becoming fans of the cerebral South Korean auteur.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You care for these warriors, no matter which uniform they're wearing. I don't know Taub's intentions, but The Fallen makes a potent antiwar statement.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Director Mikael Hafstrom - the gentleman responsible for last year's Jennifer Aniston bomb "Derailed" - keeps us guessing as he confidently builds suspense.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Neighbor No. Thirteen forgoes the manic violence of the Korean revenge stunner "Oldboy" in favor of leisurely paced suspense with sudden bloody outbursts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The story isn't exactly new, but Bollain, an actress in her own right, keeps Take My Eyes from sinking into clich├ęs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Guaranteed to leave you outraged at the way children - and, for that matter, adults - are exploited by mining companies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A witty mix of "Frankenstein" and David Lynch's "Eraserhead" - with a tip of the hat to Hitchcock's "Saboteur" - Puzzlehead is an indie delight.