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 Travelers and Magicians
Lowest review score: 0 Controlled Chaos
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It would seem no easy task conveying the essence of a bigger-than-life figure like Ellison in a 96-minute film. But Nelson, producer of Werner Herzog's "Grizzly Man," makes it look easy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Letters could be dismissed as a soap opera, but that would be unfair to this beautiful work. It features tender performances by Kaarina Hazard (Leila) and Jukka Keinonen (Jacob), as well as beautiful cinematography by Tuomo Hutri.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Outskirts, handsomely directed by Petr Lutsik, will grab people's emotions. The dark and bitter comedy deals with a corrupt, post-communist Russia.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    There's scant dialogue in Workingman's Death, but little is needed when majestic camera work by Wolfgang Thaler tells the story so well.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The result is surprisingly engrossing -- even lively, due in part to brief musical numbers inserted amid the interviews.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You can sympathize with both sides in their ideological battle, which ends in a most unexpected way.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Says Rampling: "If you're going to do a story like this, it's not going to be all flowers and roses and smell nice."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Unlike traditional zombie romps, these crazies don't stumble around mindlessly, noshing on human flesh. They look and act like normal people - until the second they go bonkers.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Ali Zaoua doesn't have the fireworks that made "City of God," the story of Brazilian youth gangs, a crossover hit. But in its own, low-key way, Ali Zaoua is just as stirring.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Japanese whalers are clearly in violation of international law, but no government is willing to take action. That leaves it up to ragtag groups such as the Sea Shepherds to do their best to shut down the whalers. The planet owes them a big "thank you."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Dieter Laser is grand as the doc, a character Christopher Walken would be comfortable doing, and Akihiro Kitamura provides laughs as the first part of the centipede.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The folks on "Survivor" have nothing on Julia Butterfly Hill.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You are left with two emotions - despair and hope - after watching producer-director Jennifer Dworkin's disquieting documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    An amazing portrait of the great filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in his later years.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    There's not much new in this Filipino film by longtime director Gil M. Portes. But it's so endearing that only a grouch wouldn't be charmed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Rulfo adds punch to his material with speeded-up visuals and an eye-popping, six-minute helicopter shot of the entire 10-mile project - which alone is worth the price of admission.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Ten
    Breezy, entertaining and enlightening.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    An exploration of the power of religion -- should delight Dumont's fans. For others, it will take a bit of getting used to. The effort will prove to be worthwhile.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Marker's documentary, shot on video, uses interviews, film clips and shots of Tarkovsky on the set to examine the Russian's work.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Strel's 2007 adventures on and in the Amazon are detailed in John Maringouin's fun documentary Big River Man.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Examines in entertaining detail the way Hollywood has treated North American natives going as far back as the days of silent flicks.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Frantic and out of control - and great fun to watch.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The film's unusual look lends a magical feeling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The final twist is completely unexpected.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The indie film is funny and, at times, heartbreaking. Wisely, it avoids the happy ending that Hollywood would have insisted upon.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Walker's breezy film turns Muniz into a folk hero. And who am I to argue?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Talking heads include friends, fellow artists, art dealers and former girlfriends. One contributor is Julian Schnabel, the painter and filmmaker who directed the 1996 biopic "Basquiat."
    • 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.

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