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

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Turtles Can Fly
Lowest review score: 0 9 Dead Gay Guys
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    An interesting but flawed look at the birth of the French New Wave.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The film has no ready answers, although it becomes abundantly clear that both those for and against charter schools are more concerned with covering their own asses than with helping students get a quality education.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    If you want an introduction to the director's work, you're better off with "La Belle Noiseuse" (1991) and his masterpiece, "Celine and Julie Go Boating" (1974).
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Fails as a detective story, but it does offer an entertaining look at the punk scene in the 1970s.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The writer-director, who goes by the name J Blakeson, keeps the suspense level high for the first hour or so, but he then indulges in a few plot twists that strain credibility.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    If animal slaughter makes you queasy, this movie isn't for you. Along with several cockfights, there's a long scene in which a pig is butchered. The folks at PETA would be most unhappy. People don't fare much better than the animals, with blood flowing in a seemingly unending barrage of violence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    There are moments of fun (an aphrodisiac-laced dessert, for example), but generally the humor seems warmed-over.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Under writer-helmer Rehana Mirza, the acting and direction are workmanlike, but the plot is full of hackneyed characters and contrived events better suited to TV than the big screen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The acting by Seigner, Marina Hands, Karin Viard, Patrick Bruel and other French notables is first-rate, although their characters and what they have to say are trite.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    An affable comedy that, unfortunately, has too many characters and subplots for its own good. The film also could do without the stereotypical character of a gay wedding planner who is supposed to be funny -- but is just embarrassing and clichéd.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The film is conventional in style and is likely to mean more to the sadly forgotten musician's fans than to others.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Neil Jordan's Ondine has a split personality. It starts promisingly as a fantasy but ends disappointingly as a thriller.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    If you're looking for great action scenes, you've found them. But if you desire more than eye candy, such as character and plot development and historical accuracy, you'll have to look elsewhere.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    None of its characters is especially interesting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The clichéd, heavy-handed script lets them down.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The longer director Jan Hrebejk's film goes on, the more complex the relationships become, until the film becomes little more than a talkathon.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Director Michelle Esrick, who followed Wavy around for 10 years, journeys from Manhattan to Woodstock to Nepal to the hills of California to tell Wavy's story. The journey is entertaining, whether you witnessed the 1960s firsthand or heard about it from your grandparents.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    A slim story that becomes schmaltzy at the end.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Call it "The Doom Generation II." Gregg Araki's Kaboom returns to the trippy ways of his 1995 erotic head trip.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Kekilli delivers a perfectly tuned performance. Too bad the script is often clunky and melodramatic, as the first-time director, Vienna-born Feo Aladag, tries to manipulate viewers' emotions.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    An uplifting story to be sure, but director-producer David Swajeski doesn't do it justice.
    • 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 François Truffaut), but little depth.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Sadly, with the Soviet Union gone, the art faces a new enemy: Islamic extremists.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Beautifully filmed and well-acted, "The Gift to Stalin," directed by Rustem Abdrashev, has its schmaltzy, cliched moments, including an unnecessary finale in Jerusalem.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Suffers from a lack of focus and a sitcom script.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    As my cat, Audrey, will confirm, I love animals. But I draw the line at having lions, tigers, gigantic snakes, bears and other predators as pets. Other people have different opinions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Overall, however, it's sappy and predictable -- fun to watch, perhaps, but instantly forgettable.

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