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

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Bad Education
Lowest review score: 0 9 Dead Gay Guys
Score distribution:
1,276 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Thoughtful and entertaining documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Lilya is portrayed by Oksana Akinshina, who gives a dynamic, heartbreaking performance... She was wonderful in ["Brothers"], but is even more astonishing in Lilya 4-Ever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The result is an immensely enjoyable portrait of a strange-looking, non-comforming genius who loved women as much as designing masterpieces but was never able to commit to them. In other words: great architect, lousy family man.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    One of the most original and stylish films to come along this year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The film is dark, both literally and figuratively. Only at the very end do we get a glimpse of the sun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    If "Starsky & Hutch" is your idea of art, keep your distance from Distant, the droll new movie from maverick Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. If, on the other hand, you're searching for something that will remain with you long after leaving the theater, run, don't walk, to Distant.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Vladimir Garin and Ivan Dobronravov are amazingly natural as the boys, and Konstantin Lavronenko impresses as the taciturn father.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Working from an unfinished script by the late, great Krzysztof Kieslowski, Stuhr directs in a laid-back, deadpan style that, at times, recalls Fellini.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Meant to evoke filmmaking of a bygone era, but this time the director is more restrained visually, while making use of a more conventionally structured script than usual. And he has a real, honest-to-goodness star in Rossellini.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Can be summed up in one word: style.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Throughout, Mrs. Marcos comes across as an elitist, insulated against real life by wealth and power -- yet one who truly believes she is misunderstood and has done nothing wrong.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The film is less violent and bloody than much of the director's work, but the absurdity level is sky high. Takashi Miike is at the top of his game, loving every minute of his surreal visit to the twilight zone.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Iraqi-Kurdish director-writer Hiner Saleem is in no hurry to tell the story, and viewers drawn in by the warm-hearted tale and charmingly eccentric characters will be in no hurry for the closing credits.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Hilarious from first frame to last.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The sweet script, crisp direction and a delightful performance by Leila Hatami, as the sad-eyed wife, should put Deserted Station on your must-see list.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Kore-eda presents the deeply moving story in a documentary style that is both gentle and compelling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    It could turn someone who never heard of the Flaming Lips into a devoted fan.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Or
    Like mother, like daughter best sums up Or (My Treasure), a raw drama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    If you enjoy intelligent, challenging filmmaking, Tropical Malady is for you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    An achingly beautiful look at the most tragic victims of the longtime war in Chechnya: children.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Herzog tries to make sense out of the blond-haired young man, who looked an awful lot like Kinski.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    In his fourth outing with the director, cinematographer Andreas Sinanos produces stunning scene after stunning scene, almost as if each frame were a small painting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Combining a thoughtful script with splendid acting -- especially by Sansa -- Bellocchio has fashioned a tense thriller that is both understated and powerful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A deliciously elusive mystery.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Censors in Iran must have been smoking weed when they approved I'm Taraneh, 15, a sympathetic portrait of an unwed mother.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    4
    It's not always clear exactly what's happening in this dark tale, full of barking dogs and slabs of meat. But you won't be able to take your eyes from the screen; nor will you quickly forget this fiercely original eye-popper.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Showcases a brilliantly realistic performance by Abbie Cornish as Heidi. She's a provocative mix of naivete and ripe, unbridled sexuality.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    You're either going to love this film and run out to see everything Majewski has directed, or you're going to be bored silly. I'm hoping for the former.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Time to Leave just might be Ozon's best work yet. He tackles a sensitive, off-putting subject with a dignity that will put viewers at ease. Poupaud connects as the dying man and Moreau is - Moreau, a French national treasure.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Starts slowly but builds, Hitchcock-style, to a terrifying crescendo. And don't fool yourself into thinking you know what's going to happen.