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

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Tony Takitani
Lowest review score: 0 The Condemned
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    An extraordinary woman like Eva Kor deserves a less ordinary biography.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The presentation is conventional in style but uplifting in spirit, and worth seeing even if you know nothing about basketball.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    A slim story that becomes schmaltzy at the end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    You have to wonder just how true to life the melodramatic depiction of these events is, especially since the film was made in partnership with TV's "Masterpiece Theater."
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    If you're going to make a documentary about Leonard Cohen, the singer-songwriter, you should have him perform some of his better-known melodies, like "Suzanne."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    That's all laudable - but Perry, a longtime filmmaker, should have given the doc more urgency and punch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Things move so swiftly and confusingly that there's little time to explore any of the people in depth. Less style and more substance is definitely called for.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The documentary is much too conventional -- lots of boring talking heads, etc. -- to do the subject matter justice.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Has some truly touching and funny moments. But it goes on for too long and bogs down in a surfeit of characters and unnecessary subplots.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Debbie, for better or for worse, is the high point of the entertaining but lightweight film, which is better suited to public TV than the big screen. Oh, yes. If anybody should decide to open another beauty school in Kabul, be sure to leave Debbie in Indiana.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Mildly diverting, but lacks humor and pathos.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Takita could easily trim 30 minutes of flab and oceans of tears from Departures. It still wouldn't merit an Oscar, but it would be a lot more watchable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    There's not enough good material to fill the film's overlong 105 minutes. Is there an editor in the house?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The Inheritance has a promising start but soon becomes preachy and melodramatic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The film is generic and uninspired, better suited to public TV than the big screen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The contrived script lacks subtlety, rendering most characters as stereotypes.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    At some two hours, the film is 30 minutes too long. Cutting out the melodrama and sticking with the daring-do is the answer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    It's rather sweet and life-affirming, although the transformation from sophisticate to peasant happens too conveniently and quickly.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    After sitting a while in front of my computer trying to come with the right word to describe the Argentine soaper Family Law, I've settled on "diverting." You will be entertained, but you won't tax your brain.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Too many cooks spoil the broth, and too many directors spoil the anthology film Paris Je T'aime.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    At 132 minutes, the film is at least half an hour too long. Nobody asked me, but the best solution would be to keep the action sequences (such as the robbery of a horse-drawn steam train, an homage to Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West''), and scrap the allegedly "witty'' dialogue and difficult-to-follow plot twists.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The script is cliché-ridden and ends on an overly sentimental note.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    If the plot of the Argentine soaper Puzzle seems familiar, that's because it's nearly identical to the story in the French movie "Queen To Play."
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The subject is worth exploring - unfortunately, de Seve does so in a cut-and-dried manner that never explains why these two couples were able to stay together for so long.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Wavers between (sometimes) brilliant and (mostly) boring. But it would be wrong to call it a failure.

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