For 1,275 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% 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 Momma's Man
Lowest review score: 0 Blood: The Last Vampire
Score distribution:
1,275 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Can be summed up in one word: style.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The real star of The Son isn't lead actor Olivier Gourmet. It's the back of his neck, which the camera obsessively focuses on throughout this difficult but rewarding Belgian drama.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A startling look at the devastating human cost of China's newfound embrace of capitalism.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Fans of Hou know just what to expect from his slow, contemplative films - and they won't be disappointed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Pianist recalls "Schindler's List," even down to its weakness: Just as Spielberg's film turned sentimental in its final half hour, Polanski's work, too, has a schmaltz coda. But that doesn't make The Pianist any less effective.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    All too often, films about interconnected lives stumble under the weight of coincidences. Not The Edge of Heaven.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Lebanon is inspired by the director's traumatic days at the front, giving his work a sense of authority.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The story is good-natured, but Panahi's message is serious: That ludicrous rules turn Iranian women into third-class citizens. And what better way is there to get that point across than through sports and laughter?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    This isn't a war movie. Rather, it's a powerful, heart-tugging portrait of the innocent victims of conflict.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    In the end, inner peace is found by all - on screen and in the audience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Daniele Cipri's highly stylized lensing and Carlo Crivelli's bold score add to the movie's flamboyant aura. But then, the story of a bombastic dictator deserves a bombastic telling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You are left with two emotions - despair and hope - after watching producer-director Jennifer Dworkin's disquieting documentary.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    So, should you see The Intruder? Yes -- but only if you're willing to ignore bothersome concerns about narrative and let the poetic images take over your mind.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Fives us behind-the-scene looks at Hirohito, the man and the ruler. The diminutive leader comes off sympathetically, as a man concerned with the welfare of his people.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A fantastical genre-buster.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A Western, but any similarities between it and, say, a Gene Autry or Hopalong Cassidy shoot-em-up are nonexistent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Guy Maddin's films are always delightful, but his latest, My Winnipeg, has an added treat for film buffs: It features Ann Savage!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Director Lee Chang-dong could well have cut 30 minutes out of the story, but Jeon's performance is powerful enough to keep Secret Sunshine from drowning in an ocean of tears.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The coincidences might be too much for some, but viewers who can get past them will be treated to a suspenseful, well-acted, crisply photographed character study.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    China's public image suffers another blow with Up the Yangtze, a documentary by Chinese-Canadian Yung Chang.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Brutality and tenderness are a potent mix in War Witch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Despite its themes, Oslo, August 31st is an exhilarating film, with impeccable direction and pitch-perfect performances that make the bleakness worthwhile.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    It's time to stop calling Azazel Jacobs a "promising" filmmaker. With Momma's Man, Jacobs achieves the promise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A riveting documentary.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It's full of passionate performances (except for the wooden Li), sizzling swordplay, bold and dazzling hues, and breathtaking landscapes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    It's a highly erotic work that at no point seems staged. Credit brilliant use of fog, mirrors, silhouettes, slow motion and special effects worthy of a music video.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The cast is solid, with standout performances by first-timer Habib Boufares as Slimane.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The drivel they call "reality TV" pales in comparison with the gripping big-screen documentary Bus 174.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    First-time director Jeff Malmberg tells Hogancamp's fascinating story with sensitivity, never resorting to exploitation.