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 Werckmeister Harmonies
Lowest review score: 0 Blood: The Last Vampire
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It's the dancing that makes Pina a visual delight. It should appeal to dance mavens, and to folks who have no idea what a pas de deux is.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Despite its stomach-turning images (and maybe because of), it is a daring, provocative work by a talented helmer who gets off pushing the envelope. He should be supported, no matter how outlandish he gets.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Nobody familiar with To will be surprised by the way he presents stylish violence in innovative and humorous ways.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A deliciously elusive mystery.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The cast is amazing -- two of the lead actresses are first-timers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Thoughtful and entertaining documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The complexity might require a second viewing, but there is compensation in the realistic acting by a cast of non-pros and the eye-grabbing, hand-held lensing by Boaz Yehonatan Yacov.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    The story becomes so convoluted and contrived that much of the tension dissipates.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Loving but overlong meditation on movies and the people who make them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A loving tribute to cinema by Tsai Ming-liang, one of Taiwan's most accomplished and popular directors.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Algenis Perez Soto was a baseball player in real life, which helps to explain his sensitive, understated performance as Sugar. But he's let down by a manipulative script recycled from dozens of sports and immigrant movies. At least it dispenses with a Hollywood ending.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Not exactly as well known as Megadeth or Metallica, Anvil did indeed have 15 minutes of fame back in the 1980s. Then it went into obscurity. Now it's back, trying like hell to be somebody.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Despite having no previous film experience, Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson give evocative performances as Oskar and Eli, respectively.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Literate and engrossing, with excellent performances.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Le Havre is warm-hearted and uplifting, without being schmaltzy or preachy. And, with its illegal-alien theme, it's dead-on timely.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Days of Glory has good intentions and a well-executed combat scene, but it could do with more originality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Far from earthshaking, but it's fun while it lasts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The news footage, so powerful on its own, needs no enhancement. The dramatized scenes only slow the film's momentum.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Working from a well-thought-out script co-written by director Stéphane Brizé, the two stars deliver impressive, understated performances.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The stylish flick harkens back to the work of old masters like Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Anybody who's ever seen a movie about exorcism knows that, in cases like this, the first thing to do is call 1-800-PRIEST, which the family does.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Patient viewers will be rewarded, as long as they pay attention. Lots of what at first seems inconsequential is actually of great import - but Ceylan isn't letting on. And yes, the cinematography is impressive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Jokes about flatulence, human excrement and the size of someone's manhood also come into play, but they never cheapen this lush and enjoyable film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Fonteyne doesn't have much use for words. He prefers to tell his story via facial expressions and body language, much as filmmakers did in the silent era.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Silva's script has the ring of truth, not surprising since he based it on real-life experiences. He even shot most of the scenes in his own family's house.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Balibar's dreamy voice (I'm reminded of Billie Holiday) is complemented by Costa's hypnotic camera work. The result is a visual and aural delight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    So powerful is Stranded that when the lucky few finally make their way back to civilization, you feel as thrilled as if they were your own loved ones.

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