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

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Momma's Man
Lowest review score: 0 Nowhere Man
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    It's mindless entertainment, so take it or leave it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The story is contrived. Would you believe a high-rise window-washer just happening to be cleaning the window of the room where, at that very moment, his wife is being raped by her boss? Didn't think so.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Think you're depressed now? Wait till you see Aurora Borealis, which spends almost two hours watching Ronald Shorter, a suicidal old man, die.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Scenes of the probe are less successful. They feel contrived, and actress Lee Yeong-ae is not especially effective as Major Jang.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Despite some fancy editing, Forget Baghdad is forgettable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The screen comes alive only at the end, when a frightening tornado destroys the seaside village.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Filled with nostalgia for old Chinese movies, respectable performances and lively kung-fu slapstick.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Redmon makes a valid argument, but he belabors the point. Mardi Gras: Made in China would play better if it were more focused and less repetitive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Of historical interest, although a more experienced filmmaker would have made more of the sudden rush of events - and avoided the temptation to put himself or herself into nearly every frame, as Grappell does.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Claiming that from Korea to Vietnam to Iraq, the US government has misled the public - and the media - on the reasons for going to war.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Borderline clichéd, and it makes getting a US visa seem way too easy. But I can think of much worse ways to spend an hour and a half than watching this absurdist comedy.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The fine supporting cast includes Steve Buscemi, as a cynical American doctor who at first doesn't get along with Rabe; and Anne Consigny, as the French head of a local school for Chinese girls.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Best advice: Wait for Two Men Went to War to go to the small screen.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Too bad the script is predictable at every turn.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The result is anti-Army propaganda rather than a balanced piece of reporting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The film's strong point is its stylish, arty look, carefully chosen composition and shadowy lighting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The clichéd, heavy-handed script lets them down.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Nunez gets nice performances from his cast, but his narrative is cluttered.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Everybody involved in 39 Pounds of Love probably had the best of intentions. But watching the filmmakers scurry about to record every last tear, I couldn't help but feel that this twisted little man was being exploited.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Albert elicits good performances from her cast, but she fails to give viewers reason to care about their characters.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    What Kamikaze Girls doesn't have is a plot. As nice as the film looks, it soon grows tiresome -- though I could listen to the Johann Strauss II soundtrack forever.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Pleasing to the eye, with lavish sets, ravishing costumes and two great-looking stars. Unfortunately, there is little else to recommend this overwrought, melodramatic bodice-ripper.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    All are subjects worthy of discussion, but tackling them in one film disrupts the movie's momentum and shortchanges viewers. Baichwal could have devoted a single film to just BP's disgraceful behavior.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Unfortunately, Angelou's detached and often superfluous narration lessens the film's impact.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    When it comes to magnetism, the Rolling Stones have nothing on Amma, the Indian mahatma ("spiritual guide") chronicled in Jan Kounen's handsomely photographed but one-sided documentary.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    3
    Tykwer exhibits a fondness for split screens and other eye candy but no interest in formalities like character and plot development. By the time we reach the kitchy final scene, we've had our fill of visual tricks.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Young Goethe looks great, and the cast is appealing. But the story is riddled with clichés and fabrications.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Darkly funny (par for the course with Miike), visually stunning and full of references to other films.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Bogdanich's film contends that the bombing of Yugoslavia by NATO in 1999 was the result of blunders by the West, and that the forces supported by the United States in Bosnia and Kosovo are allied with Osama bin Laden.

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