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 2.6 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 The Condemned
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    The androgynous Dobroshi is in nearly every scene. She has an exceptional screen presence that brings authority to her portrayal of a woman seeking redemption. As for the Dardennes, they prove yet again that nobody does human frailty the way they do.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Goodbye First Love showcases two young women with bright futures.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The filmmakers wisely avoid the temptation to be cutesy (remember that penguin movie?) and sentimental.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You'll have to look long and hard to find a performance as emotionally raw as that of Moon So-ri in the startling South Korean love story Oasis.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    To its credit, this remarkable film does not contrive a happy ending. Under the circumstances, even a mildly hopeful one seems like a triumph of the highest order.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The bureaucrats in Beijing want to get rid of the sex and full-frontial nudity and scenes of cops beating protesters in Tiananmen Square. I would keep all that but cut out some of the flab in the second half of the 140-minute drama.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Mother is yet another winner by Bong, one of Asia's most talented directors.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    As is his custom, Reygadas uses a mostly nonprofessional cast; and, as expected, he draws remarkably realistic performances.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Never becomes maudlin. Rather, it retains an upbeat air of hope, and even humor, as two brave men battle fate.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Sounds boring, but it's not, thanks to Marker's whimsical irreverence.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Compelling viewing, even for people who don't care a bit for the punk scene.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Lewis, from the TV series "Band of Brothers," gives a super performance, but the revelation here is young Breslin, who was in Garry Marshall's "Raising Helen" and M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Burtynsky doesn't preach. He's content to let viewers make up their own minds from his eye-opening and eye-pleasing images.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The finale - a shootout in a church - seems inspired by Hong Kong filmmakers like John Woo and Ringo Lam.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Special note should be made of real-life sister and brother Aoi and Masaru Miyazaki, who give beautiful performances as the children.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Be warned: Some of the afflictions are so disturbing, you might have to turn your eyes from the children. Susan Tom doesn't have that option. And 11 children are all the better for it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Huppert is, as usual, superb, proving yet again that she is the finest actress working in France today.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The overwhelming silence is broken mainly by chanting and the ringing of the monastery bells. Call it life in the slow, slow, slow lane.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Beautiful to look at, with scrumptious period detail and a knowing performance by Choi Min-sik as the portly, goatéed painter. At the same time, Chihwaseon is slow and stilted.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The title is to be taken figuratively, not literally -- is a top-notch study of family angst.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Briski, a New York photographer, spent several years with the pre-teens. But she did more than just film them -- she tried to help them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The issues are complex and not easily solved. But no matter which side you are on, you'll be moved by this intimate work.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Probably the most definitive portrait of Johnson that we are likely to get.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Gini Reticker's embracing documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell shows how Taylor got his comeuppance from a coalition of tenacious Christian and Muslim women armed only with matching T-shirts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    One of the oddest, most perplexing -- and delightful -- films to come along this year. And last year, too.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Mylan and Shenk provide an engrossing look at these bright, clean-cut young men and the obstacles they faced in "the land of plenty." In doing so, the filmmakers also reveal a lot about the American character.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The result is an absorbing look at a country still struggling to adjust more than a decade after the fall of communism.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Beautifully composed, The Last Mistress, Breillat's 11th film, deals with the theme she has put forth in such previous work as "Romance" and "Fat Girl": how women deal with sexual desire.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Low-key yet has a lot to say about class struggle.
    • 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.