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
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    If there's a fresh idea in When Harry Tries To Marry, I couldn't find it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Fails as a detective story, but it does offer an entertaining look at the punk scene in the 1970s.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Watching Wake is akin to listening to anonymous neighbors argue about matters you know nothing about -- nor care about. You only wish they'd shut up.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The director, Queens-born Adam Watstein, who also edited and co-produced, deserves credit for making a film with modest resources.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The movies of prolific and popular Japanese director Takashi Miike evoke many emotions -- nausea, excitement, awe, amazement, shock. One emotion they don't often evoke is boredom. Sad to say,Dead or Alive: Final is boring.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Has a split personality. It starts as a comedy but morphs into an icky family melodrama. It should have stuck with the yuks.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Why make a documentary about these marginal historical figures? Wouldn't one about their famous dad, author of "Death in Venice," etc., be more valuable?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Isn't very good. Not only has Ritter made his documentary a one-sided one, but he commits the journalistic sin of using himself as the film's main talking head. In other words, he's interviewing himself.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    LaBruce devotees will be tickled pink; others will be perplexed and/or disgusted.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Utter junk.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    As a narrative, Shem, directed by Caroline Roboh, is a pointless hodgepodge, with a finale that will leave viewers scratching their heads.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    A cheesy and unpleasant splatterfest.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Nothing would help make this dud understandable.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    It boggles the mind to think that Elite Squad won the top prize at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival in February.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Dieter Laser is grand as the doc, a character Christopher Walken would be comfortable doing, and Akihiro Kitamura provides laughs as the first part of the centipede.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A satirical blast at America's gun culture. But it's so entertaining that even a die-hard NRA member might be impressed.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Nothing happens that hasn't been done better in other films, among them Thomas Vinterberg's excellent 1998 "The Celebration."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Green's odd little movie is clever -- too clever, as it turns out.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Light on dialogue and heavy on creepy atmosphere. See this movie and a visit to the tailor's will never be the same.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    Peros probably intends Footprints to be an homage to Hollywood's Golden Age. But the script's so incoherent and the acting so amateurish that it makes the worst old-time Hollywood B-flick seem like "Citizen Kane."
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Melodramatic and heavy-handed.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Has little to offer beyond titillation and pretty landscapes.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A Hole in My Heart will disgust many (probably most) viewers as it cements Moodysson's reputation as one of today's most daring filmmakers.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Earnest but not terribly original.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Unlike Cursed, which resorts to blatant but unconvincing gore and violence, "The Wolf Man" (1941) gets its point across through suggestion, makeup and spooky sets.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The Greeks have a word for Blackmail Boy: boring.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The NYU film grad steals liberally from Woody (especially "Annie Hall") - from camera placement to body language to plot twists to the whole Ingmar Bergman thing. That's not necessarily bad, if the project works. This one doesn't - it just annoys.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Approach is too heavy-handed to have much effect. Rod Serling probably could have turned the premise into an enjoyable episode of "The Twilight Zone."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    My Way is not, as the title might suggest, a Frank Sinatra biopic. No, it's an eye-popping, empty-headed World War II epic made in South Korea.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    You will be so put off by the bland couple (what do you expect from people named Joe and Jane?) and their dumb arguing - not to mention the grating score - that you won't really care.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The autobiographical script meanders and the acting never solidifies. Besides, the leads look too old to be in high school - maybe even college.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Director Bolton could easily have exploited the film's unsettling issues, but he takes a nonsensationalized approach that leaves viewers to decide the moral questions for themselves.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    13
    While the original was an art-house success, this English-language redo, now getting a one-week run after sitting on the shelf for a year and a half, doesn't measure up.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The cast includes rappers Da Brat, Mos Def and MC Lyte. Their fans might get some pleasure from Civil Brand. Everybody else best stay away.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The one highlight is Julia Nickson, who breathes life into the role of Ethan's evil stepmom.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    If there is anything positive in The Girl Next Door, it is the brave performance by Auffarth, who is in her early 20s. Other than that, there's little reason to see the movie. Unless, of course, you get off on watching the sexual exploitation of underage girls.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Features some good acting, but most of it doesn't ring true.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Ranks high on the squirm meter. But, unlike in most of her earlier work, there's no emotional payoff.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The script is obvious and cliched and the action is more disgusting than frightening.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Marlene Rhein has directed 40 music videos, including ones for Tupac Shakur and Amy Winehouse. Judging by this, her feature debut, she should stick with the music.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Not only isn't the new effort up to the standards of the anime, it's bloody awful by any standard.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    A self-indulgent work.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    The people who are inflicting this movie on us intend it as some sort of inspirational epic. But the only thing it will motivate viewers to do is get out of the theater.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Exploitation pure and simple. But it's artistically redeeming exploitation. If you can handle it, see it.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Sappy and simplistic.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Never rises above the level of a second-rate TV sit-com.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Will there be a “Hatchet IV’’? I shudder to think about it.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    Dumb and unwatchable.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    The noise level reminds me of Canal Street in Chinatown on a Sunday afternoon.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Burzynski is dull, dull, dull, even for an infomercial.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The dialogue is banal and the acting, especially Wortham's, is unconvincing. Even the sex and nudity, of which there is a lot, grows tiresome after a while.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    With so many worthy movies being made in Europe, it's a crime that something as mediocre as Erotic Tales gets a release here.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Sickeningly violent and inane movie.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Brainless and pointless.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    The longer the movie goes on, the more annoying Benigni's infantile behavior becomes.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Levy's innovative movie should appeal to mumblecore fans while perplexing mainstream audiences.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    In his feature debut, Bormatov doesn't much bother with things like character development, relying instead on raw brutality, profanity and sex. It shouldn't be long before the Hollywood remake with Angelina Jolie.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Plays like a bad daytime soap opera. The acting is amateurish. Ditto the uninspired script (continuity? what's that?) and direction.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Offensive and unwatchable.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It would be easy to dismiss House of the Sleeping Beauties as a lewd male fantasy, but that would be ignoring the German film's deeper purpose as - in the words of the director, Vadim Glowna - a meditation on "transition, remembrance, mourning, guilt, loneliness, sex and death, eroticism and dying."
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The movie, directed by Mick Jackson, leaves no cliché unturned, from the predictable plot to the characters straight out of central casting.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Having Damon Wayans in the cast might attract viewers to Harlem Aria, but they're bound to be disappointed by the amateurish drama.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    After Fall, Winter would play better minus at least half an hour of flab.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Mary is a mess. An interesting one, yet still a mess.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    For one thing, it goes on too long. But it looks good, the cast is perky.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    It's hard to believe that the distributors of See No Evil were so afraid of what critics would say about their movie that they refused to provide advance screenings. The movie's target viewers aren't the type who read reviews, if they read at all.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Sick, disgusting and vile. It's also demonically funny, stylish and ingenious.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The overall result is superficial and deadly boring.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Makes little attempt to be credible or original. And the acting is poor.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    The toilet caper is the lowest point of a movie with many low points, including bad acting and a generic script.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 0 V.A. Musetto
    Loud, crass and full of slapstick humor that the Three Stooges would be ashamed of. And it is almost completely lacking in charm and nuance.
    • 8 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Schwartz throws in so many characters and implausible subplots - none worth mentioning - that Perception sinks under its own weight.
    • 3 Metascore
    • 12 V.A. Musetto
    A chaotic mess.

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