For 1,276 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% 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 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary
Lowest review score: 0 The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman
Score distribution:
1,276 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    It could turn someone who never heard of the Flaming Lips into a devoted fan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Walker's breezy film turns Muniz into a folk hero. And who am I to argue?
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Morton deserves an Oscar nomination, but she is unlikely to get one. The movie is too dark and out of the mainstream to impress the conservative fogies who vote for the prizes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The show works pretty much the same as "Idol" does, with Afghans voting by cellphone for their favorite performers. But this is Afghanistan, where the Taliban still has power, not America.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    If you enjoy intelligent, challenging filmmaking, Tropical Malady is for you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A powerful account of how the American dream became a nightmare for one Laotian family.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    [Refn] mixes jittery hand-held camerawork, improvised dialogue and available light to create a nightmarish world of sex, drugs and horrific brutality that will turn off many viewers while delighting others.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    One of the most original and stylish films to come along this year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Chang doesn't pull his punches in this continuing look at a changing, out-of-control China.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The real star of the movie is the delectable sushi itself. Viewers will be tempted to hop the next flight to Tokyo, but probably will have to settle for a Japanese eatery closer to home.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The plot of the gorgeous Mexican film Alamar -- a father-son vacation -- isn't what Hollywood calls "high concept." But thanks to director-cinematographer-editor Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio, the film might be called "high enjoyment."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Direction of all three films is no more than workmanlike, which isn't surprising since they were originally made for British television. The acting, on the other hand, is sometimes superb.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    More popular today than during his lifetime (his music even made it into a Volkswagen commercial), Drake once complained, "Everybody tells me I'm great, but I'm broke. Why?"
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The film leisurely unfolds as a series of vignettes about class distinctions and crime, with an unexpected ending. It is beautifully filmed in CinemaScope and strongly acted (especially by Solha), and makes for mesmerizing viewing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    Porumboiu, who also produced and wrote, elicits remarkably deadpan performances from Teo Corban (as the show's host), Ion Sapdaru (the professor) and - especially - Mircea Andreescu, as the old man. Even the subtitles cracked me up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A tad too long, "Tea" is nevertheless touching and funny, with charming performances. You might say it's as calming as a hot cup of green tea.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It's a long way from the carefree days of "Breathless" and "Band of Outsiders," but then the world has changed since Godard made those movies 40 years ago.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Clever, wise and witty.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    You don't have to be a fan of Daniel Johnston, an underground artist and singer-songwriter whose manic-depression has kept him from realizing his full potential, to appreciate director Jeff Feuerzeig's documentary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The stunning adventure Mountain Patrol: Kekexili is like a John Ford western set, not in the master's beloved Monument Valley, but in remotest China.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A charming and enjoyable movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The plot has all the ingredients of a soap opera, but Bani-Etemad, who has been making movies since the '80s, is able to make it much more.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Circo is more like "The Smallest Show on Earth" than "The Greatest Show on Earth," the 1952 Oscar winner, but it does provide a look at a unique family and a disappearing way of life.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Uninspired in style, and Joan Allen's narration is dry.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The poetry has more in common with rap lyrics than Baudelaire, but that just increases the fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    A must for hip-hop heads. Others will either be won over or left wondering what all the fuss is about.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The hit man's narration is compelling and frightening on its own.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Cinematographer Mohammad Davudi's nighttime shots of jammed Tehran highways help convey the society's dehumanization. Scenes of a vast forest outside the city, where Ali releases tension by hunting, are powerful in their own, sparse way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It's scary to see how one man can brainwash a gigantic nation, as Mao did.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A 3-D epic that, despite its title, is more of a soap opera than a swordplay thriller.