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 Russian Ark
Lowest review score: 0 See No Evil
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A 3-D epic that, despite its title, is more of a soap opera than a swordplay thriller.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Buck is best left to TV, where it will land soon. It's "The Horse Whisperer" that should be seen on the big screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Few directors make action movies with the pizazz of Hong Kong's Johnnie To, although his films rarely get runs in New York. That's all the more reason to see his Vengeance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Has no profound statements to make, but it does provide warm and fuzzy comfort.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    There is much opportunity to turn the film into a soaper, but Hansen-Love resists.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Too-convenient coincidences hurt the movie's credibility. A melodramatic script best left to cable TV doesn't help, either.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A devastating indictment of unbridled greed and materalism, made all the more relevant by the Enron and WorldCom scandals.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A high point shows O'Day, in a black-and-white hat and form-fitting dress, singing "Sweet Georgia Brown" at the Newport Jazz Festival. That scene alone confirms O'Day's place among the greats.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    There are moments of fun (an aphrodisiac-laced dessert, for example), but generally the humor seems warmed-over.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Doesn't have the crossover appeal of the Mexican sexcapade "Y Tu Mama Tambien," but it does herald the arrival of an audacious young filmmaker. We can't wait to see what he does next.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Awesome filmmaking. But it doesn't make for easy film-watching.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Director Susanne Bier is helped by a well-chosen cast, especially the glowing Nielsen, a Danish-born actress best known for American films like "Gladiator."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Long, talky and shot in black and white. In other words, it requires a commitment in time and brain power - a commitment worth making.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Bears more than a passing resemblance in story and form to "The Twilight Samurai," but stands on its own as a pleasant, if unremarkable, romance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    iIt is clear that it would have benefited from black-and-white cinematography. And the melodramatic musical soundtrack is annoying and unnecessary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Pegg and director/co-writer Edgar Wright mix numerous references to other zombie flicks with hilarious bits of their own. The best has Ed and Shaun deciding which LPs can be used as ammo.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A master class on turning a talky, one-man play into a visual delight.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The result is a finely plotted, stylishly photographed and brilliantly acted whodunit that clocks in at 2 1/2 hours but never seems long.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Low-budget triumph.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    There's style and panache to spare. Mournful jazz adds to the mood.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Holy Girl ends without resolution, but one isn't needed in this mature, thoughtful drama.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Hilarious from first frame to last.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A thinking man's buddy movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    If the documentary has a star, it's pony-tailed AES exec Piers Lewis, who had the impossible job of getting Georgians to actually pay for their electricity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Despite copious full-frontal female nudity, House of Pleasures isn't mere sexploitation. Rather, it's a gorgeously filmed portrait of a bygone era, with painstaking attention to period detail. On the downside, the movie is overlong.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Should please die-hard fans as well as viewers who have never heard the band and its anthem, "Kick Out the Jams."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    As this eye-opening documentary shows, the suits who run MLB are the real bad guys here, treating the aspiring ballplayers as so much sausage.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Moves along its tranquil way until about five minutes before the closing credits, when it turns into a terrorist thriller.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Cheung and Nick Nolte seem unlikely co-stars, but co-star they do in Clean, giving gritty performances under the direction of Frenchman Olivier Assayas.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Call this a profile in courage.

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