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

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Twentynine Palms
Lowest review score: 0 Blood: The Last Vampire
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Overflows with psychological intrigue, something often missing from such offerings.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Part political thriller, part National Geographic travelogue, Tom Peosay's documentary is a distressing look at China's 50-year repression of the people of Tibet.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    It takes a while to get used to the fractured narrative, but once done it is easy to put your mind on autopilot and go with the offbeat characters and events.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The intolerance and inflexibility that marked the Taliban's brutal rule takes a solid hit in this lovely import from Bangladesh.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The tap-dance finale is a gem.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    If you've seen either of the first two flicks in this outrageous series - "Oldboy" and "Sympathy for Mister Vengeance" - you know what's coming. Novices should prepare for mind-bending bloodshed and violence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    All this is loads of fun, but after a while sensory overload sets in, dulling the mind. Even in a kung-fu flick, more isn't always better.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The result is surprisingly engrossing -- even lively, due in part to brief musical numbers inserted amid the interviews.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    They should hand out a score card with every ticket to The Witnesses to help viewers keep track of who's sleeping with whom.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Well-intended and often poignant film that, unfortunately, too often bogs down in too much talk by its participants.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Sadly, with the Soviet Union gone, the art faces a new enemy: Islamic extremists.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The sweet script, crisp direction and a delightful performance by Leila Hatami, as the sad-eyed wife, should put Deserted Station on your must-see list.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Will Marcela (wonderful Ana Geislerova) opt for brains or brawn? The answer might surprise you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    With Treeless Mountain, Kim establishes herself as a first-class filmmaker.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The Japanese anti-war drama Caterpillar is difficult to watch. But it's directed, acted and photographed well, and it's worth seeing even if it makes you uncomfortable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    You might be reminded of Jean-Jacques Beineix's 1981 thriller "Diva," which also involves crooked cops and Metro chases. But you need never have seen "Diva" to be captivated by the exhilarating Point Blank.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    In her directorial debut, Venditti does her best to keep a distance between herself and her subjects. But you have to wonder how much of the Billy we see on-screen is affected by the presence of Venditti's camera.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The story, based on a best-selling novel, has familiar overtones; but Kormakur overcomes them with stylish direction - Iceland's natural beauty looks great - and a gripping performance by Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Koteas and Ribisi, as two very different brothers, give realistic performances, and play off the differences brilliantly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Man's inhumanity to man is gruesomely detailed in S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The actors are charmingly low-key, and the lensing, by Jorgen Johansson, adds to the offbeat aura. Whatever you do, don't miss the booze-guzzling showdown.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The film flawlessly glides along as bodies start piling up. The finale brings to mind another Hitchcock film, "Psycho."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Directed by C. Scott Willis, this beautifully shot documentary blends Francesca's work -- photos, videos and passages from her diary -- with interviews.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    An acid trip of a movie about a piece of Los Angeles history that exists no more: the Ambassador Hotel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Sparse of plot, Iron Island is visually rich, thanks to cinematographer Reza Jalai. The final scene is especially stunning.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    While never exploitative, Polisse can be extremely disturbing. Is it possible for a parent to mistreat a child in the ways shown here? Sad to say, the answer is yes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Bardem gives such a brilliant performance in The Sea Inside, it's a crime that the film itself drowns in tears.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Talking heads include friends, fellow artists, art dealers and former girlfriends. One contributor is Julian Schnabel, the painter and filmmaker who directed the 1996 biopic "Basquiat."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Carion gets excellent performances from Emir Kusturica as the Russian and Guillaume Canet as the Frenchman. Each is a filmmaker in his own right -- Canet's directorial résumé includes the thriller "Tell No One" and Kusturica's lists the Serbian black comedies "Underground" and "Black Cat, White Cat."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A well-researched picture of how racism led to nine men being falsely accused and wrongly convicted. One only wishes that the filmmakers had more than 84 minutes in which to tell the story.