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

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Bad Education
Lowest review score: 0 Nowhere Man
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Lino Ventura is grand as a solemn resistance leader. He's backed by a knockout cast that includes Simone Signoret.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    It is filmmaking as it should be but usually isn't.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Carlos is exciting entertainment, even if its subject's two-decade reign of terror is reprehensible.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Denis -- who has called the film a tribute to the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu -- keeps dialogue to a minimum as she delicately examines how immigration is changing the face of France.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    While Tarr's newest epic, Werckmeister Harmonies, isn't intended for the shopping-mall crowd, it is more viewer-friendly and will please adventurous moviegoers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A rousing indictment of a barbaric practice.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Daring and unique, La Commune makes perfect viewing for the Fourth of July, which commemorates America's own revolution.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It is a vivid, at times heartbreaking, portrait of a life and a nation in crisis.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Koreeda, talented director that he is, never allows the story to sink into soap-opera melodrama, and he refrains from pointing fingers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Poetry, which rightfully won the best-screenplay prize at Cannes, never resorts to exploitation. Under Lee's guidence, it is a mature film for mature audiences.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The acting and story are solid, but the real star of Tulpan is the gorgeous, never-ending landscape -- flat and arid, and home to camels, goats and lambs, and hearty people who live in tentlike yurts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Mafioso starts out as a comedy of manners before turning into a mob thriller that brings Nino to Bergen County, N.J. When he gets there, look for a man reading The Post on a street corner.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Kore-eda presents the deeply moving story in a documentary style that is both gentle and compelling.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It's expertly directed in a low-key, naturalistic way that brings to mind French auteur Robert Bresson. It's also emotionally forceful and contains heartbreaking performances.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The film's disclosure that Camorra money is involved with the reconstruction of New York City's Ground Zero will give viewers something to think about.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Nadezhda Markina is splendid as Elena, who speaks little but still manages to make her thoughts and emotions crystal clear.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Perplexing but pleasing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Herzog tries to make sense out of the blond-haired young man, who looked an awful lot like Kinski.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A must-see for Miike's passionate legion of fans. But even action buffs who've never seen any of his films before will be drawn in by this masterful exercise in cinematic butchery.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Eventually turns somber, with stark depiction of mass graves and suffering refugees. The final scene will break your heart.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    The result is a magnificent feast for the eyes and brain.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Veteran French star Michel Piccoli is superb as an aging actor named Gilbert Valence.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Ten
    Breezy, entertaining and enlightening.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    If there's an awkward moment, it's the scene in which the monks take part in a sort of Last Supper, drinking wine while Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" plays in the background. You keep waiting for Natalie Portman to twirl into the room.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A sentimental, whimsical autobiography.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    With Japan facing a new nuclear crisis, this beautifully composed and acted heart-wrencher -- couldn't be more timely.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    The climactic shootout, which goes on for 15 minutes and has an astronomical body count, is a masterpiece of its kind.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A sensitive and subtle meditation on aging, loss and bereavement.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    A thought-provoking documentary that would go well on a double bill with Richard Linklater's fictional "Fast Food Nation."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The 34-year-old Meadows has assembled an effective cast, especially newcomer Thomas Turgoose as Shaun and veteran Stephen Graham as Combo.

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