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 Russian Ark
Lowest review score: 0 See No Evil
Score distribution:
1,276 movie reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    It is filmmaking as it should be but usually isn't.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    The result is a magnificent feast for the eyes and brain.
    • 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
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Can be summed up in one word: style.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    This isn't a war movie. Rather, it's a powerful, heart-tugging portrait of the innocent victims of conflict.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A fantastical genre-buster.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A Western, but any similarities between it and, say, a Gene Autry or Hopalong Cassidy shoot-em-up are nonexistent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    If "Starsky & Hutch" is your idea of art, keep your distance from Distant, the droll new movie from maverick Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. If, on the other hand, you're searching for something that will remain with you long after leaving the theater, run, don't walk, to Distant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Brutality and tenderness are a potent mix in War Witch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Despite its themes, Oslo, August 31st is an exhilarating film, with impeccable direction and pitch-perfect performances that make the bleakness worthwhile.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    It's time to stop calling Azazel Jacobs a "promising" filmmaker. With Momma's Man, Jacobs achieves the promise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    It's a highly erotic work that at no point seems staged. Credit brilliant use of fog, mirrors, silhouettes, slow motion and special effects worthy of a music video.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A deliciously elusive mystery.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The cast is amazing -- two of the lead actresses are first-timers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Thoughtful and entertaining documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Literate and engrossing, with excellent performances.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Lilya is portrayed by Oksana Akinshina, who gives a dynamic, heartbreaking performance... She was wonderful in ["Brothers"], but is even more astonishing in Lilya 4-Ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Vladimir Garin and Ivan Dobronravov are amazingly natural as the boys, and Konstantin Lavronenko impresses as the taciturn father.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Working from a well-thought-out script co-written by director Stéphane Brizé, the two stars deliver impressive, understated performances.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Balibar's dreamy voice (I'm reminded of Billie Holiday) is complemented by Costa's hypnotic camera work. The result is a visual and aural delight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    So powerful is Stranded that when the lucky few finally make their way back to civilization, you feel as thrilled as if they were your own loved ones.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The highly stylized, often outrageously funny biopic is anchored by a devastating performance by Toni Servillo as Andreotti, brilliantly capturing the gnomic politician's trademark slouch and inexpressive face.