For 1,275 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Lorna's Silence
Lowest review score: 0 See No Evil
Score distribution:
1,275 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    The result is a magnificent feast for the eyes and brain.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    At turns sexy, ultra-violent and sweet, it will infiltrate your brain long after you've seen it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    From the Hitchcockian opening credits to the final frame, Almodovar has Hitch on his mind.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    Delightful performances are delivered by all in this ingenious work of cinema that is worth seeing if only for its glorious views of the Himalayas.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    A stunning drama from that remote former Soviet republic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    Park's direction is flawless and Jung Jung-hoon's cinematography is stunning.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    No adventurous filmgoer will want to miss Tony Takitani.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    One of the oddest, most perplexing -- and delightful -- films to come along this year. And last year, too.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    The androgynous Dobroshi is in nearly every scene. She has an exceptional screen presence that brings authority to her portrayal of a woman seeking redemption. As for the Dardennes, they prove yet again that nobody does human frailty the way they do.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    Whether Tiny Furniture is a mumblecore movie is an open question. It has many of the tell-tale signs of that ill-defined genre; although improvised dialogue, a mumblecore staple, is minimal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 V.A. Musetto
    A sumptuous masterpiece by one of the greatest moviemakers of all time.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Plot and dialogue take a back seat to a series of inventive sight gags that unspool with effortless charm. An ensemble cast of talented amateurs is in top form.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Perfectly captures the cultural and emotional wasteland that is suburban Jersey.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Makhmalbaf finds room for moments of humor and humanity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The cast is amazing -- two of the lead actresses are first-timers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    There's style and panache to spare. Mournful jazz adds to the mood.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The faint of heart might want to leave early. If you elect to stay, remember: You were warned.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Daring, mesmerizing and exceedingly hard to forget.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    An indie gem.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    I've seen three or four other movies by Miike, and I can tell you that he's one of the most exciting, versatile directors working today.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The gritty photography is a perfect match for the film's harsh realities, the script is taut (not a word or motion is wasted) and the acting is raw and realistic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Subversively funny, it's a welcome alternative to the big-budget movies flooding into theaters at this time of year.