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

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Drug War
Lowest review score: 0 See No Evil
Score distribution:
1,277 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The film is dark, both literally and figuratively. Only at the very end do we get a glimpse of the sun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Brutality and tenderness are a potent mix in War Witch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Literate and engrossing, with excellent performances.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    In his fourth outing with the director, cinematographer Andreas Sinanos produces stunning scene after stunning scene, almost as if each frame were a small painting.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Iraqi-Kurdish director-writer Hiner Saleem is in no hurry to tell the story, and viewers drawn in by the warm-hearted tale and charmingly eccentric characters will be in no hurry for the closing credits.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    4
    It's not always clear exactly what's happening in this dark tale, full of barking dogs and slabs of meat. But you won't be able to take your eyes from the screen; nor will you quickly forget this fiercely original eye-popper.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Low-budget triumph.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    To its credit, this remarkable film does not contrive a happy ending. Under the circumstances, even a mildly hopeful one seems like a triumph of the highest order.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Time to Leave just might be Ozon's best work yet. He tackles a sensitive, off-putting subject with a dignity that will put viewers at ease. Poupaud connects as the dying man and Moreau is - Moreau, a French national treasure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Thoughtful and entertaining documentary.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Makhmalbaf finds room for moments of humor and humanity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    A fantastical genre-buster.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Intelligent and tasteful, even while being sexually frank.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    As is his custom, Reygadas uses a mostly nonprofessional cast; and, as expected, he draws remarkably realistic performances.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    The cast is amazing -- two of the lead actresses are first-timers.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Or
    Like mother, like daughter best sums up Or (My Treasure), a raw drama.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Starts slowly but builds, Hitchcock-style, to a terrifying crescendo. And don't fool yourself into thinking you know what's going to happen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    If you enjoy intelligent, challenging filmmaking, Tropical Malady is for you.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Daring, mesmerizing and exceedingly hard to forget.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    There are superb performances by Iranian-Canadian Nikohl Boosheri as Atafeh, the more rebellious of the two women, and French-born Sarah Kazemy as the less-privileged Shireen.

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