Calvin Wilson

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For 436 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 79% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Calvin Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Dunkirk
Lowest review score: 25 The Bounty Hunter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 436
436 movie reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The performances are spot-on. Ali brings depths of feeling to Juan, giving us a drug dealer we haven’t seen before. Harris (Miss Moneypenny in the recent Bond films) is uncomfortably authentic as an ultimately repentant junkie.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Ultimately hopeful, but uncompromising in its commitment to exposing a tragic chapter in history.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    With Manchester by the Sea writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (“You Can Count on Me”) confirms his status as a major American filmmaker.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    At its heart, Carol deals with the rules that society imposes on individuals, and the courage necessary to throw those rules out the window.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    A film that's at once timely and timeless.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Brilliantly blending archival material, including clips of Baldwin on television and in public appearances, with narration by Samuel L. Jackson, Peck makes intriguing connections between the 20th century civil rights movement and the contemporary activism of Black Lives Matter.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Unlike too many films these days, Zero Dark Thirty dares to embrace complexity. And that makes it not just state-of-the-art entertainment, but a great film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Seldom has a film so eloquently captured the craziness, brutality and arbitrariness of war. Dunkirk just might be Nolan’s masterpiece.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Daringly unsentimental, 45 Years makes a persuasive case that marriage demands not only patience, but guts.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    At once an unforgettable war film and a brilliant character study.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Lady Bird might finally be the role that earns Ronan (“Brooklyn”) an Oscar. As a young woman at odds with the world, and herself, she illuminates the film. Also worthy of Academy attention is Metcalf, who is sheer perfection as the quintessential stressed-out mom.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    The story is so masterfully told that one can't help but be enthralled.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The film is perhaps best appreciated as a showcase for the gifted Simonischek, whose portrayal of Winfried/Toni is one for the ages.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Keaton, who deserved an Oscar for his performance in “Birdman,” brings to Robinson a bracing blend of humor and authority. Ruffalo is the essence of the newsman who just won’t quit, and McAdams is just as effective as his more low-key colleague.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Perhaps best remembered as a showcase for Stuhlbarg, who delivers a poignantly beautiful monologue that eclipses everything else in the film.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Gosling is terrific as the coolly introspective yet disarmingly charming Sebastian. And Stone is deservedly generating Oscar buzz for her portrayal of an artist who can’t quite believe she’ll ever be anything other than a barista.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    What Inside Llewyn Davis is all about: the passion, and the pain, of being an artist.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Involves the gradual revelation of the hopes, fears and insecurities of well-observed characters.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    The kind of film that’s capable of eliciting wildly different reactions. Art-film aficionados would be impressed with its atmospheric storytelling and emphasis on character. Devotees of mainstream cinema would likely complain that “nothing happened.”
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    This is the kind of film that benefits from being experienced with as little prior knowledge as possible. As one watches it, certain questions may arise. But don’t worry — the answers are fascinating.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Although The Gatekeepers lacks the stylistic inventiveness of “Fog,” it is nonetheless a compelling account of what can go wrong when power is unrestrained.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Calvin Wilson
    Particularly impressive is Ashkenazi (“7 Days in Entebbe”), who brings to Michael a soulful but volatile insecurity. It’s a hauntingly realized performance. This is a different kind of war film — and a brilliant one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Essential viewing for art-film buffs and crime-flick fans, but also for anyone who's looking for a great story, terrific acting and masterful filmmaking.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Acting opposite Day-Lewis must give even the most confident actor pause, but Krieps proves to be up to the challenge. And Manville, perhaps best known for her work with director Mike Leigh, is spellbinding. This film will haunt you.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    It’s a perfect vehicle for Driver, who endearingly captures the hangdog humility of his character. It’s a portrayal that might encourage more people to write poetry. And as the quirky but cheerful Laura, Farahani is just right.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    One of the best films of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Cotillard gets so persuasively inside Sandra’s skin that it’s not at all surprising that this performance has earned her another Oscar nomination. And she does so without resorting to shameless, award-baiting grandstanding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    Oyelowo takes full advantage of his close physical resemblance to King, but he wisely avoids mere impersonation, delivering a performance that’s as sensitive as it is spellbinding.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Calvin Wilson
    Although the film is frequently brilliant, it’s not quite as clever as it thinks it is. The cast, however, is terrific. Particularly good is Buscemi, who’s engagingly cranky as Khrushchev.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Calvin Wilson
    In a stunning performance, Teller resists the impulse to sugarcoat Andrew’s egocentricity. Simmons is equally impressive, lending Fletcher just enough humanity to render his monstrousness all the more shocking.

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