For 1,281 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

V.A. Musetto's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Lorna's Silence
Lowest review score: 0 Controlled Chaos
Score distribution:
1281 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Disturbing but very watchable noir.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Wong extracts magnetic performances from his two stars, and Philippe Le Sourd delivers gorgeous cinematography.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    The landscape cinematography is often eye-pleasing, but the script is labored, filled with clichés and never allows for character development.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 V.A. Musetto
    Frankenstein’s Army is funny and original, with innovative costumes and set designs. It’s sure to please horror fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The filmmakers wisely avoid the temptation to be cutesy (remember that penguin movie?) and sentimental.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    It’s doubtful that Scorsese will redo this new Lau thriller, which is OK because the Chinese original is all fans need.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Will there be a “Hatchet IV’’? I shudder to think about it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Pieta is one of Kim’s most complex and mature efforts, melding violence and humor into dark entertainment.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Gil Kofman has an interesting and funny story to tell in his documentary Unmade in China. Too bad he spends more time talking about himself than detailing his misadventures in Xiamen, China, population 3.67 million.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Movies by Rob Zombie, the goth rocker turned cult filmmaker, aren’t for everybody. But he couldn’t care less. He makes movies exactly the way he wants to, with no thought of pleasing mainstream audiences. They can like it or lump it. His latest effort, The Lords of Salem, is true to form.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The movie's title might sound like a splatter-fest by Rob Zombie. But despite the theme, “Eddie” goes easy on gratuitous gore. What we get is a cerebral horror movie and a satire of the art world.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    Most are exercises in sickening bad taste, with an emphasis on human bodily functions. The biggest stinkers? “T Is for Toilet” and “F Is for Fart.”
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    Brutality and tenderness are a potent mix in War Witch.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    ‘A brave man and a brave poet.” That’s Bob Dylan talking about Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, painter, publisher, anarchist, civil libertarian — in this lively documentary by Christopher Felver.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The documentary is unapologetically one-sided, and spends more time canonizing Abu-Jamal than exploring the murder and trial themselves. Still it raises issues of racism in America (flashback to George Wallace) that are worthy of discussion.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Clandestine Childhood is the impressive first feature by Argentine director Benjamín Avila.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Directed and co-written by Thierry Binisti, a TV veteran, the film boasts solid acting (especially from red-haired Bonitzer) and handsome cinematography.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The film is one-sided and at times unfocused, but it makes a lot of sense politically.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 V.A. Musetto
    Director Jacob Rosenberg makes heavy use of family photos and talking heads, but the person we want most to hear from, Way himself, is largely missing. Go figure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 V.A. Musetto
    The actors are personable, but they're burdened with a script full of stereotypical characters and offensive jokes. By the time Christmas Day arrives, this movie will thankfully be long forgotten.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Even if you've never ridden a skateboard or had any interest in people who do, you'll get a kick out of Stacy Peralta's documentary Bones Brigade: An Autography.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Tai Chi Zero is loads of fun to watch, especially a battle in which watermelons, bananas and other fruits and veggies serve as flying weapons.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The classical music is soothing, the cinematography handsome and the acting strong, but the Swedish coming-of-age saga Simon and the Oaks is burdened with a sappy, soap-opera-ish script.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    Borba keeps referring to himself as "a hero," but the directors, Burt Sun and André Costantini, never delve into his psyche. On the plus side is Costantini's luscious cinematography.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The siblings react with humor and horror to what they discover. So will many viewers of this self-indulgent but engaging work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 V.A. Musetto
    The presentation is conventional in style but uplifting in spirit, and worth seeing even if you know nothing about basketball.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    Long before Occupy Wall Street, there was Bob Fass, the legendary overnight host on WBAI whose 50-year career is lovingly saluted in the documentary Radio Unnameable.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 V.A. Musetto
    [REC] 3 Genesis is a prequel to the first two "[REC]" movies, but that doesn't much matter. You don't need to have seen them to enjoy this film, which provides fresh blood for a tired genre.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 V.A. Musetto
    The story has been brought to the screen twice before (once by Tsui), but this version is the first in IMAX 3-D, which is the main reason to see it.

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