For 44 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Charles Savage's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 75 Double Take
Lowest review score: 0 Resident Evil
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 44
  2. Negative: 14 out of 44
44 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Charles Savage
    The Hollywood action genre, sliding into a lazy dependence on computer-generated fakery, needs this authentic kick to the head delivered by Jet Li.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Charles Savage
    The creative vigor of its originality, distilled in a pure and unadulterated form, is simply exhilarating.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Charles Savage
    A competent but not extraordinary action-comedy.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 75 Charles Savage
    Frenetic, maddening, exhilarating, ridiculous, fascinating farce of an action-comedy-thriller-mystery-whatever.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Charles Savage
    Action and comedy are more impressive here than in the first film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Charles Savage
    An exhilarating visualization of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel of betrayal and vengeance.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Charles Savage
    Even without handicapping for the limitations of its gentle genre, the film has moments of whimsical humor and thoughtful plotting that soar tantalizingly close to something that could be enjoyed on its own merits.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Charles Savage
    What makes this documentary worth seeing is the sensational courtside footage taken with IMAX cameras, which bring a whole new way of seeing the game to fans who don't get to sit in Jack Nicholson's section.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Charles Savage
    The quality writing, delivered by likable Hartnett and his talented co-stars, makes up for the sometimes flat production. A richly humorous background is provided by well-played eccentric minor characters.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Charles Savage
    Though this film can be clumsy, its ambitions are equally -- and admirably -- uncommercial.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Charles Savage
    The kind of stupid-funny movie that should only be seen in a crowded theater.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Charles Savage
    It's hard to connect with long minutes of self-pity by a temporarily has-been celebrity.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Charles Savage
    Even if the whole of Orange County is less than the sum of its parts, Jack Black is not the only thing to like about this movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Charles Savage
    The conflict (in Afghanistan) makes this updated Rambo-esque thriller seem at once dated and yet relevant in ways its creators could not have envisioned.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    The result is less an examination of the porn industry than it is a portrait of Jeremy's own humanity, with all its quirks and eccentricities.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    Sweet but colossally dull relationship movie.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    Its failure to be extraordinary is thus all the more cutting, and its redundancy all the more unforgivable.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    Has some very funny moments, it is weighed down by gooey sentimentality.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    The best scenes in the movie belong to James Belushi.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    A splashy, silly movie that inexplicably stars Jeremy Irons but will delight 10-year-old boys across the realm. Regrettably, the hordes of pre-adolescent boys it would have delighted most were that age 20 years ago.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    Pseudo-profound fluff.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    While there is archival value in permanently recording this work on celluloid, the best way to really enjoy it remains live on stage.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    xXx
    XXX may be a celebration of jock culture stupidity, but it's also guaranteed not to produce any ZZZ's.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    A formulaic and didactic but good-hearted and sometimes amusing underdog sports yarn and plea for social acceptance.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    In the end, for all its auto-erotic flair, Gone in 60 Seconds is missing a money shot.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    The original rock songs on the soundtrack, which are supposed to make Lestat ''bigger than Elvis,'' are terrible -- a common challenge for movies about fictional musicians.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    A loud and relentlessly overstated B-movie, and yet not entirely stupid.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    It's a formula and hard to describe as good in any artistic sense, but the viewers who pay to see it -- and many, many people are going to -- will get exactly what they want.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    When one actor plays both hero and villain, the viewer knows that what is being shown is not an authentic dance.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Charles Savage
    Belongs to that genre of movie that works hard to achieve a certain twisted and demented wit.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Charles Savage
    The formulaic movie would be forgettable but inoffensive if it were anyone else posing for blue screen CGI effects.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Charles Savage
    How High is not a particularly good movie, but then again it's not trying to be. It's a project by two B-list rappers seeking to extend their music careers in the way of stars like Will Smith, Ice Cube and Tupac Shakur.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Charles Savage
    Whether his character is happy, sad, angry or scared, Spade affects precisely the same knowing smirk and sarcastic delivery. This one-note style makes him a funny stand-up comedian. But in a role, it's usually pure amateur hour.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Charles Savage
    May be among the most excruciating mainstream movies to spew forth from Hollywood in years.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Charles Savage
    The movie's only value is in unwittingly defining more clearly how played out the whole transgressing-boundaries-as-art thing has become.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Charles Savage
    Unsurprisingly, relentlessly awful.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Charles Savage
    The cleverness begins and ends at the basic fact that it is being done. Really, it would be much more fun just to rent one of the originals.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Charles Savage
    The set design of Thirteen Ghosts may have been expensive, but its thrills are cheap.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Charles Savage
    This utter waste of time has next-to-nothing to do with the infinitely wittier golden-age National Lampoon movies.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Charles Savage
    A stark regression from the intelligence of the Scream franchise, this teen horror sequel is about as satisfying as low-budget food that's been under the heat lamps too long.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Charles Savage
    For a movie that's all about camouflage, this sketch comedy epilogue turns out to be its most creative disguise: a thin coating of humor slapped on an otherwise ponderous film.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Charles Savage
    Anyone who wants to enjoy himself at a good movie about a high school geek who undergoes a transformation should go see "'Spider-Man" again instead.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Charles Savage
    A sad and rote exercise in milking a played-out idea -- a straight guy has to dress up in drag -- that shockingly manages to be even worse than its title would imply.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Charles Savage
    Such a bad movie that its luckiest viewers will be seated next to one of those ignorant pinheads who talk throughout the show.