For 1,761 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Mad Max: Fury Road
Lowest review score: 0 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1761 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Overall, it’s a satisfying wintry treat, as only Quentin Tarantino can do it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Carter Burwell’s score is particularly thunderous, mirroring the onscreen action, and the 3-D really is – for once – superb, making for a rather breathtaking two hours. Well done.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Green and Henson make an inspired comic team, Sawa has the befuddled stoner thing down pat, and Alba is, in a word, yummy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's a welcome and nicely goofy bit of sci-fi froth with the occasional hint of genuine comic smarts.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Jolie's explosive performance surpasses all expectations and renders the film a veritable must-see.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Simply put, Burton's film lacks the social and political gravitas of the original, a film that was wholly of its time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Ali
    Mann's film is beautiful to watch. Cinematogrpaher Emmanuel Lubezki employs a washed-out, harshly lit style that makes everything look vaguely menacing and hyper-real, which is complemented by Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke's Africanized score.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    As pure a summer popcorn overdose as you're likely to find, M:i-2 is breezy, breathless, brainless fun, falling just short of Woo's own "Face/Off" but head and shoulders above anything else out there just now.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Utterly charming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's Wilson's film all the way. He's brings an unexpected frisson of surfer-esque chutzpah to the role of Roy, a bad guy with good intentions, a cowboy who, dammit, just wants to be loved.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Still, it's worth checking out if only to see Kidman immolate everything else on screen through sheer sexy charisma. Tom who?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    While the dour pacing and tone rank right up there with watching water freeze in terms of gutpunching suspense, by the time the final, grisly revelation is at hand you're hard-pressed not to sweat.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    A top-notch example of uninsulting kid humor at its goofiest.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    One of the more intelligent comedies out there this summer -- it's not Brooks' best.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    A warm, comfortable, thoroughly inoffensive kidfilm.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    While never dull, The Cup is a leisurely, quiet film, rife with staid, sometimes ponderous moments reflecting the seriousness of their situation in exile.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's nasty, brutal stuff, but it's also unlike anything else out there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Human Resources, which gets my vote for most sarcastic title of the year, isn't a stand up and cheer kind of film.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's a film so filled with sex and violence that many critics have derided it as nothing short of hardcore porn.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Nobody's going to give this one an Oscar, sure, but as far as the venerable teen sex comedy goes, this one actually makes it to third base.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    More a meditation on the nature of life itself than anything else, and a welcome respite from Robin Williams, the emotion sponge.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Suffers from a surplus of interviews and information that imbue it with a vague sense of overkill.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    As usual with anime features, just because it's animated doesn't mean it's for kids; heads roll and blood spurts, so know that going in, mom and dad. For the older crowd, though, it's gory and gorgeous bliss.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Manages to capture the essence of one of the world's most surprising success stories.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    For all its stentorian performances, though, Shadow of the Vampire is a bit much, from the detailed period sets to the final, bloody scene.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    A powerful little gem: a little bit of "The Outsiders" (the film's tone is remarkably similar to Coppola's film, minus the airy redemption and golden sunrises), a lot of "The 400 Blows," and a slice of "Radio Flyer" all wrapped up in a dirty black bow.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    A suspenseful breath of fresh air following on the heels of one of the dumbest Hollywood summers in recent memory.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's a love story, though, and all the more poignant for being one that actually survived under such tempestuous circumstances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Junger has a deft touch with light comedy such as this; he manages to keep the film's convoluted plot spinning without resorting to too much gimmickry or descending to the level of so many teen comedies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Shyamalan's premise is a lulu, to be sure, but if you can manage that precious, tentative suspension of disbelief, you'll find Unbreakable a rewarding meditation on the nature of heroes, both comic book and otherwise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Go
    Relentless and mercurial, this new outing by "Swingers" director Liman takes off somewhere around Mach 3 and never lets up, leaving you with either a pounding headache or a wicked grin, or perhaps both.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    This is a garish, rocket-fueled slice of popcorn mayhem, and the perfect antidote to this summer's limp action lineup.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    In the end, Forces of Nature is a creampuff of a film, it being a scrappy romantic comedy of the purest stripe, what's so wrong with that? Not a thing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's big, it's stupid, it's pretty kick-ass.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Consistently entertaining.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    As far as the chase genre goes, there have been worse films (better ones, too).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    The character of Valentin is immediately recognizable to anyone who's gone to more than 20 films in their lives -- charming, cuddly, hellbent on making his world tolerable -- but to his credit both Noya and Agresti don't overplay their hand.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    All told, it’s two-plus hours of trinkets and baubles and clever repartée beneath a perfect summer sun and beside the whitewashed walls of Fez, not inconsequential but as ephemeral as the sky above.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It’s far and away the most original symphony of terror since F.W. Murnau raised hackles and Schrecks with his 1922 Nosferatu.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Has those proverbial big laffs in spades.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    The whole of it plays like a dark and dreary tone poem, only marginally interested in explaining the ticking, bloody clockwork of the inner beast and only occasionally touching on his fractured humanity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    A great, bizarre, and ultimately very, very unique film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    This is classic Hollywood, at its best and worst, sticky rich and scabrous. It may not be the truth, per se, but it sure sounds good.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Isn't going to make anyone's head explode with joy, but it is sweet and sporadically funny in its own loopy way.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    The barrage of information in Rebels is at times wearying; indeed many of the speakers look somewhat battle-weary, but there's clearly still a holy fire burning deep within their now-hooded eyes.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's a silly, goofball romp, sure, but this newfangled Josie rocks far harder than her predecessor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    A pleasantly vicarious slice of summertime falderol, innocuous in its presentation and often genuinely fun.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's a kinder, gentler "Tales From the Crypt" that, in the end, is neither kind nor gentle.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Parcels out information like a triage medic doling out morphine; every tiny bit is carefully considered and then rationed out as though he were terrified he might exhaust his supply before the closing credits.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Bizarre, trenchant, and unexpectedly hilarious, this is one regular guy's foray into the lonely world of love. Were that all budding relationships came out this well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Neither bloodthirsty enough to trigger the gag reflex of anyone but the most anemic viewer nor clever enough to yield much in the way of particularly engrossing insights.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    At its heart the film wants nothing more than to make you giggle, and at that it succeeds admirably.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Has an unerring eye for the banal intricacies of 1950s pre-planned suburban neighborhoods, à la Levittown.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Is it just me or is Mick Jagger turning into John Hurt?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    A remarkably solid, streamlined, action-comedy in the ugly-duckling-to-gorgeous-swan genre that elicits more laughs and genuinely affecting moments than you might expect from its tepid ad campaign.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's good -- no, great -- to see Williams as a mean rat bastard.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    As directed by Taymor, it's a competent and nicely designed biopic that for all of the director's attempts to link surrealist film imagery with Hayek's depiction of Kahlo somehow manages to be generally lackluster.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Gleefully silly fun, with a few core concepts on the nature of time, space, and la-la-la-love thrown in for good measure. And who can resist a puffin, anyway?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's far from perfect -- as many jokes fall flat as succeed -- but like Undercover Brother himself, it's smarter than most, and twice as solid.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Towers head and hairpiece above much of what passes for urban comedy these days.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Zoolander's consistent, blissful stupidity is a comic, mental Xanax, soothing in its gormless sense of inspired wack.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    If you're a parent, you could do a heck of a lot worse than taking the spawn off to catch Rugrats in Paris and if you're a kid, well, you probably already knew that anyway.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It’s [Depp's] first genuine “adult” role (not counting the tedious Nick of Time), and it allows him the freedom and emotional range to move, speak, and deal with issues more as an actor and less as a brat-packer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    The film's greatest strength lies in its ability to view itself as a modern moral fable of sorts.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    While much of the film is taken over by enormously entertaining dogfight sequences … much of it also rests on the narrative drive, which seems clipped part and parcel from one of those old “Why We Fight” documentaries that Frank Capra doled out to keep our G.I.s in fighting mode.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Doesn't tell you anything about human nature you probably haven't already suspected, but then again it's good to be reminded of these dark things from time to time. Especially these days.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Columbus' film version is fine, and it's bound to make kids happy while simultaneously generating untold box office, but if you haven't yet picked up a copy, don't let the film override the novel; set aside a weekend, dive in, and then head off to the cineplex to take in this well-done companion piece.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    A violent, sober cautionary tale, strictly middle-of-the-road when it comes to its much-ballyhooed politics and grimly obvious in its telling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It’s ridiculous and smart, hilarious and terrifying, difficult to swallow and probably a necessary antidote to the cacophonous history of a land that all too often seems anything but holy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Part character study, part redemptive drama, and all cheesy heart, it's Boston-baked melodrama, a little too gooey at times, but still pretty delicious.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It’s a message movie, as are all kids films these days, but these environmentally-aware messages are sweet and unforced, and well worth hearing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Remains an above-average and affecting descent into both heretofore unknown Soviet naval history and the always popular submarine-in-peril genre.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    The film’s major drawback is the broad strokes with which the henpecked trio of males is presented -- they’re not quite caricatures, but their individual quirks feel as though they were cribbed from other, better films.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    An intelligent, viscerally kinetic throw-down, a jolt of pure adrenalized Spike that holds more than a few touches of genius in its overripe storyline.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    "Interview With the Vampire" it's not, but marginally thrilling nonetheless, and besides, any film that features a house party in which the ceiling-mounted fire extinguishers expel freshets of crimson goo in place of H2O gets my vote.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Respiro scores high -– if strange -– marks, but I think it’s more in love with the quirky nature of life on a small island, which, unsurprisingly, echoes life in any small town, be it here or on some faraway Sicilian isle.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Pure, unadulterated teen exploitation filmmaking at its best -- a heady, rocketing blast of fast cars, loud hip-hop, and a script so cheesy it might as well have “Made in Wisconsin” stamped on it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Unlike any other film released this past year, be it from the aspect of its storylines, of which there are many, or its emotional clarity, which is, quite frankly, brutal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    I continually found myself longing for the sheer intensity of the director's past glories, like Jaws, or even Duel. Spielberg seems to be trying so very hard for that elusive “Gosh, Wow, Sense of Wonder!” that it all looks strained in spots.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Despite an overlong running time and a punishing amount of violence and gore, it's a deeply ambitious picture, one of the most expensive and original to come out of France in many years.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    If "The Others" is this year's paean to “quiet” horror, then Jeepers Creepers is its down 'n' dirty, punk rock, rip-your-throat-out-and-feed-it-to-you bastard child.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    What is notable, though, is the amount of compassion invested in the film by Cameron and co-screenwriter William Wisher. There's a fairly well-drawn moral message in T2 that was more or less absent in the first film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Intriguing and stylish.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    So gleefully abandons any semblance of sanity that it's virtually impossible not to enjoy the sheer breadth of nonsensical fun taking place on screen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Marvelous not in its evocation of horror but in the way it slowly chips away at the mundanities of day-to-day urban living.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's a one-note gag, but a superior gag performed with a minimum of cheese and a surplus of laugh-out-loud moments.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Unconventional and idiosyncratic love story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It remains head and shoulders above what little competition there is by virtue of its stellar casting, editing, and above all, Frankenheimer's fluid, explosive direction.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It’s most definitely not for the squeamish nor the easily offended -- the death scenes in Final Destination 2, of which there are many, are immensely bloody and imaginative affairs, full of exploding limbs, squashed bodies, and graphic, gory ultra-violence.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Doesn't say much of anything at all about the Balkan conflict -- it's more concerned with MacDowell's shattered face and Brody's passionate, paranoid whinny, which, come to think of it, is just good enough.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Ultimately, Cabin Fever isn't going to win any awards for originality - it's too busy twisting the conventions of the genre back in on themselves for that - but it does provide a jarring battery of scares (often depressing ones at that) that make it severed-head-and-shoulders above the spate of recent shockers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Millennium Actress has more layers to it than the proverbial onion, but Kon’s sure hand keeps things moving right along and into the next historical period.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It is the perfectly cast Beckinsale who lifts Underworld out and away from the film’s many moments of silly gravitas and steers it into a truly interesting take on the whole vampires 'n' werewolves genre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's one of the better sequels to come out in years, and although it doesn't pack the emotional wallop of the first film, it's still head and shoulders (and punctured eyeballs) above most of what's out there.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It’s an impressive closing to the cycle, and, frankly, one that arrives not a moment too soon.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Detailed but, ultimately, one-sided.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's not perfect King, but it is jarringly close, which these days remains pretty much all one could hope for.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Sick, twisted, and very funny, Parker and Stone have arrived. Again.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Funny weird and funny ha-ha go hand in hand in this small Icelandic town, apparently: It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's not the most flattering depiction of Jews I've seen. Still, The Passion of the Christ is something of a masterpiece, terrible to behold, unfit for children, certainly, but very much the work of a director in the throes of his own distinct passion.

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