For 1,716 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 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Twelve Monkeys
Lowest review score: 0 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Score distribution:
1,716 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Savlov
    Even though we're aware of the tragic trajectory of the singer's life, for a while it almost seems as if reality got it wrong and Curtis might just squeak past the reaper's scythe with no more than a shave and a haircut.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Savlov
    One of the 10 best films ever made, period.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Savlov
    Unstoppable and righteous, it roars across the no-lane hardpan like the four-iron horseman of the kinetic apocalypse, amped up on bathtub crank and undiluted movie love. Oh, what a movie. What a lovely movie!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Savlov
    Such gorgeous explosions, such a terrible vision, such an amazing work of art. Go. Now.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Savlov
    It's a short, sharp, shock to the cinematic system that's virtually impossible to dislike, and if you don't leave the theatre grinning your face off, then buddy, movies just aren't for you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Savlov
    Gilliam keeps the audience guessing, and in doing so creates a startlingly effective rumination on the nature of sanity and madness cloaked in the shroud of a sci-fi thriller.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a thrilling, powerful movie, and one that certain people in certain quarters may have at one time called dangerous. Some of them may yet still.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    There's even a Simon and Garfunkel tune on the soundtrack, which makes Braff's character seem like the only living boy in New Jersey, which, of course, he may well be. L'chaim!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Amy
    The gut-wrenching Amy is, in the end, as much an indictment of our celebrity-obsessed (global) pop culture as it is of the perils of rampant success arriving unexpectedly fast, tires squealing and driving a hearse.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Szpilman takes to performing sonatas in thin air, eyes closed, those jittery fingers stroking nothing but air. It's a wonderful moment in a wonderful, ghastly film, and one of the most moving arguments for the redemptive powers of art ever made.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Love, death, hope, and hatred: Spider-Man 2 has ’em all, in spades.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Electrifying and decidedly downbeat slice of life and death in Ajami.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    One of Jordan's best films, and almost certainly in Nolte's top two percentile.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    An unexpected classic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's thrilling and lovely and sad and explosive in all the right ways, and it needs to be seen – on the big screen, in 3-D – to be believed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Audition's take on the war between the sexes is bleak and almost entirely devoid of hope. --It's enough to make you give up dating altogether.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Mystic River asks plenty of questions but rarely if ever offers any answers, and certainly no easy ones. If this fine and sorrowful film is what can be expected from our aging cinema icons, here’s to the golden years, dark though they may be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Much has been made about the film's "humanizing" of Hitler, but he's only human here in the most prosaic of terms.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As a documentary on the origins and backstory of the unfilmed film, Jodorowsky’s Dune is unsurpassable. More than that, however, it also allows audiences a rare glimpse inside the furiously creative mind of Jodorowsky, who still, at 84, is a wonderfully mad genius of the moving image.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Cloverfield is the most intense and original creature feature I've seen in my adult moviegoing life, and that's coming from a guy who knows his Gojira from his Gamera and his Harryhausen from his Honda. Cloverfield isn't a horror film – it's a pure-blood, grade A, exultantly exhilarating monster movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is horror with a wink and a nod to drive-in theatres and sweaty back seats. This is how it's done.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Piglet, your time has arrived. Sooth us.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Absolutely mandatory viewing for aspiring animators and filmmakers. (In terms of pacing, scoring, editing, and narrative, it's a film school unto itself.) For the rest of us, however, it's simply magic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is what great dialogue -- and by extension great movies -- is made of.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Like Mumbai, Slumdog pulses and throbs with raw, unadulterated life and the hope for a better Bombay, today. It's brilliant.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    There are many questions raised and answered in this film, but one that isn’t is why on Earth it’s garnered an R rating. Love Is Strange is anything but. It’s a seriocomic romance of the most genteel sort, full of heartfelt “I love yous,” brief (and definitely unerotic) snuggling, and a wealth of tremendously fine acting from all involved.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    While the evil that men do to one another in this film may well be rooted in the Cain-like enabling of original sin from one doomed brother to another, the final familial tragedy feels exactly like classic Lumet.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is high fantasy of the best kind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's an audacious, affecting, and unexpectedly hilarious debut, and most definitely the most original film I've seen all year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Pollock is that rare breed, a biopic that makes you want to learn more about its subject, as much as you can, as fast as you can.

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