For 1,658 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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Happily N'Ever After
Score distribution:
1,658 movie reviews
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Eager to please, but it’s so lacking in real-world skate politics that it more resembles the chugging PG-13 mediocrity of Top 40 pop-punk-lite than the hard-core Black Flagisms of Peralta’s scathingly real doc.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Surely something more original than this could have been mined from the history of North America’s largest and most professional police force. As it is, though, Johnson’s film is just firing blanks.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Torpedoed by its own overarching idealism -- the film targets the new star system, the media, the studios, digital technology, and pretty much everything else you might care to think of -- and not enough script to back it all up.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    An inoffensive, eminently forgettable bit of fluff.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Barely even worthy of a straight-to-video release, as simplistic and silly as it is.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Can barely limp to its final CinemaScope sunset shot.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    By the time the closing credits roll, you're wondering if anyone else noticed that nothing made much sense.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's a pleasure to watch, but I found myself wondering if having a story here even mattered to the director at all.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A less cohesive action-comedy than its predecessor, Full Throttle is instead a freewheeling collection of random action sequences strung together with little or no discernible rhyme or reason.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Director Chappelle lays on the spook factor heavy in the first 30 minutes or so, but the film quickly devolves into a simplistic slash 'n' bash shoot-'em-up which goes nowhere fast.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Jawbreaker has all the heart and soul of last week's mystery loaf (a dish that made the weekly rounds at my alma mater, sadly). And like that unidentifiable bovine by-product, the film is a chilly, messy anti-treat, sweet on the outside, sickly on the in.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    At its core, a very manipulative piece of work.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    About as thrilling as cleaning out your garage.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Like rocky road ice cream, The Rundown is chunky stuff, full of calories and easy to take in small doses. Also like rocky road, it’s bound to attract flies if you leave it lying around, and, more to the point, too much of it is likely to make you gag.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Possibly one of the dullest takes on a real-life murder mystery, this gutter’s-eye-view of the waning days of Los Angeles porn king John "Johnny Wadd" Holmes is barely as interesting as one of the big man’s films, and a lot less revelatory.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It’s Brisseau's penchant for the flamboyantly perverse and the perversely flamboyant, however, that might have been best left secret.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    At its core the film is as standardized as the exam it seeks to debunk, and nearly as tedious.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    My advice? Grab Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine and recast with Jimmy Dean.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Just as clichéd as its predecessor, and lacks the old-school charm of films like "Wild Style" and "Breakin’."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Works just fine for the first half hour or so, but quickly devolves into a case of too much affection and not enough affliction.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The film itself is an effective enough metaphor for out-of-control bullshit that frankly, Koepp aside, was part and parcel of King’s novella from page 1.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Bad as it may be, though, the film falls that one precious inch shy of being quite so awful that it achieves cult status; in short, it's just not bad enough to be any good.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The emotions are turbocharged and the topic is eternally relevant, but that's not enough to save Two Girls and a Guy from being a whiny, snoozy bore.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Spottily directed and lacking the dubious merits of even the Friday the 13th franchise, this is one slasher film that should die a quick and lonely box-office death.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    This might not matter so much to the youngest members of the audience, but for anyone over the age of 10, it’s strictly a colorful bore.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The script, written by the three brothers, is ludicrous and incomprehensible, and plays cat-and-mouse games with what could have been some deeply funny comments on race, wealth, and, in one inspired changing-room scene, eating disorders.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's exasperating watching so much top-drawer talent wasted in a film that wraps itself up with one of the most preposterous (not to mention obvious) endings the genre has ever seen.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Fans of the video game will doubtless love it all but for true fans of the gnashing dead – and we count ourselves among them – this is strictly second-tier terror.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Saw
    Saw has its moments, and most of them are brutal in the extreme, but ultimately it's one tremendous misfire that will either leave you laughing or, possibly, gagging. Not what I'd call a winning combination.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Sitting through the film was an exercise in confusion.