For 1,654 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 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Control
Lowest review score: 0 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Score distribution:
1,654 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Forty-five minutes in, I was already glancing at my watch and wondering why the only lively actress in this film was playing the dead girl. Go figure.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Co-writers Don Calame and Chris Conroy utterly fail to notice the wealth of black-comedy gold inherent in the very notion of sprawling supercenters and instead go for the dumbest gags they can find.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Only good old Leatherface literally mirrors the festering cultural and political corruption of the era, and to the film's vast discredit, this hideous echo is never even noted.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Has all the sugar-injected horsepower of a 6-year-old on a Big Wheel.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's no "Dellamorte Dellamore," but neither is it "Uwe Boll," a smallish favor we should all be thankful for.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Relentlessly dull and curiously bombastic.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A mildly entertaining reworking of the Farrelly Brothers' superior micro-sport parody "Kingpin."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The Nines is the feature-film-directing debut from screenwriter John August (Go, Big Fish), but it feels much more like some Bizarro World collaboration between Jean-Paul Sartre and Charlie Kaufman, and not in a good way, either.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    For the most part, this is strictly kiss kiss, bang bang, yawn yawn.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    This South Korean pseudo-epic is some of the most ambitious cr-- I've ever seen.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    With a running time of 78 minutes, Awake is relatively painless, playing a little like a lesser story from one of EC Comics Shock SuspenStories – or a lot like Joseph Cotten's "Breakdown" episode of Alfred Hitchock Presents – updated for the Fangoria generation.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Far from perfect and about as much fun as a holiday in Cambodia, this is lightweight yuletide fluffery, offensive neither in tone nor spirit but entirely unnecessary.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Much to my dismay this is not an unauthorized sequel to Abel Ferrara's 1979 East Village art-world freakout "Driller Killer." This is instead a dispiritingly mediocre tweener comedy from some very talented people who appear to be experiencing a delayed sophomore slump.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    There's more story, heart, and – cutting to the chase, the quick, and the dead – pure, unadulterated fun contained within a scant five minutes of Rockstar Games' new Grand Theft Auto IV video game than there is in the whole of Speed Racer.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    War, Inc. is neither all that interesting nor all that cool.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The Happening is both too incoherenly weird and too narratively ambitious for its own good.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A godforsaken (possibly literally) mess.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Ultimately, it's a long, incoherent mess of a film, enlivened only by the sure knowledge that the great Will Eisner's original is available to one and all at your nearest comic-book shop.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    I'm beginning to suspect there's some sort of ancient, or at least post-Pearl Harbor, curse in play that stops genre-oriented Asian filmmakers from creating anything of all but the most negligible merit once they hit the California shore.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Pixar this isn't, but neither is it "Mary Shelley's Veggie Tales." If only.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Truly, the greatest torture of all is boredom.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    You come away from Splinter feeling it would have made a far more effective short than the feature-length drag it is.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A dull, tired mess.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Delgo is a dud.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's chop-socky vindaloo, pleasing on a platter but awfully difficult to swallow whole.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's a testament to Bill Nighy's cadaverous panache that this third entry in the ongoing exsanguinators vs. lycanthropes franchise (that's vampires and werewolves to anyone not weaned on Famous Monsters) is as tolerable as it is.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Why remake Craven's original at all? Oh, yeah, I forgot: Reheated depravity sells. To avoid existential despair, keep repeating: It's only a remake; it's only a remake; it's only a remake.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    In the end, it's much ado about nothing. Oh, the ennui, the ennui.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Wolverine is a noisy mess, an origin/prequel that's nicely full of Jackman's ace glare as Wolverine and seriously killer snarl – The Boy From Aaarrrgh! – but utterly devoid of any of the borderline subversive smarts that made Bryan Singer's "X-Men" outings so contemporarily resonant.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Ends up as little more than a recursive footnote to the infinitely better up-all-night teen comedies of, you guessed it, John Hughes.