For 1,680 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 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Control
Lowest review score: 0 Valentine
Score distribution:
1,680 movie reviews
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    It boggles the mind that Saddam Hussein and assorted cohorts have finally won their rightful place in the global noose while various and sundry villains associated with this third entry in the Santa Claus franchise of flaccidly feel-good, winter nostrums will no doubt be allowed to walk the Earth with nary a qualm nor backward glance.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    The real crime here is that Let's Go to Prison made a daring escape from direct-to-video stir into the relative freedom of your neighborhood multiplex. Consider this one disarmed and extremely pointless.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Granted, the state of the indie hipster and/or Big-Man-on-the-Quad aesthetic has probably skewed a bit since I was a frosh, but good lord, man, it can't be this pale an imitation of campus life. I implore you: Go rent "National Lampoon's Animal House" and leave this flaccid wanker alone.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    If you really want the kids to see a colorfully cryptic meta fairy tale, be subversive and go rent 'em some Alejandro Jodorowsky. No child deserves Happily N'Ever After.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Captivity is the kind of film that gives torture porn a bad name.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    None of this made a lick of sense to me, nor did it appear to be all that obvious to either the cast or screenwriter Hodge, whose work here feels as though he'd given up in frustration halfway through before deciding to see how far he could push the vaguely Harry Potter-esque shenanigans before getting sacked.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    The only evolution in question here is that of Emmerich's skills as a director of motion pictures.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    A nearly bloodless slasher film with fewer surprises than a broken jack-in-the-box.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Make Ben Stein some more money (and get a good, mordant chuckle while you're at it) by checking out this loopy, factually befuddled documentary that should manage the not-inconsiderable feat of insulting Christians, Jews, Muslims, and those nutty sci-guys who go in for Darwin by way of bad teeth and Einsteinian hair styles.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Anderson has neutered the original film's outrageously transgressive macadam mayhem and completely stripped the story of its pointedly political social satire, making this Death Race one of the most boring drags of all time.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    College, a film so persistently loud and annoying that it single-handedly makes the case for drugging yourself with a roofie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    But bad, this film's so bad! To flub the fans' most beloved butcher boy.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    It boggles the mind that The Legend of Chun-Li is as vapid and dull as it is.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Bland to the point of pointlessness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Surrogates' morality is less Asimov than asinine, although it's bizarrely reassuring, in a nihilistic sort of way, to believe that in the future, when the world is ready to play The Sims for real (so to speak), our avatars are all going to look like generic porn stars with shitty airbrush jobs.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    In all fairness, the sheer, overwhelming mediocrity of everything about Pandorum – Travis Milloy's hackneyed, ultra-derivative script, Alvart's plodding pacing and dull direction, even the eventual crimson tide of gore that duly arrives just in time to keep audience members over the age of 13 from dozing off – may well constitute a new breed of horror: In space, no one can hear you snore.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    It's so unreal it hurts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Don't believe the hype: Paranormal Activity may be a lot of things, but the words "scary" and "movie" are not among them. It is instead nothing more or less than an excruciatingly tedious YouTube gag cleverly marketed to go viral in the broadest and most box office-friendly way.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Nobody of Chan's legendary stature should ever have to play second banana to George Lopez, and certainly not in a film that was already made five years ago with Vin Diesel (see: The Pacifier).
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    This film is unquestionably the most unromantic and downright despairing romcom since "Made of Honor" or, possibly, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Barely worthy of a legitimate theatrical release.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Part unfunny sitcom, part post-"Gigli" career resurrection strategy, and all bad.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    You want vampiric satire with actual laughs? Try Mel Brooks' "Dracula: Dead and Loving It," "Love at First Bite," or even Roman Polanski's "The Fearless Vampire Killers." Anything is better than Friedberg and Seltzer's endless, bargain-basement, sub-Cracked magazine un-comedy.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    This utterly mediocre forget-me-now could've been crafted by any faceless serial director at all. The shame of it is that the man behind the camera is Wes Craven when, by all rights, it should have been Alan Smithee.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    The only remotely entertaining aspects of Insidious come from Whannell and Sampson as a comic pair of hypercompetitive hipster ghost hunters, and even that schtick is repeated ad nauseam.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    There's punishment and then there's prolonged, squirm-inducing psychological torture, which is a more accurate description of All's Faire in Love, a romantic comedy that will only be "romantic" to audience members under the age of 14 and utterly devoid of genuine yuks and the necessary rom-com spark.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    The Devil Inside offers proof, if any were needed, that demons run rampant in Hollywood, possessing otherwise intelligent and creative people to make absolutely shitty "gotcha!" mockumonstrosities like this one.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    The set-up, and indeed the entire film, reeks of yawn-inducing boilerplate plotting.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Come to think of it, it's a lot like the departed shade of a better, longer movie, hovering in tatters before us, vanishing when we blink. When you look into this abyss, it yawns back at you.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Weaver and Willis look bored silly while essaying their paint-by-numbers roles, and this film does nothing to make me think Cavill is going to be Zack Snyder's Superman incarnate.

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