For 1,682 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 7.3 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:
1,682 movie reviews
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Home may be where the heart is, but I kept wishing this poor silly girl would up and move.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    At it's best, it's a wishy-washy treatise that fails to elicit much of any reaction.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    There's not much more to this poorly scripted thriller than exactly one well-done shock moment and Michael Keaton's eyebrows, but, to be fair, Keaton's brows have carried three Tim Burton films nearly on their own, so don't let this dissuade you from seeing the film.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's never wise to try to one-up a classic.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It all falls apart at the end, however, and in such a loud and abrasive way that it makes Brian De Palma's "Raising Cain" look like a model of restraint.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Crucial to the nature of the disaster film -- and something that Irwin Allen knew so very well -- is that films of this sort depend on an emotional hook, a peg of normalcy to hang the chaos from. Volcano offers no such hook, and as a result it plays like some La Brea dinosaur risen from the tar, all effects and no heart.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Indeed, the biggest acting coup here comes by way of Courtney Love, whose cameo as an obliging waitress is the best thing the film has going for it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    All we're left with is a second-rate J-Horror entry that bores rather scares.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    10 times too much, a nonstop orgy of bullets, bombs, and booty that aims low and hits the bull’s-eye with enough firepower to sink the Bismarck.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Roughly as entertaining as watching your neighbor's kid's soccer game, not because you want to, but because you have to.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    How much better this would have been had someone like Brian De Palma stepped behind the camera.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's inoffensive and sports a positive "be yourself" message that’s obvious enough to be seen from space without benefit of hero-vision, but really, there's very little that's super about it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Like the infamous Japanese water tortures of WWII, Dahl’s film is a steadily mounting series of pesky nonevents paced with all the frenetic, action-packed verve of a wounded lawn sprinkler.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Derrickson's staid direction, coupled with Wilkinson’s sad-sack priest and a general air of dreariness make for a courtroom thriller that’s somewhat less apocalyptic than the "L.A. Law" episode involving the death of Benny's mom.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Isn't teen heartache confusing enough without adding into the libidinal mix a bunch of buff scullers nicknamed the Queerstrokes?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Go for the gore (there's lots of it), but stay for the immortal line: "Now let's go find the body this arm belongs to."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The script, by Adam "Tex" Vegas, ricochets between over-earnest romantic comedy staples and a noticeable lack of any consistent tone for Reynolds’ character.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Its kooky hybrid of slapstick gender jokes already had whiskers on 'em in Shakespeare's day.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Sandler is a post-Catskills goldmine of potential, he always has been, and when he's willing to break with tradition (a là Punch Drunk Love), he's downright revelatory. Not this time, though. This time he's just dying.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Perhaps vice isn't what it used to be, or maybe Crockett and Tubbs just aren't all that interesting when removed from their appropriate time slot, but this may well be the dreariest and most monochromatic time you'll have at the movies all summer.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It takes so long to get going and fails to generate the necessary suspense to keep viewers engaged, that the horrific final act is too little, too late, while at the same time nearly being much too much.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    There are moments in Idlewild that resonate with the painful "if only" of missed opportunity, and more than a few that just make you scratch your head. It's like some wildly overlong music video, minus the sexy thump 'n' grind. It's all blow, no pop.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Neither as adroitly funny as Franken's comic routines, nor as notable as his conversion to the fine art of politics, this is a 90-minute "What If?" with no discernible answer.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's a mess, and one that even the pickled cowboys behind me found yawningly tedious, and that's not something I ever thought I'd be saying about a Sam Raimi movie with the word “dead” in the title.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Relentlessly dull and curiously bombastic.

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