For 1,704 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 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 New Best Friend
Score distribution:
1,704 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    While the totality of Jupiter Ascending is just too much for its own massive narrative heft to support, kudos to the Wachowskis for beating back against mainstream Hollywood by casting actors of all races and genders in key roles, something they’ve been doing since their 1996 debut "Bound."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Just watching the trailer for Oliver Stone's new football epic a few weeks back left me with a grating headache; watching the whole sweaty film practically put me in the ICU.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Selick is widely and rightly regarded as a master of surreal, dark humor, and wildly inventive animation technique, and Monkeybone is the first tarnish on his otherwise spotless reputation.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    War, Inc. is neither all that interesting nor all that cool.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A dull, tired mess.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    While it’s possible that Annabelle might give a few audience members goosebumps, anyone who’s ever seen "Rosemary’s Baby" –or pretty much any film James Wan’s had a hand in since helming 2007’s "Dead Silence", the "Saw" franchise excepted – will figure out what’s going on within the first 30 minutes.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Another addition to Universal’s Pictures Classic Monsters arsenal of crap (remember Van Helsing?), director Shore, in his feature debut, displays a fine sense of pacing but little else.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Its kooky hybrid of slapstick gender jokes already had whiskers on 'em in Shakespeare's day.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Almost insufferably sufferable. It's a chick flick of the tallest order, with schmaltz galore and the sort of ongoing romantic hubris that practically screams, "This is codswallop, right?"
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Consider this yet another nail in the Eighties coffin.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Can barely limp to its final CinemaScope sunset shot.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The result is a goofy-weird mishmash of some pretty swell CGI creatures and some downright lousy screenwriting.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Fumbles on so many levels it's just plain silly. To paraphrase the film's tagline: The Thirteenth Floor: You can go there, but why would you want to?
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Director Irwin Winkler and his cast obviously hope to shed light on the boundaries of love, and instead come up with a walloping case of the preachies.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A character-driven piece with a character who seems somewhat hollow.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    I've always said, "If you've seen one god, you've seen them all," and Wrath of the Titans only serves to underscore my point.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    On the not-much-of-a-plus side, at over two hours long, sitting through The Book Thief engenders in the viewer some serious sympathy for the interminable plight of poor, sickly Max, concealed below stairs in a dank, dark corner of the house on Himmelstrasse.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A godforsaken (possibly literally) mess.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The Happening is both too incoherenly weird and too narratively ambitious for its own good.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The creature’s big reveal is masterfully handled and a final revelation is exceptionally memorable, but the characters, unsurprisingly, remain interchangeable with those of any number of other teens-in-peril pics.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The script by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock (Ghost Dad) is so jumbled and the direction so chaotic that it's often hard to tell what's going on -- where, when, and why.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The real problem with this Aliens encounter is that it's patently a Nick at Night midweek movie that inadvertently got greenlighted for a big-screen opening.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    "When you race with the devil, you'd better be fast as hell." (And you, angry driver, are not that fast.)

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