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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Twelve Monkeys
Lowest review score: 0 10,000 BC
Score distribution:
1,654 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The Collector feels like the final, welcome nail in the bizarrely popular torture-porn coffin.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Less a traditional martial-artistry marathon than it is an exercise in filmic frustration, lovely to look at by small degrees, but a mud-spattered mess of a movie overall.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Consider this yet another nail in the Eighties coffin.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The few gags that hit their mark only serve to point up how flaccid the rest of his material is, and that spells doom for a comic, no matter how much his hometown crowd cheers him on.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Apart from the fang-restraint of the nosferatu, however, there's precious little that's altogether new or for that matter shocking about this by-the-numbers thriller.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Sitting through the film was an exercise in confusion.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The most lackadaisical thriller I've ever seen, overly infatuated with not only the inexplicability of random evil, but also its mundanity.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A limp and lackluster affair that telegraphs its feel-good smarm miles in advance.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's the type of film that begs to be called “charming” and by doing so instead ends up grating.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    At it's best, it's a wishy-washy treatise that fails to elicit much of any reaction.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A character-driven piece with a character who seems somewhat hollow.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    An exercise in unintentional farce.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The bottom line with the film is that there's just no damn mystery about it.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The finished product is as predictably dull as a newborn's soft spot.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Prinze, Lillard, and Biel are all pleasant enough to look at, but the film's Romeo and Juliet tropes are shopworn by now, and the movie gives us nothing else.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    By the time the closing credits roll, you're wondering if anyone else noticed that nothing made much sense.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Sporadically funny, the film seems weighted down, literally, with bulging, bulbous Murphys flatulating endlessly.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Can barely limp to its final CinemaScope sunset shot.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Home may be where the heart is, but I kept wishing this poor silly girl would up and move.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    From the swooping aerial shots of downtown Miami, to the long, long-legged beauties that seem to crop up every time the action threatens to slow down, to the nonsensical lack of logic that permeates the film like the acrid odor of wasted cordite, Bad Boys oozes Eighties Hollywood clich├ęs like no film since "Top Gun."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Herzfeld also wrote the screenplay, and so its leaden and obvious tone and the resulting dearth of delicacy rests squarely on him.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.