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 7.3 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 Supercross
Score distribution:
1,680 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    House has a few moments that ring genuinely eerie, but the cluttered, unconvincing dialogue – not to mention Moseley's ongoing penchant for crazed overacting – make it more of a genre curiousity than anything the "Fangoria" gang would likely want to sit through.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Despite some briefly breathtaking, computer-generated special effects, Virtuosity is 95 minutes of unsubstantial firefights and meandering plot twists.
    • 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.
    • 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?"
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Terrifically dull, full of ear-searing sound design and much yakkity-yakking about the fate of humanity but entirely lacking any sort of soul or sense of good old summer matinee fun.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's not a great action dust-up by any means.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Pixar this isn't, but neither is it "Mary Shelley's Veggie Tales." If only.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    I've had mosquito bites that were more passionate than this undead, unrequited, and altogether unfun pseudo-romantic riff on Romeo and Juliet.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Considerably less of a thrillgasm than playing "Frogger" blindfolded.

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