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
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    This South Korean pseudo-epic is some of the most ambitious cr-- I've ever seen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    This crass and hugely dumb aliens vs. multiple earthling navies should thrill the hyperactive 10-year-old inside you. Adults, on the other hand – and especially genre-fan adults – will be bored to tears and wishing Bay (or at least Jerry Bruckheimer) had something of their own on the marquee out front.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Relentlessly dull and curiously bombastic.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's a courageous but misguided move on Perry's part; he has none of Freeman's soulful, nuanced subtlety, and watching him display the gamut of emotions called for in Marc Moss and Kerry Williamson's script is like watching the Hulk attempt Swan Lake.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Fans of the series, if there are any left and I'm not too certain that there are, will enjoy the usual smorgasbord of lower intestines spilling out from the screen and onto their laps (via the profoundly crappy 3-D) as well as an above-average opening slaughter involving two men, one woman, several buzz saws, and a crowd of gawking onlookers.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Considerably less of a thrillgasm than playing "Frogger" blindfolded.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Feels more like Barry Levinson's "Tin Men" on Prozac.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Less extraordinary and considerably more banal, given the sci-fi/comedy subject matter, is Men in Black 3's story, which jumps the ectomorphic shark in high style but with a deficit of actual belly laughs.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Wolverine is a noisy mess, an origin/prequel that's nicely full of Jackman's ace glare as Wolverine and seriously killer snarl – The Boy From Aaarrrgh! – but utterly devoid of any of the borderline subversive smarts that made Bryan Singer's "X-Men" outings so contemporarily resonant.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    As middling comedies go, this is neither as smart as it ought to be nor as dumb as you'd expect.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's manic and wearyingly predictable, and as soon as it begins, you know exactly how it's going to end: with a hard, fast crash (and the requisite yakkety epilogue).
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    What’s missing from The Woman in Black 2, and what it needs most and has least of all, is suspense.
    • 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 clichés like no film since "Top Gun."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Seyfried acquits herself admirably in the panicky, hysterical mode, if that's what you're looking for, but by the time the final, goofy revelations roll around, you're slapping yourself for not having just taken a nap instead.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    In the end, it's much ado about nothing. Oh, the ennui, the ennui.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The Indonesian-born brother/sister filmmaking duo of Ken and Livi Zheng scores high points for creating a new take on the undocumented-immigrant badass story (hola, Machete), and for their obvious martial arts skills, but this first feature from the pair is ultimately hobbled by a paucity of credible acting.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Sea of Monsters most bizarre and apropos-of-nothing moment comes when the half-blood kids find themselves stuck on – I kid you not – what appears to be the Civil War ironclad ship Monitor, captained and crewed by a host of Confederate zombies.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's chop-socky vindaloo, pleasing on a platter but awfully difficult to swallow whole.
    • 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.

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