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

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Company Man
Score distribution:
1,654 movie reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Neither as good as its direct ancestor (Michael Schultz's great 1976 hood masterpiece Car Wash) nor as clever as the original Friday, this is, to put it bluntly, all seeds and stems.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    This might not matter so much to the youngest members of the audience, but for anyone over the age of 10, it’s strictly a colorful bore.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Just as clichéd as its predecessor, and lacks the old-school charm of films like "Wild Style" and "Breakin’."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It’s Brisseau's penchant for the flamboyantly perverse and the perversely flamboyant, however, that might have been best left secret.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Fans of the video game will doubtless love it all but for true fans of the gnashing dead – and we count ourselves among them – this is strictly second-tier terror.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's all a bit of overkill.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Despite some briefly breathtaking, computer-generated special effects, Virtuosity is 95 minutes of unsubstantial firefights and meandering plot twists.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's confused and confusing, by turns hilarious and off-putting. In short, it's awfully hard to love I Love You Philip Morris.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The resulting film makes Sam Raimi's "The Quick and the Dead" look like a stone cold neo-Western thoroughbred.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Although it's great fun for the under-8 set and for those of us monitoring the chaos theory that is Nolte's career of late, this film is otherwise mediocre and features some of the most uninvolving 3-D CGI since "Clash of the Titans" earlier this year.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Gondry's update of vigilante crime fighter The Green Hornet's escapades is above all an exercise in frustration.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It pains me to say it, but Afterlife, the latest installment in this seemingly eternal zombie apocalypse franchise, is considerably more entertaining than George A. Romero's most recent exhumation.
    • 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).
    • 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.)
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    West (Con Air) saturates his imagery in a sickly, sulphurous stew of rotten-egg yellows and oranges, making a mediocre picture downright repellent at times.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    In short, the character is a lot like the way Stan Lee first envisioned him, but the trilogy's screenwriter Steve Ditko would probably loathe this new, unsatisfying, and hollow-feeling entry into the new cinematic Marvel Universe.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The result is a somewhat functional blood feast for the exploitation crowd, but it's hardly a bead of sweat on the original's battered backside. Oh, and the score? Basil Poledouris' bombastic brass is still No. 1.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The result is a goofy-weird mishmash of some pretty swell CGI creatures and some downright lousy screenwriting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It is, in a word or two, everything that Poe's tales and poems were not: interminable and picayune.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    This time out, the action is in 3-D, which amounts to a few shots of flaming motorcycle parts comin' at ya, but little else.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Director Munroe (TMNT) is clearly a fan and attempted his best on an admittedly limited budget, but some things just don't translate that well. Throw this dog a bone? No need, he's already got a closetful.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    For one thing, Seven Days in Utopia feels an awful lot like Victor Salva's 2006 New Age uplifter "Peaceful Warrior." That film at least had the appeal of watching Nick Nolte play Yoda, whereas here Duvall simply seems to be playing Duvall.