For 1,658 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 Kung Fu Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil Inside
Score distribution:
1,658 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The film may have only the best of intentions, but it tries way too hard and ends up being shallow, superficial, and only sporadically funny.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    For fans, however, Saw VI is, pardon the pun, a cut above the rest but not, sadly, by much.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's not a total wipeout: Czuchry embodies the Tucker Max(-ims) to a self-obsessed fault, and there are moments of rough comic brilliance scattered throughout, but really, this particular antihero is all anti- and zero hero.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    As scripted by Craig Titley, this first in a presumptive franchise is a dull, scattershot affair that owes much to both "X-Men" and Greek mythology, but which never seems to slow down enough to make any sense whatsoever.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    An equally tired and wearisome buddy-cop movie that might as well be a forgotten leftover from the era of "Turner and Hooch." Now there's a film with classic Kevin Smith scrawled all over it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Consider this yet another nail in the Eighties coffin.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Gondry's update of vigilante crime fighter The Green Hornet's escapades is above all an exercise in frustration.
    • 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.
    • 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.)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The result is a goofy-weird mishmash of some pretty swell CGI creatures and some downright lousy screenwriting.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It is, in a word or two, everything that Poe's tales and poems were not: interminable and picayune.
    • 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.
    • 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.