For 1,657 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 Control
Lowest review score: 0 Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj
Score distribution:
1,657 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    On the not-much-of-a-plus side, at over two hours long, sitting through The Book Thief engenders in the viewer some serious sympathy for the interminable plight of poor, sickly Max, concealed below stairs in a dank, dark corner of the house on Himmelstrasse.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Yeah, this movie's a dog, but you can't blame the producers for strip-mining the same old fool-proof formula to death … and beyond.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It’s really just a tortuous series of blackout sketches hung together with the flimsiest of threads.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    It's a huge, bloated, hulking movie.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Fails chiefly because it's senseless. How it even managed to bypass the straight-to-video route boggles the mind and is a speculative fiction far more engaging than any to be found onscreen.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    De Palma's film is a mess from its anxious start all the way through to its new-agey end, relying heavily on cribs from Kubrick and Cameron and even the recent "Apollo 13."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Plays like a bad adolescent revenge fantasy on Ritalin, all jagged editorial edges and silly, pumped-up testosterone.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Kaplan's lustily awful film is to be avoided if at all possible, and if not, well, don't say I didn't warn you.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Simply a lousy film from start to finish.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    The film is a TKO before it even had a chance to get off a decent hook.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    It's a hockey affair at the best of times.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    A moribund Harrison Ford vehicle, stodgily dull, and seemingly endless in its monotony.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Well-intentioned but hardly well-executed.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Belongs in the histrionic comedy genre, packed as it is with just plain silly situations that fail to elicit grins, much less guffaws.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    I Dreamed Of Africa...and all I got was this lousy movie.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Quite possibly, this could have been a hit back in 1975 or so, and almost certainly for Blake Edwards, but here and now it's just a puzzling aberration.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    A colorful mess, all style and substances and little else.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    A forgivable error, but an error nonetheless.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    It’s as deadly dull as the blunt end of a rifle.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    It keeps you off balance, all right, but not enough to obscure the sad fact that Ghosts of Mars is a muddled, derivative disaster straight on through.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Mitchell's film would be another example of why former SNL cast members should choose their scripts wisely, except that Schneider wrote this one.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Eminently resistible, an unclassifiable cinematic leftover best left untasted.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Why the Pokémon fad hasn't died off yet is one of the great mysteries of the universe, right up there with the Pyramids of Gaza and the white stuff in Twinkies.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Instead of true grit and gutshot black-hatters, director Les Mayfield has crafted what may well be the world's first Tommy Hilfiger Western.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
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    It sounds as ridiculous as a "Pokemon" episode gone horribly awry.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Would have made a hell of a short -- but falls flat on its hyperstylized face as a feature.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    To make a bad movie worse, even Ballistic's fight scenes, which ought to be the film's strong suit, are poorly edited, slice 'n' diced into incomprehensible blurs.