For 1,661 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 Back-up Plan
Score distribution:
1,661 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Most unforgivably, this Eye culminates not with the mounting dread and spectacular tragedy of the original film's decidedly downbeat vision, but with the trademark LASIK laziness of Hollywood's stylistically blank remake factory.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    If you can work your way past Vantage Point's goofy casting that places a bland, blank-eyed Hurt in the White House, then I suppose you can manage to forgive this "Rashomon" rip-off's other glaring idiosyncrasies, of which there are many.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    The very Thai-specific charms that made the original Shutter such an unforeseen, unpredictable delight when I first saw it – and when I screened it again, last night – are almost entirely absent here, eclipsed by the annoying blonde highlights of Taylor, ex-Transformer babe and forever, as the Thai say, farang.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    It's a tonally confused comedy which, for once, doesn't go far enough comedically.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    As it stands, The Ruins is about as interesting as a pile of old stones and a monkey-dumb yanqui falling prey to the horrors of globalization. And that's pretty dumb.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Attica! Attica! Everyone involved in the creation of this muddled, joyless, and deadly dull serial killer-meets-forensic psychiatrist snoozefest should be forced to spend – at the very least – 88 minutes behind Attica's bars.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    The story is a shambles, incoherent throughout, veined with tirelessly wearying flashbacks, hallucinations, and just plain old lousy storytelling.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Adding to weirdness is a tacked-on, live-action appearance from the real Aldrin, who reassures kids and terrified X-Files fans that there weren't, in fact, any houseflies on board Apollo 11.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    There's nothing righteous about this tired and tiresome good cop/bad cop NYPD procedural.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Dull, unnecessary film.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Calling The Unborn a dull, plodding, exposition-crammed slog through a twilight of barely maintained tedium is like calling "Valkyrie" a yawn. It's too easy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Loud, abrasive, and featuring performances seemingly calibrated to be heard over the cacophonous roar of Travolta's mad, bad overacting.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    The only people who should be peeved enough to raise hell about Year One are the viewers who had to pay to sit through it.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    It's all noise and flash and chaos, but it lacks virtually everything that made the original television series so memorable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Shamlessly dumb movie.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Brings absolutely nothing new to the autopsy table that wasn't previously covered.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    A dull, plodding remake.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Neither so awful as to be enjoyable nor eerily artful enough to be anything other than a snoozy also-ran in the perpetually poor plotting machine that is the demon-child cinematic subgenre.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Promises thrills galore but delivers only limp non-frights and predictable yawns.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
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    It sounds as ridiculous as a "Pokemon" episode gone horribly awry.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    It's a hockey affair at the best of times.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    The film is a TKO before it even had a chance to get off a decent hook.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Well-intentioned but hardly well-executed.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    A moribund Harrison Ford vehicle, stodgily dull, and seemingly endless in its monotony.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Eminently resistible, an unclassifiable cinematic leftover best left untasted.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    A forgivable error, but an error nonetheless.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    It's a huge, bloated, hulking movie.