For 1,669 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 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Twelve Monkeys
Lowest review score: 0 The Fog
Score distribution:
1,669 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
    There's nothing righteous about this tired and tiresome good cop/bad cop NYPD procedural.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    While expertly executed animation-wise and passably entertaining for very young kids (less so, their parents), is still as dull as the hull on Rocketship X-M.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Shamlessly dumb movie.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    A dull, plodding remake.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Brings absolutely nothing new to the autopsy table that wasn't previously covered.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    As for Legion, well, if you've seen one plague of flies and death and angels at war with each other, you've seen 'em all.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    The Squeakquel might be appreciated by filmgoers aged 10 or younger.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Grown Ups is exactly, beat for beat, what the previews would have you believe: a depressingly predictable, two-chuckle deconstruction of what Sandler sees as the modern American male.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Those audiences who have complained about the clunky exposition and mawkish emotional dialogue in Cameron's films will discover the "King of the World"'s own dramatic talents to be on par with the Bard in comparison to the shouty, over-emoted hokum on display here.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    It's a helluva comic book, to be sure, but it's a godawful mess of a movie.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    A slight, facile, and ultimately yawn worthy romantic comedy, and one of the most obvious if unexpected missteps in Hanks' career.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Colombiana is one long megayawn; I'd have garnered more titillating thrills rewatching freckle-faced Russkie sexbomb Natalya Rudakova strut her leggy, sassy stuff in Megaton and Besson's "Transporter 3."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Dream House is neither haunting (as the marketing appears to promise) nor all that original. But it does, thank goodness for small favors, have Elias Koteas.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    All of this is fair "can you take it?" territory, but in he end you find yourself wondering where Nineties-era German cinema-transgressor Jörg Buttgereit is, and when he might deign to make "Nekromantik 3." As for Human Centipede 2, well, frankly it kind of sucks ass. And we mean that literally.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    There are some moments of blessed levity to the otherwise mordant melodramatics...That's not enough to sustain interest in the Taylors and their toxic emotional foibles, however.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    This is exactly the sort of film I wasn't expecting from either Gorak or his producers. In many too-obvious ways this is just a formulaic riff on Spielberg's "War of the Worlds."