For 1,697 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 7.3 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:
1,697 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    What makes Under the Skin such a mind-blower has everything to do with Johansson’s chillingly unempathetic turn as the, well, whatever she is, coupled with cinematographer Daniel Landin’s disorienting, hallucinogenic visuals.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Set in some sort of post-apocalyptic Parisian deli o' the damned, this lunatic's take on the future of man is so delightfully warped that it's impossible to shake it out of your head and go get a decent night's sleep.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This may be the first film to examine the intricacies of the Colombia-to-U.S. drug route in any detail.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's something of a Tiananmen Square face-off, minus the overt politics, which makes it all the more spellbinding.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As with all of Lee's films, there's much more going on beneath the surface than is immediately apparent.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    At once emotionally charged and genuinely, disconcertingly surreal...a marvel of subdued, genuine filmmaking.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a keeper, a tumultuous love story set against the backdrop of 24 hours of really, really inclement weather in the Oklahoma heartland.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The bulk, the heft, and the girth of Bukowski: Born Into This arrives in the form of the author himself, giving beery readings to Berkeley audiences clearly enjoying a contact high or sitting, ill-kempt but quiet, pensive, Heineken in one yellowy paw, in his apartment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a "keep calm, carry on" wartime melodrama of the first order, and stiff though it may be, it is never less than brilliantly done.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The most costly and the most popular film in South Korean history is also one of the most gripping and epic war films ever made, and certainly the only one I can think of the portrays the Korean war from the viewpoint of both sides of the conflict.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Face/Off works like a charm right on down the line thanks to brilliant, exhilarating performances from Cage and Travolta, and the many tremendously enjoyable action set-pieces that are Woo's hallmark.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Miller has somehow, inadvertently by his own admission, managed to capture the essence of the human throng, in all its maddening, scintillating permutations. It's a tour unlike any you have ever taken.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    New and amazing -- it takes you back to the days when French filmmaking and French filmmakers were the darlings and saviors of the cinematic cutting edge. It's a great film, simply told, and a pleasure to watch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Sophie Scholl plods along inexorably, one step after another, to its grim, sad end. It's almost unbearable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Citizenfour is obviously in Snowden’s corner, but as an example of pure cinema vérité, this is the finest – and most disturbing – political documentary since Alex Gibney’s Oscar-winning "Taxi to the Dark Side."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Why Don’t You Play in Hell? isn’t for everyone, but neither was Stravinsky’s "The Rite of Spring." Genius is genius, no matter how many audience members may riot.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Banderas, taking time off from voicing kids' films and appearing in Robert Rodriguez outings, plays Ledgard with just the right amount of borderline-freaky, intensity, and Anaya is another of Almodovar's terrifically talented and shockingly beautiful female leads.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Everything fits perfectly, from titles to fin, but most of all Firth, who dons the role of George like a fine bespoke suit.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A bitter, bloody masterpiece with adrenalized emotions and hyper-realized images, this is perhaps as close to battle as any sane human being should ever hope to tread.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Closer is an un-love story as honest and naked as Cupid in the devil's dock, the whole truth, and nothing but.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This quiet, contemplative gem of a film paints a painfully accurate portrait of familial love, loss, and healing-by-degrees among the migrant communities bordering San Antonio.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Shimuzu sees darkened staircases and hears the rustle of dead autumn leaves and reacts as if from the devil’s own haiku. And his dread is catching.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As fluid and intellectually stimulating as the man himself, a tragic, heartfelt take on an event some 40 years old that feels as fresh as yesterday's Times.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    So full of good stuff that it's impossible not to fall in love with it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a jaw-droppingly good performance from this pint-sized, first-time actor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Sauper's delicately horrific documentary is a short, sharp slap in the face of the developed world, and a long overdue one at that.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Greenaway and his picture-perfect cast weave so many interlacing threads into the story, and so many curious subtexts - stylistic and otherwise - that it sometimes leaves us scratching our heads in wonderment.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As we are informed in the film’s prologue, "Cats live in loneliness, then die like falling rain." Sh--, man, whatever. This is so stupid it’s positively genius.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A spare, discomfiting score and uniformly excellent performances, and you have a quiet little masterpiece of dark and chilling beauty.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Be forewarned: Folman closes his film with a grisly, real-death denouement that may give you some nightmares of your own. As well it should.

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