For 1,708 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 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,708 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Zombieland is dead set against being dead serious. Its tonal pallor has more in common with a foreshortened "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" than with "28 Days" or "Weeks Later," and then, again, there's that jaw-dropping cameo. It'll kill ya.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Paranoid Park shows the Portland-based director to be working at the pinnacle of his art in every frame, in every composition. It's breathtaking, heartbreaking, tragic, gorgeous, and true all at the same time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Harris' thought-provoking performance art/life isn't yet over, but by film's end he's become unplugged, both literally and metaphorically.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    An order-of-magnitude leap forward in animated storytelling.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a masterful film, the kind you itch to see twice or more, as elliptical as a dream and as direct as the short sharp shock of lead kissing flesh.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Clearly the single best, the single coolest (to borrow from Harry Knowles) animated film in a great while.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The Host is a freewheeling mix of high style and goofy, good-natured fear-mongering.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    By the time the explosive finale arrives (with a wistful Ray Charles crooning over shots of cataclysmic destruction, no less), you'll be hard pressed to name a recent film with this much action, pathos, and smarts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A brilliant, exhilarating piece of filmmaking. It may even be the best mainstream film of the year thus far.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Osama begins in fear and ends in terror. In between there's all manner of hopelessness, deprivation, and death, which is to say that as the first film to come out of a post-Taliban Afghanistan, it's practically a documentary.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Feels brief and dreamlike. Waking from its spell, you touch your face, and it's wet, but you're smiling anyway.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    That Aimée & Jaguar manages so well in triple duty as a wartime melodrama with a lesbian twist is remarkable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It speaks to both the head and the heart, and it is, in myriad ways, some of the best work the legendary animator has ever created.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    At times poignant, joyful, and terrifying, Shawshank Redemption is an altogether brilliant movie and the debut of an equally brilliant director.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The end result is an electrifying, morally complex story of the evil that men (and women) do in the name of the greater good.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A crazed, lovestruck, wholly original (and yet amazingly referential) beast, part pop-culture wasteland, part glowing tribute, and part wild-eyed roller coaster (of love).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a ripping good yarn, to boot, breathlessly paced and seamlessly edited, but most important, resoundingly and surpassingly fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The film is delicious, welcome, and entirely satisfying and, as an added bonus, far and away the best genre-fan date movie of the year.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Cooly feral in dark suit and tie, Glover’s the man in the gray flannel suit gone way, way over the edge, and it’s one of the most fully realized screen performances in ages, rats and all.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Casting is everything, and the casting of Stallone -- playing way against type -- as the powerless hayseed sheriff in Cop Land is nothing short of inspired.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Everything about this swift and gorgeous and tremendously enjoyable film is played out in a rush of staccato edits, crisp performances, and charmingly giddy subplots that coalesce into Spielberg's most purely entertaining movie in years.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This remarkable adaptation of the supposedly "unfilmable" novel by David Mitchell achieves near-perfection on virtually all levels.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Definitely not for the squeamish, Wake in Fright is calibrated for maximum psychic impact. Its madness is viral and disconcerting. Truly, you're going to want a stiff drink and a hot shower, or a noose, after visiting the Yabba.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    One of the most suspenseful films of all time, its wartime action setting makes it easy to forget it's also one of the most spiritually righteous. [Director's Cut]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Just plain unforgettable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The Blue Room is mesmerizing, psychologically complex, and, at the very end, viscerally devastating. They don’t make them like this much anymore, but they should.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Loud, hilarious, and enormously entertaining, 24 Hour Party People makes you want to toss current FM radio out on its pre-fab, corporate-sponsored backside. And not a moment too soon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Crowe has rarely been better, and the same goes for director Scott, who parallels and then dovetails Lucas and Roberts' stories with sublime, gritty precision, working up to a magnificent "Godfather III"-style crosscutting sequence that electrifies an already explosive tale.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    For those who only recall Bana from his bland showing as Ang Lee's super-thyroidial meltdown monster, his performance here is a revelation.

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