For 1,682 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 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
Score distribution:
1,682 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    An order-of-magnitude leap forward in animated storytelling.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    An unexpected classic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is horror with a wink and a nod to drive-in theatres and sweaty back seats. This is how it's done.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Much has been made about the film's "humanizing" of Hitler, but he's only human here in the most prosaic of terms.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This second incarnation of the Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt-produced animation anthology is, if anything, even better than the first.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    If Victorian Manchester had been remotely like this, H.G. Wells never would have bothered to pen "The Time Machine" – he'd have just stepped outside and into the fray.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Honestly, this ultra-noir adaptation of Frank Miller's black-and-white cult comic series is a visual feast ripped straight from the original medium's blood-soaked pages.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Provides that rarest of documentary accomplishments: a glimpse into the artists' sunny, dark hearts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The director is unflinching in his portrayal of the horrors that occurred, and nearly all the characters, from Voight's Wright to Rhames' Mann, are wonderfully nuanced, desperately believable creations.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A sweet-natured romantic fable, albeit one that packs in carnivorous cockroaches, rampaging brontosaurs, and the ever-Freudian Empire State Building among its requisite emotional baggage. And, too, it's a corker of an action/monster movie.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Sophie Scholl plods along inexorably, one step after another, to its grim, sad end. It's almost unbearable.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    There's so much information and so many finely honed arguments in this ultimately joyous film that it's liable to send audiences scurrying home to their computers to download the bands they've just heard.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Park is one sick puppy, and I mean that in the very best sense of the phrase.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Cavite isn't a horror film, per se – its nightmarish sense of unreality is thoroughly grounded in the geopolitical here and now – but the emotions it conjures from the audience can be traced straight back to Shockers 101.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It ends up seeming more real and more artistically, morally, and spiritually honest than any dozen bedrock documentary films you'd care to name.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Factotum, for all its grim grind, is funny-serious, and smart-stupid. Just like you after four beers, and me after eight.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is a dream cast for both Scorsese and the viewer, and everyone is working at the peak of their craft. Nicholson's flawless performance as the increasingly unhinged crime boss is a marvel of manic, paranoid ruination.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This feature-length expansion of Cohen's deliciously ridiculous character accomplishes what decades of Soviet propaganda failed to do: It points out and underscores issues of race, religious intolerance, classism, and all manner of very American social ills by giving the culprits just enough rope to hang themselves by their own petards (and then some).
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The quiet respect Venus displays toward lions in winter, defanged though they may be, is rare enough; the film's respect for unfinessed lionesses-to-be is rarer still. Wherever they're going, no one here is going quietly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is the sort of masterpiece that will obliterate memories of lesser, later efforts in the "meeting the parents" comedy lineage. Brilliant.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The Host is a freewheeling mix of high style and goofy, good-natured fear-mongering.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Death and the Maiden is a streamlined razor-ride of a movie: taut, riveting, and a psychological horror show that will leave nail-marks in your palms for days afterwards.
    • 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.

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