For 1,654 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 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Control
Lowest review score: 0 The Cold Light of Day
Score distribution:
1,654 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Mystic River asks plenty of questions but rarely if ever offers any answers, and certainly no easy ones. If this fine and sorrowful film is what can be expected from our aging cinema icons, here’s to the golden years, dark though they may be.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Castle-Hughes and Paratene are nothing short of remarkable in their roles.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Pixar's Finding Nemo may well have the best casting of any animated film of the past 30-odd years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Love, death, hope, and hatred: Spider-Man 2 has ’em all, in spades.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Don’t leave until the final credits finish rolling or you’ll miss what many are considering Kill Bill: Vol. 1’s best bit. Trust us on this one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    An order-of-magnitude leap forward in animated storytelling.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As far from "Slacker" as you could possibly get and still be using a motion-picture camera, The School of Rock is nonetheless pure Linklater, pure rock & roll, and pure fun. Gabba, gabba, hey!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The most original comedy from either side of the pond in years.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Just plain unforgettable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    There's even a Simon and Garfunkel tune on the soundtrack, which makes Braff's character seem like the only living boy in New Jersey, which, of course, he may well be. L'chaim!
    • 57 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Cyberpunk meets renegade romance, à la Orwell.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is a determined, resolutely paced, and atypical samurai movie, more an epic of the heart than of the battlefield, and all the more powerful for it.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is high fantasy of the best kind.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    God forbid this should ever play on an IMAX screen -- the concussive soundtrack and relentless visuals would likely strike viewers deaf and blind (but what a way to go!). Simply breathtaking.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The Kids are All Right, a grin-cracking great portrait of a modern American family in minor and then major crises.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As riveting as a documentary can possibly be, this slim (74-minute) film is also one of the most politically aware films of the year.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    You can take a page from Wes Craven before he went flat and keep repeating, "It's only a movie; it's only a movie; it's only a movie." But is it?