For 1,649 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 7.1 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 Taxi
Score distribution:
1,649 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's an out-of-this-world, real-life adventure for kids of all ages, budding Neil Armstrongs and Ray Bradburys alike.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's not necessary to be a longtime fan of the Star Trek universe to appreciate the sheer emotional punch and swagger of this rough and randy Enterprise crew.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Let Me In is by far one of the best-looking films of the year, genre or no genre. It's a nightmare, sure, but what childhood isn't?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Amid the increasingly horrific images of daily ghetto life are moments of utterly unexpected, haunting beauty, including a reel of color film that does more to humanize an inhuman situation than anything I've ever seen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Danny Boyle's 127 Hours is the calm, cool, and tear-your-hair-out exciting mirror image of Tony Scott's bland and formulaic "Unstoppable."
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Absolutely mandatory viewing for aspiring animators and filmmakers. (In terms of pacing, scoring, editing, and narrative, it's a film school unto itself.) For the rest of us, however, it's simply magic.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Which ultimately is what Applause is really about: applying the greasepaint of the daily mundane over the scar tissue of a damaged life, striving for a reality outside of a bottle (and off the stage) while still maintaining some semblance of what made this particular lion roar in the first place.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It is with immense pleasure that I can report that Disney's Muppet reboot movie is an absolute delight.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is highly personal artwork writ in a grand, towering script, and all the more intellectually and artistically legible for it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a jaw-droppingly good performance from this pint-sized, first-time actor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Frankenweenie is that rare film that's both kid- and adult-friendly.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This remarkable adaptation of the supposedly "unfilmable" novel by David Mitchell achieves near-perfection on virtually all levels.
    • 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?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The balance between the slight, near-mythic narrative and the eye-wateringly beautiful cinematography (courtesy of Bradford Young), as well as the aching, spare score by Daniel Hart, create a movie that’s a more lovingly crafted tone poem than anything you’re likely to see on Texas screens this summer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a veritable shoo-in for an Oscar nod this year, and one of the more disturbing films to come out of a major studio in ages.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Alternating between color footage and the genius interplay of startlingly lovely sequences of Stanton singing and playing harmonica in granular black-and-white, Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction perfectly captures the essence of the man.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Gravity is a major filmmaking accomplishment, no doubt, although it would have been interesting to see how it might have played sans dialogue. Unthinkable to Hollywood, sure, but still … Kowalski and Stone’s backstories and banter are, in the end, secondary to the film’s jaw-dropping visuals.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Narco Cultura smartly and movingly focuses on the cultural cycle of violence, beginning with a young, Los Angeles-based rapper, Edgar Quintero, whose main job is penning lyrics celebrating the orgiastically violent lifestyles of the drug thugs for his band Buknas de Culiacán.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    In many ways, A Field in England is a funhouse mirror of audience expectations and something of a filmic Rorschach test.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Though its reach sometimes exceeds its grasp, Tarantino has created a movie with all the gritty punch of a .44 in the belly.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    One glance at the cast should be enough of a recommendation for any film lover -- it's Winger's first time on the screen in seven years, and Howard deserves a nod or two if only for getting his wife back in front of the camera where she so clearly belongs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a visually stunning film. For every kid everywhere, and for every adult still a kid at heart, the dinosaurs are the thing, and here, finally, Disney does justice to our dreams.