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 Stay Alive
Score distribution:
1,654 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Dreamlike, disjointed, and possessed of a stunningly complex sensual and narrative poetry that may confound audiences not familiar with Chinese director Wong's defining stylistic tropes, Ashes of Time Redux is, simply, one of the most gorgeous films ever made.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Electrifying and decidedly downbeat slice of life and death in Ajami.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Terribly Happy isn't, but it is wonderfully unhinged, and a painstakingly constructed meditation on a place where good and evil meet, mate, and make sour times sublime and, dare I say it, beautiful.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It is with immense pleasure that I can report that Disney's Muppet reboot movie is an absolute delight.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Frankenweenie is that rare film that's both kid- and adult-friendly.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a jaw-droppingly good performance from this pint-sized, first-time actor.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As a documentary on the origins and backstory of the unfilmed film, Jodorowsky’s Dune is unsurpassable. More than that, however, it also allows audiences a rare glimpse inside the furiously creative mind of Jodorowsky, who still, at 84, is a wonderfully mad genius of the moving image.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's pure Bedlam, but for genre fans, Scorsese makes it feel like coming home.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Bridges makes this sozzled and desperate ex-desperado – a cliché by any other name – as fresh and vital as one final shot at cowboy-poet redemption. It may sound crazy, but it's true.