For 1,669 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 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Kung Fu Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 Malibu's Most Wanted
Score distribution:
1,669 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Should be required viewing for prospective parents still sitting on the spermatazoan fence; after all, you're going to need a good sense of humor, aren't you?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    There's more at work in this gorgeous and affecting picture than simple culinary sex appeal.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The "Citizen Kane" of Oedipal zombie-cannibal-right to death-comedy-love stories... So gleefully over-the-top that it's decidedly hard not to gag while you're laughing yourself incontinent... Sick. Perverse. Brilliant.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's not the crowning achievement in Steven Spielberg's oeuvre, but Minority Report stands on its own sturdy sci-fi legs, and there's no sign of that little imp Haley Joel Osment, to boot, thankfully.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Like its protagonist, it never hands you explanations on a silver platter, and it makes you think a bit, something far too few thrillers do these days.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    There's a deep, bone-weary melancholy to the proceedings, offset by the mad parties and vicious displays of machismo.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Pi
    Brilliant, surreal, and emotionally draining, this first feature from American Film Institute grad Aronofsky recalls such low-budget sci-fi epics as "Tetsuo: The Iron Man" and more traditional paranoiac suspense films (Adrian Lyne's "Jacob's Ladder" in particular, but also Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby") and yet manages to be a wholly original animal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Backed by a soundtrack of hip-hop and edited to within an inch of its life, Kennedy’s film has sleek gutter charm to spare.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Poses a problem for reviewers. The entire story hinges on a plot device that occurs roughly midway through the film and alters everything that has come before. To give away this massive, unavoidable spoiler would be disastrous and unforgivable.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Plenty of killings abound, nevertheless the film is a masterful -- albeit warped -- love-story-cum-road-movie that revolves around three of the most invigorating performances of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Perhaps one of the cutest children's films ever made.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A zippy, energetic, automotive free-for-all, a caper extravaganza minus the bleak overtones that have come to figure in so many 9mm movies these days.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Thanks to the superior performances by all four leads (including incredibly expressive Karoline Eckertz, who appears as the teenage Regina midway through), Nowhere in Africa is a meditation on everything from race and class and cultural impermanence to the inexhaustible malleability of youth.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A film for the young at heart and those who still appreciate honor, valor, love, and the earth.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Brilliant, wacky, and utterly charming fluff, with millions of mad monkey minions to boot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Craven is obviously having a ball here, and it's impossible not to sit back and go grinning into this dark, gory ride.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Charmingly subversive animation like this is a rare thing indeed, and the fact that you don't have to be under 10 years of age to thoroughly enjoy Mr. Shrek's wild ride is an added bonus.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Works best when it works its mournful magic alone, without fanfare, using only the flickering fear in Cole's gaze as it meets the compassion in Crowe's.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    With centrifugal force on his side, Spider-Man dips, weaves, and whooshes past, up, and around the camera -- it's a rush, and it plasters a grin on your face even after you've left the theatre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's 99 and 44/100% pure Mamet all the way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Mamet's dialogue is still on the mark, rapid-fire, and as cutting as an antique straight razor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Doesn't just raise the bar on sci-fi and action films, it rips that sucker off and sends it spiraling into the sun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A gorgeously crafted love poem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Its adult themes of familial separation and societal betrayal are head and shoulders above much of the director’s previous popcorn work -– more hurt, more heart, more unassailable hope.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    No one has ever succeeded with anything approximating the sheer energetic brilliance of what Lee has managed here. For all intents and purposes, this is a comic-book movie in the very truest and most vibrant sense of the phrase.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's chilling what Fiennes can do with so very little; he looks like a wounded puppy half the time and sounds like one to boot.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    As atypical a summer film as they come -– no explosions, no car chases, no Arnold -– but immensely more pleasing than films with all three of those summertime staples.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Reality has overtaken the movies here, which, I suppose, makes T3 all the more cathartically appealing. At least onscreen we have Arnold Schwarzenegger in our corner.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Cronenberg’s nonlinear narrative is trying at times – it keeps you nearly as off-kilter as the characters, and surely that’s intentional – but as a character piece about madness and stymied dreams, it’s remarkably realistic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a film that you can take home and chew over later, both abrasive in its loudness and reflective in its fleeting, feminine moments of silence. Well done.