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 Control
Lowest review score: 0 Valentine
Score distribution:
1,682 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's manic and wearyingly predictable, and as soon as it begins, you know exactly how it's going to end: with a hard, fast crash (and the requisite yakkety epilogue).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Michael Lehmann's "Heathers" followed the same sort of story line to much better effect in 1989, and Clueless leaves you itching to race over to the video store in search of just that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Don't believe the hype: Paranormal Activity may be a lot of things, but the words "scary" and "movie" are not among them. It is instead nothing more or less than an excruciatingly tedious YouTube gag cleverly marketed to go viral in the broadest and most box office-friendly way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The emotions are turbocharged and the topic is eternally relevant, but that's not enough to save Two Girls and a Guy from being a whiny, snoozy bore.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    In short, the character is a lot like the way Stan Lee first envisioned him, but the trilogy's screenwriter Steve Ditko would probably loathe this new, unsatisfying, and hollow-feeling entry into the new cinematic Marvel Universe.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Perhaps vice isn't what it used to be, or maybe Crockett and Tubbs just aren't all that interesting when removed from their appropriate time slot, but this may well be the dreariest and most monochromatic time you'll have at the movies all summer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's confused and confusing, by turns hilarious and off-putting. In short, it's awfully hard to love I Love You Philip Morris.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Consider this yet another nail in the Eighties coffin.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A dead-chamber misfire, a hollowpoint dud.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    In all honesty I'd advise you to go rent the stunning (and brand-new) DVD of the director's great "Le Mépris (Contempt)," which seems to me to be much more Godardian and much less hopeless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's inoffensive and sports a positive "be yourself" message that’s obvious enough to be seen from space without benefit of hero-vision, but really, there's very little that's super about it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    The Boxtrolls feels rough-and-tumble and not as much fun by half.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Like rocky road ice cream, The Rundown is chunky stuff, full of calories and easy to take in small doses. Also like rocky road, it’s bound to attract flies if you leave it lying around, and, more to the point, too much of it is likely to make you gag.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    You come away from Splinter feeling it would have made a far more effective short than the feature-length drag it is.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Less extraordinary and considerably more banal, given the sci-fi/comedy subject matter, is Men in Black 3's story, which jumps the ectomorphic shark in high style but with a deficit of actual belly laughs.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    A forgivable error, but an error nonetheless.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    I've had mosquito bites that were more passionate than this undead, unrequited, and altogether unfun pseudo-romantic riff on Romeo and Juliet.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Ultimately, it's a bore. Don't see the movie – read the book, play the game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Feels more like Barry Levinson's "Tin Men" on Prozac.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It works only sporadically, and more as a comic outing than as a vicious battle of sexual predation.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The most lackadaisical thriller I've ever seen, overly infatuated with not only the inexplicability of random evil, but also its mundanity.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 11 Marc Savlov
    A work of near-existential pointlessness. It's true to the anarchic, silly spirit of the original clowning, but there's very little else to it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Loud, abrasive, and featuring performances seemingly calibrated to be heard over the cacophonous roar of Travolta's mad, bad overacting.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Camp has also been compared to Alan Parker’s "Fame," which operates with a similar love of behind-the-scenes melodrama and youthful idealism, but different in that it doesn’t induce brain-swelling revulsion in the viewer.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Crucial to the nature of the disaster film -- and something that Irwin Allen knew so very well -- is that films of this sort depend on an emotional hook, a peg of normalcy to hang the chaos from. Volcano offers no such hook, and as a result it plays like some La Brea dinosaur risen from the tar, all effects and no heart.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    A character-driven piece with a character who seems somewhat hollow.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It’s Brisseau's penchant for the flamboyantly perverse and the perversely flamboyant, however, that might have been best left secret.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    There are moments in Idlewild that resonate with the painful "if only" of missed opportunity, and more than a few that just make you scratch your head. It's like some wildly overlong music video, minus the sexy thump 'n' grind. It's all blow, no pop.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    All we're left with is a second-rate J-Horror entry that bores rather scares.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    The film may have only the best of intentions, but it tries way too hard and ends up being shallow, superficial, and only sporadically funny.

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