For 1,716 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 7.6 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 The Fog
Score distribution:
1,716 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    If you (or your kids) loved Toy Story, you'll like Toy Story 2 as well. Just don't expect any big surprises.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    It's all a little too polished, a little too smug to be ranked up there as one of the great journalism films.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    A bore... The film leaves you with the feeling, once again, of having enjoyed a lovely meal fit for royalty only to discover, too late, that the fruit was made of wax and the roast was little more than a Styrofoam mock-up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    The only thing here that feels truly, utterly alive is Ledger's maniacal, muttery Joker. The last laugh is his and his alone. It's enough to make you cry.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Relax, sit tight, and enjoy the ride.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Some people might find Chunhyang a chore to sit through, including me. Despite all of its accumulated period gorgeousness, or perhaps because of it, the film moves at a snail's pace, telegraphing plot twists miles before we actually arrive at them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    It wouldn't feel out of place on a double bill with "Dangerous Liaisons," given Breillat's unrepentantly nihilistic attitude toward the battle of the sexes in which all are pawns, every knight is errant, and the only queen is Queen Bitch.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    But even a rapper needs to punch things up a bit, and 8 Mile, for all its hip-hop braggadocio, is a pretty weak riff.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    You have to wonder – not too hard, though – what this gore-soaked auteur's bedtime dreams are like.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Meehl's documentary features plenty of interviews with cowboys and ranch hands who've had their lives – and their horses' lives – changed by Brannaman, but it lacks the literary or cinematic magic of either version of "The Horse Whisperer."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Narnia is nearly saved by those immensely likable and altogether stiff-upper-lippy Pevensie kids.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    At times, it’s a bit like being cornered and regaled by actor Bill Nighy’s aging rocker Billy Mack from "Love Actually," but certainly more interesting, and a rewarding and informative document of some unlikely visionaries of maximum rock & roll.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Dahl, who really does know what he's doing when it comes to investing a scene with both heebies and jeebies, is a notch or two above most.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Spy
    This is a different sort of comedy that more or less succeeds on its own terms, despite that fact that you find yourself rooting for the post-Snowden CIA.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Fernandez is excellent as the maladjusted daughter, but the film's heart and soul is embodied in Galina's noble, understated performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Ultimately the composition comes off as both overplayed and underdone.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    By the time the film's abrupt conclusion arrives, you realize you've been watching a love story and not, as some might hope, "The Lord of the Rings: The Asian Edition."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    For a film focusing on such a rich emotional tapestry, Kundun is strangely lacking in its emotional core.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Despite the hardships depicted, Golden Door is a sweet film at heart, playing witness to the birth pangs of modern America with both due respect and the occasional comic grace note, but not, oddly, one single shot of the Statue of Liberty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Herzog, ever the eccentric filmmaker on a mission, may have met his match in this man of the cloth.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Feels overlong and underscripted.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Taken as a whole, Thirst meanders too far from the crossroads of life and death; it gets outright dull in spots, although they are few and far between.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    A bold (and lovely) experiment that will almost certainly bore most audiences into their own brightly colored dreams.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Without a doubt, the animation is vibrant and electrifying; it's only the story that lacks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Sweet enough but in the end a bit of a corny-syrupy wipeout, this is middling family-night fare, but it never even comes close to the emotional or technical wizardry of Pixar's finest moments.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Why remake Norman Jewison's staunchly cool 1968 heist film in such a lackadaisical, uninspired manner?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    This is, disappointingly, a long way from being a Studio Ghibli classic. The essential plot may be archetypal, but it’s no "Kiki’s Delivery Service."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    So bereft of hope... that it's a chore to withstand.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    For a film that's ostensibly about modern American society's love affair with addictive behavior – sex, drugs, rock & roll – its bark is much worse than its bite.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Not in itself a bad thing -- the "Star Trek" films have long come under friendly fire for being too heavy on the philosophizing and not enough so on the deep-space car chases -- but oddly, the film feels soulless and hollow, despite best intentions to the contrary.

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