For 1,706 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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Twelve Monkeys
Lowest review score: 0 Lucky Numbers
Score distribution:
1,706 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This isn't some pomo arthouse picture looking to score points by subverting the gangster paradigm; it's a killer film about killers who idolize film but are unable or unwilling to parse the doom that always crops up come Act III.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a ripping good yarn, to boot, breathlessly paced and seamlessly edited, but most important, resoundingly and surpassingly fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This may be the first film to examine the intricacies of the Colombia-to-U.S. drug route in any detail.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Duke of Burgundy doubles down on the genre conventions and ends up being all the better for it. That’s thanks in large part to the score by the UK group Cat’s Eye, the two flawless lead performances, and cinematographer Nicholas D. Knowland’s keen eye for creating a more-than-acceptable simulacrum of Franco and Rolin’s hallucinatory, dreamlike vibes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Feels brief and dreamlike. Waking from its spell, you touch your face, and it's wet, but you're smiling anyway.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's also a deeply moral antiwar film, if one chooses to view it that way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Like Mumbai, Slumdog pulses and throbs with raw, unadulterated life and the hope for a better Bombay, today. It's brilliant.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Filled with brilliant, stand-out performances.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A far cry from his earlier films sex, lies, and videotape and Kafka, Soderbergh skillfully pulls off what could have ended up as a sappy glob of treacly nostalgia. Instead, the director populates his young hero's chaotic world with genuinely disturbing people, images, and events.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    One of the most suspenseful films of all time, its wartime action setting makes it easy to forget it's also one of the most spiritually righteous. [Director's Cut]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a thrilling, powerful movie, and one that certain people in certain quarters may have at one time called dangerous. Some of them may yet still.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is a dream cast for both Scorsese and the viewer, and everyone is working at the peak of their craft. Nicholson's flawless performance as the increasingly unhinged crime boss is a marvel of manic, paranoid ruination.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Ponyo is another conceptually and thrilingly original masterstroke from an animator who long ago left Walt Disney in the dust.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Filmmaker Steve James is apparently incapable of making an uninteresting documentary, even when his subject matter might presumably be thoroughly played out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A brilliant, exhilarating piece of filmmaking. It may even be the best mainstream film of the year thus far.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a jaw-droppingly good performance from this pint-sized, first-time actor.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Szpilman takes to performing sonatas in thin air, eyes closed, those jittery fingers stroking nothing but air. It's a wonderful moment in a wonderful, ghastly film, and one of the most moving arguments for the redemptive powers of art ever made.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Half Nelson, with its bleakly hopeful view of humanity both damned and redeemed – simultaneously – is uncomfortably, almost exactly right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    An immersion into the characters' world in toto, from the "Oh geezes" and the "Oh, yaahs" to the dark and flinty core beneath.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Loud, hilarious, and enormously entertaining, 24 Hour Party People makes you want to toss current FM radio out on its pre-fab, corporate-sponsored backside. And not a moment too soon.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Clearly the single best, the single coolest (to borrow from Harry Knowles) animated film in a great while.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The Host is a freewheeling mix of high style and goofy, good-natured fear-mongering.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Hardly a serious caper film, Out of Sight instead takes a lighter approach, effortlessly offering up as many unexpected chuckles as it does bullets.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    There's no denying it's a tragic film from start to finish, but equally undeniable is the endless stoicism displayed by the women, and Panahi's crisp, meandering direction.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The story (even more so if you weren't around in July of 1969) is gripping, eloquent, and powerful stuff, the right stuff right down to its pioneering heart, taking manifest destiny to the stars themselves.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A genuinely moving portrait of the artist as a young(ish) scullery maid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Gorgeously lensed and delightfully structured, however, this is, in a word, wonderful.

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