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 Twelve Monkeys
Lowest review score: 0 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Score distribution:
1,682 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    While the evil that men do to one another in this film may well be rooted in the Cain-like enabling of original sin from one doomed brother to another, the final familial tragedy feels exactly like classic Lumet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It’s far and away the most original symphony of terror since F.W. Murnau raised hackles and Schrecks with his 1922 Nosferatu.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's thrilling and lovely and sad and explosive in all the right ways, and it needs to be seen – on the big screen, in 3-D – to be believed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Deliciously bleak, black political satire from British director Armando Iannucci.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Far from being atypical, the events of June 12 and the litany of tiny nightmares that led up to that day are brutally obvious.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    For those willing to submit to its terrible charms, it may be the single most important debut to come out of the Americas in years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Osama begins in fear and ends in terror. In between there's all manner of hopelessness, deprivation, and death, which is to say that as the first film to come out of a post-Taliban Afghanistan, it's practically a documentary.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's not necessary to be a longtime fan of the Star Trek universe to appreciate the sheer emotional punch and swagger of this rough and randy Enterprise crew.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The dead have more fun than the living, again, in Tim Burton’s new stop-motion animated feature, a gift to gothlings everywhere and as exquisitely crafted as one of Federico’s post-mortem still lifes on "Six Feet Under," and just as melodramatically melancholic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Love, death, hope, and hatred: Spider-Man 2 has ’em all, in spades.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Paranoid Park shows the Portland-based director to be working at the pinnacle of his art in every frame, in every composition. It's breathtaking, heartbreaking, tragic, gorgeous, and true all at the same time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Nothing short of horror-hound heaven.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Pure, goofy fun.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Perhaps one of the cutest children's films ever made.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    While it’s perhaps not the best date film of the year, it is a grim and unmistakable masterpiece of bleak, black sorrow.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's brutal to watch the bigger-they-are-the-harder-they-fall tragedy of this once-great heavyweight. In fact, it's enough to make you cry.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    There are many questions raised and answered in this film, but one that isn’t is why on Earth it’s garnered an R rating. Love Is Strange is anything but. It’s a seriocomic romance of the most genteel sort, full of heartfelt “I love yous,” brief (and definitely unerotic) snuggling, and a wealth of tremendously fine acting from all involved.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    What’s great about this “documentary” – Cave gets a script credit alongside the directors, which kind of invalidates the whole notion of hands-off documentary filmmaking – is that it delves deeply into Cave’s notoriously fussy creative process without ever becoming stodgy or dull.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A fine, near-seamless film that finally suffers slightly from an inability to wrap up its tale.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The quiet respect Venus displays toward lions in winter, defanged though they may be, is rare enough; the film's respect for unfinessed lionesses-to-be is rarer still. Wherever they're going, no one here is going quietly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Electrifying and decidedly downbeat slice of life and death in Ajami.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Becomes something of a rainswept Korean koan on both the nobility and futility of persistence in the face of obviously insurmountable odds.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Face/Off works like a charm right on down the line thanks to brilliant, exhilarating performances from Cage and Travolta, and the many tremendously enjoyable action set-pieces that are Woo's hallmark.

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