For 1,828 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 8.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Ran
Lowest review score: 0 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Score distribution:
1828 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    It's not a great action dust-up by any means.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Sauper's delicately horrific documentary is a short, sharp slap in the face of the developed world, and a long overdue one at that.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Mystic River asks plenty of questions but rarely if ever offers any answers, and certainly no easy ones. If this fine and sorrowful film is what can be expected from our aging cinema icons, here’s to the golden years, dark though they may be.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Make no mistake: This is a horror film right to its core, although the nightmare comes both from without (the war, the state decrees regarding how Shideh must dress in public, even when fleeing incoming missiles) and within (the unknown but entirely evil Middle Eastern djinn).
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's also a deeply moral antiwar film, if one chooses to view it that way.
    • 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
    While there’s hardly a plot to speak of, that’s never hobbled Linklater before and is indeed the director’s keenest, cleverest trick: the ability to make something sweet, honest, and true out of the ephemeral marginalia of youth minus the rose-tinted bullshit.
    • 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
    '71
    Take the politics out and you’d still have a powerhouse action film. But please, don’t take the politics out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Steeped in bleak, ominous atmosphere and period-perfect costumes and design, this is one of those rare genre films that gets under your skin and stays there.
    • 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.

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