For 1,829 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 Apocalypse Now Redux
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
1829 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The U.S. won the Olympic gold, but as seen here, the Russians’ story is by far the more genuinely Olympian, making this a handy victory over all previously told accounts of that so-called miracle.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Creed isn’t a complete TKO, but it goes all 12 rounds with vitality and flourish.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As far from "Slacker" as you could possibly get and still be using a motion-picture camera, The School of Rock is nonetheless pure Linklater, pure rock & roll, and pure fun. Gabba, gabba, hey!
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Much has been made about the film's "humanizing" of Hitler, but he's only human here in the most prosaic of terms.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Could be summarized as a vampire tween romance, but that cheap and tawdry sum-up does zero justice to the magnificent emotional resonance of this gemlike bloodstone of a film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Impossible to shake off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Remarkable, melancholy, and ultimately hopeful documentary.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's the truth, unshackled and captured against all odds, and it's one of the most powerful documentary films I have ever seen, period.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is nobody's idea of a happy family story, but it is a pristinely chilling depiction of familial meltdown in a post-Stalinist, Twilight Zone anti-place, the dark heart of heartlessness and mysterious parenting techniques.
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is a determined, resolutely paced, and atypical samurai movie, more an epic of the heart than of the battlefield, and all the more powerful for it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's not perfect -- Thornton's slack-jawed yokel Jacob is played a bit wide of the mark and Fonda continues to irk in some indefinable way -- but it's a revelation for longtime Raimi fans. And it's a hell of a ride too, for both Raimi fans and newcomers alike.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's Cronenberg's film, but it's the actors who elevate Eastern Promises from mere thriller to some other, more disturbing plane.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As riveting as a documentary can possibly be, this slim (74-minute) film is also one of the most politically aware films of the year.

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