For 1,676 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 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Control
Lowest review score: 0 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Score distribution:
1,676 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Castle-Hughes and Paratene are nothing short of remarkable in their roles.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Scrappy, powerful, and shocking.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Immensely entertaining, Coriolanus is chock-full o' gore and the contemporary trappings of a man and a land divided, both from without and from within.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's an audacious, affecting, and unexpectedly hilarious debut, and most definitely the most original film I've seen all year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The images this war photographer shoots are beyond awful, but there's just no looking away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It smarts, and shocks, and just for a moment blows your mind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Even if you're familiar with the details of the game, Rafferty's suspenseful editing draws you to the edge of your seat and beyond, back into 1968 itself.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As a documentary on the origins and backstory of the unfilmed film, Jodorowsky’s Dune is unsurpassable. More than that, however, it also allows audiences a rare glimpse inside the furiously creative mind of Jodorowsky, who still, at 84, is a wonderfully mad genius of the moving image.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Riveting, and frankly it's great fun to see Leth best the smirky von Trier five times running.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Fantasies and phantasms aside, Fincher proves himself yet again to be a better cinematic psychologist of (in-)human nature than almost any other director alive. It’s another squirmily excellent date movie from hell, courtesy of contemporary cinema’s most overt nihilist.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    And Favreau? If you'd told me 12 years ago that Swingers' comic linchpin would end up helming one of the best, most visceral, and downright fun foray of all the comic-book franchises waiting in the CGI wings, I'd have told you to amscray, kid. But what the hell? Turns out irony's good for your blood.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Mamet's dialogue is still on the mark, rapid-fire, and as cutting as an antique straight razor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's an out-of-this-world, real-life adventure for kids of all ages, budding Neil Armstrongs and Ray Bradburys alike.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Unfamiliar to most these days and it goes without saying that Harris performs a great service in the eyes of history with his film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Let Me In is by far one of the best-looking films of the year, genre or no genre. It's a nightmare, sure, but what childhood isn't?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Like an early Clash number, it's by turns lovely and ugly, loud as bombs and quiet as a revolution's first-thrown stone; it acknowledges the legend while uncovering the truth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A fearless sort of melodramaticism that might have seemed silly if it weren't for the impeccable EVERYTHING on display here, from the lush, sexy camerawork of director of photography Yorick Le Saux (Swimming Pool) to the throbbing, atavistic score by John Adams. It's not silly or, at least, rarely so, and Swinton's nuanced, aching performance is downright revelatory.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Ultimately, I’ll Be Me is both an unconventional tribute to this American icon and a deep-down cri de coeur for more research on viable ways to retard the progression of Alzheimer’s and perhaps one day find a reliable cure. No one’s getting any younger, after all.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The spirited interplay between Goodman and Crystal is both wacky and, dare I say, charming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    While 28 Weeks Later ultimately falls shy of classic status (it's no Panic in Year Zero!), there are several hard-to-shake scenes -- nightmare visions, really -- that reveal the infected populace to be far less dangerous to the fabric of a civilized society than, perhaps, the very notion of civilization itself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Savlov
    Even though we're aware of the tragic trajectory of the singer's life, for a while it almost seems as if reality got it wrong and Curtis might just squeak past the reaper's scythe with no more than a shave and a haircut.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Is it classic cinema? Perhaps not, but then again, American shores and citizens have never been lacerated by atomic weapons. What do we know?
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's also and most interestingly about the writing process itself, a difficult feat to pull off on film, which Wagner and co-screenwriter Fred Parnes manage to display with unvarnished realism.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As concert films go, this is heady stuff.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    At once eerie, picaresque, evocative, and utterly alien to the reality most viewers inhabit, Into Great Silence is a daring and breathtakingly constructed documentary dream. So much so that the more restless among us may find themselves nodding off.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's not perfect -- thank Satan! -- but Hellboy II: The Golden Army is by far the most splendidly imaginative and creatively uncorked piece of fantastic cinema since the director's "Pan's Labyrinth" netted an Oscar trifecta in 2007.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As fluid and intellectually stimulating as the man himself, a tragic, heartfelt take on an event some 40 years old that feels as fresh as yesterday's Times.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    In a film like this, timing is everything, and everyone from the stunt coordinators to the crew-at-large seems to have gotten it right the first time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Unconventional and idiosyncratic love story.

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