For 1,763 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 7.8 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 Basic Instinct 2
Score distribution:
1763 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Though its reach sometimes exceeds its grasp, Tarantino has created a movie with all the gritty punch of a .44 in the belly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Unconventional and idiosyncratic love story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A spare and perfectly droll kinda-sorta comedy from Norwegian director Hamer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    What makes Under the Skin such a mind-blower has everything to do with Johansson’s chillingly unempathetic turn as the, well, whatever she is, coupled with cinematographer Daniel Landin’s disorienting, hallucinogenic visuals.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    I said once before that every generation gets the superhero it deserves, and Nolan's darkest of dark knights is surely ours – and no more so than in this current incarnation. (Granted, this doesn't bode well for society, but hey, things are bleak all over.)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Human Resources, which gets my vote for most sarcastic title of the year, isn't a stand up and cheer kind of film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Sublimely ridiculous film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Has the look and feel of Euro-Altman (vastly superior to Euro-Disney, mind you).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    It wouldn't feel out of place on a double bill with "Dangerous Liaisons," given Breillat's unrepentantly nihilistic attitude toward the battle of the sexes in which all are pawns, every knight is errant, and the only queen is Queen Bitch.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Provides that rarest of documentary accomplishments: a glimpse into the artists' sunny, dark hearts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Seems more like a subtle, elegiac tone poem than an indictment of human banality and the evil that men do.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    One of the more surreal docs to come down the pike in some time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Savlov
    It's a short, sharp, shock to the cinematic system that's virtually impossible to dislike, and if you don't leave the theatre grinning your face off, then buddy, movies just aren't for you.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It’s bravura, classic Hollywood filmmaking, and you like to think that Hughes himself would have viewed it, if not appreciatively, then at least with a sense of kinship.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a riveting, nail-biting, two-buckets-of-popcorn return to form for Howard.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This artful documentary about renowned Tokyo sushi master Jiro Ono is not going to help save Charlie the Tuna one iota.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Gift, a psychological roller coaster on a doomed track, is one of the best directorial debuts in ages, hands down.

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