For 1,706 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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,706 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's Wilson's film all the way. He's brings an unexpected frisson of surfer-esque chutzpah to the role of Roy, a bad guy with good intentions, a cowboy who, dammit, just wants to be loved.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    You need only see Get Low for absolute proof that, while Hollywood may be in decline even as bad actors' salaries climb ever higher, there remain at least three very exemplary reasons – Duvall, Spacek, and Murray – to switch off your home theatre and get out into a real one.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The bulk, the heft, and the girth of Bukowski: Born Into This arrives in the form of the author himself, giving beery readings to Berkeley audiences clearly enjoying a contact high or sitting, ill-kempt but quiet, pensive, Heineken in one yellowy paw, in his apartment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The cast is uniformly excellent in their roles, and Eyre's persistent use of long, trailing shots reinforces the story's elegiac tone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As with all of Lee's films, there's much more going on beneath the surface than is immediately apparent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It’s [Depp's] first genuine “adult” role (not counting the tedious Nick of Time), and it allows him the freedom and emotional range to move, speak, and deal with issues more as an actor and less as a brat-packer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A film for the young at heart and those who still appreciate honor, valor, love, and the earth.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    You have to wonder – not too hard, though – what this gore-soaked auteur's bedtime dreams are like.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Meehl's documentary features plenty of interviews with cowboys and ranch hands who've had their lives – and their horses' lives – changed by Brannaman, but it lacks the literary or cinematic magic of either version of "The Horse Whisperer."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The end result is an electrifying, morally complex story of the evil that men (and women) do in the name of the greater good.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    That they were just hormonally blitzkrieged kids at the time, unaware of their role in history, only makes Peralta's superior doc that much more winning.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    As uncomfortable as it is to have your nose shoved in this nightmare, its unforgettable in its violent lyricism and the bloody power of its message.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    This debut feature from Australian director Duncan is still a wonderful sociopolitical experiment, dripping with sarcasm and bizarre, oddball humor, which make it all the more potent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Durkin's film seems to exist in its own fractured dream state. It's hypnotic, narcotic, and trembling on the verge of either dread or redemption or some hazy state of nothingness in between.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    With The Guest, Wingard and Barrett have once more upped the ante for the indie horror flick pack.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Unlikely to be either the tea party or Occupy America's first pick for best film of the year, Margin Call is nevertheless a surprisingly adroit effort to A) explain the birth pains of our current financial woes, and B) show what it might have been like, in these first few hours within the confines of an early investment trading firm casualty.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The most original comedy from either side of the pond in years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    With its brief running time and revelatory story, this neat, fascinating documentary ought to be required viewing for art history students everywhere.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This second incarnation of the Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt-produced animation anthology is, if anything, even better than the first.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Crammed to bursting with the director’s trademark magical realism. Occasionally marred by budgetary constraints, this is nevertheless a welcome return for an artist who truly deserves the sobriquet: El Maestro.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Crowe has rarely been better, and the same goes for director Scott, who parallels and then dovetails Lucas and Roberts' stories with sublime, gritty precision, working up to a magnificent "Godfather III"-style crosscutting sequence that electrifies an already explosive tale.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Submarine pulls off the difficult trick of being bittersweet without being saccharine and does so with a quietly riotous aplomb.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Sophie Scholl plods along inexorably, one step after another, to its grim, sad end. It's almost unbearable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Everything about this swift and gorgeous and tremendously enjoyable film is played out in a rush of staccato edits, crisp performances, and charmingly giddy subplots that coalesce into Spielberg's most purely entertaining movie in years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is not your mother's murder mystery, unless your mother's maiden name is de Sade and she has an appallingly bleak vision of modern society that occasionally fixates on the historical misdeeds of the corporate/industrial world and the correction thereof.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Narnia is nearly saved by those immensely likable and altogether stiff-upper-lippy Pevensie kids.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Kempner's documentary is a streamlined, gorgeous piece of work, full of revelations of time, place, and person.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Backed by a soundtrack of hip-hop and edited to within an inch of its life, Kennedy’s film has sleek gutter charm to spare.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Punk Singer (and the formation of the Julie Ruin) offers a welcome return to, if not the fray, then certainly the front – where, as every rebel girl worth her combat boots knows, girls belong.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    At times, it’s a bit like being cornered and regaled by actor Bill Nighy’s aging rocker Billy Mack from "Love Actually," but certainly more interesting, and a rewarding and informative document of some unlikely visionaries of maximum rock & roll.

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