For 1,693 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 7.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Kung Fu Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 Rape Me
Score distribution:
1,693 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Park is one sick puppy, and I mean that in the very best sense of the phrase.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Irony and unwavering idealism are bound up in this lengthy but instantly engaging and informative documentary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    By the time the explosive finale arrives (with a wistful Ray Charles crooning over shots of cataclysmic destruction, no less), you'll be hard pressed to name a recent film with this much action, pathos, and smarts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    "Dr. Goodlove," or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Proletariat" might have been a better title for this ingratiatingly loopy origin story about prerevolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It's Winslet who is the heart and soul of Little Children, and when she makes a desperate, final bid to reclaim her soul, it's both horrifying and heart-rending.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Compelling, relentless cinema.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Minus much of the rose-tinted nostalgia his films have occasionally engendered. There is a nostalgic tone to the film, but it's a quiet, subtle one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    This is classic Hollywood, at its best and worst, sticky rich and scabrous. It may not be the truth, per se, but it sure sounds good.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    No matter how bad you may have it, you'll feel better about your own lot in life after watching the tumultuous sexual flailings of Marcela and Jarda (Brejchová and Luknár), a way, way, way down on their luck Czech couple.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a finely calibrated, spiraling lesson in what NOT to do when engaging in adultery, blackmail, arson, and general antisocial behaviors, and in its best moments it recalls the everyday darkness of James M. Cain: average people doing awful things in an amoral and uncaring universe.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A gently parodic tone prevails throughout what is ultimately a pretty sweet take on bloodsuckers, even as Deacon and Nick flap their way through a “bat fight” (exactly what it sounds like) and the vamps face off against a pack of similarly esteem-challenged werewolves led by Conchords manager Rhys Darby.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    About a Boy knows exactly what it wants to do: It wants to make you smile, and grin, and then laugh with recognition, and it manages all three, again and again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Fernandez is excellent as the maladjusted daughter, but the film's heart and soul is embodied in Galina's noble, understated performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Terribly Happy isn't, but it is wonderfully unhinged, and a painstakingly constructed meditation on a place where good and evil meet, mate, and make sour times sublime and, dare I say it, beautiful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Frankenweenie is that rare film that's both kid- and adult-friendly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Absolutely harrowing, shocking in its sudden revelatory immediacy, and very, very well done, Black Hawk Down is one of the best depictions of the outright lunacy inherent to battle I have ever seen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It’s ridiculous and smart, hilarious and terrifying, difficult to swallow and probably a necessary antidote to the cacophonous history of a land that all too often seems anything but holy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A spare, discomfiting score and uniformly excellent performances, and you have a quiet little masterpiece of dark and chilling beauty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Savlov
    Gilliam keeps the audience guessing, and in doing so creates a startlingly effective rumination on the nature of sanity and madness cloaked in the shroud of a sci-fi thriller.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Ultimately the composition comes off as both overplayed and underdone.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a kick, it's a gas, and it gives the Rat Pack itself a run for its money.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    You can't help but feel conflicted watching this superb documentary about the seminal New York-based punk rock vanguard, the Ramones.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    By the time the film's abrupt conclusion arrives, you realize you've been watching a love story and not, as some might hope, "The Lord of the Rings: The Asian Edition."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    For a film focusing on such a rich emotional tapestry, Kundun is strangely lacking in its emotional core.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    For those who only recall Bana from his bland showing as Ang Lee's super-thyroidial meltdown monster, his performance here is a revelation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's childhood done just right: part cotton candy angels, part gurning adult frighteners, and all wide-eyed kidhood bravado.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Like the doomed vessel from which it takes its tale, Cameron's film is a behemoth, svelte, streamlined, and not the least bit ponderous.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A gorgeously crafted love poem.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    While the climax is admittedly something of a letdown after all the build-up, it's a hopelessly, helplessly original film, all guts, no glory.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A Woman in Berlin is like a tour through the blast-cratered psyche of two colliding cultures, each with its own nightmarish tales to tell or acts of violence to experience.

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