For 1,727 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 Kung Fu Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,727 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Despite the hardships depicted, Golden Door is a sweet film at heart, playing witness to the birth pangs of modern America with both due respect and the occasional comic grace note, but not, oddly, one single shot of the Statue of Liberty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The balance between the slight, near-mythic narrative and the eye-wateringly beautiful cinematography (courtesy of Bradford Young), as well as the aching, spare score by Daniel Hart, create a movie that’s a more lovingly crafted tone poem than anything you’re likely to see on Texas screens this summer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Based on actual events, this claustrophobic epic is as emotional as they come: a Holocaust story shot through with a layer of darkness both literal and figurative
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Should be required viewing for prospective parents still sitting on the spermatazoan fence; after all, you're going to need a good sense of humor, aren't you?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A drop-dead gorgeous period noir, rife with paranoia, femmes fatales, and good men inexorably sinking into the bloody mire and opaque texture of life (and death) during wartime.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Herzog, ever the eccentric filmmaker on a mission, may have met his match in this man of the cloth.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Utterly charming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Feels overlong and underscripted.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Two Lovers is an intensely felt, character-driven film, and there's no stronger character onscreen – not even Leonard – than Leonard's wise, Jewish mother, Ruth, played with effortless, pure perfection by Rossellini.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a veritable shoo-in for an Oscar nod this year, and one of the more disturbing films to come out of a major studio in ages.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Honestly, this ultra-noir adaptation of Frank Miller's black-and-white cult comic series is a visual feast ripped straight from the original medium's blood-soaked pages.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Above all, it's a satisfying, almost restful work, as welcome in this less-than-thrilling cinematic summer as a cool soak on a hot summer's day.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's not nearly as complex and eerily existential as the director's debut, "Moon," but in its own way it's an even more satisfying time slice of identity-scrambled sci-fi.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Narco Cultura smartly and movingly focuses on the cultural cycle of violence, beginning with a young, Los Angeles-based rapper, Edgar Quintero, whose main job is penning lyrics celebrating the orgiastically violent lifestyles of the drug thugs for his band Buknas de Culiacán.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Teacher’s Pet feels more like Ren & Stimpy's John Kricfalusi on a mild dose of Prozac, and I mean that in the very best way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The most remarkable aspect of Lemon Tree, however, and the one that's most likely to land this film on many year-end Best Foreign Film lists, is Abbass' devastating and marvelously restrained performance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    By far the freakiest and most unnerving shocker in theatres this season.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    You may have the biggest flat-screen DLP monitor in the city, but Red Cliff will never look half as spectacular as it will on the big – and I mean really big – screen.

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