For 1,649 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 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Freddy Got Fingered
Score distribution:
1,649 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Left me with the feeling I've seen much of this before. It's not that I'd like something better, it's just that I'd like something new.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    So full of good stuff that it's impossible not to fall in love with it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    While the story may be a common one (for the action genre, at least), Rodriguez, who wrote, produced, shot and edited the entire film himself, has a uniquely straightforward wit that makes what might otherwise have been just another shoot-'em-up something more than that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    In many ways, A Field in England is a funhouse mirror of audience expectations and something of a filmic Rorschach test.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's the best-looking film of the year, hands down, and Thornton is dazzling, a dull diamond in the gutter rough.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's Disney's best traditionally animated outing in ages.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Achingly gorgeous in almost all respects, the film soars in its period depiction of turn-of-the-century London (and later in Venice, as well), from costuming to cinematography on down.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    By far the most gorgeous slice of sunlit sadism so far this summer, I’m Not Scared also manages to be oddly sweet: a boy’s life, with treachery.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Amreeka is anything but a depressing digression on American wartime paranoia.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Zombieland is dead set against being dead serious. Its tonal pallor has more in common with a foreshortened "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" than with "28 Days" or "Weeks Later," and then, again, there's that jaw-dropping cameo. It'll kill ya.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    With centrifugal force on his side, Spider-Man dips, weaves, and whooshes past, up, and around the camera -- it's a rush, and it plasters a grin on your face even after you've left the theatre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Layer Cake is suffused with a stately sense of menace and a sort of doomed existential suave.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    All of the major players turn in powerhouse performances, and Fishburne nails his best role yet as Furious.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Doesn't just raise the bar on sci-fi and action films, it rips that sucker off and sends it spiraling into the sun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    There's so much information and so many finely honed arguments in this ultimately joyous film that it's liable to send audiences scurrying home to their computers to download the bands they've just heard.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Certainly one of the most lovingly crafted, end-of-the-world, cinematic feasts ever made, a spectacle of destruction and survival not even C.B DeMille could have envisioned.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Taken as a whole, Thirst meanders too far from the crossroads of life and death; it gets outright dull in spots, although they are few and far between.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It plays very much like it advertises itself: a mixtape – Fear of a Black Planet, then and now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Go
    Relentless and mercurial, this new outing by "Swingers" director Liman takes off somewhere around Mach 3 and never lets up, leaving you with either a pounding headache or a wicked grin, or perhaps both.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Without a doubt, the animation is vibrant and electrifying; it's only the story that lacks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    A bold (and lovely) experiment that will almost certainly bore most audiences into their own brightly colored dreams.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Depp’s performance aside, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is pure magic, swimming as it is in a black-treacle riptide of astonishing Oompa Loompa production numbers, an eerie patina of CGI airbrushing (Wonka himself looks downright pasteurized), and some almost too-clever in-jokes, and at least two references to Kurt Neumann’s 1958 film "The Fly."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    That Aimée & Jaguar manages so well in triple duty as a wartime melodrama with a lesbian twist is remarkable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Tomei looks far too fresh-scrubbed to be anywhere near a bloody, messy hell like this, but the rest of the cast is grimly realistic, particularly Harrelson, who manages to bring some goofball credibility to what is essentially a very small role.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Pi
    Brilliant, surreal, and emotionally draining, this first feature from American Film Institute grad Aronofsky recalls such low-budget sci-fi epics as "Tetsuo: The Iron Man" and more traditional paranoiac suspense films (Adrian Lyne's "Jacob's Ladder" in particular, but also Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby") and yet manages to be a wholly original animal.