For 1,901 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 9.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Kung Fu Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 Lost Souls
Score distribution:
1901 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The year's most viciously entertaining psycho-road-movie-revenge-'n'-wreckage-romance.
    • 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
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Eastwood keeps his direction lean and mean. There’s not an ounce of wasted screen time in Sully’s 96 minutes, but the story, an example of “truth is stranger than fiction,” has all the thrust it needs, and then some.
    • 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
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Duris and Demoustier are excellent in a pair of exceedingly complex and emotionally fractious roles, and Ozon’s supremely confident directorial hand and clear affection for these characters transforms The New Girlfriend from a could’ve-been psycho-thriller into a smart, humanistic examination of identity reshaped in the shadow of grief.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Utterly charming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Feels overlong and underscripted.

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