For 1,676 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 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Control
Lowest review score: 0 Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj
Score distribution:
1,676 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    But the best way to enjoy Ong Bak is on its own gritty, low-budget level, skins, brains, and guts galore, a viscerally entertaining slice of Thai filmmaking that will leave you grinning ear to ear.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The filmmakers wisely stay in the background and allow the people of Whitwell to tell their own story, although this simple, honest little film is occasionally marred by an emotionally manipulative music score straight out of Heartstring Tuggers 101.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Let’s be honest: With a cast like this, it doesn't matter too much what the characters are doing onscreen, or if it makes about as much sense as a monochrome rainbow.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It’s bravura, classic Hollywood filmmaking, and you like to think that Hughes himself would have viewed it, if not appreciatively, then at least with a sense of kinship.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Inspired lunacy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Lost World (unlike Spielberg's original film) leaps head first into the action, rushing, it seems, to get the film's real stars -- the dinosaurs -- to the screen as quickly as possible, and it does so with considerable verve.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Scrappy, powerful, and shocking.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    There's a genuine, sparky chemistry between the three (and later, a fourth), and Robertson, particularly, is luminous in her role.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a riveting, nail-biting, two-buckets-of-popcorn return to form for Howard.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Hardly a serious caper film, Out of Sight instead takes a lighter approach, effortlessly offering up as many unexpected chuckles as it does bullets.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Even some third-act deus ex machina scrambling can't homogenize the film's darkly cynical punch. Tough as nails and twice as hilarious, it's a remedy for summer treacle.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Although the film tends to suffer from a severe case of overt preachiness in the third reel (shades of James Cameron's "The Abyss"), it's still a wonderfully visual, exciting ride.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The result is a riveting, eco-wise epic that'll do fans of both Ralph Nader and Katsuhiro Otomo proud.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Thankfully, The Nomi Song should go a long way toward re-cementing this striking creature's legendary status.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A wellspring of lowbrow comedy that leaves you giggling in spite of yourself. Truly, it does not suck.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Constantine will likely hold far more interest for devoted fans of the series, but it's not necessary to have read the books to appreciate the film's sumptuous visuals and art direction.
    • 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
    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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Layer Cake is suffused with a stately sense of menace and a sort of doomed existential suave.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Works best when it seems like it's not working at all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    At times it feels almost too busy with plotting. There's so much going on, and so much to take in, that it leaves you winded. But that's origin stories for you. No one ever said setting up a savior would be simple.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Hopper, unsurprisingly, devours scenery like he's already dead and loving it, but for once his penchant for overacting is overshadowed by the real stars of Romero's world: They're dead, they're all messed up, but it's great to finally have them back in town.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A pure distillation of the great director's ongoing themes of the frailty of the human psyche and mankind's willful inability to accept the inevitable, whatever that may be.
    • 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."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The year's most viciously entertaining psycho-road-movie-revenge-'n'-wreckage-romance.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Guy Movie to end all Guy Movies, a ridiculously overblown summer testosterone blowout right down to the Wagnerian strains of the soundtrack and its stunningly high body count. It's also a hell of a lot of fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Sticking it to the man, German-style.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    True, the melodrama on display here can't compare to the likes of Larry, Moe, Curly, and the cannibals, but then this goofily charming quartet of Western outsiders is far more real than reel.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance's byzantine plot appears fairly straightforward at first, but slowly, deliberately moves into uncharted waters with the fluid grace of a tiger shark bumping up against a potential meal.

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