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 Apocalypse Now
Lowest review score: 0 Whatever It Takes
Score distribution:
1,693 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The dead have more fun than the living, again, in Tim Burton’s new stop-motion animated feature, a gift to gothlings everywhere and as exquisitely crafted as one of Federico’s post-mortem still lifes on "Six Feet Under," and just as melodramatically melancholic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's thanks to Akhtar's standout performance that The War Within is as electrifying as it is.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Israeli comedy Ushpizin begins something like Guy Ritchie's "Snatch" and ends like the Coen brothers' "Raising Arizona" – in between it's a wholly original movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's also a doozy of a comedy, matching the dark wit of Ross MacDonald's Lew Archer novels to the stylized theatrics of Matt Helm-era Dean Martin.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this light romantic comedy, but it helps.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Might also be the best date movie ever, depending on your idea of a good time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Mangold, Phoenix, and Witherspoon, all excellent in their roles.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Awesome.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Canny and somewhat overwhelming documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Leary, Demme, and screenwriter Mike Armstrong have come up with a brilliant, harrowing portrait of misplaced loyalties and savage valor that may be one of the best character-driven ensemble pieces to come around in some time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    One of the most eloquent tales in ages of dysfunctional love – between a man and his ideals, between a country and its government, and, in the end, between Evey and V.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    ATL
    Despite a third-act tendency to gather a few spare genre clichés as it rolls along (Guns! Drugs! Angry siblings!), Robinson's film is a cut above the rest.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Of course, Slither isn't for everyone, but if you've a yen for gallons of grue and a smart, sassy story to boot, you couldn't do better than Gunn's hellishly fun horror show.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's all poppycock, of course, but it's done with such vim and vigor and both narrative and visual flair that you care not a jot. Summer has arrived.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Alice Braga owns this film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Half Nelson, with its bleakly hopeful view of humanity both damned and redeemed – simultaneously – is uncomfortably, almost exactly right.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A slow-burn stunner, where nothing much of consequence happens, except life itself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Billed as Li's final martial arts epic (would that Jackie Chan be so thoughtful), Fearless is fittingly peripatetic, finding the Hong Kong superstar ricocheting across the screen.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    I think it's a mess, but - and this is a major caveat - an endearing, beautiful, hopelessly honest mess that's supported by a pair of performances so unnaturally natural that they draw you in and clutch you, struggling, to their flipping, flopping hearts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is the first Spike Lee Joint that feels more like a mainstream Hollywood cops-in-the-'hood picture and less like one of Lee's recurrent soapboxes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The good news is Craig, who was riveting as a London pharmaceutical salesman in the recent Brit import "Layer Cake," is equally mesmerizing here.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The hippies, the ravers, the bumbling bobbies and nonplussed locals, the mud, the rush of being in the crush, up against the barricades, torn between the need for a restroom and the need for more room, to dance, to sing, to carry on like a stark loony regardless of your faraway day job – all of this is captured by Temple's unblinking, seemingly everywhere-at-once eye.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    300
    Not since Mario Bava's "Hercules in the Haunted World" has Greco-Roman movie-house mythmaking been so thoroughly well-conceived and executed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is a wonderful, disarming film, sort of like Ghost, but with all the Hollywood drained from it, leaving nothing on screen but the truth of the matter. Which is the way it should be, of course.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Interestingly, Coppola has eschewed state-of-the-art special effects in favor of a panoply of archaic film-school tricks -- reversing the film, multiple exposures, playing with the shutter speed -- that give his Dracula a stylized, almost hyper-real clarity and a wonderfully singular weirdness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Mad Dog and Glory, thankfully, finds the director in remarkable form, crafting an engrossing new film out of what might have been, in less competent hands, simply another Hollywood formula movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Schizophrenia never looked so good or so mesmerizing as it does here, and Paprika, while certainly not suitable for kids, manages to capture the childlike, helter-skelter chaos and curiosity of the human mind better than any other animated film.

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