For 1,697 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 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 New Best Friend
Score distribution:
1,697 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's done with such a wonderfully dry style and wit that you don't mind having to stop to catch up now and again.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It is an inspired, strange, and occasionally choke-on-your-popcorn funny ensemble piece that, frankly, blows just about every other current comedy out of the water.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The House I Live In is depressing stuff, but it sparks the fires of anger, and from that anger, possible action.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Layer Cake is suffused with a stately sense of menace and a sort of doomed existential suave.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Adjustment Bureau is, above all, a romance of chance and chaos theory of the heart. (In this respect, some viewers will recognize it as kin to the early Gwyneth Paltrow fantasy "Sliding Doors.")
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Cronenberg’s nonlinear narrative is trying at times – it keeps you nearly as off-kilter as the characters, and surely that’s intentional – but as a character piece about madness and stymied dreams, it’s remarkably realistic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Summer Wars is a magnificently manufactured piece of film entertainment that goes beyond the obvious and manages to comment, often obliquely, on everything from Facebook to virtual war and/or terrorism without ever seeming heavy-handed or strident.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    You need only see Get Low for absolute proof that, while Hollywood may be in decline even as bad actors' salaries climb ever higher, there remain at least three very exemplary reasons – Duvall, Spacek, and Murray – to switch off your home theatre and get out into a real one.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Five years after Ang Lee attempted a stylistically and narratively daring reimagining of what a comic-book movie could be (an example that tanked disastrously at the box office), the big green gamma-guy returns to the screen in a purer, more unadulterated, vastly more entertaining form.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    There's no denying it's a tragic film from start to finish, but equally undeniable is the endless stoicism displayed by the women, and Panahi's crisp, meandering direction.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A gently parodic tone prevails throughout what is ultimately a pretty sweet take on bloodsuckers, even as Deacon and Nick flap their way through a “bat fight” (exactly what it sounds like) and the vamps face off against a pack of similarly esteem-challenged werewolves led by Conchords manager Rhys Darby.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's not perfect -- thank Satan! -- but Hellboy II: The Golden Army is by far the most splendidly imaginative and creatively uncorked piece of fantastic cinema since the director's "Pan's Labyrinth" netted an Oscar trifecta in 2007.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Alice Braga owns this film.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Spark, however, is the best of the lot when it comes to attempting to grok the burn and the burners.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Laika's stop-motion animation is every bit as inspired here as it was in their rightfully lauded "Coraline," and the storyline never wavers from its boneyard-deep message: Being different from others is a good – nay, great – thing, no matter how many villagers (or zombies) are after you.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    One glance at the cast should be enough of a recommendation for any film lover -- it's Winger's first time on the screen in seven years, and Howard deserves a nod or two if only for getting his wife back in front of the camera where she so clearly belongs.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The crime is beyond bizarre, and the film is relentlessly suspenseful, but perhaps the most disturbing question of all is this: Whatever happened to Nicholas Barclay? To that, there remains no satisfactory answer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A very nasty piece of work, indeed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Even if you're familiar with the details of the game, Rafferty's suspenseful editing draws you to the edge of your seat and beyond, back into 1968 itself.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    What Reggio’s ultimate point or conclusion might be is, as ever, left up to the viewer for interpretation. And while this is patently not a film that big-box cineplexers are going to rush to in droves, Visitors remains a wondrous work of artistic achievement.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A touching (and at times horrific) -- albeit overlong -- Christ allegory, that scores not so much on the strength of its convictions as it does on the truly remarkable performances it elicits from the cast.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Desolation of Smaug is, on the whole, a vast improvement over The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It’s a popcorn movie (in the best sense) disguised as deep-core nerdism.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is smart, quirky, frequently laugh-out-loud comedy, in all seriousness.

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