For 1,669 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 Twelve Monkeys
Lowest review score: 0 The Big Hit
Score distribution:
1,669 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    All of the major players turn in powerhouse performances, and Fishburne nails his best role yet as Furious.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    By the time it's over you find yourself wondering why more films don't have the chutzpah to delve deeper into the battle-weary heart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Charmingly subversive animation like this is a rare thing indeed, and the fact that you don't have to be under 10 years of age to thoroughly enjoy Mr. Shrek's wild ride is an added bonus.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A remarkable film. From its performances on down to director of photography Roger Deakins' sun-baked, dirty-ochre cinematography, the film is all of a piece.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    No one has ever succeeded with anything approximating the sheer energetic brilliance of what Lee has managed here. For all intents and purposes, this is a comic-book movie in the very truest and most vibrant sense of the phrase.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Damon, particularly, stands revealed as a comic ace.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A fine, near-seamless film that finally suffers slightly from an inability to wrap up its tale.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A genuine cri de couer in the director’s long-running battle against the forces of censorship and a banal societal (and cinematic) status quo. And for those reasons along it deserves to be seen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Sublimely ridiculous film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Although a few bits (the film is done in blackout sketch style) fall flat and a good ten minutes could be shaved off the running time with no visible damage, it's an impressive and irascible debut that rings true even when you're laughing too hard to hear it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    There's more at work in this gorgeous and affecting picture than simple culinary sex appeal.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Gets its teeth in you and shakes. Once it’s over, you find yourself replaying it on an endless loop in your head.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It smarts, and shocks, and just for a moment blows your mind.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Rarely have I seen a film so willing to champion the fallibility of the human heart.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Well worth seeing if you have even the slightest interest in guns and sex and the interplay between the two (and who doesn't?), Burnt Money also has, you'll forgive the pun, style to burn.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Like its protagonist, it never hands you explanations on a silver platter, and it makes you think a bit, something far too few thrillers do these days.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A razor-wire-taut (and extremely violent) exploration of what happens when good guys go bad, badder, baddest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The spirited interplay between Goodman and Crystal is both wacky and, dare I say, charming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Minus much of the rose-tinted nostalgia his films have occasionally engendered. There is a nostalgic tone to the film, but it's a quiet, subtle one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Works best when it works its mournful magic alone, without fanfare, using only the flickering fear in Cole's gaze as it meets the compassion in Crowe's.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A humanistic adventure film that's both rich with characterization and concussive cannon bursts, Master and Commander is, surprisingly, some of the best work either Crowe or Weir have ever done.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Helgeland's film positively seethes with bad vibrations; it's kicky, nasty urban sangfroid with pointy little teeth and a serious case of the angries, an existential hand grenade disguised as a heist film.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The less said about The Ring, the better for you, the sooner-to-be-freaked-out.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's chilling what Fiennes can do with so very little; he looks like a wounded puppy half the time and sounds like one to boot.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    There's a deep, bone-weary melancholy to the proceedings, offset by the mad parties and vicious displays of machismo.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A film for the young at heart and those who still appreciate honor, valor, love, and the earth.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The overall tone of this rocket-paced updating is exhilaratingly giddy, making it by far Disney’s best animated film since "Mulan."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    These scenes of debauchery and lust that make up the film's centerpiece are among some of the most powerful and disturbing ever put to film.