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
    • 46 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Director Roth has accomplished the near impossible with Hostel: Part II: He's crafted a vastly superior sequel to a film already considered something of a classic by genre aficionados, one that supersedes its predecessor's sadistic entertainment quotient by orders of magnitude while also upstaging its own outrageous gore effects with a script that's smart, vicious, and occasionally, gleefully subversive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's smart; it's silly; it's – kill me now – shear terror.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It should be mandatory viewing for right-to-lifers and prospective parents as well as fans of creepy, crawly filmmaking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Timely metaphors abound in The Order of the Phoenix, but the story (of which there is much) stands on its own magical merits, dark and darker still though they may be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Both apocalyptic and suitably vague, The Signal's only serious weakness comes from some borderline histrionic performances; then again, it's tough to call hysteria anything other than a sane response to a world gone mad. Crazy, man.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is frightening stuff, ably helmed (by writer/director Gorak, art director on the nerve janglers Fight Club and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), viciously acted, and altogether horrific in ways George A. Romero could imagine only through the lens of the darkest sort of fantasy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Pure, goofy fun.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    No other film in recent memory has featured such a terrifically retro maniac or revisited the heyday of Eighties gore films with such gleeful, moist abandon.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is a Farrelly film for adults, if not the entire family, and its a charmer, honest both to the nature of the loves we choose in haste, and the fear that makes us so hasty so often.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Like an early Clash number, it's by turns lovely and ugly, loud as bombs and quiet as a revolution's first-thrown stone; it acknowledges the legend while uncovering the truth.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Impossible to shake off.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Diary of the Dead is meant to scare your pants off, blow your mind out the back of your skull, and then deposit you ungently back into reality, quaking a little, maybe, but still alive and, unlike the undead, thinking.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Priceless is a supremely satisfying confection – a French romantic comedy of the sort that ends with you standing outside the theatre with a dopey grin on your face.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    One of the most affecting and certainly the most intimate of the cinematic arguments against the war in Iraq yet made.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    And Favreau? If you'd told me 12 years ago that Swingers' comic linchpin would end up helming one of the best, most visceral, and downright fun foray of all the comic-book franchises waiting in the CGI wings, I'd have told you to amscray, kid. But what the hell? Turns out irony's good for your blood.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Fall lives and dies on the strength of Pace and Untaru's remarkable performances. It's there that the pulsing heart of this magical-real film beats most true.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A consistently entertaining parody that never once makes you feel like an idiot for laughing out loud at its idiocy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Ford's Indy, who doesn't quite hang up his fedora at film's end, is still the only cinematic smartass-cum-bullwhipping scholar of antiquities I'd want by my side when push comes to shove comes to Nazis ("I hate these guys"), Russkies, or, for that matter, Al Quaeda. Go get 'em, Indy, and cue the John Williams while you''e at it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    No matter how bad you may have it, you'll feel better about your own lot in life after watching the tumultuous sexual flailings of Marcela and Jarda (Brejchová and Luknár), a way, way, way down on their luck Czech couple.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a grim, dark, and relentlessly violent film throughout; James Bond as Terminator rather than Templar – but it delivers the goods in bloody high style: explosively, sexily, and with 007 shaken (not stirred) to his icy core.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is a Disney film, so there's never any real question regarding Bolt and his friends' ultimate success or failure, but the writing team of Dan Fogelman (Cars) and co-director Williams (Mulan) have concocted one of the most witty and often hilarious Disney outings in years.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's like the Sixties never happened, or maybe happened too much.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Timecrimes is a tremendously entertaining bit of Kafka that whirlpools down into "The Twilight Zone."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    There is a sense of ambiguity at the core of The Reader that makes it all the more brutal, all the more honest in its deflowering of love and what one imagines love ought to be instead of what it too often is.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Two Lovers is an intensely felt, character-driven film, and there's no stronger character onscreen – not even Leonard – than Leonard's wise, Jewish mother, Ruth, played with effortless, pure perfection by Rossellini.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The most remarkable aspect of Lemon Tree, however, and the one that's most likely to land this film on many year-end Best Foreign Film lists, is Abbass' devastating and marvelously restrained performance.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's brutal to watch the bigger-they-are-the-harder-they-fall tragedy of this once-great heavyweight. In fact, it's enough to make you cry.

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