For 1,708 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 7.5 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 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,708 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Far and away the most original thriller to come out of a major studio (in this case Columbia Pictures) in a long while.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's like the Sixties never happened, or maybe happened too much.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Although not directed by Hiyao Miyazaki (though he executive-produced and co-wrote it), the film retains the look and feel of the "Spirited Away" master's best work, allowing for huge emotions amidst a world of Lilliputian scope.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    As uncomfortable as it is to have your nose shoved in this nightmare, its unforgettable in its violent lyricism and the bloody power of its message.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Trekkies is a hilarious work, mining the psychology of the average and not-so-average Trek fan, and coming up with the answers to all your burning questions about the show and its devoted following.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Jack Black redeems himself (for Gulliver's Travels, among other things) with a subtly quirky performance that's one of his personal best.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Poses a problem for reviewers. The entire story hinges on a plot device that occurs roughly midway through the film and alters everything that has come before. To give away this massive, unavoidable spoiler would be disastrous and unforgivable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's the best-looking film of the year, hands down, and Thornton is dazzling, a dull diamond in the gutter rough.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Put on your best Southie accent and say it with me: This film is wicked fahwkin' retahded and I loved it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's pure Bedlam, but for genre fans, Scorsese makes it feel like coming home.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A fine, near-seamless film that finally suffers slightly from an inability to wrap up its tale.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The spirited interplay between Goodman and Crystal is both wacky and, dare I say, charming.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A simply flat-out fun film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Bridges makes this sozzled and desperate ex-desperado – a cliché by any other name – as fresh and vital as one final shot at cowboy-poet redemption. It may sound crazy, but it's true.
    • 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
    The Yes Men’s bravery and unflagging sense of optimistically doomed humor – which comes across as a quixotic version of Monty Python by way of Upton Sinclair – is to be applauded and, wherever possible, acted upon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Despite its short running time, Being Elmo is an engrossingly layered documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Hey, hey, it’s the monkeys that rule this particular spot on the Earth, and watching them monkey around is a G-rated trip and a half. And with Tina Fey’s enthusiastic narration, you might even learn something, too.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Should be required viewing for prospective parents still sitting on the spermatazoan fence; after all, you're going to need a good sense of humor, aren't you?

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