For 1,829 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 8.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 The Look of Silence
Lowest review score: 0 Camp
Score distribution:
1829 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's not the crowning achievement in Steven Spielberg's oeuvre, but Minority Report stands on its own sturdy sci-fi legs, and there's no sign of that little imp Haley Joel Osment, to boot, thankfully.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Director Espinosa stages the endless action with a tremendous flair that recalls John Woo's grittier moments, and cinematographer Oliver Wood, who shot Woo's finest Hollywood moment, "Face/Off," gives the whole violent show a downright brackish look that borders on the sublime.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Rarely have I seen a film so willing to champion the fallibility of the human heart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It smarts, and shocks, and just for a moment blows your mind.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Deeply moral, thoughtful, and amiably humorous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Canny and somewhat overwhelming documentary.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    By the time this harmless but possibly harmed pack of pups is seen approaching the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island for the very first time – “Look at that, there’s people all over the beach,” one brother nervously mutters – it’s clear that there are second acts, and more, in American lives, even ones so borderline freakish as the ones presented here.
    • 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Sorrentino’s film tackles the most important of all life’s questions with wit, wisdom, and no small amount of often-surreal humor.
    • 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.

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