For 1,848 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 8.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Kung Fu Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 Black Knight
Score distribution:
1848 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Terribly Happy isn't, but it is wonderfully unhinged, and a painstakingly constructed meditation on a place where good and evil meet, mate, and make sour times sublime and, dare I say it, beautiful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Alternating between color footage and the genius interplay of startlingly lovely sequences of Stanton singing and playing harmonica in granular black-and-white, Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction perfectly captures the essence of the man.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    McCarthy’s film is rich in tone and subtlety, but has precious little dialogue. It feels less like a modern motion picture than some odd poem long lost and then discovered in another age, a timeless, ageless gem of hard-resined emotions melting into real life.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Which ultimately is what Applause is really about: applying the greasepaint of the daily mundane over the scar tissue of a damaged life, striving for a reality outside of a bottle (and off the stage) while still maintaining some semblance of what made this particular lion roar in the first place.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is Pixar's finest and most emotionally powerful film yet, and it draws on a wealth of cinematic resources that run the gamut from Chaplin's best to Buster Keaton, Jacques Tati, and even Martin and Lewis.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A wholly original creation, crossed with shadows and light and the everyday madness of Savannah and its remarkable citizens.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Frankenweenie is that rare film that's both kid- and adult-friendly.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The Kids are All Right, a grin-cracking great portrait of a modern American family in minor and then major crises.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A third-act revelation will knock viewers silly and cause them to reevaluate everything that’s come before, but even without that jaw-dropping information, Moss’ film is a righteous piece of empathetic, of-the-moment documentary filmmaking.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Blomkamp and his entire cast and crew have created an instant genre classic that transcends the self-limiting ghetto implied by the term "science fiction" and instead, like precursors such as Robert Wise's "The Day the Earth Stood Still," engages not only the mind but the heart as well. It's magnificent.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The Princess Blade opens with one of the most note-perfect action sequences ever committed to film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The images this war photographer shoots are beyond awful, but there's just no looking away.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    About a Boy knows exactly what it wants to do: It wants to make you smile, and grin, and then laugh with recognition, and it manages all three, again and again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It is with immense pleasure that I can report that Disney's Muppet reboot movie is an absolute delight.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is the sort of masterpiece that will obliterate memories of lesser, later efforts in the "meeting the parents" comedy lineage. Brilliant.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is a determined, resolutely paced, and atypical samurai movie, more an epic of the heart than of the battlefield, and all the more powerful for it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Riveting, and frankly it's great fun to see Leth best the smirky von Trier five times running.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This feature-length expansion of Cohen's deliciously ridiculous character accomplishes what decades of Soviet propaganda failed to do: It points out and underscores issues of race, religious intolerance, classism, and all manner of very American social ills by giving the culprits just enough rope to hang themselves by their own petards (and then some).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The masterful Land of Mine slowly, almost without notice, transforms into one of the most viscerally intense anti-war films since Dalton Trumbo’s "Johnny Got His Gun."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As riveting as a documentary can possibly be, this slim (74-minute) film is also one of the most politically aware films of the year.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Absolutely unlike any documentary you’ve ever seen, Step Into Liquid nearly qualifies as a religious experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    By far the most gorgeous slice of sunlit sadism so far this summer, I’m Not Scared also manages to be oddly sweet: a boy’s life, with treachery.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The story (even more so if you weren't around in July of 1969) is gripping, eloquent, and powerful stuff, the right stuff right down to its pioneering heart, taking manifest destiny to the stars themselves.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Fantasies and phantasms aside, Fincher proves himself yet again to be a better cinematic psychologist of (in-)human nature than almost any other director alive. It’s another squirmily excellent date movie from hell, courtesy of contemporary cinema’s most overt nihilist.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The hippies, the ravers, the bumbling bobbies and nonplussed locals, the mud, the rush of being in the crush, up against the barricades, torn between the need for a restroom and the need for more room, to dance, to sing, to carry on like a stark loony regardless of your faraway day job – all of this is captured by Temple's unblinking, seemingly everywhere-at-once eye.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    But the best way to enjoy Ong Bak is on its own gritty, low-budget level, skins, brains, and guts galore, a viscerally entertaining slice of Thai filmmaking that will leave you grinning ear to ear.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    I think it's a mess, but - and this is a major caveat - an endearing, beautiful, hopelessly honest mess that's supported by a pair of performances so unnaturally natural that they draw you in and clutch you, struggling, to their flipping, flopping hearts.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    CQ
    It may not be art, but it's vastly more entertaining than anything Coppola senior has done in far too long.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Bird's grim, picture-perfect direction -- the Sierras are more character than backdrop, and everything else looks like it's already been digested and expelled -- augments what is frankly a small, albeit lusterless, gem of a horror show, for once with as many smarts as body parts.

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