For 1,680 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 Ran (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Malibu's Most Wanted
Score distribution:
1,680 movie reviews
    • 90 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Why Don’t You Play in Hell? isn’t for everyone, but neither was Stravinsky’s "The Rite of Spring." Genius is genius, no matter how many audience members may riot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The Blue Room is mesmerizing, psychologically complex, and, at the very end, viscerally devastating. They don’t make them like this much anymore, but they should.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Citizenfour is obviously in Snowden’s corner, but as an example of pure cinema vérité, this is the finest – and most disturbing – political documentary since Alex Gibney’s Oscar-winning "Taxi to the Dark Side."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Miller has somehow, inadvertently by his own admission, managed to capture the essence of the human throng, in all its maddening, scintillating permutations. It's a tour unlike any you have ever taken.
    • 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
    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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's Disney's best traditionally animated outing in ages.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Damned United is Shakespearean in its tragedy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Ponyo is another conceptually and thrilingly original masterstroke from an animator who long ago left Walt Disney in the dust.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Deliciously bleak, black political satire from British director Armando Iannucci.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A genuinely moving portrait of the artist as a young(ish) scullery maid.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Not only the best date movie of the year, it's also a -- dare I say it twice -- delightfully charming -- and totally American, I might add -- slice of comedic bliss.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The year's most viciously entertaining psycho-road-movie-revenge-'n'-wreckage-romance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's an uncomfortable, distressing, and altogether provocative take on the global culture of media violence that not only draws in hapless viewers, but also forces them into fait-accompli acceptance, like it or not.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It’s odd and unfortunate, however, that The Return of the King just barely misses the eye-misting emotional wallop of the series’ previous installment, The Two Towers, which had a lyrical subtlety underpinning the vast vistas of growing chaos (and Christopher Lee hardly hurt matters) and hobbits-in-peril.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Gentle and comedically nuanced exercise in mourning.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The good news is Craig, who was riveting as a London pharmaceutical salesman in the recent Brit import "Layer Cake," is equally mesmerizing here.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    300
    Not since Mario Bava's "Hercules in the Haunted World" has Greco-Roman movie-house mythmaking been so thoroughly well-conceived and executed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Thankfully, The Nomi Song should go a long way toward re-cementing this striking creature's legendary status.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's childhood done just right: part cotton candy angels, part gurning adult frighteners, and all wide-eyed kidhood bravado.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Layer Cake is suffused with a stately sense of menace and a sort of doomed existential suave.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Works best when it seems like it's not working at all.
    • 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.

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