For 1,855 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 9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Apocalypse Now Redux
Lowest review score: 0 Catwoman
Score distribution:
1855 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Remarkable, melancholy, and ultimately hopeful documentary.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Certainly one of the most lovingly crafted, end-of-the-world, cinematic feasts ever made, a spectacle of destruction and survival not even C.B DeMille could have envisioned.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is Martin Scorsese, and in the end, it's his town, and his show.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Damon, particularly, stands revealed as a comic ace.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    In the end, it's a love story after all, but a peculiarly Gallocentric one -- cheap, nasty, but salvageable nonetheless.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Starving the Beast does an admirable job of making even the most arcane of arguments and abstruse alliances plain and clear.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is a wonderful, disarming film, sort of like Ghost, but with all the Hollywood drained from it, leaving nothing on screen but the truth of the matter. Which is the way it should be, of course.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Innocence is possessed of a highly literate, almost classical story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a riveting, nail-biting, two-buckets-of-popcorn return to form for Howard.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Although a few bits (the film is done in blackout sketch style) fall flat and a good ten minutes could be shaved off the running time with no visible damage, it's an impressive and irascible debut that rings true even when you're laughing too hard to hear it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Inspired lunacy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The shock ending isn't all that shocking if you're a fan of genre films, but it's nonetheless effective despite the fact that it sidesteps several key questions. Never mind: It's hellishly fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Craven is obviously having a ball here, and it's impossible not to sit back and go grinning into this dark, gory ride.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Sticking it to the man, German-style.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a straight-ahead caper flick, very cool, and very, very Seventies (although it takes place in 1995), from production and costume design on down to the soundtrack.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A film for the young at heart and those who still appreciate honor, valor, love, and the earth.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Benjamin Walker, as Lincoln, may not have the gangly gravitas of Raymond Massey's "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" – he looks like a young Liam Neeson doing a younger Bruce Campbell, frankly – but he does have a sly, self-effacing sense of humor that feels ever so Lincoln-esque
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Minus much of the rose-tinted nostalgia his films have occasionally engendered. There is a nostalgic tone to the film, but it's a quiet, subtle one.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Interestingly, Coppola has eschewed state-of-the-art special effects in favor of a panoply of archaic film-school tricks -- reversing the film, multiple exposures, playing with the shutter speed -- that give his Dracula a stylized, almost hyper-real clarity and a wonderfully singular weirdness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    While very much a “hard R” movie, Rise of an Empire is, nevertheless, the perfect sort of film for rainy weekend afternoons. It’s a spectacle right down to its shattered ships and duplicitous warcraft, and this time out the story’s been leavened and enlivened with plenty of old-school girl power.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Creed isn’t a complete TKO, but it goes all 12 rounds with vitality and flourish.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It’s fun, gore-drenched, and even touching at times. All that’s missing from the toothy chaos and broad comedy on display here is Dame Judi Dench and the kickass title that could have been: "The Best Necrotic Mandible Hotel."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    To paraphrase Nathan McCall, this film makes you wanna holler.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's chilling what Fiennes can do with so very little; he looks like a wounded puppy half the time and sounds like one to boot.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Lemarquis, as Noi, has a stoic and silent tenderness to him, and Hansdottir's Iris is the picture of pensive sluggishness. But then all that cold, cold snow slows you down, both inside and out, until the only thing moving is your heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a finely calibrated, spiraling lesson in what NOT to do when engaging in adultery, blackmail, arson, and general antisocial behaviors, and in its best moments it recalls the everyday darkness of James M. Cain: average people doing awful things in an amoral and uncaring universe.

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