For 1,789 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 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Control
Lowest review score: 0 Insidious
Score distribution:
1789 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A film for the young at heart and those who still appreciate honor, valor, love, and the earth.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Brilliant, wacky, and utterly charming fluff, with millions of mad monkey minions to boot.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Charmingly subversive animation like this is a rare thing indeed, and the fact that you don't have to be under 10 years of age to thoroughly enjoy Mr. Shrek's wild ride is an added bonus.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Works best when it works its mournful magic alone, without fanfare, using only the flickering fear in Cole's gaze as it meets the compassion in Crowe's.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    With centrifugal force on his side, Spider-Man dips, weaves, and whooshes past, up, and around the camera -- it's a rush, and it plasters a grin on your face even after you've left the theatre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's 99 and 44/100% pure Mamet all the way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Mamet's dialogue is still on the mark, rapid-fire, and as cutting as an antique straight razor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Doesn't just raise the bar on sci-fi and action films, it rips that sucker off and sends it spiraling into the sun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A gorgeously crafted love poem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Its adult themes of familial separation and societal betrayal are head and shoulders above much of the director’s previous popcorn work -– more hurt, more heart, more unassailable hope.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    No one has ever succeeded with anything approximating the sheer energetic brilliance of what Lee has managed here. For all intents and purposes, this is a comic-book movie in the very truest and most vibrant sense of the phrase.
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    As atypical a summer film as they come -– no explosions, no car chases, no Arnold -– but immensely more pleasing than films with all three of those summertime staples.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Reality has overtaken the movies here, which, I suppose, makes T3 all the more cathartically appealing. At least onscreen we have Arnold Schwarzenegger in our corner.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a film that you can take home and chew over later, both abrasive in its loudness and reflective in its fleeting, feminine moments of silence. Well done.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This film will either drive you mad or make you angry, possibly both, if you’re lucky, but it’s rarely boring.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    While the story may be a common one (for the action genre, at least), Rodriguez, who wrote, produced, shot and edited the entire film himself, has a uniquely straightforward wit that makes what might otherwise have been just another shoot-'em-up something more than that.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's not perfect - infrequently the comedy and drama rub up against each other too much - but it is the genuine article: a wholly unique family film that can moisten your eyes even while it quickens your pulse.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Coixet’s film begins with the quiet patter of rain on skin and holds that somehow sweetly sorrowful tone throughout.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's not so much the individual storylines that grab you, but Curtis’ unrelenting optimism. In the end, it's nice to know that love, actually, does conquer all.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A humanistic adventure film that's both rich with characterization and concussive cannon bursts, Master and Commander is, surprisingly, some of the best work either Crowe or Weir have ever done.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Fathers and families and the impossibility of ever fully understanding either are at the heart of My Architect, and like Nathaniel Kahn, we come away from the film with a renewed appreciation of both.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Fraser, Martin, and the rest of the flesh-and-blood characters look like they’re having a ball, which translates instantly to the audience as well.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Damon, particularly, stands revealed as a comic ace.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Teacher’s Pet feels more like Ren & Stimpy's John Kricfalusi on a mild dose of Prozac, and I mean that in the very best way.
    • 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.

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