For 1,654 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 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Kung Fu Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 The Musketeer
Score distribution:
1,654 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Smith's film is a celebration of quirkiness, eccentricity, and certain individuals' tendency to let it all hang out, and damn the consequences.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This single film beats every other Hollywood action film of the past five years, hands down. It's not even close. Welcome back, Mr. Tsui.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a humorous film, to be sure, but there's also a stringent vein of giddy realism to it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Great fun to watch, thoughtful and timely, Thomas in Love is likely to generate some decidedly interesting post-film conversations as well.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Even some third-act deus ex machina scrambling can't homogenize the film's darkly cynical punch. Tough as nails and twice as hilarious, it's a remedy for summer treacle.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Hardly a serious caper film, Out of Sight instead takes a lighter approach, effortlessly offering up as many unexpected chuckles as it does bullets.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    As uncomfortable as it is to have your nose shoved in this nightmare, its unforgettable in its violent lyricism and the bloody power of its message.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Skateboarding is not a crime, but the subject of this exhaustive documentary... is very much a criminal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The cast is uniformly excellent in their roles, and Eyre's persistent use of long, trailing shots reinforces the story's elegiac tone.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Gleefully, goofily over-the-top.
    • 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
    It's 99 and 44/100% pure Mamet all the way.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Pure unadulterated animal fun.
    • 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
    This film will either drive you mad or make you angry, possibly both, if you’re lucky, but it’s rarely boring.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    You’ve heard of guerrilla warfare? Buffalo Soldiers is all about guerilla capitalism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's the best-looking film of the year, hands down, and Thornton is dazzling, a dull diamond in the gutter rough.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Thanks to the superior performances by all four leads (including incredibly expressive Karoline Eckertz, who appears as the teenage Regina midway through), Nowhere in Africa is a meditation on everything from race and class and cultural impermanence to the inexhaustible malleability of youth.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Full of period locations, costumes, and one very clever Lana Turner gag, it's easy to see why Ellroy is so pleased with the film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Besson's visuals are, as always, vibrant and decidedly European. He fills the frames with odd-angled shots and alarming riots of color that catch you off-balance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A slam-bang, sci-fi actioner, relentlessly paced and edited, with a pounding soundtrack and some ingenious aliens courtesy of Berni Wrightson and KNB Effects.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's not perfect -- Thornton's slack-jawed yokel Jacob is played a bit wide of the mark and Fonda continues to irk in some indefinable way -- but it's a revelation for longtime Raimi fans. And it's a hell of a ride too, for both Raimi fans and newcomers alike.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Perhaps one of the cutest children's films ever made.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Pi
    Brilliant, surreal, and emotionally draining, this first feature from American Film Institute grad Aronofsky recalls such low-budget sci-fi epics as "Tetsuo: The Iron Man" and more traditional paranoiac suspense films (Adrian Lyne's "Jacob's Ladder" in particular, but also Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby") and yet manages to be a wholly original animal.