For 1,827 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 8.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Ran
Lowest review score: 0 The Cold Light of Day
Score distribution:
1827 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    That they were just hormonally blitzkrieged kids at the time, unaware of their role in history, only makes Peralta's superior doc that much more winning.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Szpilman takes to performing sonatas in thin air, eyes closed, those jittery fingers stroking nothing but air. It's a wonderful moment in a wonderful, ghastly film, and one of the most moving arguments for the redemptive powers of art ever made.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    By the time the explosive finale arrives (with a wistful Ray Charles crooning over shots of cataclysmic destruction, no less), you'll be hard pressed to name a recent film with this much action, pathos, and smarts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Audition's take on the war between the sexes is bleak and almost entirely devoid of hope. --It's enough to make you give up dating altogether.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Like a car crash in slo-mo, it's a riveting, beautiful mess.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Clearly the single best, the single coolest (to borrow from Harry Knowles) animated film in a great while.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is what great dialogue -- and by extension great movies -- is made of.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    An immersion into the characters' world in toto, from the "Oh geezes" and the "Oh, yaahs" to the dark and flinty core beneath.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    So full of good stuff that it's impossible not to fall in love with it.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Everything about this swift and gorgeous and tremendously enjoyable film is played out in a rush of staccato edits, crisp performances, and charmingly giddy subplots that coalesce into Spielberg's most purely entertaining movie in years.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    At once emotionally charged and genuinely, disconcertingly surreal...a marvel of subdued, genuine filmmaking.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Fresh and raw like a blown-out vein, Narc takes a walking-dead, cop-flick subgenre and beats new life into it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Feels brief and dreamlike. Waking from its spell, you touch your face, and it's wet, but you're smiling anyway.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    At times poignant, joyful, and terrifying, Shawshank Redemption is an altogether brilliant movie and the debut of an equally brilliant director.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    An altogether more viscerally engaging film, from its relentless pacing and slam-bang effects work to the fine, appropriately heroic score by John Ottman. That the movie has an obvious gay subtext neither adds nor detracts from the film’s smashing popcorn appeal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a thrilling, powerful movie, and one that certain people in certain quarters may have at one time called dangerous. Some of them may yet still.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Piglet, your time has arrived. Sooth us.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The Princess Blade opens with one of the most note-perfect action sequences ever committed to film.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This is high fantasy of the best kind.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Filled with brilliant, stand-out performances.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Snatch is nothing if not watchable: It has the insane, popcorn rhythms of a Road Runner cartoon, and for that reason alone it's a minor masterpiece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A brilliant, exhilarating piece of filmmaking. It may even be the best mainstream film of the year thus far.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A bitter, bloody masterpiece with adrenalized emotions and hyper-realized images, this is perhaps as close to battle as any sane human being should ever hope to tread.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A crazed, lovestruck, wholly original (and yet amazingly referential) beast, part pop-culture wasteland, part glowing tribute, and part wild-eyed roller coaster (of love).
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Fiercely original in every respect.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Fight Club's dirty little secret is it's one of the best comedies of the decade.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    With such a frenetic, brain-melting load of images to ponder, it's easy to forget that there are also some terrific actors at work here, not the least of whom is the amazing Vinnie Jones.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    That Aimée & Jaguar manages so well in triple duty as a wartime melodrama with a lesbian twist is remarkable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Pixar's Finding Nemo may well have the best casting of any animated film of the past 30-odd years.

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