For 1,940 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 9.5 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 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Score distribution:
1940 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Both the yuks and the yucks are plentiful, but by the time the film reaches a montage sequence of these two boneheads (well, one bonehead, one dope) laying waste to Los Angeles gang members and other wastrels in an attempt to satiate Bart's thirst for the red stuff, you're more than likely wishing you were watching Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in something else entirely. The similarities between the two horror comedy pairings are just too obvious to be ruled out as coincidence.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    As a portrait of both man and society in exquisitely poised decline, it's harrowing, hilarious, and horrific in equal measure.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Why make a new mediocrity when the old ones are still so much more fun to watch?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    A bizarre mélange of earnest and romantic road movie, high-octane chase picture reminiscent of everything the mustachioed version of Burt Reynolds ever did, and a slapsticky comedy that gives Tom Arnold considerably more screen time than actually necessary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The crime is beyond bizarre, and the film is relentlessly suspenseful, but perhaps the most disturbing question of all is this: Whatever happened to Nicholas Barclay? To that, there remains no satisfactory answer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Laika's stop-motion animation is every bit as inspired here as it was in their rightfully lauded "Coraline," and the storyline never wavers from its boneyard-deep message: Being different from others is a good – nay, great – thing, no matter how many villagers (or zombies) are after you.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    If ever America needed Hollywood to crank out a comedic antidote to the toxic political madness that has engulfed our nation, now is the time. Unfortunately, this loopy, muddled, and ultimately insulting Campaign isn't it. It feels more like an extended Saturday Night Live-meets-FunnyOrDie.com castoff than an actual comedic commentary on American politics.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's ostensibly a Southern-fried comedy of terrors, but what little humor the film evinces almost immediately lodges in your windpipe like an errant bit of K-Fried-C gristle.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is probably the most inoffensive kid's film you're likely to see this summer. And that's a good thing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    This Total Recall is fast, furious, and frequently confusing fun, but to be completely honest, it lacks the snappy, weirdo vibe of its predecessor.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    In short, it's nothing you haven't seen countless times before and, while it's not offensively bad, it also adds zero to the same old routine. Meh.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    The Watch is awfully lightweight, and while it earns its R rating via some comic gore and a whole lot of hyper-sexualized tomfoolery, it's hardly the best work of anyone involved.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Farrow and Walken are terrifically semicomatose as Abe's mom and dad, and Murphy – as a co-worker who takes what appears to be pity on the eternally adolescent Abe – is equally memorable. Yet Dark Horse feels like a lesser Solondz film, despite its cavalcade of misanthropy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    I said once before that every generation gets the superhero it deserves, and Nolan's darkest of dark knights is surely ours – and no more so than in this current incarnation. (Granted, this doesn't bode well for society, but hey, things are bleak all over.)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's a jaw-droppingly good performance from this pint-sized, first-time actor.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    If you have an 8- to 16-year-old underfoot in the house, there are worse ways to spend a Saturday afternoon.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    In short, the character is a lot like the way Stan Lee first envisioned him, but the trilogy's screenwriter Steve Ditko would probably loathe this new, unsatisfying, and hollow-feeling entry into the new cinematic Marvel Universe.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Ted
    So what's not to love? For starters, there's the inescapable fact that Ted is, no matter how you stuff it, yet another man-child buddy movie – and all that that implies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    For all its emotional and familial kerfuffles, People Like Us is an honorable misfire – good intentions and all.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    The core family relationships ring pleasingly true, and the rebellious Merida is, alongside Katniss Everdeen, an intelligent, capable, and empathetic proto-riot grrrl with stupifyingly kickass hair and even better aim.
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    I found myself falling for it, hard. It's Trevorrow's feature debut and we'd like to see more, please.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    It's a promising epic that ends with what feels like a lie. In short, it's a glorious mess well worth seeing, but light-years away from what fans were expecting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Take from the film's racial commingling what you want. Much of this may be old hat, even corny, and potentially offensive, but I haven't laughed out loud this often at a movie in ages.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    The set-up, and indeed the entire film, reeks of yawn-inducing boilerplate plotting.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 11 Marc Savlov
    Disappointingly, Piranha 3DD, the inevitable sequel to the remake, has none of Dante's wit, Aja's directorial skills, or Greg Nicotero's grotesqueries.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Less extraordinary and considerably more banal, given the sci-fi/comedy subject matter, is Men in Black 3's story, which jumps the ectomorphic shark in high style but with a deficit of actual belly laughs.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Mansome is mostly miss, and pretty thin as well.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    This crass and hugely dumb aliens vs. multiple earthling navies should thrill the hyperactive 10-year-old inside you. Adults, on the other hand – and especially genre-fan adults – will be bored to tears and wishing Bay (or at least Jerry Bruckheimer) had something of their own on the marquee out front.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Girl in Progress is an old story about a young girl told in a smart way, and that's something you don't see every day, no matter how many times you think you've seen it before.

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