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 Control
Lowest review score: 0 Virus
Score distribution:
1827 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    This remarkable adaptation of the supposedly "unfilmable" novel by David Mitchell achieves near-perfection on virtually all levels.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Definitely not for the squeamish, Wake in Fright is calibrated for maximum psychic impact. Its madness is viral and disconcerting. Truly, you're going to want a stiff drink and a hot shower, or a noose, after visiting the Yabba.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    One of the most suspenseful films of all time, its wartime action setting makes it easy to forget it's also one of the most spiritually righteous. [Director's Cut]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Just plain unforgettable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The Blue Room is mesmerizing, psychologically complex, and, at the very end, viscerally devastating. They don’t make them like this much anymore, but they should.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Loud, hilarious, and enormously entertaining, 24 Hour Party People makes you want to toss current FM radio out on its pre-fab, corporate-sponsored backside. And not a moment too soon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Crowe has rarely been better, and the same goes for director Scott, who parallels and then dovetails Lucas and Roberts' stories with sublime, gritty precision, working up to a magnificent "Godfather III"-style crosscutting sequence that electrifies an already explosive tale.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    For those who only recall Bana from his bland showing as Ang Lee's super-thyroidial meltdown monster, his performance here is a revelation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    While it’s perhaps not the best date film of the year, it is a grim and unmistakable masterpiece of bleak, black sorrow.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    A sweet-natured romantic fable, albeit one that packs in carnivorous cockroaches, rampaging brontosaurs, and the ever-Freudian Empire State Building among its requisite emotional baggage. And, too, it's a corker of an action/monster movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Factotum, for all its grim grind, is funny-serious, and smart-stupid. Just like you after four beers, and me after eight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As concert films go, this is heady stuff.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Danny Boyle's 127 Hours is the calm, cool, and tear-your-hair-out exciting mirror image of Tony Scott's bland and formulaic "Unstoppable."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    You can take a page from Wes Craven before he went flat and keep repeating, "It's only a movie; it's only a movie; it's only a movie." But is it?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    As far from "Slacker" as you could possibly get and still be using a motion-picture camera, The School of Rock is nonetheless pure Linklater, pure rock & roll, and pure fun. Gabba, gabba, hey!
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Kempner's documentary is a streamlined, gorgeous piece of work, full of revelations of time, place, and person.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    More emotionally complex than even I had thought possible, Chasing Amy is the sound of burgeoning genius on the fast track to maturity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's not necessary to be a longtime fan of the Star Trek universe to appreciate the sheer emotional punch and swagger of this rough and randy Enterprise crew.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Dueñas and Lucas give knockout performances as two twisted souls seemingly locked in a match to the death to determine who is the madder one. I’ll call it a tie, and I’ll also say Alleluia is a grotesque masterpiece. L’amour fou, indeed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Absolutely harrowing, shocking in its sudden revelatory immediacy, and very, very well done, Black Hawk Down is one of the best depictions of the outright lunacy inherent to battle I have ever seen.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Perhaps the best way to sum up Boy and the World is by saying it is what it is and what it is, is absolutely remarkable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Possibly the best argument against couples therapy ever, Antichrist is a tour-de-force trip inside the mind of a dangerously depressed man. That man is Danish filmmaker von Trier, and he has gone on record as having conceived and executed Antichrist in the wake of a deep depression.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Vladimir Putin’s Russia – brutal, carnivorous, delusional, but monstrously well-evolved for crushing both spirits and lives large and small – is taken to task in this excoriating portrait of the state’s omnivorous hunger for control in a far-flung northern fishing community on the Barents Sea.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The director is unflinching in his portrayal of the horrors that occurred, and nearly all the characters, from Voight's Wright to Rhames' Mann, are wonderfully nuanced, desperately believable creations.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Hauntingly beautiful film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Everything here from costuming and production design to the note-perfect score from Edward Shearmur works in tandem to create not so much a film as a singular and joyous tribute to a vanished age when wonder only cost a nickel and played three time daily at the Bijou.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    It's the truth, unshackled and captured against all odds, and it's one of the most powerful documentary films I have ever seen, period.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The most original comedy from either side of the pond in years.
    • 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.

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