For 1,792 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 Kung Fu Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 The Cold Light of Day
Score distribution:
1792 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This artful documentary about renowned Tokyo sushi master Jiro Ono is not going to help save Charlie the Tuna one iota.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Remarkable debut feature by New Yorker Ben Younger.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Gift, a psychological roller coaster on a doomed track, is one of the best directorial debuts in ages, hands down.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Deliciously bleak, black political satire from British director Armando Iannucci.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Gleefully, goofily over-the-top.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Where to Invade Next is a return to form, albeit a humorously kinder, gentler, and frankly more inquisitive outing than anything Moore has done since his Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-winning "Fahrenheit 9/11."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    No matter where your political gullibilities lie, Green Zone is a riveting piece of actioneering.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    What’s great about this “documentary” – Cave gets a script credit alongside the directors, which kind of invalidates the whole notion of hands-off documentary filmmaking – is that it delves deeply into Cave’s notoriously fussy creative process without ever becoming stodgy or dull.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Let’s be honest: With a cast like this, it doesn't matter too much what the characters are doing onscreen, or if it makes about as much sense as a monochrome rainbow.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Leary, Demme, and screenwriter Mike Armstrong have come up with a brilliant, harrowing portrait of misplaced loyalties and savage valor that may be one of the best character-driven ensemble pieces to come around in some time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Both apocalyptic and suitably vague, The Signal's only serious weakness comes from some borderline histrionic performances; then again, it's tough to call hysteria anything other than a sane response to a world gone mad. Crazy, man.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The performances have remained continuously excellent throughout The Hobbit trilogy, and they remain so here; likewise Howard Shore’s score, which is particularly righteous – bloodthirsty when it needs to be, keening when a particularly major character is cut down.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Absolutely, 100% kickass. Now would someone please get busy on the "Tank Girl" do-over, please?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The dead have more fun than the living, again, in Tim Burton’s new stop-motion animated feature, a gift to gothlings everywhere and as exquisitely crafted as one of Federico’s post-mortem still lifes on "Six Feet Under," and just as melodramatically melancholic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Above all, it's a satisfying, almost restful work, as welcome in this less-than-thrilling cinematic summer as a cool soak on a hot summer's day.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It’s Fukumoto’s wonderfully weathered countenance that makes Ochiai’s film such an elegiac delight. On it, you can see the entire history of samurai cinema, or at least that essential part of it that died often, and beautifully so.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Ponyo is another conceptually and thrilingly original masterstroke from an animator who long ago left Walt Disney in the dust.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Remarkable, melancholy, and ultimately hopeful documentary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Ford's Indy, who doesn't quite hang up his fedora at film's end, is still the only cinematic smartass-cum-bullwhipping scholar of antiquities I'd want by my side when push comes to shove comes to Nazis ("I hate these guys"), Russkies, or, for that matter, Al Quaeda. Go get 'em, Indy, and cue the John Williams while you''e at it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Certainly one of the most lovingly crafted, end-of-the-world, cinematic feasts ever made, a spectacle of destruction and survival not even C.B DeMille could have envisioned.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is Martin Scorsese, and in the end, it's his town, and his show.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Damon, particularly, stands revealed as a comic ace.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The most remarkable aspect of Lemon Tree, however, and the one that's most likely to land this film on many year-end Best Foreign Film lists, is Abbass' devastating and marvelously restrained performance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is a wonderful, disarming film, sort of like Ghost, but with all the Hollywood drained from it, leaving nothing on screen but the truth of the matter. Which is the way it should be, of course.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Innocence is possessed of a highly literate, almost classical story.

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