For 1,704 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 7.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Twelve Monkeys
Lowest review score: 0 The Fog
Score distribution:
1,704 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    While very much a “hard R” movie, Rise of an Empire is, nevertheless, the perfect sort of film for rainy weekend afternoons. It’s a spectacle right down to its shattered ships and duplicitous warcraft, and this time out the story’s been leavened and enlivened with plenty of old-school girl power.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It’s fun, gore-drenched, and even touching at times. All that’s missing from the toothy chaos and broad comedy on display here is Dame Judi Dench and the kickass title that could have been: "The Best Necrotic Mandible Hotel."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    To paraphrase Nathan McCall, this film makes you wanna holler.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's chilling what Fiennes can do with so very little; he looks like a wounded puppy half the time and sounds like one to boot.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Fall lives and dies on the strength of Pace and Untaru's remarkable performances. It's there that the pulsing heart of this magical-real film beats most true.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Lemarquis, as Noi, has a stoic and silent tenderness to him, and Hansdottir's Iris is the picture of pensive sluggishness. But then all that cold, cold snow slows you down, both inside and out, until the only thing moving is your heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a finely calibrated, spiraling lesson in what NOT to do when engaging in adultery, blackmail, arson, and general antisocial behaviors, and in its best moments it recalls the everyday darkness of James M. Cain: average people doing awful things in an amoral and uncaring universe.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Perhaps one of the cutest children's films ever made.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    An informative and nonpolemic look at the birth of the modern environmental movement and its various offshoots and key players.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Of course, if you loathed the first film, this one probably won't do much to change your mind. But fans, and I count myself among them, of the Weitz brothers' unexpectedly enjoyable original will find themselves in a familiar and perhaps comforting place … filthy language, risqué situations, die-hard friendships, and all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    True love is never having to say goodbye … because when you look in the mirror, there s/he is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A wellspring of lowbrow comedy that leaves you giggling in spite of yourself. Truly, it does not suck.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    ATL
    Despite a third-act tendency to gather a few spare genre clichés as it rolls along (Guns! Drugs! Angry siblings!), Robinson's film is a cut above the rest.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A genuinely moving portrait of the artist as a young(ish) scullery maid.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's thanks to Akhtar's standout performance that The War Within is as electrifying as it is.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Lost World (unlike Spielberg's original film) leaps head first into the action, rushing, it seems, to get the film's real stars -- the dinosaurs -- to the screen as quickly as possible, and it does so with considerable verve.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    A countrified, monolithic thing of beauty -- gorgeous to behold despite the fact that its overlong two-hour-and-45-minute running time plays off Redford's weather-beaten golden boy good looks far too often for its own good.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Gets its teeth in you and shakes. Once it’s over, you find yourself replaying it on an endless loop in your head.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's not nearly as complex and eerily existential as the director's debut, "Moon," but in its own way it's an even more satisfying time slice of identity-scrambled sci-fi.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Fraser, Martin, and the rest of the flesh-and-blood characters look like they’re having a ball, which translates instantly to the audience as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It’s bravura, classic Hollywood filmmaking, and you like to think that Hughes himself would have viewed it, if not appreciatively, then at least with a sense of kinship.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's smart; it's silly; it's – kill me now – shear terror.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Doesn't just raise the bar on sci-fi and action films, it rips that sucker off and sends it spiraling into the sun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    And Favreau? If you'd told me 12 years ago that Swingers' comic linchpin would end up helming one of the best, most visceral, and downright fun foray of all the comic-book franchises waiting in the CGI wings, I'd have told you to amscray, kid. But what the hell? Turns out irony's good for your blood.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This is an emotionally devastating piece of advocacy journalism, as it should be. It should also be mandatory viewing for both college-age teens and their parents.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Charmingly subversive animation like this is a rare thing indeed, and the fact that you don't have to be under 10 years of age to thoroughly enjoy Mr. Shrek's wild ride is an added bonus.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a visually stunning film. For every kid everywhere, and for every adult still a kid at heart, the dinosaurs are the thing, and here, finally, Disney does justice to our dreams.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    The Israeli comedy Ushpizin begins something like Guy Ritchie's "Snatch" and ends like the Coen brothers' "Raising Arizona" – in between it's a wholly original movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    It's a knockout, sucker punch of a performance, and although it doesn't completely erase the memory of Rapace (and why should it?), Mara's doomy gaze cuts through the hype and bores straight into your soul.

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