For 2,074 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 10.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Savlov's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Twelve Monkeys
Lowest review score: 0 Battlefield America
Score distribution:
2074 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Bad Boys for Life – while not as combustibly fun as the second installment – is fine, cheesy, Saturday afternoon mayhem, smoothly served with a heaping helping of “We’re all getting older.”
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    There’s nothing to fault animation-wise – Blue Sky’s penchant for migraine and/or dopamine-inducing color palettes and headlong pacing are consistently above par – but, for adults at least, the film’s mushy mediocrity can be a real drag.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    The ensemble cast is uniformly first-rate, but Sachs' moribund movie is a slog – all those scenes of Frankie’s friends and family wandering through the woods made my feet hurt.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Ultimately undone by some less than remarkable character development and an unnecessary, if currently contemporaneous, pseudo-political undertones. Which isn’t to say it’s not a blast to see Gammell’s eerie, Francis Bacon-esque illustrations come to herky-jerky and horrifying life, because it is, absolutely.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    It’s the sort of movie that defines the term “summer doldrums” in a way few others have.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Neither the worst nor the best of the Conjuring franchise, Annabelle Comes Home is only as creepy as it needs to be and no more. Keep your expectations low and you might just enjoy it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    The Dead Don’t Die feels like something of a minor comic note in the director’s curriculum vitae, but it’s not without its pleasures. And like Romero’s genre classic, social commentary, satirical and otherwise, abounds.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Iranian-American director Keshavarz utilizes the always reliable Sarandon to fine effect, but the final takeaway is less than riveting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    If you’re looking for "Inglourious Basterds" redux, then this bloodless historical drama isn’t for you. Despite a pair of steely performances from Kingsley (as Eichmann) and Isaac (playing a roguish Shin Bet agent who eventually turns out to be the key to unlocking Eichmann’s stubborn ego), Operation Finale has the too-slow-burn of "Argo"-lite.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Amazingly, it all works up to a point, although at approaching two hours in length, it could’ve easily shaved its bifurcated mohawk down by a good 15 minutes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    It’s so amiably predictable that you end up wanting to throw some Motörhead at it, just to see what happens.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Submergence – despite much lovesick gravitas from its two leads – never quite coalesces into the epic romance that it should. It fizzles when it should ignite, leaving the viewer with a palpable yearning for something other than a shrug.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    The fact that Russians appear to have dash-cams as standard equipment in their four- and two-wheel rides is as foreign and fascinating as anything President Donald Trump could come up with.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    If you’re expecting "Paddington"-level profundity and whimsical adventure you’re going to be sorely disappointed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    By turns entertaining, incomprehensible, goofy, and even on occasion unnerving.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    While Ferdinand isn’t a train wreck by any means, it does come off as an also-ran in a year now dominated by the truly marvelous "Coco."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    The film is being marketed to kids and their parents, and as such, it’s well worth mom and dad’s hard-earned sawbuck for the implicit lessons it stresses. Be kind, especially to the seemingly strange ones who might not look like you.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    I like my shockers to be anything but predictable, and Saw is the very definition of predictability and, ultimately, tedium. That horse corpse has been flogged and flayed enough, already.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    The first impression is definitely one of all style, and precious little substance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    There’s not a whole lot new here in this story of rival lifestyles and familial skeletons, but just allowing yourself to immerse yourself in the initially catty melodrama is pleasure enough.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Although guaranteed to split critics and viewers alike, nobody can argue that Bravo and Gelman haven’t put their all into this absurdist, existential farce. The question remains: Will Lemon make or break that all-important first date comedy connection? (Personally, I’m sticking with Ruggero Deodato.)
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Colorful, kid-friendly, and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny. ’Nuff said.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    13 Minutes, which was released in Germany two years ago, is an earnest examination of personal conscience and the frequent necessity of the individual to monkey wrench the state. Or at least to try.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    This is an interesting/odd take on the Cars universe, seeing as how this is a movie squarely aimed at pre-teens who likely have no concept of aging, let alone four-wheeled mortality, or for that matter Joseph Campbell’s monomythic “Hero’s Journey.”
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    This is a film that can’t decide if it wants to be a war movie or a rescue dog melodrama and therefore falls into cinematic no-man’s/woman’s-land.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    As YA adaptations go, this isn’t quite "The Notebook," but its core demographic of teen girls will likely be more than satisfied.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Like its protagonist, Sleight is a scrappy, semi-super origin story that lacks the existential heft of, say, M. Night Shyamalan’s "Unbreakable," or the grim comic nihilism of James Gunn’s "Super."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Gifted may rely on the extremely old-school lovable-orphan-and-adopted-parent template, but there’s a certain emotionally complex realism to both the performances and the storyline that lifts the film beyond the obvious and the cliched.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Certain touches resonate and remain memorable long after the film’s conclusion – I’m talking to you, creepy robo-geishas – but for all its CGI bells, whistles, and Johansson, this simply can’t compare to its (highly recommended) Japanese forebears.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Theroux (who co-wrote with director Dower) manages to dredge up some new, albeit not particularly revelatory, intel on the litigation-happy group, and the tack they take to get there is interesting in and of itself.

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