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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    It’s a phantasmagorical chase movie that rarely takes a breather long enough for you to enjoy the sights along the way.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Come What May over-romanticizes the horrific, forced French exodus.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Starving the Beast does an admirable job of making even the most arcane of arguments and abstruse alliances plain and clear.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Gordon-Levitt, however, nails the part completely, physically hunching down into himself and getting Snowden’s halting, thoughtful speech patterns just right, while Stone, working with screenwriter Kieran Fitzgerald, creates a whirlwind ride nearly but not quite worthy of The Parallax View-era conspiracy thrillers.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    The Land isn’t a perfect film, but it is a hell of a good start, and director Caple Jr. – and his young cast – are artists to keep an eye on, for sure.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    It’s a fun and mostly effective ride while it lasts, part Slenderman creepypasta weird and part full-on, nerve-jangling horror, but it’s ultimately, perhaps unavoidably, unsatisfying.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    The Disappointments Room lives (and dies) up to its name.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Eastwood keeps his direction lean and mean. There’s not an ounce of wasted screen time in Sully’s 96 minutes, but the story, an example of “truth is stranger than fiction,” has all the thrust it needs, and then some.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    It’s a pleasure to watch, if not always to sit through.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The subtitle of Richard Linklater: dream is destiny is drawn from a line of dialogue found in his equally groundbreaking and hypnagogic animated art film "Waking Life," and it serves as a mission statement of sorts for his entire oeuvre and endlessly curious philosophy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Notably, Phantom Boy treads territory that’s similar to much of Hayao Miyazaki’s work, with a main character seeking the otherworldly in the face of a terrible reality. Missing, though, is the narrative and emotional cohesiveness that would likely have led to Felicioli and Gagnol’s film being a more engaging and memorable work
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    Anything but dull, Gibney’s clarion call whipsaws along like a combo Jason Bourne/007 thriller minus all that running. Unnerving and likely to give viewers some bitter food for thought, Zero Days is Gibney’s most important work yet.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Collision Course is overstuffed with meandering, unnecessary micro-storylines, far too many new characters, and an obvious lack of focus, none of which should impact the movie’s target demographic, kids under 10.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Honestly, I could watch Goldblum and Gainsbourg – two of the most quirkily sublime multihypenate artists alive – reading phonebooks to each other and enjoy the experience thoroughly, but sadly even they seem wasted here.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    This documentary is the sort of film that will leave both young and old(er) film fans grinning like the boys (and one girl) who dreamed the whole fantastic, mad scheme up in the first place.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 Marc Savlov
    Longtime World of Warcraft players should and likely will storm the cineplex gates, burn the castle down, and salt the earth (and screenwriters) from whence this abomination sprung. Me, I’m going to chill out and download 1982’s top-notch "The Sword and the Sorcerer."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Refreshingly, there’s nary a cheap scare manifested in this Conjuring, although the unspoken corollary to that is that The Conjuring 2 just isn’t very scary, or even unnerving.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    No groundbreaking cinemagic there, but Out of the Shadows’ oddball moments keep things weirdly surreal throughout.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    "The Cross and the Switchblade" it’s not; this is the reality of Ukraine today, and Crocodile Gennadiy is a badass man on a mission … from God.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Allen’s film is as much a self-reckoning as it is a cautionary tale for other spiritual seekers, and as such it offers invaluable insights into how cults – and especially cults of personality – function and grow. “Namaste,” for the record, is also an anagram for “Me Satan.”
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    The twist – and it’s a smart, effective one to be sure – is that this time it’s not a bunch of beergasming dudebros making life hell for the Radners, but an off-campus sorority led by Moretz’s feminist-slash-party powerhouse blonde, Shelby.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Maybe it’s supposed to be the enlightening tale of one bird’s self-redemption from neurotic negativity, but I just wanted to punch this film in the snout.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    You miss out on this and you miss out on something entirely, amazingly original and jaw-droppingly entertaining. C’est magnifique!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    While there’s hardly a plot to speak of, that’s never hobbled Linklater before and is indeed the director’s keenest, cleverest trick: the ability to make something sweet, honest, and true out of the ephemeral marginalia of youth minus the rose-tinted bullshit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Eye in the Sky maintains nerve-racking suspense throughout its running time and explicates some of the unknown nuances of drone warfare. Plus, you know, Alan Rickman is reason enough to see it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Of course, the film is critic-proof, but as a longtime comic book (and film) nerd, I can say with some surety that Snyder has crammed too much of a great thing into his film, resulting in a super-slog that has just too much of everything.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 11 Marc Savlov
    This is Baron Cohen’s worst film, period.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    10 Cloverfield Lane is a cinematic puzzle box that rewards your patience with three standout performances; a memorable, nerve-jangling score by composer Bear McCreary; and an escalating sense of disorienting confusion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    The Club isn’t an easy film to sit through (certainly not if the viewer is Catholic) but it’s a dramatically important and deeply contemporary piece of work.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Easily one of Disney’s more imaginative and detail-oriented CGI offerings in a while, Zootopia uses the classic tropes of anthropomorphized animals and comic references to pop-culture touchstones to slyly puzzle out what it means to be “civilized.”

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