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
    • 28 Metascore
    • 11 Marc Savlov
    Perhaps these are dark times, both onscreen and off, but even if they are not, London Has Fallen is an hour-and-a-half of viciously Us vs. Them, Trump-style bad filmmaking on all known levels.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    A huge success in Japan, this thrilling, if overlong, epic from director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, Summer Wars) is part "Karate Kid" and part Japanese folklore.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marc Savlov
    The effect is devastating, both emotionally and physically. You literally can’t take your eyes off Saul.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Only Yesterday is a little-seen gem in the crown of Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Surprisingly, it’s distinctly one of the better faith-based films in some time to wander down the road to Galilee.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Steeped in bleak, ominous atmosphere and period-perfect costumes and design, this is one of those rare genre films that gets under your skin and stays there.
    • 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."
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Go back and re-watch Nick Cassavetes’ vastly superior "The Notebook" and steer clear of director Ross Katz’s grindingly dull, Valentine’s Day folly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    It’s both more and less than the sum of its parts, but its never less than thoroughly watchable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Carter Burwell’s score is particularly thunderous, mirroring the onscreen action, and the 3-D really is – for once – superb, making for a rather breathtaking two hours. Well done.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Sharply edited while ranging all over the comic map – Lazer Team has its share of groaners, to be sure – it’s a solid debut from Austin’s gaming and comedy hometown heroes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    The Boy’s overriding concern is telegraphed enough in advance that fans of Gothic suspense will almost certainly have guessed it 45 minutes in.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    In the end, Ip Man 3 doesn’t quite rise to the dizzying heights of the first two films, but then again, this will almost certainly be your only chance to see Mike Tyson go up against Donnie Yen.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    A weird mix of pseudo-jingoism and Bay’s usual bombastic firepower, 13 Hours ends up being a straight-up war film without an actual war in it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Overall, it’s a satisfying wintry treat, as only Quentin Tarantino can do it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Still, as a nostalgia trip that knows exactly what die-hard Star Wars fans want and then layers in some memorable new characters, The Force Awakens is exactly what it needs to be: an old-school Saturday afternoon sci-fi matinee writ big.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Sorrentino’s film tackles the most important of all life’s questions with wit, wisdom, and no small amount of often-surreal humor.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Dougherty appears determined to work his way through the underbelly of our most cherished seasonal festivities. Plus, it’s an extremely welcome change of pace from the “found footage” barrage of the past 10 years.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Director Howard, his actors, and indeed the entire salty sweep of the film are all aided tremendously by visual-effects supervisor Jody Johnson and his team’s spectacular combination of live action and flawless, awe-inspiring CGI creations, chief among them the great, white whale.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    This time out, Nakashima plays it fast, loose, and seriously fucked-up with a father-daughter tale of Tokyo woe that makes Paul Schrader’s "Hardcore" look like a picnic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Sergio Leone and John Ford would likely both recognize Nowar’s film as an echo of their own Monument Valley adventures.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Creed isn’t a complete TKO, but it goes all 12 rounds with vitality and flourish.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Savlov
    Daniel Radcliffe cleans up nicely as Igor, the man behind the madman who makes the monster in this, the 60th (thereabouts) film to adapt or riff on Mary Shelley’s prescient 1818 sci-fi/horror novel. Happily, director Paul McGuigan, working from a script by Max Landis, takes the story in some new directions by choosing to retell the tale from the perspective of the famed hunchback.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Marc Savlov
    Still, "The Haunting" these films are not.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    Green and screenwriter Peter Straughan never completely go as far as they might have, satirically speaking.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marc Savlov
    Bone Tomahawk is not your typical Western retread, to be sure. If someone had told me that it was adapted from one of Joe R. Lansdale’s genre-hopping horror stories I would have believed it. Kudos then to director Zahler, who on his very first film, buries that g--damn tomahawk deep in the audience’s memory.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Marc Savlov
    Bruce Willis shows up, in full Bruce “yippee-ki-yay, mofo” Willis mode, to little effect, and while Hudson’s sassy camp follower is a hoot, there are just too many narratively bizarre subplots falling out all over the place.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Marc Savlov
    Director Eisner helmed the excellent remake of George R. Romero’s The Crazies back in 2010, but this film shows none of the lunatic flair for the ghastly that the previous film so easily served up.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Savlov
    For sheer, sepulchral eye candy at this most horror-ific time of year, del Toro’s Crimson Peak leaves Tim Burton – reigning misfit king of hyper-stylized, goth-y weirdness – in the dust and well-nigh forgotten.

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