For 650 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Mohan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Gatekeepers
Lowest review score: 0 Cop Out
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 650
650 movie reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    Gravity isn’t as ambitious as “2001,” but then, what is? It is, however, absolutely a worthy successor, a masterpiece of hard science fiction, and the movie to beat at this point for next year’s cinematography and visual effects Oscars.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Viewers looking for a propagandistic take will be disappointed, but even those who doubt the overall framework and existence of the so-called War on Terror should appreciate this thrilling tale of the hunt for the world's most wanted man.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    While what's on screen is unsparing and clinically presented, the underlying, almost invisible humanity and artistry of the film inspire rather than depress.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    As flawless as any film this year and rock-solid confirmation that Joel and Ethan Coen are the greatest filmmakers working in America (and perhaps anywhere else) today.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    When a film like Stories We Tell comes along, you're reminded how powerful and universal even the most intimate and individual lives can be when captured with intelligence and perspective.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    For a film that consists largely of a series of talking-head interviews, The Gatekeepers is a riveting a documentary.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    With a level-gazed approach to its milieu, empathetic but clear-eyed, Winter's Bone practically makes up for 40 years of "Deliverance"-style hillbilly cartoons.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Her
    As the relationship between Theodore and Samantha evolves, it hews too closely to the expected arc of a romantic drama. In a desire to show how such a pairing could produce the same joys, sorrows, jealousies and insecurities as a human-to-human one, the movie edges close to parody, which it doesn't want to be.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    The Act of Killing is exemplary as a history lesson, a character study and a powerful argument for confronting the past.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    Takes on the air of a heist film as the preparations proceed, and even knowing the outcome, tension still remains.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    At over two hours, it might test the patience of some younger viewers (and some impatient older ones as well), but for anyone willing to take the time, it's an utter treat.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    The thrilling cinematic joyride that, among other improbable feats, puts Michael Keaton, as Thomson, smack in the middle of the Oscar race for best actor.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The first to take a big-picture view of just how the plans for postwar occupation went so far off track.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    The acting is flawless, the world feels utterly real, and the finale accomplishes the miracle of finding in the everyday world something profound.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Ida
    Just as austere and demanding as you'd expect a black-and-white film about a Polish nun to be. Don't let that scare you, though.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    The result is a gripping film which, despite the annoying rugrat, demonstrates how part of leaving childhood behind is learning how and when to lie, and to do it well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    The Grand Budapest Hotel shows Anderson engaging with the world outside his meticulously composed frames like never before.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    As unpleasant as so many of its going-on are, Wake in Fright works both as an early instance of "Ozploitation" cinema and as a harsh critique of Australian colonialism and the absurdity of trying to bring so-called civilization to this vast arid wilderness.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    What makes the Dardennes' films so powerful is their refusal to judge, positively or negatively, their characters.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The Missing Picture feels akin to last year's great documentary, "The Act of Killing."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    The pacing is perfect, and the action, mostly filmed in a studio, is never less than utterly believable. The director’s first feature, “Margin Call,” was full of rapid-fire dialogue, and he shows off considerable range by following it up with this film.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    Anyone who shares Ebert's love of movies and who followed his career will be exceptionally moved by Life Itself, but anyone who appreciates a well-lived life should be touched as well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    It's similar to 2011's "The Loneliest Planet," which examined a similar dynamic between a couple backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains. But Force Majeure (which, as a legal term, refers to unforeseeable events or "acts of God") is sharper and smarter, combining precision-strike storytelling, directorial art, and impressive, often invisible visual effects, including that avalanche scene.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Even the tiny roles in this Rockwell-meets-Breughel panorama are perfectly, although almost cruelly, cast.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The period details are spotless, kindling memories of those days of yellow ribbons and nightly news updates on the fate of the American hostages.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Difficult to sit through, Our Daily Bread is nonetheless an important record, invaluable for those with the courage to watch it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    Akin is German-born but of Turkish heritage, and his films have often been concerned with the particular clashes and conflicts between those cultures. This film, though, does so in a much more oblique way than 2004's "Head-On."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    With evocative performances, especially from the two women, and a nicely modulated sense of nostalgia, Ilo Ilo marks the emergence of a promising new cinematic voice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    The film's final scene, which manages to recontextualize everything we've seen so far with a brilliant simplicity that, if further proof were needed, establishes Farhadi as one of the best storytellers in cinema today.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    As storytelling, it's extremely effective.

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