For 639 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 9.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Mohan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Manchurian Candidate
Lowest review score: 0 Cop Out
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 639
639 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    What makes Freedom Writers work is the very thing that makes it seem like a drag: predictable inspiration.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    For those to whom life is but a stage, this will be sweet, sweet candy; to those of us destined to be their audience, it's a satisfying, if flawed, look behind the curtain.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    It's the kind of story that can look pedestrian on paper, but when brought to life this skillfully, proves to be genuinely inspiring.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    van Dormael’s vivid visual sense and genuine curiosity about the nature of love and life, time and death, make it well worth surrendering to his imagination for a while.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Like last year’s vaguely similar “Killing Them Softly,” “Furnace” reeks of '70s-inspired, downbeat, politically conscious genre filmmaking. And its cast is composed of hard-working, seemingly omnipresent actors who understand what Cooper’s after.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Made with a slapdash non-style that doesn't seem quite lame enough to have been intentional, this aptly titled low-budget horror comedy serves up tame amounts of both guts and gut-busters.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Whatever the interpretation, Stoppard and Wright have demonstrated that Anna's saga has lost none of its power.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    It offers a rare look at the everyday life of a spiritual leader, so that even if Yeshi's dilemma never seems that urgent or vital, My Reincarnation remains a compelling, universal film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Fleck and Boden point out the absurd humor inherent in mental illness without trivializing its causes or consequences. This is not an easy trick, and it's largely thanks to Galifianakis' amalgam of wackiness and awkward sorrow that it works.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The cinematic technique of director Tom Hooper tries to replicate the appeal which has drawn millions to stage performances, but comes up more than a little short. This version of Les Misérables simply doesn't sing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The Summit does an amazing job of putting you on the mountain, making it one of the most terrifying horror films a climber or an acrophobe could ever see.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Israeli director Ari Forman, whose 2009 "Waltz with Bashir" earned a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination, is a master at exploiting diverse animated styles, and draws a brave starring performance from a performer who, in her mid-40s, seems to be just hitting her stride.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Well-intentioned but overblown environmental agitprop.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    It's a pleasure, so soon after seeing Franco's recent bewildered performance in "Oz the Great and Powerful," to watch him tackle this menacing yet beguiling character.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    A fascinating experiment in both filmmaking technology and narrative style, but one that can be counted a success only in limited ways.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    For most of its running time, it's a riveting rendition of a stranger-than-fiction tale.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    World War Z manages to be scary without descending to in-your-face gore -- it wants to frighten its audience, not disgust them.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The always thin tightrope between "laughing at" and "laughing with" is negotiated with success in the low-budget comedy The Foot Fist Way.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Nothing more and nothing less than a savvy and talented cast having its way with a clever, hilarious script, with absolutely no weighty issues at stake.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Papale's story is more than any fan could dream of, which is why it's frustrating that Invincible feels the need to embellish it. While mentioning he never played football in college, the film ignores that he did play in a semipro league prior to his Eagles tryout.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    The cinematography is crisp but sterile, and no one's clothes ever seem to get muddy or torn -- in short, there's no real sense of the atmosphere of a sticky, buggy, fetid jungle, and no intensity to a story that cries out for a sense of moral outrage.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    ATL
    Ultimately, ATL is the same old teenager angst in a mildly novel package.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    It's solidly entertaining, with Downey's roguish charm as appealing as ever.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    42
    Spike Lee wanted for years to make a Jackie Robinson film, and I hope he still gets his chance. Another take, maybe angrier or more polemic, could be fascinating, and the heroism of Jackie Robinson was significant enough to justify more than a few movies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    A mordant, almost-too-dark comedy, but a comedy nonetheless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    The subtle menace of the would-be geneticist of the Master Race mingles with ordinary pre-teen foreboding to create a riveting cocktail of unease.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Ultimately, though, it's unfortunate that the movie tries to make so many oblique comparisons to more modern tragedy (paparazzi with sketchbooks; yes, we get it!), since Georgiana's life seems fascinating enough on its own.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The documentary's soundtrack is composed entirely of Source Family music, and some of it's not half bad.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Unfortunately, the precision and presence Hurt brings to the table aren't enough to carry this warmed-over Southern melodrama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    It's just a shame that the search for the missing formula ends up feeling so formulaic.