For 575 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Mohan's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Hunger
Lowest review score: 0 Cop Out
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 575
575 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    The movie's fast pace, and the three gleeful central performances, keep I'm So Excited! mostly painless. But the rest of it has a whiff of the sort of desperation that can make an exclamation point in a title seem like a good idea.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Parts of “Spark” can seem like an ad for Burning Man, but the film digs deep enough into the pressures and challenges facing its organizers and attendees to be a worthy exploration of a unique phenomenon, even for those who wouldn’t be caught dead wearing just glitter and a thong in 110 degree heat.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Man of Steel has too many characters and too much plot, resulting in a movie that feels overstuffed and overlong.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    But if the notion that Austen was more reactive than creative in her writing is troubling, so is the idea that she needed Lefroy to make her into a great writer. "Experience is vital," he tells her. We should be glad this guy never got his paws on Emily Dickinson.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The star's innate vulnerability (and his ease with Dom's colorful but expansive vocabulary) makes the character more sympathetic than he has any right to be. And that, in turn, makes Shepard's film more entertaining than the Guy Ritchie ripoff it initially resembles.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    It has laser gun fights, forbidden love, and a rollicking group breakout from a fascistic old folks' home. What more could anyone want?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    There's fun to be had in the re-creation of indelible screen moments, including several with Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh and James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Unfortunately, the movie isn't a real success, as director Roger Michell ("Notting Hill") is both too ambitious in the story he tries to tell and not ambitious enough in the way he tells it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The world may not get another Ip Man film for a while after the last few years, but this one and Wong’s masterpiece should be more than sufficient.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Turns out this is a thoughtful, well-acted film that manages to view this most inconceivable of travesties through the eyes of child without being childish itself.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    If the two most gorgeous people in the world alternately bantering and making out isn't enough to compel the attention of the average American moviegoer, then we are truly doomed.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Mixed messages are the order of the day in the conflicted British drama Irina Palm. At first blush, it seems like another entry in the saucy-but-safe Brit genre, a la "Calendar Girls," "Saving Grace" or "The Full Monty," but it turns out to be both more ambitious and less successful than those diversions.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    What this alteration says about societal trends of the past three decades is open to debate, but the change is a tiny hint that earnest fidelity to the source was not a top priority.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The rhetorically stacked deck, and some unconvincing third-act plot twists, get in the way of this movie's efforts to reach the cinematic promised land of true greatness.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    They could have made a harder-hitting, more realistic film, but then no one would have gone to see it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Could easily be seen as little more than a commercial for his (Jakes) life-changing influence. Call him the first of a new breed: the cinevangelist.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    This is a movie that, off-putting as it can be at times, deserves to be seen and heard in a theater, if only to observe the reactions of others to the hilarious gutter talk coming out of Winslet's mouth.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    More convincing are the performances from Jenkins and Allison Janney, as another of Jesse's old profs. Both these pros bring more depth to their supporting characters than either of the promising, but, alas, young, leads do to theirs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    While it's hard to dismiss his intention or effort, Harrelson's one-note performance sinks the film.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    There's a certain bravery in Brandon's full embrace of the themes of Cronenberg père, who may be returning the favor with his next film, the Hollywood satire "Maps to the Stars."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    [Guterson] has crafted a near-masterpiece of understated humor and empathy, demonstrating that, despite Hollywood's usual indifference, it's possible to make authentic, funny, engaging films about characters over the age of 50 who are neither grizzled hit men nor sassy grandmas.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The Joneses turns out to be a smart little comedy that tosses some sharp little darts at our consumer-driven culture.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    When the camera glides down a pier to settle for the first time on Gatsby's face, it's a movie-star moment of the sort we don't often get anymore, and there aren't many actors who could pull off Gatsby's mixture of confident charisma and pathetic vulnerability.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Since the revelation of Wall Street's culpability for the 2008 economic crisis, though, the arc of Changez's transformation feels almost clichéd, despite Ahmed's earnest, effective performance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    A kid-meets-curmudgeon comedy that transcends its formulaic skeleton thanks both to the veteran actor's charm and a smarter-than-average screenplay.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    The movie is beautifully shot, and some of the scenes have a real exuberance, but it's also a blatantly manipulative piece of smarm.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Instead of a unique directorial style and a memorable soundtrack, we get a movie that, visually and aurally, pretty much goes by the book.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The characters are flat, too: Richard Gere plays your typical desperate, embittered war reporter; Terrence Howard is your typical cameraman/sidekick/narrator; and Jesse Eisenberg rounds out the standard-issue trio as your typical nervous rookie, in over his head.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Even with nothing at stake emotionally, though, he conjures some real scares, and the finale is as much a head-scratcher as a heart-stopper -- in a good way.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Blumberg tries to split the difference and ends up with a movie that wants us to make us laugh and cry, but fails to do either.