For 632 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 9.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Mohan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Life Itself
Lowest review score: 0 Cop Out
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 632
632 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Although 2012 is what they call "critic-proof," it's not immune to analysis. It depicts a world where no one, man or God, has much say in what happens to the planet, and where the survival of one family outweighs the deaths of billions.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    The problem is the obviousness with which the plot unfolds -- it's as if the filmmakers had a 14th-century audience in mind, one that had never seen a movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    In retrospect, and with no disrespect meant, it may have been a mistake to entrust a story this polarizing to Bill Condon, the filmmaker who most recently made “Twilight: Breaking Dawn,” and “Dreamgirls.”
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Flashes of dark humor and steady, grounded performances make it a welcome return for Miller, making her first film since 2005's "The Ballad of Jack and Rose."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    You never really end up rooting for their happiness, as a couple or individually, so emotionally there's not much at stake.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    An old-fashioned story of courage and self-sacrifice in the face of war and deprivation. It's also sappy, boring and obvious.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The movie looks great, with soft-focus shots of perfectly tailored outfits masking the ugliness within.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The weirdly earnest literalism of Besson's story is a weak point. His desire to make Angela satisfy both sides of the Madonna-whore complex is too blatant.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Marc Mohan
    Directed as if it were an after-school special, with listless performances and musical numbers (Mary J. Blige shows up as a platinum-wigged congregant), Black Nativity is as simple and condescending as Hughes' work was complex and demanding.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 33 Marc Mohan
    A Lot Like Love is, well, a lot like many other movies. It's also a lot like having your eyeballs seared by a propane flame -- in a bad way.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    It's almost too bad, then, that MacArthur and Jones take a back seat to the far less interesting Gen. Bonner Fellers in the stolid drama Emperor.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The ensuing love triangle culminates in a frankly loopy finale that tarnishes the film's earlier insights and ensures that it will be only remembered for some hot and heavy bedroom scenes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Reese Witherspoon, whose production company made Penelope, contributes an inflated cameo that feels forced.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Lily Tomlin gives the movie a boost as Portia's radical feminist mother, who would hate this movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    The potential for an interesting story is high. Unfortunately, Miller's autobiographical tale, as told in Blue Like Jazz, squanders this potential by failing to take place in a recognizably real world.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    The result is an exercise in emoting that features one of the worst Southern accents in recent memory and does about as much to establish the actor's range as "Battlefield Earth."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Marc Mohan
    The only thing Stratton, a former television actor making his first feature, has going for him is the casting of Jessica Lange.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    The oddball cast, by the way, includes Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, who is infinitely more convincing speaking Cantonese than she is in her (presumably native) English.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Solid acting, especially from the women, and a few good Colin Farrell jokes make this familiar tale better than it probably should be.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    Talky, didactic and essentially free of any real narrative, it views Iraq through the lens of Vietnam, which is fair enough, but ends up making the whole polemic seem like a condescending effort from aging baby boomers to get the younger generation to step up to the plate.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    If the title hadn't already been taken by another equally strained recent comedy, the new Kevin Costner vehicle could have been dubbed "Idiocracy."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Overall, Luther does a satisfying job of restoring humanity to a woodcut icon.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Delivers the expected thrills and groans.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are back, as is director Martin Campbell, but the result has the all-too-common feel of an expired equine redundantly abused.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Marc Mohan
    Sayles has committed the cardinal sin of putting his politics ahead of his characters, and the result is predictably lame.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    It's clear that Fidell meant to craft a nonjudgmental, non-exploitative exploration of this taboo situation. And she deserves credit for avoiding both tawdry melodrama and earnest moralizing. But by refusing to judge or exploit, she ultimately ends up without much of interest to say on the topic.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Worst of all, not once does Mulder answer his cell phone to hear those immortal lines: "It's Scully. There's been another death."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    The movie's biggest flaw, from a local perspective, is its unconvincing use of Vancouver, B.C., to represent Portland, Oregon.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Exploring the possibilities of low-budget digital filmmaking is a worthy endeavor, but November is a little too in love with the grittiness of it all.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Marc Mohan
    It's shaping up to be a long, dry summer, at least at the multiplex.