For 658 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 9.5 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 658
658 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The pace of this Oscar nominee may be a bit contemplative for audiences seeking "Yojimbo"-style action, but it's surely a more realistic and moving look at life in 19th-century Japan.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    It wallows in misery so much that the two-hour experience ends up being about as much fun as a real divorce.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    It's a fascinating instance of a filmmaker working with self-imposed rules, but never forgetting that those restrictions are only worthwhile to the extent that they serve character and story. It's a ride well worth taking.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The most telling moment comes when his mother reveals that, despite all the subterfuge and false promises, she wouldn't have had it any other way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    Django doesn't have the razor-sharp chronological complexity of "Pulp Fiction," but it's ably paced. A very funny scene involving a proto-Ku Klux Klan lynch mob and their poorly made hoods nevertheless seems a bit out of place, but there's plenty of well-timed suspense.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The style and subject matter recall the films of the Dardenne brothers, ("The Kid With a Bike") and while Sister never reaches the heights of their best work, it earns the comparison.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    With gadgets, girls and globe-trotting held to a minimum, Skyfall, could, for long stretches, be mistaken for just another 21st-century thriller, albeit a well-made and intelligent one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    To top it all off, the movie ends with one of the best covers of "I Shall Be Released" you'll hear, courtesy of gospel singer Marion Williams.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    Upstream Color culminates in a wordless final act that is among the most transcendent passages of pure cinema in memory.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    As with many Iranian films, reality and fiction collide (the lead actor really is a pizza deliveryman), and the moral of the story is a surprisingly blunt critique of the growing inequality of wealth in the slowly Westernizing nation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    Mostly this film is a glorious ode to the culture and family bonds that override all else, and to the expressiveness of both the human and animal actors.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    When the movie is funny, it’s very funny.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    A funny, believable film about the ability of even the damaged and imperfect to earn a little happiness.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The merits of its arguments can be debated on the Op-Ed pages, but at least the movie makes it clear that they desperately need to be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    A haunting, melancholy fable, Tony Takitani is the kind of film that could seem tedious from a mere description. Approached with the right mind-set, however, it's a hypnotic mood piece on love and loss, one that knows -- at 75 minutes -- not to overstay its welcome.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The experience of psychological depression has been described with a variety of metaphors. William Styron called it "darkness visible," and Winston Churchill euphemized his bouts as "the black dog." In typically grandiose fashion, though, Lars von Trier tops them all.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    A joy to watch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    The end result is the best documentary you'll see this year, as thrilling a competition as any Super Bowl and as suspenseful a story as any Hitchcock film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The credibility of these theories ranges from faintly plausible to frankly ridiculous, but Ascher isn't interested in judging them; his movie is more about the joys of deconstruction and the special kind of obsession that movies can inspire.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Being a fairly faithful adaptation, this version also has a lot of that other stuff about the hypocrisy of civilized life, the truthfulness of natural splendor and so forth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Only in the slightly overlong last act, as the family's misfortunes become truly existential, does director Kiyoshi Kurosawa take things to another level. Whether this is an extension of the film's social criticism, a comment on the absurdity of melodrama or straightforward audience manipulation, is anyone's guess.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    This was a story that made front pages in its day but has been largely lost to history, and now is brought bracingly and compellingly back to life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Among the Dardennes' more accessible films, despite a drawn-out finale that still doesn't quite satisfy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    West of Memphis does nothing to displace its predecessor films as masterpieces of investigative filmmaking, but complements them as a riveting capstone to an epic and tragic tale.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    John Hawkes has, until now, been known primarily as the skilled character actor who brought an earthy authenticity to roles on TV's "Deadwood" and the Oscar-nominated "Winter's Bone." With The Sessions, he makes his mark as a bona fide member of screen acting's elite. And he does it while barely moving a muscle.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Pride should leave audiences smiling and inspired. But it would have been a much more groundbreaking film if it had been released 30 years ago.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Cheadle's performance elevates Hotel Rwanda, making it a film that does justice to the tragedy it commemorates.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    If there's one thing missing, it's a sense of purposeful, immediate outrage. You can't help but wonder why this film wasn't made 20 years ago, when it could have saved these men some time behind bars.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Controversy aside, there's no denying that Kinsey was a pivotal figure in 20th-century America, and one whose fascinating story makes for a fascinating film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Youth may be wasted on some of the young, but the two aspiring Norwegian novelists at the center of Reprise, director Joachim Trier's debut feature, try desperately to avoid that particular cliche.

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