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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The environment is one of unrelenting cruelty and misanthropy, which certainly brings out the novel's darker themes, but can be something of a slog to watch.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The movie shifts awkwardly from slapstick firearms training sessions to tender campfire kisses to straightforward suspense (who are those mysterious trench-coated figures?). Combined with unconvincing behavior from all of its characters, that's enough to leave this a disappointing realization of a potentially fascinating idea.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The line between fearlessness and idiocy can be a thin one, especially in this sport, and the doc never gets too far under Way's skin. But when he soars -- on a skateboard! -- above the massive structure that kept invading armies at bay for centuries, it's pretty darn cool.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Like Someone in Love meanders with intention toward a bittersweet resolution, but then pulls the rug out from under you in a cruelly ambiguous shot.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Lyrical and gorgeous, it indulges in enough trademark Malickian touches to seem almost a parody of itself.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    By combining formulaic screenwriting and downbeat art house clichés, the ending puts a significant damper on what had been a fascinating character study.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Once the story proper begins, it too feels slightly out of time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The East never goes as deep undercover as it should.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The animation is pretty and clean, reminiscent of other Studio Ghibli films like "Whisper of the Heart," but never achieves wondrous artistry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Spoofing the pernicious effects of television, especially the so-called reality genre, doesn't require pinpoint aim, and at times Luciano seems as much a target of ridicule as the superficial, oversexed entertainment served up on the tube.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    It’s disappointing that, with such talent and seriousness of intent, the movie ultimately doesn't have much new to say. To paraphrase “The Simpsons”’ Milhouse, it started out like "Bonnie and Clyde," but instead it ended in tragedy.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    A Band Called Death is more effective as a chronicle of the intensely close relationship between three musically ambitious brothers than as proto-punk archaeology.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    If Like Father, Like Son had set up a genuine conflict here, this could have been a fascinating, even gut-wrenching, melodrama. Instead, writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda stacks the deck by making Ryota such a highfalutin jerk and Yudai such an exemplar of cozy, loving family life.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The quality that made her an ideal fan club president makes her an endearing, if unenlightening, interviewee.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Well-crafted as it is, though, The Artist and the Model suffers from the familiarity of its plot, and especially in comparison with "La belle noiseuse," which ran over twice as long as this film but contained ten times as much insight into human nature.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The Railway Man wants to be two or three different movies wrapped up in one and ends up being a fairly mediocre version of each.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Tries to pretend that its premise isn't timeworn, and thanks to charming lead performances, it almost succeeds. But not quite.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Fiennes and screenwriter Abi Morgan deserve credit for crafting something more nuanced than a mere scandal-airing demonization.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Christensen, who played the James Bond villain Mr. White in "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace," cuts a striking, white-haired figure as Segerstedt, whose principled tirades against Hitler ultimately earn him the enmity of his prime minster and even his king.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Sayles has always had a gift for female characters, and Go for Sisters features a couple of good ones.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Once the quartet makes it big, things get predictable really fast. Eastwood seems to forget that audiences made The Jersey Boys a touring sensation because they love the songs, not because they want to see yet another "Behind the Music"-style tale of fame and fortune not being all they're cracked up to be.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    As a hypothetical, all-access documentary about the kookiest day in draft history, it's oddly satisfying, maybe because watching the actual, bloated spectacle (scheduled this year for May 8) is so often underwhelming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    While In Bloom offers an authentic slice of life from a particular time and place, it never gets close enough to its characters, physically or emotionally, to really hit home.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The actions of both these vilified parties are so seemingly irrational that you're left feeling there must be some explanation, one that director Todd Douglas Miller either couldn't or wouldn't ferret out.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Even if her turn in Bright Days Ahead feels overly familiar, especially after Deneuve's recent "On My Way," Ardant is still possessed of the same Gallic poise and presence, and generally a joy to watch.

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