For 689 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 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Lowest review score: 0 Cop Out
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 689
689 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The only danger with a movie like this is the inevitably disappointing return to more humdrum reality once it ends.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    It's no "Fantasia" or "Sleeping Beauty," but it's no "The Rescuers Down Under," either.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Thanks to a slew of engaging performances and a script that finds the sweet spot between crass and curdled, it's a winner.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Despite too stately a pace at times, and some fairly predictable plot resolutions, the film succeeds thanks to empathetic performances (from Walken and especially Hoffman) and an evident affection for the music and musicians it depicts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    There seems to be less acting going on and more being, which not only makes this an enormously affecting penultimate performance (Gandolfini’s final film, “Animal Rescue,” will be released next year), but reinforces the brilliance of the darker work for which he will no doubt remain best known.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Kaurismäki is a master of expressive stillness for whom inaction often speaks louder than words, and the performances he elicits are perfectly pitched, including young Miguel's.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Hers is a sad story, but the fact that she never received recognition during her lifetime isn't part of its sadness.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Nguyen reportedly worked on War Witch for a decade, and it shows in both the immediacy and authenticity of his tale, and the meticulous craft with which it's told.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Canadian director Richie Mehta ("Amal") based Siddharth on his own random encounter with a father searching for his missing son, and the film never feels less than utterly real in its depiction of both everyday Indian life and the hopelessness that comes so naturally in this sort of tragic situation.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Fortunately, their story is just as compelling here, and the film's subjects display impressive adaptability, as well as a desire not to forget those they've left behind.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Really, though, the most surprising thing about this system is how it disregards some of the basic tenets of conservatism.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    It's a fun and attractive ride.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    You'll suspect, and even hope, that what's on screen is a hoax, but it seems to be at the very least one version of the truth.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The period details are spotless, kindling memories of those days of yellow ribbons and nightly news updates on the fate of the American hostages.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The Belgian comedy The Iceberg might be a pale shadow of the films of the great French comedian Jacques Tati, but even that's enough to qualify it as an amusing, inventive effort.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Park is a visual virtuoso, with imaginative transitions and clever use of special effects wrapped around a sly, effective performance from Lee at the center of it all.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    While the third act inevitably bogs down a bit in gunplay and chases, there are more than enough moments of visual wonder and storytelling surprise to make it worth the trip.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Difficult to sit through, Our Daily Bread is nonetheless an important record, invaluable for those with the courage to watch it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Once Greene achieves fame, neither he nor the screenplay quite knows what to do; the first half-hour of Talk to Me is the most fun. But a vibrant feel for its era and a genuine affection for its characters make the whole thing a solid evocation of a time and a life worth remembering.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    A harsh self-examination of the cynicism that has crept into every cranny of the political landscape. As such, it's absolutely a story of our times.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    It's a pleasant, engaging version of probably the closest thing to a sitcom the Bard ever penned.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Engaging characters, an unforced pro-girl agenda and amusing songs make this at least the equal to last year’s “Brave.”
    • 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."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Co-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who won an Oscar for writing "The Descendants," are smart enough to mostly stay out the way and let this talented crew bring their script to life.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The longer it goes on, the more you're swept up into the jet stream of good feeling.

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