For 756 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 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Mohan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Lowest review score: 0 Cop Out
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 756
756 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    It’s a harrowing and impressive accomplishment (especially considering potential government censorship), and it shows how, in its mad rush toward modernity, China has become a land of haves and have-nots, where income inequality and lack of opportunity have made a mockery of the nation’s purported ideals. Sound familiar?
    • 96 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Telling Northrup’s story, McQueen gives a grand tour of the institutionalized sadism and astonishing inhumanity ubiquitous in the slave economy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Nothing tops the discussions of mortality between Leary and Ram Dass, during which both of these battered but unbowed explorers of reality come off as nothing less than enlightened.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Inspired by uprisings in the former Soviet bloc as well as, more pointedly, the Arab Spring, Makhmalbaf serves up a surprisingly tense, sometimes poignant parable. It's good to have him back.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Sorrentino’s storytelling sometimes seems deliberately obscure, and his film can be as indulgent as the society it chronicles. But as this existential odyssey draws to a close, it sews itself up with the aplomb that only a confident, controlled filmmaker can marshal.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    German director Christian Petzold's new movie is a testament to the way textured performances and a skillfully woven script can entice a remarkable suspension of disbelief.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Joy
    An inspirational, and mostly entertaining, saga, Joy is a Horatio Alger story for the 21st century — but who reads those anymore?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    The best and creepiest sequence involves a sort of beta test, during which a patchwork chimplike creature is brought to life and rampages about.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    It's beautifully photographed, but pretentious, overlong and trite.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Here's a movie that's jam-packed with bizarre sci-fi concepts, political allegory, a fascinating international cast and some truly over the top set pieces. But for just about everything maniacally cool in the movie, there's a flaw, sometimes a near-fatal one.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    At times the movie feels like two Very Special Episodes of "Law & Order: SVU" stitched together, but on balance it's a smart, well-cast piece of grown-up entertainment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    William Faulkner's oft-cited quote has rarely been more apt: "The past is never dead. It's not even the past."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    What's most endearing about "Taxi," as well as Panahi's earlier films made under repression, is the lack of righteous anger.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Ultimately, The Keeping Room feels more like a clumsy melding of "Unforgiven" and "12 Years a Slave" than a unique take on violence, race, and gender.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    What makes Miss You Already work (when it does work, which is most of the time) is that it shows imperfect characters dealing imperfectly with situations ranging from the maritally frustrating to the existentially overwhelming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    Boosted by award-caliber performances and a perfectly struck tone, it becomes one of the more moving dramas of the year and an early, dark-horse award-season contender.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The well-chosen supporting cast — Anthony Edwards as a test subject, Jim Gaffigan as one of Milgram's confederates, and especially Winona Ryder as Milgram's wife — help tremendously to keep The Experimenter humming along as entertainment rather than dry docudrama.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    It's also exhausting, despite an engaging premise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Political machinations, emotional revelations, and a few well-choreographed fight scenes ensue, but Hou focuses less on the satisfactions of plot and action than on crafting, if not quite bringing to life, his auteurist vision of the past (both historical and cinematic).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The real star is Attah, a Ghanaian street kid plucked from obscurity, who imbues Agu with just the right mix of terror, brutality and the last remaining vestiges of boyish innocence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Crimson Peak ends up feeling like a bit of make-work, a project to keep the visionary filmmaker busy until something that truly sparks his passion comes along.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The result is an uneasy mix of social-issue realism and escapist excitement that's ultimately disposable.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Pan
    It's not that Pan isn't entertaining. There's plenty of color and action and some inventive 3-D effects. Jackman's unhinged performance is either gloriously great or gloriously terrible, but captivating either way. There's no magic, though.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    There's a Gordon Gekko vibe to Shannon's reptilian, charismatic villain. Like Oliver Stone's "Wall Street," 99 Homes understands that people don't sell their souls because they're inherently evil — they do it because being rich is cool.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Historical resonances aside, Coming Home functions well as an impeccably crafted, compellingly acted tale.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Most of the time, Goodnight Mommy creates its air of supreme unease quietly, even subtly, but even hardened horror fans might be shocked by some of what goes down in the movie's second half.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Only in its final moments does Breathe extend its reach beyond experiences that most, if not all, teens (and ex-teens) can relate to. When it does, it might just leave you breathless.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Marc Mohan
    It's also a real shame that such a fascinating reminder of how far civil rights have come in the last five decades has been reduced to such a turkey of a film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Like Brad Pitt and Robert Redford, Gere's good looks have made it hard sometimes to recognize his acting ability, but it's on full display here in what is anything but a vanity project.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    Just because it's how they did things in the old country doesn't excuse clinging to these outdated, oppressive traditions, even if Ravi manages to negotiate them with surprising good humor.

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