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 6.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marc Mohan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Goodbye Solo
Lowest review score: 0 Cop Out
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 756
756 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    In Morvern Callar, the subject matter may be morbid and unappealing, but the director handles it with a visual poetry and an eye for hidden beauty that marks a filmmaker of the first order.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The real revelation is Lou Ferrigno, in his first non-Hulk-related big-screen role since 2002. OK, so he plays himself.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Mostly it's about taxes -- namely, the argument that the Federal Income Tax, enacted in 1913, is unconstitutional and has been ruled as such by the Supreme Court, and that no law exists today requiring Americans to pay it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    Powerfully explores the struggles faced by those whom DNA testing has exonerated after years behind bars.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    It's a riveting character study/soap opera.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    Takes on the air of a heist film as the preparations proceed, and even knowing the outcome, tension still remains.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Moncrieff's story remains fresh despite the familiarity of its general outline. This is mostly due to the skilled performances she elicits; even when the unfolding events have been seen many times before, watching human beings react realistically never gets old.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Director Jan Hrebejk and screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky ("Divided We Fall," "Up and Down") have crafted another well-observed tale, one with no heroes or villains, just people trying to make something of the situations in which they find themselves. And, with a nicely ambiguous ending, it's drama enough.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Overall, there's a patchwork quality to the movie, as if a batch of half-finished short stories were filmed before their time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    The result is a cast of characters who are little better than automatons themselves. This wouldn't be a problem if the rest of the film were as captivating as it was surely meant to be. Instead, the Quays work overtime to make both their story line and images as obscure as possible.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Generally, thanks to solid performances and very nice cinematography, it hits, if not a home run, at least a solid double (or the British equivalent).
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Solid summer entertainment set in a recognizably real world.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    A misfire, but a misfire from von Trier is still more interesting than a blandly successful Hollywood product.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    A distancing cynicism has been slathered over the story's maudlin core, with the hope perhaps that between these two conventional extremes resides a genuine emotional truth. That may be the case, but "Wilbur" doesn't quite get to it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Among the Dardennes' more accessible films, despite a drawn-out finale that still doesn't quite satisfy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The performances are solid and subtle, with Depardieu growing nicely into the brooding, smarter-than-he-looks roles his father tackled for years.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Someone should send him (Kerry) a copy, if only to remind the senator of the days when he was willing and able to speak with the courage of his convictions, and when he had a lot less to lose.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    It's passable, but in telling the tale of a man known to attempt the risky drive, it's a shame the filmmakers decided to shoot for par.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Loses something when it depends on its computer-generated creatures to carry the story. The effects are a mile above the previous Hulk film, but there's still a certain awkwardness to some movements, and an odd lack of definition to the massive muscles that makes them seem like gelatinous sacks of meat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Despite the accumulated facts, the lack of any commentators outside Kushner's circle of family and admirers and the refusal, in fact, to wrestle with the thornier questions of identity and criticism make this a worthwhile but imperfect film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    They also, with brilliant simplicity, point to the possibility of these actions being taken for real.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 8 Marc Mohan
    An atrocious Robin Williams vehicle that might be Hollywood's first anti-romantic comedy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    The movie, like the man, seems more interested in spreading the gospel of environmental responsibility, and in doing so it's probably the most important film of the year.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Although the primary plot line turns out to be a letdown, there are aspects of The Machinist that redeem it. Bale's performance is one; another is the dull, metallic look of the picture.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Every generation gets the cinematic vampires it deserves...The current decade, judging from the bloodsuckers on display in Twilight, will be remembered as one of guilt, restraint and denial. It's just not that fun to be undead anymore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    In the annals of monster movies, one name stands above all the rest, way above: Godzilla.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    It's a fantastic high concept to wrap the film around, and Gervais comes close to fulfilling its potential, especially when he tells a comforting deathbed lie to his dying mother and accidentally invents religion.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Portland's dreary climate is used to good effect, but it's not enough to make up for the director's needlessly convoluted approach.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    County Clare holds little of interest, with a generic story line and a cast that's mostly just going through the motions.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The performances are solid, and Juuso has a particular charisma. The actors do a commendable job of revealing unimagined layers to their initially one-note roles.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    With solid performances, competent direction and artfully drab cinematography, the film would be indistinguishable from a Hollywood thriller if not for the Flemish dialogue. It's no surprise to learn that an American remake is in the works.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 33 Marc Mohan
    It's "Ocean's Eleven" for people who can't count past six.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    One of the great things about international cinema is the way it can remind us of our common humanity. For instance, it's good to know that beautiful, rich people are selfish and miserable the world over. That's one of the few positives a viewer can take away from a film such as La Mujer de Mi Hermano.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    When you have to ask yourself whether this parable is intended as comedic satire or stone-cold-serious moralizing, that's a big sign that you're watching a misfire.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    It's unfortunate that the lack of originality in plot and character keeps Akeelah and the Bee stuck firmly in "After-School Special" territory.
    • 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."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    With this amoral business environment, it's not a question of if there will be another Enron, but when.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    For gourmands who appreciate this sort of cinematic comfort food, though, The White Countess is a fitting finale for the producer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The longer it goes on, the more you're swept up into the jet stream of good feeling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Sometimes it's fun to put on costumes and wigs and just goof around.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    If the plot unfolded in a less formulaic way, this could have been an impressive dark-tinged comedy. But in the end, it's more a case of talented actors trying to find something fresh in a fairly stale tale.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Marc Mohan
    Here's a hint to tracking down an intelligent, discriminating significant other: stand outside the entrance to a theater showing Must Love Dogs. Once the film begins, look for the first person to walk out.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Fleck and Boden point out the absurd humor inherent in mental illness without trivializing its causes or consequences. This is not an easy trick, and it's largely thanks to Galifianakis' amalgam of wackiness and awkward sorrow that it works.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    An immaculately crafted, splendidly acted drama with a message at its core of forgiveness and humanity. It's also blatantly manipulative, and, upon reflection, rather banal. In other words, it's the epitome of Oscar bait and almost serves as a step-by-step guide to creating such a beast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    This combination of fatalism, nostalgia and willfully naive optimism captures something essential in the Russian soul.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    His life stands as a testament to the idea that an average-looking bloke with a can-do attitude and a dream in his heart can rub shoulders with the folks the rest of us only get to read about. And he's got the photographs to prove it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Could easily be seen as little more than a commercial for his (Jakes) life-changing influence. Call him the first of a new breed: the cinevangelist.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    This may have been fertile grounds for satire in 1925, when Noel Coward's drawing-room melodrama Easy Virtue debuted on the stage, but by now this film version feels rather done.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    Armed with a cliche-ridden script and a gaggle of unconvincing performers, the result comes off more like an Ernest Hemingway letter to the Penthouse Forum than a revival of Hollywood magic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    My Summer of Love, with its lush, sunlit landscapes, may occupy the opposite end of the visual spectrum, but it reinforces the sense that this director knows his way around the range of human emotion as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The cinematic gloss serves to heighten our involvement in the tale, and to mark Fukunaga as a talent to be reckoned with.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Director Matthew Vaughn has provided an imperfect but still wickedly hilarious take on Mark Millar's deconstruction of superhero mythos.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    These three central performances, and a solid script by Anders Thomas Jensen and director Susanne Bier, ground a potentially overwrought story in genuine feeling.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    It says a lot about this movie that the most arresting character in it is Mary, whom Morton unsurprisingly endows with a fanatical combination of narcissism and rage.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The film works as well as it does thanks to Kimberly Roberts' magnetic screen presence.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The world depicted in Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go is among the more beautiful dystopias in film history.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    In 1960, British director Michael Powell made "Peeping Tom," the definitive exploration of voyeurism in the movies. The shocking thriller also practically ruined the career of the veteran filmmaker. Although the stalker-centric Alone With Her doesn't quite rank with Powell's masterpiece, it shows enough promise that one hopes writer/director Eric Nicholas doesn't share his fate.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Of all the roles where the star has played a character transformed from ordinary to goofy ("The Mask," "Me, Myself & Irene," "Liar Liar"), this is the one where he seems the most human, achieving that elusive quality in a Carrey film: tolerability.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Like "The Reader," this film treads unsteadily over the terrain of German guilt.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 16 Marc Mohan
    Clumsily animated feature; probably better as a video game than as a movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Isn't meant to be a depressing experience, as each of these unfortunate souls recovers a sense of pride in themselves and their tribe through music.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The question that lies at the heart of the documentary Aristide and the Endless Revolution is whether his exile was his own idea or whether he was pressured, even kidnapped, by the United States.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    The authenticity of its setting and its actors make this effort worth a look.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The results are inspiring, demonstrating that an artistic eye is an innate thing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    The action scenes and plot points frequently defy logic, the apparent assumption being that it's just comic-book stuff and doesn't really need to make sense.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    As fascinating as all the film history is, the movie's core is the dynamic between a famous but distant parent and his child.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Well-intentioned but overblown environmental agitprop.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Marc Mohan
    Reprehensible.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Humor and humanity keep The Boys Are Back from being a cloying mess.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    If you're content to let dream logic take over, a lot can be gleaned from this odd, darkly funny meditation on life, death, love and revenge.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    It mostly manages the impressive feat of mixing jaw-droppingly gross jokes with characters that are worth caring about.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    As far as a coherent, hilarious story line, as well as sheer blasphemous glee, you can't do much better than "Life of Brian."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    For his directorial debut, British actor Charles Dance tackles such familiar English themes as repressed desire and an arm's-length fascination with foreigners. Luckily for the slight story, he has recruited two of the most effortlessly brilliant grande dames of British film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    You're either on the boat or off the boat with something like this. But for those willing to brave the open water, it's an awe-inspiring ride.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Marc Mohan
    If Young at Heart were merely a cheeky presentation of codgers belting out inappropriate tunes, it would be a curiosity and nothing more. But by getting inside the lives of a few of its members, the movie ultimately paints a moving portrait of senior citizens who believe it's better to burn out than fade away.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The first to take a big-picture view of just how the plans for postwar occupation went so far off track.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    There's something in the obsessiveness of these characters that pushes the film just beyond the level of believability, even for a romantic fable such as this.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    This final act goes on far too long and devolves into such a miasma of pap that it's clear Stoller had no idea how to wrap things up.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    If the presence of Cheadle and his handsome pal George Clooney can entice otherwise resistant viewers to learn about the ongoing travesty in western Sudan, then Darfur Now has done its job.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Perhaps a better moniker would have been "One Flew Over My Left Foot."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Is it a worthwhile movie? Yes, for the most part.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    What's different here is the setting: Instead of modern-day misogyny, the heroine of The Last Mistress is up against its 19th-century version.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    XXY
    The word "hermaphrodite" is never actually uttered, for instance, and the whole topic is revealed obliquely, mostly through the puzzled eyes of Alvaro. Most impressively, a tale that could have been handled with condescending simplicity becomes a testament to the flawed but noble humanity of both parents and children.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Yes, a comedy, however dark, about a parent taking advantage of a child's death is a tough sell. But with Williams more restrained and sympathetic than he's been in years (again, faint praise), and a final act that makes up for a ponderous first third, "Dad" shows that it can be done.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Instead of a unique directorial style and a memorable soundtrack, we get a movie that, visually and aurally, pretty much goes by the book.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Ultimately, it's an instructive and entertaining examination of both the overlooked environmental costs of everyday life and the possibilities for change.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Marc Mohan
    Confused, morally queasy, self-important mess.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    For those disappointed in the grim, gritty feel of the latest James Bond movie and who long for the absurdity of the Roger Moore-era entries, Transporter 3, ought to fit the bill.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    It's not without one or two missteps, but remains likely the most impressive juvenile acting you'll see this year.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    The movie works reasonably well at this for its first half, but by then we've pretty much figured everything out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    The real star of the film is Horton, whose straight-talking ways and supportive circle of friends are a stark contrast to the haughty insults of academia.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Parents who want smart, harmless movies that don't condescend for their school-age kids -- a rare thing these days -- should be grateful for Nancy Drew.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Marc Mohan
    As numbing as the drumbeat of downbeat documentaries can be, as hard as it is to even be shocked at the depravities committed in our name, a film like this remains important, both as an indictment of the present day and as a warning to future generations that the ends don't always justify the means.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    For children old enough to get the jokes about Vicodin but young enough to innocently fantasize about movie stars, Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! will be a perfectly pitched midwinter treat.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    With limited means, Westby makes excellent use of Portland locations and cinematic references to make Film Geek a mostly spot-on, sometimes hilarious character study. His greatest asset is Malkasian, who gives Scotty the prototypical geek attributes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    What makes the Dardennes' films so powerful is their refusal to judge, positively or negatively, their characters.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Wants to be both a hot-button, ripped-from-the-headlines statement movie and a crowd-pleasing, rip-roaring action thriller. It ends up meeting each goal about halfway.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Politics and art come together in predictable, moderately enjoyable fashion in Paris 36.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    In the fine tradition of well-made thrillers, it's enough that it all feels solid at the moment, and the final revelations are unexpected and seemingly inevitable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Its smallness of scale, and undemonstrative nature, could make it a welcome change of pace from Hollywood bombast, especially for fans of the life aquatic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    The film never gets beyond Chapman's obsession with "Catcher in the Rye" and a few bits of "Taxi Driver" dialogue to show us anything we didn't already know.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Ultimately, though, it's hard not to feel like Hou is saying more explicitly and expansively in nearly two hours what Lamorisse managed to convey in only one-fourth as much film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    One man's befuddlement is another's awe at the ineffability of time, and from either perspective, this is a spectacle not soon forgotten, even if never understood.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Despite the mysteries of the plot, a sitcom-style sense of expectation creeps into Saving Face, which sometimes feels comfortable but mostly serves to spotlight the shortcomings in a script that invents compelling characters but doesn't give them much out of the ordinary to do.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    What makes Freedom Writers work is the very thing that makes it seem like a drag: predictable inspiration.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    For those under the impression that Icelandic life consists solely of fishing and the hosting of international summits, this triangle of love, lust, and misunderstanding from director Baltasar Kormakur is a welcome treat.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The juvenile performances are impressive, as they usually are in foreign films, and Spiridonov handles some grueling material with impressive maturity. But the movie comes undone with an abrupt and preposterous finale.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 42 Marc Mohan
    The sort of movie that makes you feel like a heel for not liking it: Independently made and heartfelt, it also happens to have been shot in Portland. Nonetheless, the accumulation of cliches big and small manage to erase whatever goodwill its other features have engendered.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Marc Mohan
    Herzog's drive to bring Dengler's story to a wide audience might have paradoxically caused him to do what he seems normally to abhor: compromise.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Grim, post-apocalyptic, special-effects extravaganza.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Hardcore genre fans may find some appeal in this warmed-over tale, but most viewers will be squirming in their seats even before the prolonged finale.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Whatever the faults of Goya's Ghosts -- and there are several -- you've got to hand it to director Milos Forman: It takes real chutzpah to cast Randy Quaid as the king of Spain.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    The movie knows enough, most of the time, to just let the funny people be funny.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Marc Mohan
    All this star power goes for naught in Traeger's film, which tries to blend bucolic sweetness with juvenile let's-make-a-porno jokes.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Mixed messages are the order of the day in the conflicted British drama Irina Palm. At first blush, it seems like another entry in the saucy-but-safe Brit genre, a la "Calendar Girls," "Saving Grace" or "The Full Monty," but it turns out to be both more ambitious and less successful than those diversions.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Just because others bear blame for what went on doesn't mean they bore none, and while the deal they got was raw, they never lacked the ability to say no.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    An informative and frightening documentary.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    It doesn't take an awareness of the ethnic and cultural differences between the miniskirted siren and the shy Arab youth to see that she might be more than he can handle.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Marc Mohan
    Some will win and some will lose their encounters with unbending American bureaucracy, but all deserve better, which should leave viewers eager for an even-handed take on this issue crossing over into disappointment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    A fresh look at the first chapters in the monarch's life, while maintaining historical fidelity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    Doesn't have much new to offer in either style or substance. It's got the same glossy-gritty urban warfare sheen as "Black Hawk Down" and every other Third-World geopolitical action thriller of the last few years.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    An action film without a completely empty head, and these days, that's as rare as Excalibur itself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Significantly cleverer than its moniker, even though it picks for its satire one of the most inviting targets on record: the world of contemporary art.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Marc Mohan
    The story is as predictable as it is saccharine. Apart from the presence of local landmarks, there's no reason the Rose City should be proud of this effort.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    Overall, Luther does a satisfying job of restoring humanity to a woodcut icon.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    Even with nothing at stake emotionally, though, he conjures some real scares, and the finale is as much a head-scratcher as a heart-stopper -- in a good way.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    The Joneses turns out to be a smart little comedy that tosses some sharp little darts at our consumer-driven culture.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    It's a treat to be diverted by a film that actually has a brain.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Marc Mohan
    The Manson Family, with its attention to historical detail and chronology, is more effective and disturbing than those grade-Z shockers: It's a genuine look at unmitigated madness and evil. Needless to say, don't bring the kids.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Marc Mohan
    In addition to a vast array of incredible autos crafted from fiberglass, Roth also created the anti-Mickey cartoon character Rat Fink, a deranged-looking, filthy rodent.
    • 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.
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    • 75 Marc Mohan
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Marc Mohan
    A mordant, almost-too-dark comedy, but a comedy nonetheless.

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