Jared Mobarak

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For 495 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jared Mobarak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Moonlight
Lowest review score: 25 A Happening of Monumental Proportions
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 495
495 movie reviews
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    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    Maskell is great in the title role.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    While a lot of Detention is steeped in anguish and anxiety, the terror induced by those emotions becomes the pathway back into the light.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Jared Mobarak
    I don’t think John Ridley’s Needle in a Timestack (adapted from the short story by Robert Silverberg) quite reaches the full potential of its conceit, but it comes close while overcoming any early preconceptions.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    She’s normalizing disability, spearheading awareness, and fighting for self-acceptance.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jared Mobarak
    Perhaps that’s the point: selfish men do selfish things while the people they love pay the price. That’s a lesson. And it might have worked if not for the sunny, hopeful air of its surrounding package. South of Heaven isn’t dark enough to buy that as its intent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    The acting is top-notch throughout, matching the film’s quiet yet dark nature.
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    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    There’s plenty to like here: gorgeous cinematography—there’s an unforgettable shot during a power outage at the coma facility, where the generator attempts to flicker the small, rectangular lights along the walls of the main, symmetrical room—propulsive synth beats to go with the choir, and stellar performances that at some point all skew towards parody to really drive home the indoctrination angle before each awakening opens eyes to the truth.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Jared Mobarak
    It’s messy and overly convoluted, but the ends do mostly justify the means.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    Adapting a book by Deborah Kay Davies, director Harry Wootliff and her co-writer Molly Davies bring True Things to life as a quasi-reaction to Instagram captions generally painting a much sunnier picture than reality could ever prove.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    One mystery is solved so another can begin without missing a beat as revenge takes on new meaning in the aftermath of its completion.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    Akl provides the scenario a keen insight that only someone going through the same push and pull as the characters could.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jared Mobarak
    It’s a compelling journey often rendered inert by quick transitions from one tragedy to another.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    [Lane] proves yet again that nobody can tonally marry edification and entertainment onscreen so effortlessly. It’s masterful.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    All four main actors deliver great performances.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Jared Mobarak
    It’s light, absurd, and very low-stakes.
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    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    This starts and finishes with Pashinyan’s faith in Armenians and they do not let him down.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Jared Mobarak
    Pearce and Barton set up this heavy emotional narrative dealing with mental illness, PTSD, and familial love only to undercut it with loud overtures of systemic violence devoid of textual basis.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Jared Mobarak
    The result is an introspective character study caught against a gorgeous yet volatile backdrop. While I personally believe the payoff is worth the journey, however, I wouldn’t begrudge others for feeling as though they’ve been jerked around.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Jared Mobarak
    Its mere existence is a win, though. As is its ability to galvanize Lucy and Shaw’s relationship to help steer them through a third act that resonates on a frequency the rest couldn’t approach. It’s a testament to Plaza and Caine’s performances, too, since they are finally able to shake free of the hyperbolic hamming and prove why they were cast in the first place.
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    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    Murina proves a coming-of-age tale dealing with more than the usual tropes of puppy love, sexual awakening, and identity-building.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    The last act almost feels like the directors were doing their best to talk about those things that would have either slowed down and complicated the exquisitely rendered first two, or hadn’t yet happened until she left PBS.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    Despite Ali & Ava proving a heartwarmingly funny and rich love story, its strength truly lies in the characters’ melancholic confrontation with their underlying pain.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    Husson leads us through tiny moments building up an origin story of sorts for who Jane will become. These experiences and these observations become the basis of a book about life’s beauty and tragedy binding us in ways that transcend economic and social standing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Jared Mobarak
    We might still miss Sorrentino’s prior, more unforgiving tone, and his sleek filmmaking style; it’s arguable this material doesn’t mine the best of his strengths.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    I think Gough’s performance is easy to discount because she’s often seen in the background, but she delivers an unforgettable descent into anguish and grief.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 67 Jared Mobarak
    The whole is not without flaws and eventually falls prey to the “this was really an origin story” bid for sequels, but it is enjoyable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    The filmmakers utilize Rose’s intent with Barker’s story and run with it to find the most terrifying, resonate, and scathing conclusion.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    Piper will reveal the strings of a stage set to slow things down or turn extras into kangaroo-court jurors to throw shoes on instinct instead of reason. She’s throwing convention to the wind to expose love and life’s glorious mess—whether you’re ready or not.
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    • 33 Jared Mobarak
    Rather than showcase itself as a psychological puzzle, we’re left stumbling through a predictable shell game.
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    • 67 Jared Mobarak
    While there are a few twists and turns to keep things fresh, a low budget forces the action to remain dialogue-heavy and more or less focused on this single necessity. Never redundant, it can get a little bit slow.

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