Marc Mohan

Marc Mohan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Marc Mohan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Oregonian

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 93%

Censored Voices (2015)

""Censored Voices" demonstrates that no matter how existential the threat, or how just the cause, war inevitably leaves scars on the victors as well as the vanquished." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 22, 2016
B- 80%

Ip Man 3 (2016)

"Genre fans won't be disappointed, but "Ip Man 3" won't have much crossover appeal." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 22, 2016
C+ 96%

Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015)

"Unfortunately, the simplistic moral message of the movie and its insistence on remaining nonverbal make "Boy and the World" feel like something that would have been more tolerable as a 15-minute short than as an 80-minute feature." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 22, 2016
B- 60%

Joy (2015)

"An inspirational, and mostly entertaining, saga, "Joy" is a Horatio Alger story for the 21st century - but who reads those anymore?" ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 24, 2015
B+ 80%

Entertainment (2015)

"An unsparing road trip through the barrenness of American pop culture and, by extension, the human soul." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 4, 2015
C- 24%

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

"It's alive, I suppose. But just barely." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 24, 2015
B+ 97%

Theeb (2015)

"The simplicity of its narrative and the stark beauty of its landscape make "Theeb" something close to a Mideastern Western. You'd just have to trade the dromedaries for palominos and the desert tunics for ponchos." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 20, 2015
C+ 34%

By The Sea (2015)

"Celebrity spouses Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt play a married couple trying to repair their broken relationship during a stay in a French seaside village in this arty but dramatically inert film." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 18, 2015
B 39%

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

"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." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 18, 2015
B 94%

Rosenwald (2015)

"Documentary portrait of Julius Rosenwald, the Jewish-American head of Sears, Roebuck & Co., whose philanthropy gave a boost to African-American education and culture in the first half of the 20th century." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 17, 2015
A- 96%

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)

"Here is an auteur able to swallow the urge to shake his fist and bellow to the heavens about the injustice of his situation. Instead, he continues to explore, with humor and humanity, the themes that have always fascinated him ..." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 12, 2015
B+ 89%

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015)

"It's a film that attempts the impossible: to make us understand what it's like to confront the fact that your father was responsible for the deaths of thousands upon thousands of innocent Jews during the Holocaust." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 12, 2015
B+ 69%

Miss You Already (2015)

"It shows imperfect characters dealing imperfectly with situations ranging from the maritally frustrating to the existentially overwhelming. There are no heroes here, just people trying the best they can." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 6, 2015
C 74%

The Keeping Room (2015)

"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." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 6, 2015
B 78%

Dying To Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary (2014)

"There's not a lot of new information in this affectionate portrait, but anyone interested by the history of the counterculture in this country should find it worthwhile." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 6, 2015
B 81%

Labyrinth Of Lies (2015)

"Though it may not be groundbreaking cinema, "Labyrinth of Lies" compellingly and accessibly reminds us of the ability of a populace to turn a blind eye to the crimes of its past." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 29, 2015
A- 94%

Room (2015)

"Larson delivers on the promise of her attention-getting performance in 2013's "Short Term 12," while Tremblay embodies the innocence and resilience of childhood in a way movies rarely capture." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 27, 2015
B+ 81%

The Assassin (2015)

"Taiwanese master filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien tackles the swordfight genre with this arty martial arts tale set in Ninth Century China." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 23, 2015
B+ 88%

Experimenter (2015)

""The Experimenter" probes unpleasant truths about human nature that pop up every time a My Lai or an Abu Ghraib make headlines, but it does so in a brisk and engaging way." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 22, 2015
C+ 84%

Victoria (2015)

"There's really no reason that this story had to be told in this particular style, and that is "Victoria"'s near-fatal flaw." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 22, 2015
B 92%

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

"Harrowing bursts of violence alternate with moments of respite in this feature from the director of the first season of "True Detective."" ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 16, 2015
C+ 71%

Crimson Peak (2015)

""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." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 15, 2015
C+ 27%

Pan (2015)

"The movie's ultimately more exhausting that it is exhilarating, as if it were furiously preoccupied with figuring out how to keep from growing up, instead of just staying young at heart." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 8, 2015
B- 64%

Trash (2015)

"Three boys living in a garbage dump in Rio de Janeiro stumble across evidence of a local politician's corruption in this uneasy mix of social-issue drama and escapist thriller." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 8, 2015
B+ 92%

99 Homes (2015)

"Director Ramin Bahrani's powerful drama puts a human face on the fallout from the 2008 economic meltdown." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 8, 2015
B+ 90%

Coming Home (2015)

"Historical resonances aside, "Coming Home" functions well as an impeccably crafted, compellingly acted tale." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 2, 2015
B 86%

Goodnight Mommy (2015)

"For anyone who can handle its uncompromising darkness, "Goodnight Mommy" is well worth a look." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 2, 2015
B+ 93%

Breathe (2015)

"The subject is the kind of intense "frenemy" relationship only possible between teen girls, and Laurent guides her young stars to naturalistic performances that convey the joys and miseries of adolescence." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 2, 2015
D 9%

Stonewall (2015)

"Even the look of the movie, something a Hollywood veteran like Emmerich should be able to nail with his eyes closed, is flat and clichéd." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 24, 2015
B+ 78%

Time Out Of Mind (2015)

"Richard Gere disappears into the role of a disturbed homeless man on the streets of New York in this bravely unconventional, utterly realistic drama." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 23, 2015
C- 85%

Meet The Patels (2015)

"Their attempt to stitch home movies, goofily animated family conversations and wry cross-cultural observations into a full-fledged movie has a few amusing moments, but more often falls flat." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 23, 2015
A- 92%

Grandma (2015)

"Lily Tomlin earned an Oscar nomination for her first film role, in Robert Altman's "Nashville," 40 years ago. Her performance in "Grandma" should make her a strong candidate for a much-belated second." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 18, 2015
B 63%

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

""Sleeping with Other People" is a modern, appealing take on the age-old tug-of-war between the friend zone and the erogenous zone." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 18, 2015
B- 75%

Black Mass (2015)

"Without a compelling perspective or any real insight into Bulger's sociopathic personality, it's left to Depp to carry the load." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 18, 2015
B 73%

Everest (2015)

"Kormakur hasn't ever worked at this scale before, but he does a solid job of mixing awe-inspiring vistas with impactful, quieter moments and doesn't overdo the 3-D." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 16, 2015
B 96%

The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015)

"A familiar story of economic oppression is enlivened by good performances." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 10, 2015
B+ 89%

Meru (2015)

"It's best appreciated on a theater screen, although people afraid of heights may want to sit near the back. Thank goodness it wasn't shot in 3-D." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 4, 2015
B- 40%

We Are Your Friends (2015)

"Heartthrob Zac Efron plays an aspiring electronic dance music DJ in this harmless, by-the-numbers flick that has two or three imaginative scenes and a star you can't help but root for." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 27, 2015
B- 66%

Digging For Fire (2015)

"A phalanx of indie-film actors coalesce for an easily digestible but not very filling story about a thirtysomething Los Angeles couple separated for the weekend." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 27, 2015
B 79%

Z For Zachariah (2015)

"An intriguing but flawed allegory about trying to reboot the human race from survivors who are all too human." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 27, 2015
A- 97%

Listen To Me Marlon (2015)

""Listen to Me Marlon" is an invaluable contribution to the appreciation of a figure who, over a decade after his death, seems more irreplaceable than ever." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B+ 96%

The Look of Silence (2015)

"Despite its surreptitious production and straightforward content, Oppenheimer's movie is visually lush, with some sublime cinematic moments." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B 68%

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015)

"A consortium of animators bring ample visual splendor and life to Gibran's words of wisdom." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 19, 2015
C 43%

American Ultra (2015)

"Even in a cartoonish scenario like this one, there's still something icky about trying to provoke chuckles with over-the-top mayhem." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 19, 2015
A- 98%

Phoenix (2015)

""Phoenix" is the best excuse yet to dive into the filmography of this important director." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 13, 2015
C+ 79%

Cop Car (2015)

"The unsatisfying conclusion mars, almost fatally, what is otherwise an impressive calling card for a director who's worth keeping tabs on." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 13, 2015
A- 94%

Best Of Enemies (2015)

""Best of Enemies" makes a strong case that the Vidal-Buckley debates were a sort of gateway drug that led to our insatiable craving for the sort of all-heat, no-light exchanges that form the backbone of today's 24-hour cable news universe." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 13, 2015
B- 25%

Dark Places (2015)

"This second cinematic helping of Flynn's brand of serpentine storytelling should sate the appetites of those who don't examine the unlikely contortions of its plot too closely." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 6, 2015
D 9%

Fantastic Four (2015)

"Whoever devised the cookie-cutter plot and hackneyed dialogue that clotted up and formed this cinematic scab, it's clear that they missed the point of the Fantastic Four." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 6, 2015
B+ 99%

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

""Shaun the Sheep Movie" delivers exactly what it promises: The cutest, most innocuous entertainment this side of Internet panda videos." ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 4, 2015
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