Jared Mobarak

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For 223 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jared Mobarak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Moonlight
Lowest review score: 25 Looking Glass
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 223
223 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    McCarthy and Grant’s rapport in these roles cannot be beat. Their caustic wit is mutual so each biting takedown is either appreciated or met by another in return.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Jared Mobarak
    So while the whole is less than the sum of its parts, there is a lot to like. The cast is unique, the visuals mesmerizing, and the music ready to get your toes tapping in the theater.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Jared Mobarak
    The film doesn’t supply easy answers and also has its characters making some unsurprising choices in ways that let us know how much it will haunt them. Even with this sense of complexity, however, Monsters and Men still can’t stop itself from dipping too far into hyperbolic moments made more powerful by artifice than they ultimately prove.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Jared Mobarak
    An off-putting drama full of red herrings meant to distract from a predictable end, despite those artificial performances being intentional, the sheer fact I wasn’t sure if I should be laughing renders the result less than successful.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    Every little detail — straight down to a smiling child holding out a melting ice cream without caring that it’s pooling atop her hand — carries weight. Not a second is wasted.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    What makes Ever After so intriguing is how Hellsgård and Vieweg put these familiar characters and ubiquitous premise into a mythology that’s wholly unique.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Jared Mobarak
    There’s too much going on. Maybe if Fogelman had a season of television to delve into these characters’ connections and inject the vigor of Will’s chaotic mind into the quieter passages that follow, Life Itself could be great.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 67 Jared Mobarak
    Despite moments that risk subverting the vile treachery of Nazis in a bid to humanize this would-be soldier underneath his uniform, Asante refuses to erase the complexity of the situation at hand.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    It’s wild to think that Merritt has never acted before because he commands our attention with a mix of charismatic comedy and a sobering display of optimism in the face of annihilation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    Reitman and company let actions do the talking for a good two-thirds of the runtime and it’s a true joy to experience. The actors have brilliant comic timing with one another and everyone feels as though they’ve been on the road to cultivate relationships built on respect.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    Capernaum is a poignant character study of a boy being punished for the crimes of a system that never gave him a chance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jared Mobarak
    If this was Nic’s story from the start I wouldn’t know a better avenue existed. And if it remained David’s throughout I could continue seeing the teen as the tragic cautionary tale he should be rather than the selfish plot device he becomes. On a purely aesthetic level, however, Beautiful Boy succeeds.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Jared Mobarak
    Black has never seemed like someone who needed cheap tricks to earn an honest smile. But that’s where we are and you’ll either decide to go along for the ride regardless or check out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    Everything you want from a western thematically is present with arch stereotypes of good and evil prevalent but never detrimental to the characters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Jared Mobarak
    What appears to be a run-of-the-mill drama that will surely fall into the usual clichés of perseverance and eventual victory about a woman standing up to a small town of bullies that sees her as an outsider is actually much more complex.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Jared Mobarak
    By fast-forwarding through the initial carnage and fallout of what civilization’s destruction wrought, Mendoza is able to create a fresh environment of extremes.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    This film is about ownership of one’s actions. It’s about accepting that which you cannot run from. No matter how dark that reality appears, however, The Ranger is also very funny.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    While Sól’s trajectory is the plot’s main thrust, she’s really a conduit to a vérité depiction of life’s myriad complexities.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Jared Mobarak
    Gutierrez does well to share just enough information so that each subsequent revelation can reframe everything before it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Jared Mobarak
    The whole therefore hinges upon Fishback’s performance and she assuredly carries it upon her shoulders.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Jared Mobarak
    This film leans hard into its irreverence, knowingly sacrificing mystery and twists for foolproof laughs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    Tyrnauer captures this figure with empathy, humor, and as much fascination as we too possess watching. At the end of the day Bowers’ list of clientele is far less captivating than the fact each member loved and trusted him as an equal.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 33 Jared Mobarak
    What should be tender and whimsical feels repetitive and off-putting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Jared Mobarak
    Add a surprisingly talkie ending that tries to walk back the no-holds-barred bloodshed for the revelation of a secret I honestly didn’t care about anymore and I found myself fatigued rather than excited.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Jared Mobarak
    No matter how hokey or neatly cyclical things get, Johnson excels.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Jared Mobarak
    The Night Eats the World gazes upon what’s left of society through a lens of pragmatism. It acknowledges that humanity is barely beating back its own extinction, that survivors are the minority and therefore minutes from oblivion if they cannot adapt.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Jared Mobarak
    You’ll find yourselves laughing and hating yourself for doing so because Sigurðsson doesn’t play scenes for comedy despite very obviously writing for it. This is a testament to his direction and the actors’ heightened states of borderline farce played with complete sincerity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Jared Mobarak
    The First Purge becomes a call to arms so to speak (sometimes to its detriment) — a reminder that we must stand up and for each other at the voting booths and in our communities now so we won’t need the civil war of Election Year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    McCabe’s goal for his film is to show the chaos objectively and thus not take sides or betray the reality of just how corrupt this fight proves. He places hubris, dignity, fear, and courage onscreen—raw and unfiltered.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jared Mobarak
    This film becomes a journey of trials and tribulations with as much inspirational grace as crippling resentment.

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