Yes! Ceiling mount range hoods work. These types of hoods are best suited for basic to moderate cooking situations.
A lot of people use in ceiling kitchen exhaust fans in order to keep their open concept kitchens free from obstructions. A ceiling mount range hood is still going to provide adequate suction for most situations. For best performance, an installation height of 48 inches is recommended.
All ceiling hoods are made in different sizes. It is best to use a range hood that is slightly larger than the cooking surface. For example, the Victory Sunset ceiling hood is 38" wide and best suited for 30" and 36" cooktops. Having the extra coverage allows for more steam and smoke to be captured by the ceiling range hood.