For 154 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Angel Cohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 50
Highest review score: 88 Shut Up & Sing
Lowest review score: 20 Son of the Mask
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 154
  2. Negative: 25 out of 154
154 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Angel Cohn
    While it's unlikely that her film will sway former fans who swore off the band for political reasons, that seems beside the point.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    Works because of the utterly charming leads and a strong supporting cast.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    Moore and Harrelson are very well cast.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    Sometimes stumbles into the trap of excessive predictability. But its amiable (and largely fictionalized) heart tugging still makes for charming all-ages entertainment.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    This wild and unexpected ride should delight younger children with its bright colors and constant chaos, while adults are likely to be charmed by the witty banter, subtle one-liners and a sweet father-son relationship that highlights the need for good communication.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    Surprisingly entertaining, if less than original.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    Those who appreciate Ferrell's sense of humor will be utterly entertained by his efforts to kick it into high gear.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    While changes have been made to the book in the interest of compressing the story and emphasizing certain life lessons, the 33-year-old premise is still perfectly in sync with the sensibilities of preteen boys everywhere.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    The young actors are charming, O'Toole commands every scene he's in, the scenery is lush, and the animals are gorgeous.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    Though silly and predictable, this animated comedy has stunning visuals, a catchy soundtrack and charming characters that are family-friendly crowd-pleasers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    Parents should be warned that the novel ventures into some emotionally dark territory that could be upsetting to very young or sensitive children, and might want to consider reading and discussing the book together before seeing the film.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Angel Cohn
    The colorful and kid-friendly characters are a delight, though very young children might be alarmed by some of the larger creatures, who tend to come into view teeth first.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Angel Cohn
    Elf
    Director Jon Favreau keeps the guy-in-an-elf-suit act from degenerating into a too-long sketch, focusing on Buddy's naïve optimism, even in the face of harsh reality.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Angel Cohn
    This hockey movie scores, thanks to director Gavin O'Connor's ability to skate that fine line between inspirational and melodramatic and achieve a satisfying balance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Angel Cohn
    Awash in pop-culture jokes that will fly over the heads of tots and delight their parents, this vividly colored romp is a worthy sequel to the 1991 Oscar winner.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Angel Cohn
    Stands out by virtue of its impressive visual style and the filmmakers' decision not to massage the facts into cliched conflicts with neat, feel-good resolutions that produce the proper sense of uplift.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Angel Cohn
    While the target audience won't be as familiar with the voice of Gervais as with, say, Eddie Murphy, they'll no doubt love his dirty bird humor.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Angel Cohn
    While most of the show's scenes work well cinematically, some are laughably miscalculated. Rock-video aesthetics and overamplification swamp "Glory" and "What You Own" while also robbing other sequences of their depth.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Angel Cohn
    Mayer knows how to tug at the heartstrings, and his admirably restrained cast keeps the family drama from becoming too sugary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Angel Cohn
    Funny moments can be found throughout, but it's mostly silly and scattered.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Angel Cohn
    As soon as it pitches camp in generic romantic-comedy territory, it loses its intriguing edge and becomes one more predictable girl-meets-unsuitable-boy story.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    LaBeouf somehow manages to turn Kelly's self-centered behavior and irritating character quirks into a sympathetic lead, and the well-written script by newcomer Erica Beeney brings a lot of humor to some very touching moments.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    The soundtrack, thick with catchy tunes by artists ranging from P.Diddy to Paul Simon, is a fine counterpoint to the story and visuals.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Fans of the original may be disheartened by this glossier, action-packed version, but the brisker pacing and showy shoot-'em-up scenes are exactly what will appeal to the film's target audience.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    It's an enjoyable ride.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    It may be nearly 40 years past due, but it was worth the wait.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    While Edward Norton convincingly portrays both the good and bad side of his conflicted man, a great deal of the insight into his character comes from the strong supporting cast.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    For all the technical wizardry that went into making the film, Paxton's reflections on the human tragedies of the Titanic and the terrorist attack of Sept. 11th, 2001, which took place while the crew was out at sea, provide one of the film's most haunting moments.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Bynes is a charmer who adeptly straddles the line between romantic heroine and physical comedienne, while Firth is extremely enjoyable as a befuddled father.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Harmon and Murray are cardboard cutouts of ideal boyfriends; the only male performer allowed to shine is newcomer Ryan Malgarini, who nearly steals every scene he's in.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    The kids -- most of them first-timers cast for natural charisma and musical ability -- steal the show, and a talented supporting cast helps take the edge off Black's manic antics.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    The manic energy of the lively and outrageous opening sequence sets a tone and pace the film can't maintain.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    It's notoriously difficult to balance lighthearted humor with the spookiness a good ghost story requires, but director Rob Minkoff is surprisingly successful, delivering a satisfying mix of laughs and mild scares aimed at a young audience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Webber's assured directing is evident throughout; in addition to eliciting strong performances from his cast, he always knows when to linger on an image and when to move on.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    The film's heart is the relationship between Elsa and Julien, and stars Bouanich and Serrault have a lovely onscreen rapport that's truly endearing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    The caliber of the cast, led by Mirren and Walters, elevates the material above movie-of-the-week level, and viewers can relish seeing these fine actresses play against type.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    This sweet trifle is infinitely more enjoyable than the gross-out romantic comedies that proliferated in the wake of "There's Something About Mary."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Stunningly beautiful scenery and the nearly unbelievable true story of a mountain-climbing expedition gone awry to chilling effect.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Overall it's an enjoyable cruise down the Garden State Parkway, and Affleck and Castro are charming companions.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Audiences, especially preteens, will be enchanted by Ella.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Director Gary Winick serves up enough giddy fun that it's easy to turn a blind eye to the film's skewed sense of time and minor anachronisms.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Strikes a carefully calibrated balance between the film's darkly malicious sense of humor and its pastel sets and costumes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Some of the film's more violent scenes may be inappropriate for young and/or sensitive children.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    This sweet film is a genuine treat, even if there's little plot, no antic mayhem and its 90-minute running time is mostly consumed by nonstop, sometimes pretentious dialogue.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    The film is wickedly funny and a first-rate showcase for Ferrell.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    The outlandish premise and greasy title may be a little hard to swallow, but Danny Leiner's proudly moronic film embraces its boneheadedness so cheerfully that its lowbrow charms are nearly irresistible.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Bettany, previously best known as a supporting player, shoulders the burden of a Hugh Grant-style romantic lead surprisingly well, revealing an offbeat charm.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    The film is an intriguing and hugely theatrical experience whose effectiveness is greatly enhanced by gorgeous period costumes and set design.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Only Lopez, the film's ostensible star, seems to be struggling; she's a lovely dancer, but the only reason Lopez's expressionless performance isn't this sweet picture's downfall is that the script makes so few demands on her.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Can't match the original's shock factor --abortion isn't the taboo subject it once was and the women of Sex and the City have helped make playing the field good, dirty fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Surprisingly heartfelt tale.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    But when it's funny, it's truly funny and the featured couples all have an easy and believable chemistry.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    It's the perfect "smackeral" of adventure for youngsters craving Pooh Bear and his pals.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    A sweet film with no big action moments may be a hard sell to young male audiences, but it's nevertheless a quality story that the whole family can watch together.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Though the script is best described as mechanical and it takes a while to get into gear, this computer-generated "reach for the stars" story is a well-calibrated piece of entertainment.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Slickly animated and cleverly written.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Unfortunately, the emotionally resonant moments between Murphy and Fanning are few and far between; the rest of the film relies on goofy physical comedy -- Murphy takes more pratfalls that any young woman should have to.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The unique musical ending is worth the wait.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The bad news is that the racing scenes are repetitive and it takes some serious concentration to figure out which character belongs to what club.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Hudson and Wilson share a natural and easy chemistry that helps compensate for the Cuban-mobster subplot.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The original Carly Simon songs are well performed, but their soothing lullaby qualities may cause those with short attention spans to nod off.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Fans may be disappointed that some of the show's secondary characters, like Lizzie's pal Miranda, are AWOL from this Prince and the Pauper-style escapade, and some of the scenes involving Gellman are disappointingly flat.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The frat brothers have some surprisingly touching moments, and their diverse but perfectly matched personalities generate a fairly steady stream of laugh-out-loud moments.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Its real liability is on the special effects front: The sub-par digital effects — particularly in the scenes featuring poisonous lizards — detract noticeably from the overall atmosphere.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Undeniably entertaining.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The young stars have considerable natural chemistry and do their best to make the rehashed material approachable and entertaining while maintaining their kid-friendly images.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    A series of outrageous situations and generally manages to walk the thin line between poking fun at racial stereotypes and reinforcing them.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The film founders during a series of uncomfortable scenes involving Biggs and DeVito, whose performance verges on painful caricature, but Ricci is adorable and delivers Allen's sharp dialogue with real flare.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Fraser's goofiness matches that of the animated characters and he cheerfully pokes fun at his celebrity persona, while Elfman is oddly appealing as a strong woman who must seek help from a wascally wabbit.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Here the message -- it's not nice to ridicule, mistreat or ignore people just because they're different -- verges on the oppressive; more of the Farrellys' trademark over-the-top comedy would have lightened the load.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The bizarrely entertaining relationship that blossoms between Sciorra and Piven is far more amusing and convincing, which only underscores the lack of chemistry between the dewy leads.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Should have been pared down into an episode of the series.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Brian Robbins (Varsity Blues) actually has a clear sense of the way 21st-century teenagers behave, and his sleek style keeps the film moving briskly.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    A pretty little package whose perfect, fairy-tale ending is just a little too neat, the film's colorful wrapping includes veteran actress Carol Kane's bizarre but enjoyable performance as the school's uptight drama teacher.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Scene-stealing cameos by Matt Damon and Lucy Lawless and the very catchy pop song that becomes a leitmotif for Scotty's pain are among its less-raunchy (comparatively speaking) highlights.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Katey and Javier's dramatically expedient relationship is nowhere near as interesting as the Cuban Revolution, which is relegated to window dressing.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Although superficially an odd couple, the outspoken Barr and the restrained Dench work together surprisingly well and a steady stream of jokes aimed at both adults and kids keeps this genial entertainment galloping along at a brisk pace.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Though positioned as a female buddy comedy, this uneven and overly busy comedy is more focused on the romantic travails of Vardalos and Duchovny, who's very nearly a carbon copy of her love interest in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Cassavetes' film is unusually well-acted and lovely to look at, but his wholehearted embrace of saccharine melodrama and tendency to let scenes ramble on long after their point has been expressed makes for some slow going.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The supporting cast's comic abilities smooth over many -- if not all -- of the movie's flaws.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    While the film has striking moments, it feels padded with events that seem freighted with narrative weight but end up not mattering at all to the story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The charismatic Mac has stepped into leading man roles with surprising ease, but Bassett -- a fine actress in all respects -- is clearly struggling with the film's broad comedy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Keaton and Holmes have some sweet father-daughter moments and the supporting cast gives its all.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Swings wildly between heartstring-tugging melodrama, testosterone-fueled action and buddy comedy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Enjoyable and funny enough.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    But while the material is interesting, it's not substantial enough to sustain a feature-length treatment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Readers hate to see their favorites messed with by filmmakers, and though devotees will notice changes from Brashares' novel -- some slight and some more substantial -- the film remains true to the book's spirit, and the deviations shouldn't alienate them.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    This cream puff of a romantic comedy is sweet enough, but lack of substance makes it deeply unsatisfying.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Delivers 90 minutes of riotously funny raunch; unfortunately, its running time is closer to two hours.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The film makes no real impression; it's amiable, occasionally funny and indistinguishable from dozens of other romantic comedies just like it.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    But for those jonesing for a loosely connected string of comedy sketches, heavy on the scatological humor, this is the fix.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    It's enjoyable and profoundly unlikely to make a lasting impression on anyone.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Only Lynch's over-the-top network executive stands out in this otherwise bland film that tries for satire but neglects to be funny.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    This is director Luc Besson's first attempt at combining animation with live-action, and while the look of the film is impressive, he should have focused more of his efforts on fleshing out the script that he adapted from two of his own "Arthur" books.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Braff and Bateman have a good, darkly comic chemistry, but there aren't nearly enough moments like the brutally funny, "Murderball"-style wheelchair basketball game to sustain the entire film.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The only bright spots are Cavanagh's easy charm about him and Cumming's performance as Grody -- he's much more believable as a straight man than Graham is as a gay woman.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    A barrage of pop-culture jokes, time-travel high jinks and plucky orphans that's as confusing as it sounds, and riddled with plot holes to boot.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The pre-credits sequence, featuring a variety of old-school snack treats performing a speed-metal number about courteous movie-theater behavior, is flat-out hilarious and deserves to be played before all R-rated films.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    The story is a bit predictable and the characters given to restating the obvious (presumably for the benefit of very young viewers), but overall this third Pokemon sequel is surprisingly entertaining.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    For all the bad press Ishtar received, it does have a certain odd charm... The biggest problem is that any attempted subtlety is swamped by May's bid to turn the film into an epic adventure story.

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