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 9.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Angel Cohn's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 50
Highest review score: 88 Shut Up & Sing
Lowest review score: 20 How to Deal
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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    It may be nearly 40 years past due, but it was worth the wait.