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 9.8 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 The Cookout
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 154
  2. Negative: 25 out of 154
154 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Stunningly beautiful scenery and the nearly unbelievable true story of a mountain-climbing expedition gone awry to chilling effect.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Angel Cohn
    Funny moments can be found throughout, but it's mostly silly and scattered.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Should have been pared down into an episode of the series.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    But while the material is interesting, it's not substantial enough to sustain a feature-length treatment.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    It's the perfect "smackeral" of adventure for youngsters craving Pooh Bear and his pals.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Delivers 90 minutes of riotously funny raunch; unfortunately, its running time is closer to two hours.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.