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 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 154
  2. Negative: 25 out of 154
154 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    The film is wickedly funny and a first-rate showcase for Ferrell.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Some of the film's more violent scenes may be inappropriate for young and/or sensitive children.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Angel Cohn
    Moore and Harrelson are very well cast.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Slickly animated and cleverly written.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    The film's utterly predictable dialogue and plot developments will leave most viewers cold. Ice-struck preteens are, of course, the exceptions.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    Be warned: The end credits contain a particularly nauseating image you'll wish you could delete from memory.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    The filmmakers seem to have meant to offer up a spiritual message about community and faith, but it's muddled and hard to find with romance, comedy and phenomenal gospel performances all fighting for the spotlight.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Audiences, especially preteens, will be enchanted by Ella.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    The slim story gets swamped by the stunning visuals.
    • 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.

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