For 898 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Red Turtle
Lowest review score: 16 Wish Upon
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 898
898 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 33 Eric Kohn
    Guided by an over-the-top Nazi hunter played by Judd Hirsch (clearly enjoying himself), Cheyenne begins a road trip through Middle American that goes nowhere, and Penn's mopey has-been routine starts to feel like a bad joke that just keeps getting worse.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 33 Eric Kohn
    It's a familiar mold: the perils of suburban discontent have been so thoroughly explored that The Details plays like a hodgepodge of familiar circumstances on an assembly line to disaster.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Eric Kohn
    It's hard to believe that The Devil's Double doesn't intend to be a put-on. Despite a real-life basis of its plot, Lee Tamahori's fierce depiction of hedonistic Saddaam Hussein spawn Uday Hussein relegates the character to a farcical cartoon.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Eric Kohn
    Just as the frequent cutaways from sexual activity tone down the titillation, Lovelace never garners the energy to construct a fully involving melodrama, rarely rising above Lifetime movie standards. Given the material, the irony here is that the filmmakers play it too safe.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Eric Kohn
    If "Extremely Loud" came out in the weeks or months following 9/11, more audiences (and critics) might find an excuse to appreciate the way its soul-searching protagonist works through his grief. Ten years later, his struggle actually feels outrageously old-fashioned.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Eric Kohn
    Lee Daniels' The Paperboy is a rare case of serious commitment to outright silliness.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Eric Kohn
    A bad movie by any culture’s standards, The Great Wall mostly goes to show that if the future of the business lies with Hollywood -China alliances, it doesn’t bode well for either side.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Eric Kohn
    Pattinson portrays the monotonous Georges Duroy in two equally dry modes: scowls and smirks.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 33 Eric Kohn
    The Ward succeeds mainly as a checklist that keeps it consistent with Carpenter's nearly forty years of work. It has none of the smart genre appeal that put him on the map, instead resembling a desperate knock-off by someone with far less talent. Carpenter either lost his groove or the will to use it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 33 Eric Kohn
    Instead of commenting on the vapidity of the film industry, Paul Schrader's miscast, poorly executed and utterly soulless drama is an example of the failing art form it seeks to indict. Though it has real ideas, Schrader and his team never manage to put them into action.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 33 Eric Kohn
    Cheesy without being self-aware, hobbled by rampant transphobia that the screenplay’s too dumb to address, this inane burst of campy stupidity can’t get beyond the sheer absurdity of its very existence.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 16 Eric Kohn
    Fortunately, you don’t need to wish for better versions of the movie experience Wish Upon calls to mind; they exist, and deserve repeat viewings far more than Wish Upon deserves one.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 16 Eric Kohn
    Rings never solidifies into one of kind movie, cramming a handful of possibilities into its bloated running time.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Eric Kohn
    Wakefield's by-the-numbers approach to didactic storytelling relies on tons of random factoids positioned out of context to drive home his agenda.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Eric Kohn
    Not even Matthew McConaughey can sustain the mushy, amateurish story, which digs itself a deeper hole as it moves along. The established talents of both director and star only serve to magnify the many wrong moves that this stunning misfire takes.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Eric Kohn
    Even without its mopey, painfully on-the-nose dialogue and ponderous story, The Last Face sets itself up for failure with its premise, and Penn's apparent inability to recognize it as such. It's his worst movie.

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