For 645 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 78% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 17.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Lowest review score: 25 The Devil's Double
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 645
645 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Anchored by a sensational Charlotte Rampling as its lead, the movie combines Haigh's perceptive style with shades of Mike Leigh's "Another Year" to create a quietly moving and deceptively tragic look at aging romance haunted by past mysteries.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Like "Afterschool," Durkin's first feature explores the dangerous extremes of youth vulnerability.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    The poetic rhythm with which Hartley brings three movies of events to an end is a tight, gripping expression of closure.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Playing make believe with murderers, Oppenheimer risks the possibility of empowering them. However, by humanizing psychopathic behavior, The Act of Killing is unparalleled in its unsettling perspective on the dementias associated with dictatorial extremes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Swanberg once again shows a capacity for capturing small moments that exist outside the direction of the plot. At the same time, the effective fragments of "Drinking Buddies" take his oeuvre in a new direction by accumulating into a reworking big picture.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    There's no doubting that Holy Motors is an ungodly mess of images and moments, some more alluring than others, but it sure leaves a mark.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Stillness dominates, from the first shots of cornfields at sunrise to the final one that finds Helmer lying among them. When "It's All So Quiet" comes full circle, the title is virtually an understatement.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    In the struggle to tell a story, Panahi reveals the redemptive power of art. No longer issuing desperate pleas, he has turned to cinema for the sake of survival.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    This is an idea familiar to anyone who has waded through Bigelow's universe of conspiratorial agendas in which no good deed goes unpunished, and might not be a good deed at all. Cartel Land plants that dilemma in our backyard, and ends with the tangible perception that it won't go away anytime soon.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    That the movie succeeds both as a high-stakes crime thriller as well as a far quieter and empathetic study of angry, solitary men proves that Cianfrance has a penchant for bold storytelling and an eye for performances to carry it through.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Though at times almost too peculiar for its own good, The Lobster brings Lanthimos' distinct blend of morbid, deadpan humor and surrealism to a broader canvas without compromising his ability to deliver another thematically rich provocation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Exhibition infuses its cerebral exposition with a strong dose of humanity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    If you can groove with Jarmusch's patient, philosophical indulgences and the wooden exteriors of his characters' lives, the movie rewards with a savvy emotional payoff about moving forward even when the motivation to do so has gone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Despite the cerebral formalism that pushes it forward, Mond has made a genuine tearjerker.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A viscerally charged movie that foregrounds surface tensions and gripping performances, Ginger and Rosa is the filmmaker's most accessible and technically surefooted work to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    I Wish embraces blissful ignorance, even celebrating its child characters' naivete.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    For American audiences, each gag has added appeal because it contains an uneasy humor that's often explored but never fully exploited in these parts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    You couldn't ask for a more appropriate genre of music to carry a movie. As Didier explains the bluegrass appeal, "the banjo sort of snarls," bringing a primal form of energy that even he can't put into words. It's also the element that manages to rescue "Broken Circle" from the meandering nature of its structural looseness, which sometimes distracts from a thoroughly involving story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Unable to express the sorrow of Cory's passing or the larger sense of detachment from the world it represents, most of the people in Putty Hill try to remain disaffected. By pestering them with questions, Porterfield gets under their skin - and, in the process, ours as well.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Mr. Turner is a first-rate match of director and subject. Less an explication of the man's genius than an immersion into its essence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? bears the stamp of Gondry quirk but allows it to feel a lot more intimate than anything he's done since "Eternal Sunshine."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Farhadi's new movie confirms his unique ability to explore how constant chatter and anguished outbursts obscure the capacity for honest communication.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Simmien both mocks and provokes the nature of our seemingly progressive times by illuminating misguided assumptions and fears embedded in forward-thinking discourse. But Simien's relentless screenplay is never too self-serious or didactic, instead pairing culturally-savvy brains with a goofy grin.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    While Entertainment lacks the focused critique of "The Comedy," it nevertheless offers a fascinating look at the tension between personal aspirations and the harsh realities holding them back.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Duplass' feisty energy is matched by DeWitt's constant smarminess, while Blunt's shy, fragile behavior balances off the forceful personalities surrounding her.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    With the shift from conventional rock doc into something more sophisticated, As the Palaces Burn remains enthralling all the way through.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    The contrast between the movie’s traditional execution and Stritch’s domineering powers create the lingering sense that she may be the project’s true auteur.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Gravity lets you visit space without sugarcoating its dangers. It's a brilliant portrait of technology gone wrong that uses it just right.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Whereas "45365" took the form of a scattered collage, with disconnected events and a vast ensemble of characters stitched together to represent a year of activity, Tchoupitalas brings greater clarity to a similarly diffuse canvas by situating it around a trio of innocent observers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    It portrays the struggle from the inside, from about as far from the filter of mainstream media as one can get, capturing tense shootouts and the extremes of revolutionary spirit in unnerving detail.

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