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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    From one mesmerizing scene to the next, The Tribe never loses its flow. Even its harshest moments are defined by vibrant motion.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Moment to moment, Birdman manages to shift gears, its roaming camera revealing new surprises as it glides along. That degree of unpredictability provides it with the ultimate response to the sea of formulaic mediocrities at the center of its critique.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    What Now? Remind Me sketches out the tragedy of living a full life and being aware of it slipping away.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Portraying a generation so energized by possibilities that it was bound to be let down, Eden offers a wise assessment of the interplay between fantasy and reality on the path to adulthood. The seductive rhythms are a perfect match for a movie that analyzes the unstoppable flow of life.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Even as The Keeping Room plays with formulaic ingredients, it manages to combine them into an eloquent portrait of gender, race and the constant march of time without overstating any of its potent themes.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Hoss' portrayal of a woman at odds with her surroundings is in a class by itself.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Poitras, an expert filmmaker as keyed into pace and mood as the topic they support, delivers a mesmerizing look at both how Snowden managed to release his information as well as why it all matters.
    • 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
    There and gone with the fleeting nature of its youngest character's attention span, Little Feet ultimately feels more like an insightful sketch than a full-fledged movie, but it nonetheless leaves a major impression.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Ever as it casts their future prospects in doubt, Virunga concludes by envying the apes’ perspective most of all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A rich, almost impermeably strange example of Costa's slow-burn approach to abstract storytelling, Horse Money is more subdued and cryptic than its predecessors, to the point where it might be more appropriately described as a cinematic tone poem.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Tales from the Grim Sleeper concludes by offering up the haunting possibility that even if the killer has been caught, the systemic failures that let him get away with it for so long remain firmly in place.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    The Witch becomes a focused portrait of fixed rituals crumbling in the face of inexplicable forces, evoking the fear of change lurking in the shadows at every moment. Despite the setting, its scares are uniquely contemporary.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Despite the cerebral formalism that pushes it forward, Mond has made a genuine tearjerker.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Baker once again manages to match underrepresented faces in American cinema with material that lets their personalities shine.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    On the whole, by ceding control to his subject, Hawke makes a persuasive case for Bernstein's guru-like outlook on the value of finding personal gratification in art above all else.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Aferim! amounts to a serious endeavor designed to explore many facets of its era through the lens of people trapped in it. Their crude dialogue, real as it may be, hints at comedic possibilities while offering a shrewd look at people defined by their circumstances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Cheatin' is gleefully enjoyable and loaded with unexpected twists at every turn.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Cutting between various chilling anecdotes of sinister late night visions and horrifying reenactments, The Nightmare manages a tricky balance of visceral fright and sincere investigation. It's a rare non-fiction achievement that earns the ability to freak you out.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A remarkable refashioning of the Holocaust drama that reignites the setting with extraordinary immediacy, Son of Saul is both terrifying to watch and too gripping in its moment-to-moment to look away.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Pull back from the moment-to-moment thrill of Inside Out and it gets very deep: The scenario implicitly questions standard definitions of free will by suggesting that we're all slaves to ghosts in the machine.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    While not aspiring to the heights of the texts underscoring his work, Piñero displays a daring formalism that transcends its many inspirations to find its own unique rhythms.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    With time, the filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    As a sociological experiment, Five Star offers plenty of talking points, but its real triumph is that the cast delivers, yielding a story in which the heightened suspense emerges organically from a gritty foundation of realism.

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