For 763 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 16.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Ornette: Made in America (1985)
Lowest review score: 25 Lovelace
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 763
763 movie reviews
    • 89 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Director Lenny Abrahamson seamlessly translates Donoghue's work into cinematic terms with his relentlessly compelling adaptation. However, the drama owes just as much to its two stars, Brie Larson and newcomer Jacob Tremblay, whose textured performances turn outrageous circumstances into a tense and surprisingly credible survival tale.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A disorienting puzzle of a movie with many exhilarating pieces, Anomalisa nevertheless maintains a straightforward trajectory involving Michael's internal strife.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    With Smith's memories as the subject, Fetzer constructs a compelling cinematic experiment that turns the actor's monologue into a feature-length movie, and the result holds as much appeal as the solitary member of the cast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    With up-close footage of police beatings and hordes of angry protestors calling for the country's president to resign, Winter on Fire features the intensity of an action movie and the fury of a clear-eyed polemic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Creed does justice to its roots while trying something new.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    TransFatty Lives stands out less for its inherently emotional topic than the appealing personality at its center.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    At every turn, the movie casts a haunting spell.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Sheil is an ideal vessel for the film's inquisitive style.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Under the Shadow" smartly observes the emotions stirred up by a world defined by restrictions, and the terrifying possibility that they might be inescapable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Bizarre and challenging when it's not outright goofy, Wiener-Dog never feels remotely compromised. Somehow hilarious and gloomy at the same time, it represents a big middle finger to anyone who wishes Solondz would lighten up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Endlessly charming and sneakily wise, Everybody Wants Some!! epitomizes Linklater's unique ability to magnify human behavior with levity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A delicately wrought ensemble piece with first-rate turns by Gillian Jacobs, Keegan-Michael Key, and Birbiglia himself, Don't Think Twice scrutinizes its playful setting and finds an ideal entry point for exploring creative desperation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    It's the closest thing to a magnum opus in Arnold's blossoming career.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Thru You Princess develops a fairy tale quality that calls into question the nature of its production. However, the air of manipulation throughout the story only helps to pronounce its themes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Brilliantly combining archival material, voiceovers, contemporary interviews and a variety of hand-drawn animation, the movie deconstructs the process of self-mythologizing from the inside out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Director Jeff Feuerzeig tracks Albert’s bizarre scheme in her own words, constructing a fascinating treatise on creative desire, internal grievances and fame as compelling as anything the writer herself dreamed up.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Cold-blooded killers rarely look this pathetic, which testifies to the impressive balance of Skarsgård's amusingly low-key performance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Helms plays angelic insurance agent Tim Lippe with gentle nobility and hilarious naivete.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Political only by implication, Zero Bridge works in a larger sense as a story of universal longing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Eventually, Soo-hyun's relentless pursuit-and-release approach outlives the director's skill and the premise starts to feel redundant.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Black Death embraces its horror roots with ample bloodshed, at which point the silly costumes and anachronistic dialogue no longer seem so absurd.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Dupieux's utterly zany slice of narrative subversion transcends that singularly goofy premise to create one of the more bizarre experiments with genre in quite some time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The resulting adrenaline-packed vehicle delivers a multi-directional sugar rush. It moves so quickly that the bells and whistles blur together.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    At its core, A Screaming Man emphasizes the strength of family bonds. It's a sad, moving portrait that has nothing to do with its chaotic setting.

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