For 619 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 17.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Cutie and the Boxer
Lowest review score: 25 Bel Ami
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 619
619 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Buck Brannaman, the subject of Cindy Meehl's engaging documentary profile Buck, has a warm presence and knows how to tame horses better than anyone else.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The most impressive thing about In the Land of Blood and Honey is that Jolie makes you feel it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The climax is a little too clever and far-fetched-an unnecessarily neat finale for a movie that works fine when dealing in broad strokes, some of which are nothing short of masterful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Before all else, Villneuve's grim chronicle of the fallout when two young girls vanish in a small town succeeds at crafting one powerfully suspenseful moment after another.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Director Bennett Miller has produced a warm and generally agreeable character study about the pratfalls of athletic institutions and the willingness to think outside the box.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Despite its predictably cheery vibe, Being Elmo implies a certain darkness lingering beneath the surface of Clash's life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    While visually scrumptious, the movie struggles to reach a greater profundity that it never quite obtains, but its childlike emulation of a grand tragedy is indelibly precious.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The title suggests a dramatic Shakespearean twist, but Clooney's aims are much simpler. As he builds to a western showdown divorced from political specificity, the Manchurian-like manipulation turns Ides of March into an allegorical monster movie in which everyone's competing for the role of the monster and most people can't see it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Magic Mike casts a seriously entertaining spell.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Rubberneck has more in common with the growing Karpovsky oeuvre than it may appear -- and even inadvertently critiques it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Produced by Keanu Reeves, this talking heads survey of the transition from shooting on film to digital video is against all odds an imminently watchable overview, and not only because Reeves has decent interview skills.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    A Most Wanted Man allows Hoffman to go out with not only one of his best performances, but one that epitomizes his strengths.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Dastmalchian's screenwriting debut bodes well for an alternative career alongside his performances. While never transcendent, the story's patient rhythms allow for a wholly believable world to take shape before it comes crashing down.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The story retains an inscrutable tone that sometimes makes its emotional qualities feel remote, but it still delivers a powerful message about the challenge of self-diagnosis by rooting it in universal experience
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    It speaks to the masses with some treats for the discerning types in the back.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    While overlong and occasionally too reliant on a formulaic set of motives to drive the action forward, Easy Money retains its suave composure right through the engrossing finale.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    More than anything else, Hello, My Name is Doris effectively conveys the cruel ambivalence of an ageist society, and despite its formulaic ingredients, the movie responds to that setback with Field's exuberant, virtuoso turn providing the ultimate critical response.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Beneath the pixelated gags, the stakes are relatively familiar. However, much of the humor in Wreck-It Ralph riffs on the nostalgia associated with real games.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Anchored by a remarkably convincing performance by James Franco in the lead role, I Am Michael manages to explore Glatze's story without condemning him, even as it foregrounds the troubling nature of his path.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The Hunting Ground is at its best when it stops dwelling on variations of the problem and points toward a solution.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    If you've never heard of LCD Soundsystem or cared much for the group's work, Shut Up and Play the Hits still manages to explore the prospects of fame and contemporary rock music's lasting relevance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Recently released from jail, Ai's full story remains to be told, but Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry competently summarizes his lasting relevance, regardless of what may happen next.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Beware of Mister Baker won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, perhaps because it was the best embodiment of a recent trend in the non-fiction realm.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    With an eye for gritty, shameless fun, Friedkin unleashes the play's guilty pleasure center. Friedkin holds nothing back, but it's Letts' rambunctious plotting that enables the director to chart a path to the wild climax.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    For a quarter of a century -- unbeknownst to most Americans, including Rodriguez's original producers -- the singer landed a massive following in the country where his humanitarian outlook provided an escape for many disgruntled youth struggling under apartheid, elevating him to the stature of a "South African Elvis."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The first half of I'm Glad My Mother's Alive effectively inhabits a child's mind in a manner that recalls Maurice Pialat's marvelous 1968 debut "The Naked Childhood."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Despite the mixture of vérité footage and home movies showing the Angulos in their apartment, The Wolfpack feels more in line with a form of ethnographic storytelling than anything else, because the story is told exclusively in terms of their relationship to it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Despite its meandering plot, Bellflower presents its doom-laden vision as an astonishingly distinctive state of mind, arguing that the end of one self-made world always marks the start of a new one.

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