For 543 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 79% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 17.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Soft Skin (1969)
Lowest review score: 25 Lovelace
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 543
543 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    It's a pretty experiment with no apparent results, but plenty of marketability.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    A four-and-a-half hour period piece littered with interconnected events spread across many years, it moves forward with fits of intrigue, interspersed with casual developments that deaden its momentum and call into question its monumental running time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    An earnest, sometimes bland and unsophisticated look at Corinne's undulating relationship to spirituality in general and Christian dogma in particular. But it's also a surprisingly well-made character study outside of its specific theme.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    While there's a casual dissonance to each twist in its winding plot that results in a disconnected and emotionally vapid experience, Detective Dee unquestionably achieves the escapism it intends.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Art History is essentially Swanberg's version of "Zach and Miri Make a Porno," and, within the larger context of his career, just as inconsequential.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    For anyone frustrated with countless formulaic exercises that drain modern horror of fresh ideas, Tucker & Dale is a downright cathartic indictment that encourages comparison to the "Scary Movie" franchise. It's mostly a smart spoof that looks awfully dumb for a reason.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Deeply sorrowful and drenched in ambiguity, My Joy adopts a patient rhythm that departs from reality while studying it in depth.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Like the original, the most shocking aspect comes from the revelation that Six can actually tell a story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Elevate nails the mission, but not the message.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Of course, it might take time for Jim Loach to catch up with his father's track record; Oranges & Sunshine is a good place to start.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Although not exemplary, Janie Jones at least manages to give its tired scenario a sense of legitimacy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Dennis Farina's washed-up hustler in The Last Rites of Joe May is designed in the in the mold of a classic movie star tough guy, but the veteran character actor's performance also serves to disassemble it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Padilha channeled national frustrations into zeitgeist entertainment. The follow-up, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, has less success than the first installment in achieving that aim, but still keeps the snazzy combination of spectacle and polemics in check.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    On the one hand, Outrage suffers from a cold removal from the events portrayed onscreen, mainly a series of arguments and gory acts of retribution. It's often a terrible bore. But the stylish execution renders many moments into imminently watchable pastiche.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    With self destruction as destiny, Reitman has made the equivalent of a Roland Emmerich disaster movie writ small, an apocalyptic scenario internalized by a single person.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    With the exception of a few candid moments featuring James at home, Knuckle isn't particularly well-made, but there's an inherently fascinating quality to the material.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    It's no less of an accomplished performance than Hilary Swank's similar turn in "Boys Don't Cry" or newcomer Zoé Herán's delicate achievement as the lead in "Tomboy." Unfortunately, Albert Nobbs traps Close's sizable talent in a simplistic drama--not unlike Nobbs herself who winds up trapped in a restrictive period.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    One development gets short-shifted: the onslaught of studios drowning out what made the Con so attractive in the first place.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Keyhole never comes together, but that's part of Maddin's creed. He makes movies about movies to express his love for movies, which is to say he makes movies about himself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Viewed as a single experience, Oki's Movie is a curious oddity worthy of multiple viewings and lengthy contemplation, but its tricky formalism makes it less overtly satisfying on an emotional level.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    A spectacular noir epic that's equal parts murky, bloated, flashy and triumphantly cinematic. Four years after Nolan's "Batman Begins" sequel "The Dark Knight" rattled audiences with a similar audiovisual overload, the new movie falls into the same rhythm and remains viscerally satisfying even when the story falters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    With its lethargic pace, Hara Kiri may disappoint more often than it delights, but the payoff is extreme in more ways than one.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Any bona fide sushi fan stands to benefit from the general wake up call that "The Global Catch" provides in ample doses.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Even when it stumbles, however, 2 Days in New York retains an airy vibe, reflecting its dogged intention to charm its viewers. But seeing as "2 Days in Paris" never felt especially irksome, this affable sequel deserves the same insouciant shrug.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Beloved never really earns its sprawling timeline, eventually getting bogged down with too many developments and overstaying its welcome. For a movie where people intermittently burst into song, the plot is oddly one-note.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    It's a movie that must be seen, processed and discussed, perhaps the first of its kind to transform the audience into a focus group.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Since 2005's "A History of Violence," Cronenberg has ventured beyond the grotesque allegorical interests of his earlier movies, a shift that has led some longtime fans to assume he has softened up. As an enjoyably peculiar anti-capitalist indictment, Cosmopolis proves otherwise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The whole experience is one long rant in radiant colors.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    There's a adrenaline rush even in the problematic finish, an eagerness that drives the filmmaking so that Looper is thrilling to watch even when it falls apart.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Fitfully uneven, Dredd is nevertheless an intriguing consolidation of action-movie excess -- and even makes a solid case for its aesthetic appreciation.