For 545 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
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Take Shelter
Lowest review score: 25 The Devil's Double
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 545
545 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Anchored by a funny and especially credible performance by newcomer Miles Teller, Ponsoldt's follow up to his alcoholism portrait "Smashed" has all the hallmarks of a bittersweet teen drama with flashes of realistic comedy on par with "Say Anything" and "The Breakfast Club."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Fruitvale is largely sustained by Jordan's career-making performance and the way Coogler uses it to analyze his subject...It's a fascinating investigation into the contrast between media perception and intimate truths.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    V/H/S 2 smartly contextualizes its nightmarish cavalcade of violence by acknowledging the luxury of enjoying it from a distance.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Story comes second to Russell over the rhythms of well-timed bickering, which is a blessing and a curse in American Hustle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Moors isolates a well-known drama with the fleeting nonfiction prologue and explores it from the inside out: It's not an attempted reenactment, but it does aim to get at certain truths.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    In its revelations of Salinger's flaws, the documentary capably strips away the fanaticism associated with his books to create the impression of a human being.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Chapiron stubbornly avoids an uplifting message, portraying his dangerous setting as a demonstration of virility that leads to madness.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    He's still cultivating his storytelling abilities, but Wheatley has clearly found his sweet spot: a darkly funny place with serious potential.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Directed by Blume's son Lawrence, this gentle drama based on Blume's 1981 novel works surprisingly well considering the numerous trappings of the material, while demonstrating exactly why it's so difficult to bring Blume's work to the screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Nothing about Dead Man's Burden reeks of homage to oaters of yore -- instead, Moshé has made a legitimate entry in a genre he clearly adores.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Berberian Sound Studio constructs a perpetually strange, unseemly series of events overshadowed (and sometimes consumed by) the spooky movie-within-a-movie that hangs over every scene.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    A Band Called Death lacks the thrill of mystery but makes up for it with pathos.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    There's a certain elegant simplicity to the movie's execution that maintains a spirit of familiarity but also keeps the material afloat.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    With "Gravity" around the corner, Metallica Through the Never isn't the year's most groundbreaking achievement, but it's surely the most earth-shattering, and that's enough to make it one helluva comeback story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    With its palatial setting, Borgman shows how money can buy luxury, but it can't salvage the corruption that comes from within.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Gray's fifth directorial effort is a conflicting experience admirable and powerfully executed in parts, cold and meandering in others.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    At times a rich, intimate observation of emerging sexuality, the movie also maintains a quiet, observational rhythm that peaks around wintertime when things grow dark for the character and then more or less watches her grow up.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Dealin' With Idiots is powered by a cast of terrific character actors.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Big Words at times seems like it's heading towards a microbudget version of "Hustle and Flow," but Drumming aims for a much smarter and subdued look at the various regrets and hang-ups haunting men of a certain age. Their blackness is only one piece of the puzzle.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Schroeder tracks the end of innocence in much the same way that the strip captured it each time out. Unlike "Salinger," he hardly makes a spectacle out of Watterson's secluded tendencies. The pileup of interview subjects speak eloquently on his behalf.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The suspense comes and goes, but A Single Shot always maintains a firm grip on its sad, deteriorating environment.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The curious thing about C.O.G is that it doesn't play like a straightforward adaptation. Much of the mood comes from ingredients that have nothing to do with story or dialogue.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    While it eventually devolves into exploring the terrifying prospects of something hairy lurking about in the shadows, Goldthwait uses that thrill factor to validate the commitment of Bigfoot believers. Willow Creek never feels like an attempt to proselytize, but it's a smart recognition of the dangers involved in doubt.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    No stranger to crafting excessive anticipation, Reichardt has funneled that skill into thriller clothing. However, like all of her output, nothing is as simple as it looks.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Make no mistake: Mickle wants to make you jump and scream, but death only arrives in this movie once its world comes to life, which makes each sudden turn all the more intense.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The grim subtext of The Wind Rises goes largely unacknowledged, leading to a gaping hole in this otherwise beautifully realized narrative that celebrates the power of curiosity as a motivating force.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Joe
    If Joe marks a new beginning for some of its characters, the same description applies to its director and star.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    It's impossible to look away -- not only because the sense of anticipation is so vivid, but because there's no other way to follow the bizarre plot than keep with it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    A totally wacky head-trip with midnight movie sensibilities and a daring avant garde spirit, Glazer's movie is ultimately too aimlessly weird to make its trippy narrative fully satisfying, but owes much to Johansson's intense commitment to a strangely erotic and unnerving performance unlike anything she has done before.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Macdonald's movie is a kind of fairy tale. While in the Marvel franchises, the good guys always win, The House I Live In explores the far more tangible process of simply remaining alive at all costs -- and finding, against impossible odds, justification for living through another day.