For 698 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Manuscripts Don't Burn
Lowest review score: 25 Bel Ami
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 698
698 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    At its core, The Double Hour is a classic noir story of deception.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Sweetly funny and relatable, Happy Christmas builds on the director's previous work by channeling its strong aspects — naturalism and self-effacing, true-to-life humor — into a relatively straightforward but utterly enjoyable character study.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    A surprisingly enjoyable tongue-in-cheek New York comedy from "Clueless" director Amy Heckerling, Vamps teeters on the brink of not quite working and yet still routinely lands its laughs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Transitioning back into a scripted dynamic after his quasi-documentary performance excursions with "Bruno" and "Borat," Baron Cohen loses none of his edge, combining slapstick inspiration and social commentary into a hilariously provocative blend.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The closest Brügger comes to explaining his style is an early statement on the duality of his mission to go "beyond all moral boundaries known to man while still being a respectable member of society." It's a goal enacted less with a coy wink than with a violent elbow jab to the ribs.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The movie works best when probing the nature of human interactions with Nim: He appears to form a close friendship with the stoner psych major Bob Ingersoll, not only foraging for food with him but also sharing joints.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    In Sundance terms, Like Crazy qualifies as this year's "Blue Valentine," but it's more observational about the details of a doomed relationship than relentlessly bleak like the aforementioned Derek Cianfrance movie.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Combing a memorably gritty Ryan Gosling performance with the breakneck tempo of the getaway cars his character handles for hire, Refn churns out a hyperactive love letter to road rage with unapologetic glee. It's a total blast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Dancing around melodrama rather than confronting it head-on, Uncertain Terms hides its revelations in the textures of each scene. It places drama in the context of everyday life.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Inherent Vice constantly teases at a complex meta commentary on the other movies it brings to mind, but never totally gets there.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Five years after his rambling "Capitalism: A Love Story," the filmmaker bounces back from one of his worst films with one of his best — a surprisingly endearing set of suggestions for a better tomorrow.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The filmmakers have crafted seriously derivative fun that plays like "Scream" molded with "Cabin Fever" in the twisted universe of "Final Destination." It's a familiar ride, but a relentlessly wild one as well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    You've never seen anything like Chico & Rita, simply because that jubilant palette and likeminded jazz soundtrack embraces its predictability with such vitality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Creepy implications keep Super 8 engaging, but the cast makes it click.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Santana was cast prior to making her gender transition and had never acted before. Her personal experience brings such legitimacy that she would probably succeed in the role even if she sucked at line reading. Fortunately, she doesn't.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    It's Lonergan's masterfully subtle writing, littered with awkward exchanges that speak far louder than any cohesive monologue, that gives "Manchester" its humanity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Progressing with a coldly observational pace, Rapt often strains its drawn-out structure, creating a lethargic experience despite essentially taking the form of a Bressonian suspense-thriller.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Despite its ludicrous turns, the movie benefits from the far-fetched events for its sheer willingness to go there, not unlike Smith's goofy, self-deprecating public persona.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Estevez treats the drama with a straight-faced, utterly earnest approach with dual respect for the material and the audience's awareness of how it can go wrong. By playing it straight, The Way never goes off the deep end.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Magic Mike XXL keeps its aspirations low enough to satisfy only the simplest of expectations; at the end of the day, it's just another party, but sometimes a party is just good enough.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Blue Jasmine belongs to Blanchett, who appears in almost every scene and frees it from the limitations of Allen's style, pushing it to far sharper results than any of the more traditional movies, good and bad, that he's churned out in the past dozen or so years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Miller applies Gerwig to the center of a busy story with simple themes, but it glides along so effortlessly that its reductive qualities barely register. The filmmaker's exceedingly smart screenplay is the real plan, and Gerwig's performance puts it into action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    In its finer moments, however, Lee translates the book's wondrous prose into grand visual conceits meant for the big screen. Posited as a story that "will make you believe in god," instead it has the power to confirm one's faith in the cinematic experience.

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