For 577 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 17.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Tiniest Place
Lowest review score: 25 Lovelace
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 577
577 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The real triumph of Obvious Child involves its ability to make familiar ingredients work just fine on their own terms. In doing so, it makes up for a lot of lost time in the pantheon of female-centric comedies, and studios would be wise to take note.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    There are moments when Tragos and Palermo run the risk of transforming their subjects into tools exploited for the sake of the movie's artistic vision, but the best part of Rich Hill is that its participants rise above the limitations of the material.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The scenes pile up with frenetic intensity; as with Soderbergh's other recent exercises in the suspense genre, no single cutaway goes wasted.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Before its spell unravels with overdone theatricality and on-the-nose flashbacks, Caterpillar succeeds as a kind of representational horror movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Omar maintains an unsettling rhythm of suspense and sociopolitical critique throughout.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The result is not a major work, but still a wildly funny portrait that succeeds at inducing the incredulity Morris always seeks out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Burton's id explodes onto the screen with a plethora of demonic mutated critters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Kohn
    The beautiful desolation of Bombay Beach makes it difficult to describe as a documentary. Alma Har'el's directorial debut takes a nonfiction setting and displays its haunting qualities in poetic terms.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Computer Chess excels at conveying the frustrations of feeling trapped by forces beyond one's control, the complexities of humanity irresolvable by any neat code.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Suleiman's most poignant moments are largely wordless. Nothing feels more affecting than Suleiman's ubiquitous frozen stare. Although he never utters a sound, his silence speaks volumes about the inability to resolve the social ramifications of Middle Eastern strife.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Brainy and exciting at the same time, Interstellar invalidates the need for mindless Hollywood product. No matter its shortcomings, the movie achieves an impressive balancing act. It turns the mysteries of the universe into a cinematic playground, but for every profound or visually arresting moment, it also encourages you to to think.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    The conflict in The Attack is less about the reasoning behind immoral behavior than the problems involved in any cursory understanding of it.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Showcases Jones' ability to provide ample entertainment value with sharply drawn characters in a minimalist setting.
    • 74 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.
    • 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    While its main characters are tough-minded, Rust and Bone is itself pure heart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    With its subject still behind bars and the Russian government on the brink of reelecting Kremlin's United Russia party, the biggest triumph of Khodorkovsky is the case it makes for a sequel.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    American action movies are almost entirely defined by cutaways, blaring music cues and grunts. The Raid: Redemption, a hyper-energetic Indonesian martial arts movie, delivers an effective rebuke to that meek norm. Bones break, blood flows and swift, excessively complicated fight choreography puts virtually everything released in North America since "The Bourne Ultimatum" to instant shame.
    • 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."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The Forgiveness of Blood examines the barriers of ritual and the passage from youth to adulthood in Albanian society with the perceptive detail of a grand literary feat. At the same time, it retains the simplicity of a parable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Gibney's narrative drags to some extent when the focus widens to explore the Vatican's overall policy for covering up sex scandals, but he successfully demonstrates the systematic failure of a system designed work flawlessly on the basis of spirituality that never existed in the first place.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    With its persistent inventiveness and a lack of unearned sentimentality, the movie provides an antidote to a lot of lazily produced dramas about death, American or otherwise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Intermittently action-packed and lethargic, the movie dances around formula. By delivering an expressionistic character study with bursts of intensity unlike anything else in his oeuvre and yet stylistically representative of its entirety, Wong practically has it both ways.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Magic Mike casts a seriously entertaining spell.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    While not the director's canniest piece of filmmaking, it's unquestionably his angriest, politically motivated achievement. Every missive hits its target hard with a comedy-horror combo aimed squarely at the kind of commercial stupidity that Cronenberg has avoided throughout his 45-year career.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Exhibition infuses its cerebral exposition with a strong dose of humanity.

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