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 Stories We Tell
Lowest review score: 25 The Sea of Trees
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 698
698 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    As a conversation starter, The World Before Her gets the job done. By virtue of the topic and interviews, Pahuja showcases plenty of tensions between old world values and idealistic goals. That's hardly enough to make its narrative persistently alluring or emotionally sound.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Kohn
    While adhering to an internal logic that makes each punchline land with a satisfying burst of glee, the movie nevertheless stems from genuine fury aimed a broken world. It's the rare storytelling endeavor that manages to be laughably absurd and profoundly tragic at the same time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Kohn
    Buzzard is among the first great American satires of the 21st century, its scathing indictment of capitalism delivered as a prolonged, disorienting punchline.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    It renders a global crisis in strikingly intimate terms.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    While We're Young is a clear-eyed satire of intergenerational tension that derives much of its comedy from a series of moments in which its mid-forties couple attempt to mesh with a younger crowder.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    A Band Called Death lacks the thrill of mystery but makes up for it with pathos.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    A personal work not because the director chooses to make himself a part of the story, but rather because he implicates all of us in it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Gray's fifth directorial effort is a conflicting experience admirable and powerfully executed in parts, cold and meandering in others.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    While the documentary's structure is somewhat uneven, its protagonists remain fascinating subjects whose recollections — along with backstories fleshed out by their wives and parents — include revelations of much greater challenges than the movie itself.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    While not his best work, Like Someone in Love is a nimble expression of Kiarostami's appeal: He remains one of the few directors capable of pulling you into a narrative and making you question its motives at every turn.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Showing the uneasiness of a first-time documentarian, Rapaport has a difficult time exploring the drama. That has extended beyond the movie itself and into a long-running media dispute with Q-Tip, who has refused to plug the movie.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    Paul's increasingly hectic attempts to retrieve the book dominate the movie so heavily that it leaves little room for considering how this effort fits into the rest of his world.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Slickly paced and carried by mature performances, Flight embodies one of the finer strains of Hollywood filmmaking in recent years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    This is an idea familiar to anyone who has waded through Bigelow's universe of conspiratorial agendas in which no good deed goes unpunished, and might not be a good deed at all. Cartel Land plants that dilemma in our backyard, and ends with the tangible perception that it won't go away anytime soon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Like "Afterschool," Durkin's first feature explores the dangerous extremes of youth vulnerability.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The Iron Ministry turns the chaos of modern China into dense, frantic poetry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    No amount of ingenious camerawork and breakneck pacing can obscure a simplistic core.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    Witherspoon excels as a committed figure battling through each rough day. So long as the action remains on the trail, Vallée stages an engaging survivalist tale that plays up the resolve on Witherspoon's face, complemented with the rich visuals of an expansive landscape.
    • 76 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Teller's rough, uncomplicated filmmaking style does little to elaborate on Jenison's story, as the subject's unending curiosity singlehandedly carries each scene.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    The reality-show aesthetic pervades the movie as well. Garrone's roaming camera style draws you into each moment with extreme close-ups and long takes that wander through each scene and get lost in it. Luciano's plight is crushing because Garrone renders it with such detail.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Suspense is rarely delivered with such distinctive patience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Though the special effects win the day, Guardians of the Galaxy holds court with a sense of humor that transcends its more familiar ingredients.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Herzog acolytes will find the usual dose of eccentric musings; others may find it alternately perplexing and thoughtful when not hijacked by Herzog's intrusive remarks. But one thing is certain: You've never seen the internet discussed like this.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    In the movie's final shot, Jung's confidence crumbles and he looks supremely troubled, still uncertain of a world he once believed could be explained with textual prowess. Better than any analysis, his expression sums up the dangerous method at the heart of every Cronenberg movie.

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