For 585 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 17.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Short Term 12
Lowest review score: 25 The Devil's Double
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 585
585 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    For Godard junkies Goodbye to Language is rich with Godard's temperament—and thus an enjoyable provocation, even if it doesn't all add up. But what Godard movie truly does?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Never indulging in outright scare tactics or loose improvisation, the movie primarily works like an awkward narrative that plays with perspective.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Kim's movies are generally grim, disturbing affairs, but "Pieta" leaves much to the imagination in favor of its unsettling implications.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Despite its meandering plot, Bellflower presents its doom-laden vision as an astonishingly distinctive state of mind, arguing that the end of one self-made world always marks the start of a new one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Creepy implications keep Super 8 engaging, but the cast makes it click.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Beneath the pixelated gags, the stakes are relatively familiar. However, much of the humor in Wreck-It Ralph riffs on the nostalgia associated with real games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Post Mortem portrays the specter of dictatorship through the lens of one man's private hell.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Duplass' feisty energy is matched by DeWitt's constant smarminess, while Blunt's shy, fragile behavior balances off the forceful personalities surrounding her.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Jacobs, working from a script by Patrick de Witt, takes a conventional coming-of-age story and does it proud, enlivening the plot with an almost experimental portrait of alienation and despair.
    • 72 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    At its core, The Double Hour is a classic noir story of deception.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Despite its predictably cheery vibe, Being Elmo implies a certain darkness lingering beneath the surface of Clash's life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Unlike recent activist documentaries about animal cruelty like "The Cove," Leeman's narrative doesn't feature any real villains. Balding's bond with Flora leaves him in a perpetual state of uncertainty about which possible new home for his elephant would provide the safest habitat.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    For everything that Mozart's Sister imagines, it leaves much more up to imagination.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    While not designed to entertain on the level of style and spectacle that one expects from a Bond film, this tense period drama from the director of "Man on Wire" presents a far more credible take on the daring exploits of British agents.
    • 71 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Sleepwalk With Me calls to mind Judd Apatow's "Funny People" for its focus on the eccentric, obsessive nature of the wannabe comic's mind.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    The measured vérité style of Frederick Wiseman meets the visual polish of Terrence Malick in Dragonslayer, a fascinating slice of crude Americana from first-time director Tristan Patterson. However, it stands alone with an infectious hard rock attitude.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Swanberg once again shows a capacity for capturing small moments that exist outside the direction of the plot. At the same time, the effective fragments of "Drinking Buddies" take his oeuvre in a new direction by accumulating into a reworking big picture.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    You couldn't ask for a more appropriate genre of music to carry a movie. As Didier explains the bluegrass appeal, "the banjo sort of snarls," bringing a primal form of energy that even he can't put into words. It's also the element that manages to rescue "Broken Circle" from the meandering nature of its structural looseness, which sometimes distracts from a thoroughly involving story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    A gigantic physique hides the fragile man beneath and Matthiesen ably follows the journey of that persona as it tunnels through mounds of muscle to reach the surface. In essence, the lion finds his courage.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Rampart is co-written by crime writer James Ellroy as a messy, disorienting noir, and shot by cinematographer Bobby Bukowski with an unsettling degree of realism.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    The Safdies have stood out over the last few years for continually challenging audience expectations even while seeming to adhere to conventional storytelling traditions, and that's certainly true here: You've never seen a sports movie like this before.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Helms plays angelic insurance agent Tim Lippe with gentle nobility and hilarious naivete.

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