For 639 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 17.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Buzzard
Lowest review score: 25 Bel Ami
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 639
639 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Despite the mixture of vérité footage and home movies showing the Angulos in their apartment, The Wolfpack feels more in line with a form of ethnographic storytelling than anything else, because the story is told exclusively in terms of their relationship to it.
    • 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
    Cheatin' is gleefully enjoyable and loaded with unexpected twists at every turn.
    • 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
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    An earnest, sometimes bland and unsophisticated look at Corinne's undulating relationship to spirituality in general and Christian dogma in particular. But it's also a surprisingly well-made character study outside of its specific theme.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    Over time, Holland's approach pushes beyond despair and turns into a pure exercise in grim atmosphere, shifting from a story of staying alive to a closeup of a private hell.
    • 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
    As a director, he finally shows a willingness to work on the same wavelength of the material instead of adding distracting bells and whistles that overstate his characters' grievances.
    • 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
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    The story works wonderfully as an idea, but Kore-eda never quite manages to infuse it with the same depth of feeling his main character goes through.
    • 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
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The movie contains an epic scope that feels out of sync with the smallness of its plot; you get the idea by the first act and then Laurence's world simply hangs there for another two hours like a slo-mo shrug.
    • 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
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    While Johnsen competently follows Ai over the course of more than a year of contemplation and anger, "The Fake Case" doesn't introduce anything new to the equation, and mainly succeeds by virtue of its subject's inherent appeal.
    • 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
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    It suffers from the greater problem of emphasizing a feel-good plot within the context of mass destruction.
    • 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
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The opposing genre extremes never entirely come together.
    • 73 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Only the band's continuing popularity makes his journey stand out. Like its director-star, Mistaken For Strangers struggles admirably but can only go so far before letting the established talent win out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    There and gone with the fleeting nature of its youngest character's attention span, Little Feet ultimately feels more like an insightful sketch than a full-fledged movie, but it nonetheless leaves a major impression.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Appropriate Behavior isn’t a narrative about ethnicity or even LGBT struggles in the traditional sense, but rather a means of exploring the problems that result from reinforcing those very barriers. In the process, it introduces a thoroughly modern voice.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    While Entertainment lacks the focused critique of "The Comedy," it nevertheless offers a fascinating look at the tension between personal aspirations and the harsh realities holding them back.

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