For 579 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 Overnighters
Lowest review score: 25 The Devil's Double
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 579
579 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    This admittedly uneven first feature stands out for the way it sneaks up on you.
    • 84 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The filmmaker is ultimately better at constructing nuanced environments and troubled figures than making every piece of the equation gel as a whole. But that's a minor issue in the overall tapestry of Chandor's carefully designed world.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Decker's narrative work practically celebrates a willingness to follow outright silly pathways in order to arrive at unsettling results.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Serra's typically cerebral direction has a more vibrant quality due to the clarity of his images, though certain drawn-out sequences have an alienating effect on the drama. Still, Story of My Death manages to connect its profound aims with a devious atmosphere to match the turn of the century backdrop.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Set in a barren juvenile detention center, the movie works as a grueling coming-of-age story, linking it to the likes of "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," even if it lacks the same lasting appeal.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Even as "Gabi" steadily slides downhill and ends with a shrug, it remains intermittently fun and never entirely unbearable-much like Gabi herself.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Loveless proceeds like a messy younger sibling of Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg" as it tracks Andrew's ongoing denial of the mounting pressures to settle down, many of which come from his reasonably sane ex, Joanna (Cindy Chastain).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    In a sense, Heartbeats demonstrates that Dolan has a lot on his mind as a budding filmmaker.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Like Stephen Walker's delicate nonfiction portrait "Young@Heart," it's a genuine heart-tugger about senior citizens rediscovering their youth by singing pop music; like Craig Brewer's crowdpleasing "Hustle & Flow," it sympathizes with a struggling rap artist without glossing over his flaws.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Brody's engagement with the material prevents Wrecked from falling apart.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    With tightly controlled performances and uniquely eccentric events, The Beaver is mainly undone by the lack of a satisfying outcome.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Beautiful Darling not only explains the appeal of its subject; it actively contributes to her ongoing mystique.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Despite routinely overstating the scenario with rampant scenes of tantrums and sobs, the majority of Beautiful Boy is made bearable by its two solid performances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Subtitled "a musical adventure," the actor-director's love letter to some 800 years of Neapolitan expression probes its subject with a wide romantic outlook.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    A slow burn thriller taken to the extreme, Cristi Puiu's Aurora continues the Romanian writer-director's obsession with time as his main narrative device.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The result is an uneven drama with genuine intellectual heft that often outshines its flaws.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Barker's screenplay demonstrates a conviction that its genre can command great importance, allowing it to transcend the easy shocks associated with the exploitation movie experience and create an entirely fresh rhythm.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Only Boyle's unstoppable tendency to mouth off sustains the routine plot, but McDonagh pushes the limits of what he can make Gleeson say without making the crude nature of his asides overwhelm their comic potential.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    It's a pretty experiment with no apparent results, but plenty of marketability.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    A four-and-a-half hour period piece littered with interconnected events spread across many years, it moves forward with fits of intrigue, interspersed with casual developments that deaden its momentum and call into question its monumental running time.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    While there's a casual dissonance to each twist in its winding plot that results in a disconnected and emotionally vapid experience, Detective Dee unquestionably achieves the escapism it intends.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Art History is essentially Swanberg's version of "Zach and Miri Make a Porno," and, within the larger context of his career, just as inconsequential.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    For anyone frustrated with countless formulaic exercises that drain modern horror of fresh ideas, Tucker & Dale is a downright cathartic indictment that encourages comparison to the "Scary Movie" franchise. It's mostly a smart spoof that looks awfully dumb for a reason.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Deeply sorrowful and drenched in ambiguity, My Joy adopts a patient rhythm that departs from reality while studying it in depth.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Like the original, the most shocking aspect comes from the revelation that Six can actually tell a story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Elevate nails the mission, but not the message.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Of course, it might take time for Jim Loach to catch up with his father's track record; Oranges & Sunshine is a good place to start.

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