For 828 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 15.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Duke of Burgundy
Lowest review score: 16 Rings
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 828
828 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Nothing about Dead Man's Burden reeks of homage to oaters of yore -- instead, Moshé has made a legitimate entry in a genre he clearly adores.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The grim subtext of The Wind Rises goes largely unacknowledged, leading to a gaping hole in this otherwise beautifully realized narrative that celebrates the power of curiosity as a motivating force.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    This is the story of evolving consciousness that leads to the birth of skepticism — and, more specifically, a mistrusting of authorities that yields the desire to seek out a better world.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Dealin' With Idiots is powered by a cast of terrific character actors.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    A meditative universe of self-contained artistry, Junun offers no clear-eyed statement on its subject, but develops an enveloping internal logic about the thrill of artistic innovation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Neruda turns all of the filmmaker's preceding statements on his native land into a unified whole. In essence, the film asserts that even as history passes into legend, it speaks to deeper truths.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    It lacks the same constant surprises of last year's "Gravity" or the visual poetry of "Mad Max: Fury Road," but Kormákur's movie nonetheless marks the rare fusion of effective craftsmanship with focused storytelling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    While at times too over-the-top and operatic for its own good, those same flawed ingredients echo the rough edges that define the movie's iconic subject.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Burton's id explodes onto the screen with a plethora of demonic mutated critters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Felix and Meira can only speak in vagaries about their feelings. At times they come across like underwritten archetypes, but the superficial aspects of their scenario are elevated by a pair of deeply empathetic performances. Giroux excels at implying his characters' internal processes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Decker's narrative work practically celebrates a willingness to follow outright silly pathways in order to arrive at unsettling results.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Even as the movie lingers on the question of whether one woman has more talent than the other, Always Shine is an effective actor’s showcase for both of them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Big Words at times seems like it's heading towards a microbudget version of "Hustle and Flow," but Drumming aims for a much smarter and subdued look at the various regrets and hang-ups haunting men of a certain age. Their blackness is only one piece of the puzzle.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Berberian Sound Studio constructs a perpetually strange, unseemly series of events overshadowed (and sometimes consumed by) the spooky movie-within-a-movie that hangs over every scene.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    It’s a sober account of police militarization in the 21st century that, no matter one’s stance on the matter, makes a brutal statement.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Catechism sometimes feels intentionally obscure, much like Rohal's last movie. It's essentially a hilariously brazen lark, which is reason enough to embrace it.
    • 67 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Prometheus is an unquestionable good time, one of the best big-screen science fiction accomplishments since 'Avatar.'
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Slickly made if not particularly stylish, the movie maintains its entertainment value for picking ideal models of American excess.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Gavras never forces the material into allegorical turf; it's a relatively straightforward look at the ramifications of getting blinded by dollar signs, with perhaps one of the most clearly defined visions of economic depravity since "Wall Street."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Douglas Miller's Dinosaur 13 is both awe-inspiring and tragic. Conventionally made but featuring an undeniably compelling story at its core, Miller’s debut benefits greatly from the combination of passion and sadness embedded in its subjects’ tale.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Unlike "Citizenfour," there's not a whole lot here that hasn't already been revealed through the scrutiny of Assange's iconoclastic legacy, but the filmmaker's skillful treatment of the material yields another look at major historical events on an intimate level.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The movie subtly examines whether people accustomed to a precise way of life can deal with cataclysmic change; by extension, it implies similar questions about Schwarzenegger's career as he heads toward his seventies, and makes a solid case that more new directions await.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Sweaty Betty is the rare discovery that's bracingly original and down to earth in equal measures.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The Bad Batch further solidifies the strength of Amirpour’s idiosyncratic vision, which takes familiar details and bends them into spiky bursts of unpredictability.

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