For 619 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 17.5 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 Bel Ami
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 619
619 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Over the course of 106 minutes, Rumsfeld's rambling assertions grow exhausting, particularly because Morris never manages to direct them toward a larger argument.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Beloved never really earns its sprawling timeline, eventually getting bogged down with too many developments and overstaying its welcome. For a movie where people intermittently burst into song, the plot is oddly one-note.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    It's a movie that must be seen, processed and discussed, perhaps the first of its kind to transform the audience into a focus group.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The capacity for "Milo" to foreground its human character over his unspeakably nasty situation makes the whole package go down a lot better than one might expect.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Since 2005's "A History of Violence," Cronenberg has ventured beyond the grotesque allegorical interests of his earlier movies, a shift that has led some longtime fans to assume he has softened up. As an enjoyably peculiar anti-capitalist indictment, Cosmopolis proves otherwise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    In a sense, Heartbeats demonstrates that Dolan has a lot on his mind as a budding filmmaker.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Even when it stumbles, however, 2 Days in New York retains an airy vibe, reflecting its dogged intention to charm its viewers. But seeing as "2 Days in Paris" never felt especially irksome, this affable sequel deserves the same insouciant shrug.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The whole experience is one long rant in radiant colors.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Pretty and discardable in equal measures, the movie illustrates ingredients of the filmmaker's appeal while falling short of assembling them into a coherent whole.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    As slickly paced as a big-studio espionage movie, it nearly succeeds as a pure adrenaline-rush thriller. In the end, the problem isn't that there's too much plot, but rather a certain dramatic illogic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Brody's engagement with the material prevents Wrecked from falling apart.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    It's a pretty experiment with no apparent results, but plenty of marketability.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Hitchcock largely succeeds at pulling back the veil on his off-camera personality. To a larger degree, it reveals the level of influence of his devoted wife and screenwriter Alma (Helen Mirren) on both his personal life and career.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    No matter its silliest missteps, Welcome to New York has an impressive engine of ideas in line with the director's other New York stories. [Unrated Version]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Keyhole never comes together, but that's part of Maddin's creed. He makes movies about movies to express his love for movies, which is to say he makes movies about himself.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Happy New Year provides a rare glimpse into the darker ramifications of war that rarely take center stage in the national dialogue. This struggle has nothing to do with political motives or tactical movements, but rather the battle to retain sanity against impossible odds.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    There's a adrenaline rush even in the problematic finish, an eagerness that drives the filmmaking so that Looper is thrilling to watch even when it falls apart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Mungiu's method creates the feeling of being submerged in a maze of confrontations and chatter, but the build-up gets so tiring that the concluding scenes come as a relief instead of a payoff.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Judging by Johnson's previous feature, "True Adolescence," he's better at crafting characters with credible problems than finding equally credible ways of exploring them. Fortunately, in the case of Skeleton Twins, the actors do the legwork.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    A spectacular noir epic that's equal parts murky, bloated, flashy and triumphantly cinematic. Four years after Nolan's "Batman Begins" sequel "The Dark Knight" rattled audiences with a similar audiovisual overload, the new movie falls into the same rhythm and remains viscerally satisfying even when the story falters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    6 Years offers little in the way of new material. Yet Fidell, working with executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass, effectively broadens her range by borrowing the sibling directors' improvisatory style and ceding control to her two leads, whose heartbreaking performances imbue this familiar Austin-set narrative with a fiery edge.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Viewed as a single experience, Oki's Movie is a curious oddity worthy of multiple viewings and lengthy contemplation, but its tricky formalism makes it less overtly satisfying on an emotional level.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The Butler carries an authenticity that sustains it through its cloying stretches.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Increasingly silly even as it maintains a grave tone, Proxy doesn't always work, but its commitment to unpredictable twists and pushing beyond morbid extremes bears the stamp of showmanship sorely lacking from many other examples of the genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Winstead's performance provides a trenchant wakeup call even when the movie can't keep pace.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Chun treats the material with a sophistication that brings its pulpy scenario down to earth. Not even Bryan Cranston with a cheap Slavic accent can stop him.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The absence of suspense results in something closer to a one-sided pat on the back for everyone involved, though it effectively puts forth a whole new set of challenges.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    A minor work by Loach's standards, the movie nevertheless marks his most enjoyable effort in years.

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