For 649 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Leviathan
Lowest review score: 25 Bel Ami
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 649
649 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Poyser doesn't do anything we haven't seen before, but the familiar ingredients are done just right.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Unapologetically long and messy, Snowpiercer offers an unhinged ride that's worth the investment for its mixture of batty personalities, consistently impressive visuals and mad swipes at heavy symbolism jam-packed together.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Edwards manages to sustain a grim, cerebral atmosphere all the way through, as if fighting the inevitable demands of the material. The movie contains enough basic money shots to please hardcore Godzilla fans without indulging in them at every opportunity. By contemporary blockbusters standards, it's practically a minimalist enterprise.
    • 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
    A minor work by Loach's standards, the movie nevertheless marks his most enjoyable effort in years.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Though never entirely the sum of its parts, Party Girl delivers a gentle, somber portrait of the aging process that's consistently believable precisely because not much happens.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Beers' screenplay manages to sustain the outrageous scenario with a string of jokes that don't take the underlying goofiness for granted. Instead, the writer-director builds on its crass foundations with constant inspired one-liners.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The movie's potential blossoms whenever it toys with the allegorical ingredients head-on. DeMonaco's script plays like a devious Brothers Grimm tale told through the filter of Occupy Wall Street.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Though the special effects win the day, Guardians of the Galaxy holds court with a sense of humor that transcends its more familiar ingredients.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The calibration of mature performances and a reasonably credible, if somewhat familiar, scenario make "Eleanor Rigby" a lot more watchable than the strange conceit of the production.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    It's fascinating to watch Murray act circles around his existing appeal and play into it at the same time. Melfi's likable but utterly formulaic movie never rises to a similar level of ambition, which in this case actually works in its favor. It gives Murray room to play.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Di Stefano's memorable debut feature makes up for its lack of sophistication with constant forward motion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Neither surprising or groundbreaking in any particular way, the movie gives us what we want and leaves it at that.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Like a gesture from the rapper acknowledging his crowd, "Time Is Illmatic" is competent bait for Nas fans that leaves the door open just wide enough for newcomers to appreciate the fuss from afar.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Jolie keeps the narrative afloat thanks to first-rate craftsmanship, a few well-honed moments of bonafide suspense, and a terrifically restrained Jack O'Connell in the lead role. While it only hints at the sweeping epic that never fully materializes, Unbroken offers further proof that Jolie's directorial instincts pass muster alongside her other talents.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Even though the story involves legitimate issues surrounding sexual identity and the boundaries of monogamy, its humor only goes surface deep. For the most part, the endearingly silly plot amounts to little more than sight gags and off-the-wall asides.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Though hardly a singular achievement on par with its precedents in the filmmaker's career, Results shows the first indication of Bujalski's ability to tell stories on a larger scale.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    In spite of the constant activity, there's not a whole lot going on, but it's still a fun place to visit.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    While the documentary's structure is somewhat uneven, its protagonists remain fascinating subjects whose recollections — along with backstories fleshed out by their wives and parents — include revelations of much greater challenges than the movie itself.
    • 53 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    If the genre elements sustain the work as a whole, the plot suffers from the meandering quality that frequently plagues late period Allen work. Still, the filmmaking finds its groove in individual moments.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Although wobbly in parts like so many cinematic anthologies, Garrone's alternately silly and entrancing adaptation of Giambattista Basile's Neapolitan stories provides a welcome gothic antidote to more stately treatments of similar material.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Rogue Nation plays out like a sufficient rejigging of the same variables tossed around many times before, which is just enough to both celebrate the material and demonstrate its limitations.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Directors Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson at least manage to cast a broad enough net to put the great big celebration in context: Legos are hotter than ever, and this new documentary effectively tells you why.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    When Ricki and the Flash pierces its conventional trajectory with music, it gets more interesting. But the fluff surrounding it holds together well enough.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    The whole thing is a flimsy parody of an easy target-at best infectious and at worst gratingly incoherent, but uniformly original.

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