For 898 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.5 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: 16 Rings
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 898
898 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Aferim! amounts to a serious endeavor designed to explore many facets of its era through the lens of people trapped in it. Their crude dialogue, real as it may be, hints at comedic possibilities while offering a shrewd look at people defined by their circumstances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Cheatin' is gleefully enjoyable and loaded with unexpected twists at every turn.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Cutting between various chilling anecdotes of sinister late night visions and horrifying reenactments, The Nightmare manages a tricky balance of visceral fright and sincere investigation. It's a rare non-fiction achievement that earns the ability to freak you out.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Anchored by a sensational Charlotte Rampling as its lead, the movie combines Haigh's perceptive style with shades of Mike Leigh's "Another Year" to create a quietly moving and deceptively tragic look at aging romance haunted by past mysteries.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Though at times almost too peculiar for its own good, The Lobster brings Lanthimos' distinct blend of morbid, deadpan humor and surrealism to a broader canvas without compromising his ability to deliver another thematically rich provocation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A remarkable refashioning of the Holocaust drama that reignites the setting with extraordinary immediacy, Son of Saul is both terrifying to watch and too gripping in its moment-to-moment to look away.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Pull back from the moment-to-moment thrill of Inside Out and it gets very deep: The scenario implicitly questions standard definitions of free will by suggesting that we're all slaves to ghosts in the machine.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    While not aspiring to the heights of the texts underscoring his work, Piñero displays a daring formalism that transcends its many inspirations to find its own unique rhythms.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    This is an idea familiar to anyone who has waded through Bigelow's universe of conspiratorial agendas in which no good deed goes unpunished, and might not be a good deed at all. Cartel Land plants that dilemma in our backyard, and ends with the tangible perception that it won't go away anytime soon.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    With time, the filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    As a sociological experiment, Five Star offers plenty of talking points, but its real triumph is that the cast delivers, yielding a story in which the heightened suspense emerges organically from a gritty foundation of realism.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Director Lenny Abrahamson seamlessly translates Donoghue's work into cinematic terms with his relentlessly compelling adaptation. However, the drama owes just as much to its two stars, Brie Larson and newcomer Jacob Tremblay, whose textured performances turn outrageous circumstances into a tense and surprisingly credible survival tale.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A disorienting puzzle of a movie with many exhilarating pieces, Anomalisa nevertheless maintains a straightforward trajectory involving Michael's internal strife.
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    • 91 Eric Kohn
    With Smith's memories as the subject, Fetzer constructs a compelling cinematic experiment that turns the actor's monologue into a feature-length movie, and the result holds as much appeal as the solitary member of the cast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    With up-close footage of police beatings and hordes of angry protestors calling for the country's president to resign, Winter on Fire features the intensity of an action movie and the fury of a clear-eyed polemic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Creed does justice to its roots while trying something new.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    TransFatty Lives stands out less for its inherently emotional topic than the appealing personality at its center.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    At every turn, the movie casts a haunting spell.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Sheil is an ideal vessel for the film's inquisitive style.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Under the Shadow smartly observes the emotions stirred up by a world defined by restrictions, and the terrifying possibility that they might be inescapable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Bizarre and challenging when it's not outright goofy, Wiener-Dog never feels remotely compromised. Somehow hilarious and gloomy at the same time, it represents a big middle finger to anyone who wishes Solondz would lighten up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Endlessly charming and sneakily wise, Everybody Wants Some!! epitomizes Linklater's unique ability to magnify human behavior with levity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A delicately wrought ensemble piece with first-rate turns by Gillian Jacobs, Keegan-Michael Key, and Birbiglia himself, Don't Think Twice scrutinizes its playful setting and finds an ideal entry point for exploring creative desperation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    It's the closest thing to a magnum opus in Arnold's blossoming career.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Thru You Princess develops a fairy tale quality that calls into question the nature of its production. However, the air of manipulation throughout the story only helps to pronounce its themes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Brilliantly combining archival material, voiceovers, contemporary interviews and a variety of hand-drawn animation, the movie deconstructs the process of self-mythologizing from the inside out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Director Jeff Feuerzeig tracks Albert’s bizarre scheme in her own words, constructing a fascinating treatise on creative desire, internal grievances and fame as compelling as anything the writer herself dreamed up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    It’s a striking combination of analysis and creative innovation that communes with the past and present, uniting them as a beautiful, absurdist tone poem about the struggles facing those dealt less fortunate hands in life.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Not every moment stimulates a belly laugh, but that’s part of the point. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is more thoughtful than meets the eye, a cockeyed ode to what it feels like when nobody takes you seriously.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Mind-blowing in the best possible way, The Ornithologist may not work for everyone, but those willing to embrace its puzzling ingredients will find a rewarding solution: further confirmation of a genuine film artist.

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