For 585 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 17.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Soft Skin (1969)
Lowest review score: 25 Bel Ami
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 585
585 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    No matter its conceptual intentions, It Follows never ventures too far from visceral horror. Mitchell populates a number of scenes with well-timed jump scares as the being frequently bursts out of the shadows or appears in unexpected forms, while the score provides a screaming punctuation mark.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    As a director, he finally shows a willingness to work on the same wavelength of the material instead of adding distracting bells and whistles that overstate his characters' grievances.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    This admittedly uneven first feature stands out for the way it sneaks up on you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Love & Mercy is an engrossing portrait of Wilson's specific artistic inclinations, which draw from no real precedent.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Rock's savage wit comes through in the wry screenplay, which is loaded with topicality as it pokes fun at subjects ranging from Tyler Perry movies to Angry Birds.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    While We're Young is a clear-eyed satire of intergenerational tension that derives much of its comedy from a series of moments in which its mid-forties couple attempt to mesh with a younger crowder.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    In a sense, Heartbeats demonstrates that Dolan has a lot on his mind as a budding filmmaker.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Like the original, the most shocking aspect comes from the revelation that Six can actually tell a story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Overlong and unfocused in parts, Salles' adaptation nonetheless holds together about as well a movie can when the odds are so heavily stacked against it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    It's no less of an accomplished performance than Hilary Swank's similar turn in "Boys Don't Cry" or newcomer Zoé Herán's delicate achievement as the lead in "Tomboy." Unfortunately, Albert Nobbs traps Close's sizable talent in a simplistic drama--not unlike Nobbs herself who winds up trapped in a restrictive period.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Monsters University, the latest Pixar offering, charms in an excessively familiar way that illustrates a troublesome eventuality: Pixar has lost its edge.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Brody's engagement with the material prevents Wrecked from falling apart.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The result is an uneven drama with genuine intellectual heft that often outshines its flaws.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Beautiful Darling not only explains the appeal of its subject; it actively contributes to her ongoing mystique.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Although not exemplary, Janie Jones at least manages to give its tired scenario a sense of legitimacy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    If Elysium is the brainiest Hollywood movie of the summer, it's also the most conflicted one.

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