For 500 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 78% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 17.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Lowest review score: 25 Bel Ami
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 500
500 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Dennis Farina's washed-up hustler in The Last Rites of Joe May is designed in the in the mold of a classic movie star tough guy, but the veteran character actor's performance also serves to disassemble it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    With the exception of a few candid moments featuring James at home, Knuckle isn't particularly well-made, but there's an inherently fascinating quality to the material.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    It's hard to imagine Captain Phillips in the hands of any other filmmaker -- and Captain Phillips in the hands of Greengrass looks exactly like anyone familiar with his work would expect. It does justice to the material even while playing too conscientiously by the book.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The movie makes up for uneven dialogue and pacing issues through sheer horrific imagery.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    One development gets short-shifted: the onslaught of studios drowning out what made the Con so attractive in the first place.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Writer-director Todd Berger, improving his technique with his second feature-length credit following "The Scenesters," combines enough energetic performances with charged wit to make this one doomsday comedy that earns the right to its familiar backdrop.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    With its lethargic pace, Hara Kiri may disappoint more often than it delights, but the payoff is extreme in more ways than one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Despite its shortcomings, The World's End glistens with a comedic energy not present in equivalent mainstream blockbusters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    At two and a half hours, Lincoln contains only a single battle scene in its opening seconds. The rest is pure talk, a keen dramatization of Doris Kearns Goodwin's tome "Team of Rivals," that delivers an overview of Lincoln's crowning achievement in chunks of strategy talk.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Any bona fide sushi fan stands to benefit from the general wake up call that "The Global Catch" provides in ample doses.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Winstead's performance provides a trenchant wakeup call even when the movie can't keep pace.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The whole experience is one long rant in radiant colors.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    As Last Vegas glides along, satisfying expectations while always aiming low, it makes peace with being inoffensively mediocre. Like Vegas itself, the story goes down easy, but its appeal is hard to remember once you leave it behind.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The Bay manages to scare up a real fear of environmental neglect. It's quite possibly the first example of jump scares used in service of activism.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Even as California Solo plays like a track we've heard before, it's still worth a listen.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Black Rock never reinvents the rules, but it understands them just well enough to make its bloodless stabs at ingenuity stand out.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Undoubtedly one of the weirder, narratively sophisticated adult dramas released by a major studio this year, The Counselor is also just enjoyable enough to hint at the unrealized potential of the main talent behind its creation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The Butler carries an authenticity that sustains it through its cloying stretches.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Zombie's witches aren't as scary as the credible psychopaths he has portrayed before, but The Lords of Salem contains enough frenzied imagery in its climactic moments to make the spell linger.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Coppola presents a smart cross-examination of the impact of media exposure on fickle young minds. While the ambitions of its young thieves often blur together and lack precise definition, The Bling Ring is the director's breeziest work, allowing the story to glide along with the ease of a heist movie.