For 543 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 79% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 17.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Wild Tales
Lowest review score: 25 The Devil's Double
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 543
543 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    If you're willing to just go with it, An Unexpected Journey is a competent ride, but as a whole it lacks purpose, giving the impression of a television program in its later seasons still chugging along while full aware that it has peaked. Needless to say, "Hobbit" fans will find plenty to soak in; others may get the feeling of being bludgeoned by deja vu.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    At times more in line with "Blazing Saddles" than the grimly bawdy qualities that define many bonafide oaters, Django Unchained erupts with a conceptual brilliance from the outset that never fully meshes with its clumsy storyline. Nevertheless, it's a giddy ride.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Subtitled "a musical adventure," the actor-director's love letter to some 800 years of Neapolitan expression probes its subject with a wide romantic outlook.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Like Whedon's whip-smart "Avengers" screenplay, Thor: The Dark World manages to acknowledge the inherently silly nature of its premise while compellingly asserting that, hey, sometimes it's fun to suspend your disbelief when the results look this good.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Barker's screenplay demonstrates a conviction that its genre can command great importance, allowing it to transcend the easy shocks associated with the exploitation movie experience and create an entirely fresh rhythm.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    For anyone frustrated with countless formulaic exercises that drain modern horror of fresh ideas, Tucker & Dale is a downright cathartic indictment that encourages comparison to the "Scary Movie" franchise. It's mostly a smart spoof that looks awfully dumb for a reason.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Fitfully uneven, Dredd is nevertheless an intriguing consolidation of action-movie excess -- and even makes a solid case for its aesthetic appreciation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Deeply sorrowful and drenched in ambiguity, My Joy adopts a patient rhythm that departs from reality while studying it in depth.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    With self destruction as destiny, Reitman has made the equivalent of a Roland Emmerich disaster movie writ small, an apocalyptic scenario internalized by a single person.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    On the one hand, Outrage suffers from a cold removal from the events portrayed onscreen, mainly a series of arguments and gory acts of retribution. It's often a terrible bore. But the stylish execution renders many moments into imminently watchable pastiche.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    While there's a casual dissonance to each twist in its winding plot that results in a disconnected and emotionally vapid experience, Detective Dee unquestionably achieves the escapism it intends.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Art History is essentially Swanberg's version of "Zach and Miri Make a Porno," and, within the larger context of his career, just as inconsequential.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Elevate nails the mission, but not the message.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Padilha channeled national frustrations into zeitgeist entertainment. The follow-up, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, has less success than the first installment in achieving that aim, but still keeps the snazzy combination of spectacle and polemics in check.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Of course, it might take time for Jim Loach to catch up with his father's track record; Oranges & Sunshine is a good place to start.
    • 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.