For 635 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 17.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Duke of Burgundy
Lowest review score: 25 The Devil's Double
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 635
635 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Although not exactly heartwarming, Amour has a more contained vision of human relationships than Haneke's previous films without sacrificing its bleak foundation. It's his most conventional movie about death -- and the most poignant.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    While it has many familiar ingredients — from the atmosphere to the ensemble of Anderson regulars in nearly every role — in its allegiance to Anderson's vision, everything about The Grand Budapest Hotel is a welcome dose of originality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    It's incredibly uneventful and devastating all at once.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Gandolfini deserves an Oscar for Enough Said not because it's the culmination of everything that came before it but rather because it goes in a completely different direction. And his least characteristic achievement is also one of his best.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Suleiman's most poignant moments are largely wordless. Nothing feels more affecting than Suleiman's ubiquitous frozen stare. Although he never utters a sound, his silence speaks volumes about the inability to resolve the social ramifications of Middle Eastern strife.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Nobody else could fit the role of a crestfallen rocker that Paul Dano embodies in director So Yong Kim's remarkable For Ellen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A comedy of remarriage buried in intellectual abstraction and cinephilic obsessions, Certified Copy wanders a bit but never loses focus, with the only certainty being that its gimmick is genuine.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Moment to moment, Birdman manages to shift gears, its roaming camera revealing new surprises as it glides along. That degree of unpredictability provides it with the ultimate response to the sea of formulaic mediocrities at the center of its critique.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    On the whole, by ceding control to his subject, Hawke makes a persuasive case for Bernstein's guru-like outlook on the value of finding personal gratification in art above all else.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    An ode to art for art's sake, Inside Llewyn Davis is the most innocent movie of the Coens' career, which in their case is a downright radical achievement.
    • 70 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    While it doesn't always earn its heft, Winter Sleep is both subdued and rich in details, its plot growing slowly over a series of extensive conversations. It's a robust, challenging experience he's been building toward with his previous features, as well as an adventurous step above them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Even as The Keeping Room plays with formulaic ingredients, it manages to combine them into an eloquent portrait of gender, race and the constant march of time without overstating any of its potent themes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Representing lower-class violence taken to an extreme, the cannibalism cannot be contained by police work. The movie's gradual build to a thrilling, appropriately bloody climax intensifies this disconnect.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    To Die Like a Man deserves your attention for showcasing a filmmaker with the capacity for bold narrative trickery that doesn't come at the expense of emotional investment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Directors Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews' directorial debut (from Matthews' screenplay) centers on a highly unlikable character who has alienated himself from social responsibility -- and forces you to sympathize with him against all odds.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    At times, Frances Ha strains from emphasizing the characters' snarkiness and disregarding plot. By routinely going nowhere, however, the movie eventually finds a distinctive voice that carries it through.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Ignore the precise religious context and it stands perfectly well as a restrained look at personal convictions in the face of certain death.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Kazan has fun with a silly premise and smartly plays it straight when the occasion calls for it, while keeping the cutesy, fantastical extremes of the material at bay. It's less fairy tale than shrewd exaggeration on the pratfalls of desire.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Computer Chess excels at conveying the frustrations of feeling trapped by forces beyond one's control, the complexities of humanity irresolvable by any neat code.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Dickinson's hauntingly naturalistic look at disgruntled young adults trapped in the country following an urban disaster plays like "Martha Marcy May Marlene" transported to a post-apocalyptic survival narrative -- with lots of yoga and sex.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    In each tense moment, Miss Bala has a lot to say in a few words.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Poitras, an expert filmmaker as keyed into pace and mood as the topic they support, delivers a mesmerizing look at both how Snowden managed to release his information as well as why it all matters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Love Is Strange is a sophisticated take on contemporary urbanity infused with romantic ideals and the tragedy of their dissolution.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    While not designed to entertain on the level of style and spectacle that one expects from a Bond film, this tense period drama from the director of "Man on Wire" presents a far more credible take on the daring exploits of British agents.
    • 90 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Like "Afterschool," Durkin's first feature explores the dangerous extremes of youth vulnerability.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    The poetic rhythm with which Hartley brings three movies of events to an end is a tight, gripping expression of closure.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Playing make believe with murderers, Oppenheimer risks the possibility of empowering them. However, by humanizing psychopathic behavior, The Act of Killing is unparalleled in its unsettling perspective on the dementias associated with dictatorial extremes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Swanberg once again shows a capacity for capturing small moments that exist outside the direction of the plot. At the same time, the effective fragments of "Drinking Buddies" take his oeuvre in a new direction by accumulating into a reworking big picture.

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