For 915 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 14.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Stories We Tell
Lowest review score: 16 Wish Upon
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 915
915 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The Coens get their cake and eat it, too: The lavish period details, paired with marvelous song-and-dance routines, work on their own terms while a firm self-awareness looms over every scene. It's a tricky balance indicative of directors who know exactly what they're going for: An old-fashioned homage to classic Hollywood and a send-up of the very same thing.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Kohn
    The filmmakers have instead provided a brilliant window into the impact of the contemporary media circus on public life. While not exactly a figure of sympathy — he lied, after all, more than once — Weiner nevertheless maintains the charisma and drive to provide the movie with one of the most compelling anti-heroes in recent memory.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    While a bit too enamored of the foreshadowing built into its premise, Tanne's impeccably acted two-hander examines the Obamas through an infectious, talky script loaded with keen observations, not unlike the appeal of its subjects.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Compelling in a larger sense even when lingers it on its goofier ingredients (the scenes where the pair stage the moon landing drag a bit), Operation Avalanche generally manages to make its outrageous premise stick.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The climax feels a bit under-realized, but never less than genuine. More than anything else, Morris From America excels at conveying the inherent power of companionship in a largely indifferent world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Herzog acolytes will find the usual dose of eccentric musings; others may find it alternately perplexing and thoughtful when not hijacked by Herzog's intrusive remarks. But one thing is certain: You've never seen the internet discussed like this.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Sheil is an ideal vessel for the film's inquisitive style.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Goat scrutinizes an aspect of American culture often relegated to punchlines and magnifies the darker reality beneath.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    At every turn, the movie casts a haunting spell.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    An expertly crafted noir-like depiction of Chubbuck's descent into psychological duress, Campos' grim character study makes up for an occasionally stifling icy tone with a stunning lead performance by Hall.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    As cinema, it's alternately engaging and overly blunt. But there's no denying its efficacy as a major celebratory gesture.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    It's Lonergan's masterfully subtle writing, littered with awkward exchanges that speak far louder than any cohesive monologue, that gives "Manchester" its humanity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The only certainty is Tsangari has delivered another intriguing and thoroughly original character study, which this time serves as an apt metaphor for Greece's larger problems.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Sweaty Betty is the rare discovery that's bracingly original and down to earth in equal measures.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Snazzily directed by J.J. Abrams with vibrant effects and a busy plot that sets the whole franchise in motion all over again, The Force Awakens delivers on expectations with a fun, polished space odyssey that embraces the appeal of the originals.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    No matter how absorbing its individual scenes, however, The Hateful Eight is often hindered by Tarantino's confidence in the material. For every gripping sequence, there's an abrupt development or undercooked throwaway line.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    Joy
    A sunny ode to capitalism, the movie is a coy advertisement of its own. In that context, it's a whole lot better than one might expect, and loaded with talent unabashedly hawking their wares.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    No amount of ingenious camerawork and breakneck pacing can obscure a simplistic core.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    TransFatty Lives stands out less for its inherently emotional topic than the appealing personality at its center.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Creed does justice to its roots while trying something new.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Eric Kohn
    Burnt deals less with the food itself than the way it drives Adam to the brink of insanity. Yet it falls short of generating any real urgency surrounding that situation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    It renders a global crisis in strikingly intimate terms.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Beyond its surface pleasures, Crimson Peak also confronts the demons of modern entertainment. The movie frightens and surprises us in familiar ways, but at the same time issues a plea for restraint.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Erratic, unpredictable and constantly intriguing, Miles Ahead plays more like one of Davis' compositions than a traditional biopic, stumbling around with flashes of insight and a brilliant central performance.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The Treasure may not be a major work from Porumboiu or his filmmaking tradition, but it proves that even cerebral formalism has its soft side.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    A meditative universe of self-contained artistry, Junun offers no clear-eyed statement on its subject, but develops an enveloping internal logic about the thrill of artistic innovation.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    While the rousing tale of espionage has plenty of appealingly old-fashioned qualities, there's no doubting Spielberg's ability to devise visually arresting moments that speak to the movie's themes far better than its story.

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