For 154 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Angel Cohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 50
Highest review score: 88 Shut Up & Sing
Lowest review score: 20 The Cookout
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 154
  2. Negative: 25 out of 154
154 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Unfortunately, the emotionally resonant moments between Murphy and Fanning are few and far between; the rest of the film relies on goofy physical comedy -- Murphy takes more pratfalls that any young woman should have to.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The unique musical ending is worth the wait.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    LaBeouf somehow manages to turn Kelly's self-centered behavior and irritating character quirks into a sympathetic lead, and the well-written script by newcomer Erica Beeney brings a lot of humor to some very touching moments.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    The soundtrack, thick with catchy tunes by artists ranging from P.Diddy to Paul Simon, is a fine counterpoint to the story and visuals.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    The story is a bit predictable and the characters given to restating the obvious (presumably for the benefit of very young viewers), but overall this third Pokemon sequel is surprisingly entertaining.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    For all the bad press Ishtar received, it does have a certain odd charm... The biggest problem is that any attempted subtlety is swamped by May's bid to turn the film into an epic adventure story.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The bad news is that the racing scenes are repetitive and it takes some serious concentration to figure out which character belongs to what club.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    The cliched plot and unconvincing action sequences -- don't blend well with the comic scenes and make the film look painfully cheap.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Fans of the original may be disheartened by this glossier, action-packed version, but the brisker pacing and showy shoot-'em-up scenes are exactly what will appeal to the film's target audience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    The characters are mostly flat and unoriginal -- - but Pfeiffer delivers a wonderfully villainous voice performance.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Angel Cohn
    The film's only mildly appealing character is the "Big A" store clerk (Brian Posehn) who refuses to be amused by Lloyd and Harry's moronic antics; sadly, even he eventually succumbs to the film's relentless and overarching stupidity.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Hudson and Wilson share a natural and easy chemistry that helps compensate for the Cuban-mobster subplot.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    It's an enjoyable ride.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    It may be nearly 40 years past due, but it was worth the wait.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The original Carly Simon songs are well performed, but their soothing lullaby qualities may cause those with short attention spans to nod off.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Fans may be disappointed that some of the show's secondary characters, like Lizzie's pal Miranda, are AWOL from this Prince and the Pauper-style escapade, and some of the scenes involving Gellman are disappointingly flat.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Angel Cohn
    Given that most fans are very young, ignoring a key aspect of the Pokemon mythos is bound to confuse and disappoint them.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Angel Cohn
    To call this scattered and cliché-ridden film less-than-cohesive would be generous, and Moore lacks the ability to imbue hackneyed dialogue with resonance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The frat brothers have some surprisingly touching moments, and their diverse but perfectly matched personalities generate a fairly steady stream of laugh-out-loud moments.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Its real liability is on the special effects front: The sub-par digital effects — particularly in the scenes featuring poisonous lizards — detract noticeably from the overall atmosphere.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Angel Cohn
    The film's only sparks are generated by Tom's last-ditch attempt to win back Sarah's affections, but they come too late to redeem the picture from its surfeit of over-the-top physical comedy and low-brow jokes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    While Edward Norton convincingly portrays both the good and bad side of his conflicted man, a great deal of the insight into his character comes from the strong supporting cast.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    For all the technical wizardry that went into making the film, Paxton's reflections on the human tragedies of the Titanic and the terrorist attack of Sept. 11th, 2001, which took place while the crew was out at sea, provide one of the film's most haunting moments.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    Undeniably entertaining.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The young stars have considerable natural chemistry and do their best to make the rehashed material approachable and entertaining while maintaining their kid-friendly images.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    A series of outrageous situations and generally manages to walk the thin line between poking fun at racial stereotypes and reinforcing them.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Bynes is a charmer who adeptly straddles the line between romantic heroine and physical comedienne, while Firth is extremely enjoyable as a befuddled father.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Angel Cohn
    Harmon and Murray are cardboard cutouts of ideal boyfriends; the only male performer allowed to shine is newcomer Ryan Malgarini, who nearly steals every scene he's in.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Angel Cohn
    The colorful and kid-friendly characters are a delight, though very young children might be alarmed by some of the larger creatures, who tend to come into view teeth first.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Angel Cohn
    The film founders during a series of uncomfortable scenes involving Biggs and DeVito, whose performance verges on painful caricature, but Ricci is adorable and delivers Allen's sharp dialogue with real flare.

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