For 763 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 16.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Before Midnight
Lowest review score: 25 The Devil's Double
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 763
763 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Mills fashions the set-up for an overwrought, thoroughly depressing character study into an oddly charming comedy. It's a midlife crisis gently portrayed with sympathy rather than grief.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Weekend builds into a powerful encapsulation of an identity crisis over the course of three passionate days.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Pull back from the moment-to-moment thrill of Inside Out and it gets very deep: The scenario implicitly questions standard definitions of free will by suggesting that we're all slaves to ghosts in the machine.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Portraying a generation so energized by possibilities that it was bound to be let down, Eden offers a wise assessment of the interplay between fantasy and reality on the path to adulthood. The seductive rhythms are a perfect match for a movie that analyzes the unstoppable flow of life.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    '71
    '71 constantly thrills without sensationalizing its surprises. The war-is-hell ethos drives it forward, so that the movie retains its suspense in conjunction with its dour outlook.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Nathan never condescends to Pug or his cohorts, instead smartly allowing their brazen maneuvers to run the show.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A remarkable refashioning of the Holocaust drama that reignites the setting with extraordinary immediacy, Son of Saul is both terrifying to watch and too gripping in its moment-to-moment to look away.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A labyrinthine descent into the grotesque extremes of a Disneyfied society, Escape From Tomorrow is surreal for many reasons and wholly original because of them. It's also a daring attempt to literally assail Disney World from the inside out.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    A less controlled and slapdash character piece than "In Bruge," McDonagh's new movie benefits greatly from a plethora of one-liners that toy with crime movie clichés in the unlikely context of writerly obsessions.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Hyams delivers a remarkably satisfying action-thriller hybrid that constantly pushes ahead. It's one of the best action movies of the year simply because it keeps hitting the right beats.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Her
    Certainly his most deeply felt achievement, Her is both distinctly Jonze-like and something altogether different, as if the filmmaker has gone through a software update not unlike his artificial character.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Herzog naturally plays up the enigma at hand with epic grandeur, occasionally overdoing it but usually hitting the mark.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    More meditation than movie, Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is bound to mystify, awe and exasperate in equal measures.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    With time, the filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    More traditional in terms of atmosphere and plot, Drug War nevertheless features a tense, unstoppable momentum, a morally ambiguous protagonist and hugely involving action scenes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Incredibly heartfelt to a large degree because of its cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Striking a complex tone of tragedy and uplift at the same time, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter both celebrates the escapist power of personal fantasies and bears witness to their dangerous extremes. It's the rare case of a story that's inspirational and devastating at once.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Brilliantly combining archival material, voiceovers, contemporary interviews and a variety of hand-drawn animation, the movie deconstructs the process of self-mythologizing from the inside out.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    TransFatty Lives stands out less for its inherently emotional topic than the appealing personality at its center.