Rob Cohen

Biography: Rob Cohen was 24 years old and two years out of Harvard when he was appointed as the producer in charge of Motown Records' newly-formed film division. Cohen's earliest projects included the 1975 Diana Ross vehicle Mahogany and the picaresque baseball comedy The Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1976). The latter film was directed by John Badham, with whom Cohen formed Badham-Cohen productions; Cohen later went on to act as the head of Keith Barish Productions. In 1980, Cohen launched a directorial career of his own with A Small Circle of Friends a romantic drama set at Harvard; subsequent efforts included Scandalous (1984), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), the Sylvester Stallone action thriller Daylight (1996), and the made-for-TV The Rat Pack (1998), which was nominated for multiple Emmys. In 2000, Cohen returned to an Ivy League setting to make The Skulls, a psychological thriller centering on the morally and legally dubious activities of a college's secretRob Cohen was 24 years old and two years out of Harvard when he was appointed as the producer in charge of Motown Records' newly-formed film division. Cohen's earliest projects included the 1975 Diana Ross vehicle Mahogany and the picaresque baseball comedy The Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1976). The latter film was directed by John Badham, with whom Cohen formed Badham-Cohen productions; Cohen later went on to act as the head of Keith Barish Productions. In 1980, Cohen launched a directorial career of his own with A Small Circle of Friends a romantic drama set at Harvard; subsequent efforts included Scandalous (1984), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), the Sylvester Stallone action thriller Daylight (1996), and the made-for-TV The Rat Pack (1998), which was nominated for multiple Emmys. In 2000, Cohen returned to an Ivy League setting to make The Skulls, a psychological thriller centering on the morally and legally dubious activities of a college's secret society. Cohen has primarily continued to serve as a producer over the years, putting his stamp on a number of diverse films that include Ironweed and The Witches of Eastwick (both 1987). He has also produced such TV series as Miami Vice, thirtysomething, and Vanishing Son. Expand

Rob Cohen's Scores

Average career score: 44
Highest Metascore: 67 The Witches of Eastwick
Lowest Metascore: 24 The Skulls
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
20 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
35 The Hurricane Heist Mar 9, 2018 Director / Producer 4.4
32 Ghoul Mar 20, 2015 Executive Producer / Executive Producer 5.5
30 The Boy Next Door Jan 23, 2015 Director 5.3
30 Alex Cross Oct 19, 2012 Director 4.8
31 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Aug 1, 2008 Director / Director 7.9
35 Stealth Jul 29, 2005 Director / Director tbd
37 xXx: State of the Union Apr 29, 2005 Executive Producer 6.1
48 xXx Aug 9, 2002 Director 4.6
58 The Fast and the Furious Jun 22, 2001 Director 7.8
24 The Skulls Mar 31, 2000 Director / Director tbd
36 Bird on a Wire May 18, 1990 Producer / Producer 8.0
56 Ironweed Feb 12, 1988 Executive Producer / Executive Producer tbd
64 The Serpent and the Rainbow Feb 5, 1988 Executive Producer tbd
45 The Running Man Nov 13, 1987 Executive Producer 7.0
61 The Monster Squad Aug 14, 1987 Executive Producer / Executive Producer tbd
67 The Witches of Eastwick Jun 12, 1987 Executive Producer 7.2
55 Light of Day Feb 6, 1987 Producer tbd
45 The Legend of Billie Jean Jul 19, 1985 Producer / Producer tbd
47 The Razor's Edge Oct 19, 1984 Executive Producer tbd
53 The Wiz Oct 24, 1978 Producer tbd