For 1,063 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 12.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Kohn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Paterson
Lowest review score: 16 Rings
Score distribution:
1063 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Piponnier dominates every frame, with a mesmerizing screen presence that pushes the drama well beyond its formulaic premise and visible microbudget constraints.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    While the pace is spotty and not every joke lands, “Good Boys” manages to be adorable and twisted at the same time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    There was more to Bonnie and Clyde than 'Bonnie and Clyde,' but The Highwaymen falls short of making the case that the good guys had the better tale.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    This time, Morris has less command over the edgy material, positioning his modern-day Keystone Cops in a series of smarmy vignettes that don’t cut quite as deep. But it still delivers a scathing and often very funny indictment of homeland insecurities.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    The best comedy of its kind since "Superbad," Wilde’s slick, unpredictable romp can sometimes feel like several movies at once. This riotous, candy-colored celebration of sisterhood is so dense with anarchic developments it often threatens to collapse into itself, but avoids lingering on any gag long enough to let that happen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Stearns’ tone involves a tricky negotiation between the melancholy and the macabre. “The Art of Self-Defense” doesn’t always pull that balance off, but it has enough ambition and wacky payoff to make the zany gamble worthwhile.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    “Long Shot” turns its endearing couple into a savvy vessel for exploring America’s fractured times. As Rogen’s shaggy humor finds its match in Theron’s domineering energy, “Long Shot” is overlong and rough around the edges, but its imperfections speak to an endearing knack for the messiness of modern times.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The movie’s lightweight plot yields a disposable comedy with a lot on its mind, but its modest ambition is just enough to let Maron push his onscreen appeal in a new direction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Us
    A brilliant home-invasion thriller laced with cultural reference points stretching back to the late ’80s, and a smorgasbord of first-rate visceral cinematic scares. Think “Funny Games” collided with Cronenbergian body horror and Hitchockian suspense, and you’re maybe halfway there.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    Triple Frontier lands a handful of thrilling sequences in a sea of familiar riffs on greed, masculinity, and the lingering traumas of war.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Eric Kohn
    None of the pretty imagery or impassioned lovemaking can break free of a mopey old formula that sits on every scene with the same schematic quality that makes its weary setting so familiar from the start.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Light of My Life delivers a lush variation on familiar elements, and wends its way to a tense final showdown that makes the wandering trajectory worthwhile.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Sutton’s tricky balance of B-movie caricatures and gloomy expressionism doesn’t always match up, but that very discordance speaks to the potency of its themes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Eric Kohn
    The ideas don’t cut that deep, but like its psychic protagonist, this movie knows exactly what its audience wants.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Using a remarkable personal lens, the film examines the reverberations of propaganda on broken families across multiple generations. The cumulative effect creates the sense that its destructive effects continue to be felt well beyond China’s borders.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The movie never lacks for insights into the nature of the disconnect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Aided by “Under the Skin” composer Micah Levi’s thunderous score, Landes delivers a suspenseful encapsulation of alienated youth enmeshed in pointless battles that can only lead to further destruction.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    The filmmaker sticks close to the theatrical roots of the material, sometimes stumbling on wordy, overzealous monologues that might land better on the stage. But the cast goes to great lengths to sell the premise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    Even as Honey Boy settles into the tropes of a familiar coming-of-age saga, it’s an admirable variation — the earnest attempt by an elusive movie star to bring his mythology down to Earth.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Eric Kohn
    “The Lodge” seems more content to hover in the disquieting mood than make anything substantial out of it. ... As it continues along an aimless trajectory, “The Lodge” proves that even horrible events can be a deadly bore.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Eric Kohn
    "The Tomorrow Man" suggests "Take Shelter" by way of "It’s Complicated," an unseemly combination that never quite gels. But the actors work overtime to mine substance from the material, and Jones gives them plenty of room to rescue this curious movie from complete oblivion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    It’s a lot to take in, but Mikhanovsky doesn’t hesitate to keep barreling forward, and it’s an impressive gamble even when it runs out of gas.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    The result is a watchable overview with few explosive details, but plenty of reasons to root for his downfall, and some modicum of payoff.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Eric Kohn
    Building to the potential of a confrontation with the wedding climax, The Farewell threatens to melt into sentimentalism, but Wang dodges the obvious pathways to a tidy resolution.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    No matter how much Mascaro reaches into the future, Divine Love retains an immediacy steeped in questions about the nature of faith, physical attraction, and the factors that can transform the personal into the political.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    "Dick Long,” which stems from Billy Chew’s script, lacks the same abstract weirdness that made “Swiss Army Man” such an indelible cinematic delight. It has more intimate aims — humanizing a couple of brutish morons by mining substance from the silliness, and arriving at the conclusion that crass white-trash stereotypes have feelings, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Eric Kohn
    Chukwu maintains an impressive command over her material, but Woodard herself becomes the movie’s central storyteller.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Kohn
    As coming-of-age stories about wayward teens go, writer-director Jason Orley’s debut is a sturdy, endearing portrait of youth in revolt that takes few surprising turns. But the two actors sell their dynamic well enough to inject the story with palpable authenticity despite the familiar premise.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Kohn
    There are flashes of subtle resentment to Williams’ performance that register as some of her best work in ages, so it’s unfortunate that the movie’s calculated assemblage of sentimental beats dominate the show.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Eric Kohn
    Buoyed by a brilliant transformation by Christian Bale, it offers a smart and detailed overview of Cheney’s elaborate ruse to exploit the country’s highest authority, but undercuts its authority with crass and often clunky humor that overstates the nature of Cheney’s villainy. Lame jokes just get in the way when the bad guys are hiding in plain sight.

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