Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Eric Kohn's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) "The flaws of Rare Export offer an important reminder that looking good on YouTube does not provide qualifications for a bigger screen. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 14, 2014
B+ 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Before all else, Love & Mercy is an engrossing portrait of Wilson's specific artistic inclinations, which draw from no real precedent. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 12, 2014
B+ 86% Top Five (2014) "In spite of its silly attitude, the movie asks real questions about the tension between show business and artistic desire. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 9, 2014
A 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "The director combines elements of film noir and the restraint of Iranian New Wave cinema with the subdued depictions of a bored youth culture found in early Jim Jarmusch... the comparisons go on and on, but the result is wholly original. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 20, 2014
78% Butter On The Latch (2014) "This isn't the easiest kind of work to release into the world, but surely deserves a place in it. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 11, 2014
A- 88% Actress (2014) "It's a story with universal appeal rendered in intimate flourishes. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 7, 2014
A- 86% The Tribe (2015) "While the specifics remain uncertain, it's never particularly difficult to keep up with the movie's pace, since their actions speak plainly enough -- and sometimes add far more expressiveness than any verbal exchanges could provide. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 5, 2014
B+ 67% Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014) "Decker concocts a wholly enveloping vision of isolation told with a grimly poetic style that wanders all over the place but never stops playing by its own eerie rulebook. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 4, 2014
A- 100% Virunga (2014) "It's a first-rate call to action, but also a thrilling piece of filmmaking. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 4, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Gyllenhaal delivers his best performance to date. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B+ 86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "Overall, the concise, often impermeable experience does justice to the title by indicting a society on the verge of self-destruction with its own tools. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 27, 2014
B+ 71% Interstellar (2014) " A two-pronged blockbuster comprised of smarts and sentimentalism like nothing else out there. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 27, 2014
B- 29% Before I Disappear (2014) "There's no doubting the craftsmanship behind it, even as the movie struggles to assemble the echoes of its earlier iteration into a greater whole. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 24, 2014
B+ 60% Summer of Blood (2014) "If Summer of Blood is initially hard to take, the endlessly chatty Erik eventually becomes a walking gag in his own right, and its one-note charm takes hold. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 22, 2014
B+ 92% Force Majeure (2014) "As a slow-burn melodrama, "Force Majeure" is expertly crafted. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 20, 2014
87% The Orphanage (2007) "Let the anticipation of Bayona's next move begin. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 14, 2014
A 98% Citizenfour (2014) "Poitras delivers a mesmerizing look at both how Snowden managed to release his information as well as why it all matters. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 10, 2014
C 77% Fury (2014) ""Fury" is a victim of the same brutality it was designed to indict. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 10, 2014
C+ 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) ""Kill the Messenger" displays the same anesthetized quality that Webb's dedication to his job was meant to counteract. Renner is a different story. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 9, 2014
B+ 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Pynchon's book translates to the screen with a wandering narrative that's as muddled as it is endearing. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 6, 2014
B+ 56% Swim Little Fish Swim (2014) "Though less of a crowdpleaser than it may first appear, that's the key strength that makes this admittedly uneven first feature stand out. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 24, 2014
100% Hellaware (2014) "Despite its buoyancy, there's a lot more commentary encoded in the plot for Hellaware than in Nick's photographs, and the concluding punchline is a gleefully cynical twist on expectations of a happy ending. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 22, 2014
B 85% John Wick (2014) "Fists and bullets fly freely as Keanu sets his sights on a Russian mobster. What more could you ask for? " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 19, 2014
B 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "The bleak tone sometimes leads to a cerebral quality at odds with the actors' energy, but at its best Johnson manages to enliven the darker moments of Skeleton Twins with sudden bursts of comedic inspiration. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 12, 2014
B- 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "James Marsh's biopic salutes the famous physicist's commitment, but falls short of exploring his brilliant ideas. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 8, 2014
B+ 83% While We're Young (2015) "Justin Long and Johnny Depp join the "Clerks" director for a weird, unpredictable movie that still feels like only Smith could have made it. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 7, 2014
B+ 74% Big Game (2015) "Even before Samuel L. Jackson shows up as President of the United States and braves the Finnish countryside, it's clear that "Big Game" will be a special kind of guilty pleasure. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 6, 2014
B 77% St. Vincent (2014) "It's fascinating to watch Murray act circles around his existing appeal and play into it at the same time. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 6, 2014
B- 91% To Be Takei (2014) "With his trademark baritone and focused diction, Takei is a natural storyteller who lends an enjoyable flow to the movie's uncomplicated proceedings. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 3, 2014
B+ 89% Wetlands (2014) "The shock value only goes so far as a gimmick. Wetlands succeeds because, like Helen, it manages to sincerely embrace its taboos. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 2, 2014
A- 92% Birdman (2014) "Michael Keaton nabs the role of a lifetime in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu's wonderfully strange look at an aging actor fighting to stay relevant. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Aug 31, 2014
C+ 77% Rosewater (2014) "Imagine a rousing "Daily Show" episode without the jokes. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Aug 28, 2014
86% See You Next Tuesday (2014) "Drew Tobia's awesomely cynical portrait of a pregnant single Brooklynite alienated from her lesbian sister and mean-spirited mother has a liberating quality embedded in its snide dialogue and perceptive look at urban eccentrics. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Aug 27, 2014
89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) "Despite the injection of content from a variety of directions, Basterds lacks the crackly excitement of Tarantino's other efforts, mainly because he can't seem to tie the whole package together. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Aug 23, 2014
B 100% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) "It aims small and never veers off-task. Whether or not you dig the album, the documentary offers a number of reasons to appreciate its ongoing legacy, with sufficient production values to hold the tribute together. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Aug 4, 2014
B- 80% Get On Up (2014) "Though "Get On Up" never congeals into a satisfactory whole, its fragmentary portrait of the singer at the height of his fame - intercut with his troubled single-parent childhood - effectively shows his invasive power in popular culture. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Aug 1, 2014
63% Captivated "Zagar successfully combats the images of [Pamela Smart's] past with more candid ones from the present. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Aug 1, 2014
No Score Yet Lost For Life "Rofé pulls off a tricky balance. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Aug 1, 2014
90% The Kill Team (2014) "The movie's haunting power stems from a paradox at the heart of its narrative. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 28, 2014
B 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) ""Guardians of the Galaxy" is a smart, funny movie at war with dumb explosions and other special effects. It also celebrates them. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 24, 2014
B 66% Lucy (2014) "Is it possible for a movie to be brainy and stupid at the same time? Luc Besson's "Lucy" makes a pretty compelling case. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 22, 2014
B+ 75% Happy Christmas (2014) "From the first frame of Joe Swanberg's "Happy Christmas," there's an immediate sense of change afoot. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 22, 2014
C 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "There's a clean distinction between endearing Allen comedies and afterthoughts. "Magic in the Moonlight" unquestionably falls into the latter category. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 18, 2014
B+ 80% Land Ho! (2014) "Land Ho! makes it possible to engage with its subjects' pathos and experience their sense of renewal along with them, and concludes with the lingering sense that their adventure has only just begun. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 16, 2014
B+ 84% Rich Hill (2014) "Though none of the trio share a scene together, the varying degrees of discomfort that define their lives form a larger overview of instability. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 15, 2014
C 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) "Far more forgettable than its production history. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 15, 2014
B+ 94% The Dog (2014) "Working as both an unofficial Dog Day sequel and unconventional overview of New York gay culture from the past 40 years, The Dog combines archival footage, still photographs, and testaments from many of those who knew Wojtowicz well. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 14, 2014
A 74% The Congress (2014) "One of the most startling uses of the animated medium to come along in years. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 14, 2014
B+ 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "It speaks to the masses with some treats for the discerning types in the back. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 10, 2014
A- 90% Closed Curtain (2014) "Less a finished movie than a cry for help, its enigmatic trajectory allows viewers to empathize with Panahi exclusively through his ideas. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 8, 2014
A 98% Boyhood (2014) "If there was ever project that demanded to be informed by the history of its making, "Boyhood" is it. Epic in scope yet unassuming throughout, Linklater's incredibly involving chronicle marks an unprecedented achievement in fictional storytelling " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 7, 2014
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