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
B- 67% Fort Tilden (2015) "Watching Fort Tilden, one can feel trapped in the redundant cycle of their lives even while laughing at its crass extremes. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 30, 2015
B 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "While the Mission: Impossible series may no longer feel fresh, it also shows no signs of self-destructing anytime soon. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 24, 2015
C 58% Southpaw (2015) "Gyllenhaal delivers a knockout performance as a disgraced boxer, but the movie doesn't fare so well. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 21, 2015
B 53% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) "Directors Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson at least manage to cast a broad enough net to put the great big celebration in context: Legos are hotter than ever, and this new documentary effectively tells you why. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 17, 2015
A- 94% Cartel Land (2015) "Heineman's close-up look at the war on drugs bathes the situation in the personal stakes of the figures enmeshed in these thorny dilemmas on a daily basis. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 6, 2015
B+ 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) ""Magic Mike XXL" is essentially a loose but well-honed add-on pack. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 29, 2015
B 51% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "It's Del Toro who manages the strongest achievement, imbuing Escobar with a creepy blend of charm and cruelty as he peers out from above a scrappy beard and orders death with ease. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 23, 2015
A- 62% The Princess Of France (2015) "For Piñero's characters, Shakespeare isn't just a creative challenge; it establishes the rules of their universe, even as their director expertly breaks them by forging a new path. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 23, 2015
B+ 86% Gabriel (2015) ""Gabriel" never entirely compliments its eponymous subject with a story that can match his erratic mentality, but Howe's restrained approach is refreshingly unsentimental, never once creating the possibility of an easy resolution to the situation. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 22, 2015
A- 86% Eden (2015) "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. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 19, 2015
A- 98% Inside Out (2015) "Each plot development invites scrutiny for its symbolism: Yes, it's a vibrant, witty adventure, but what's really going on here? " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 16, 2015
B+ 100% Song From The Forest (2015) "By documenting Sarno's worldview, Song From the Forest compellingly foregrounds the ephemeral nature of all culture. Additionally, by demonstrating the intrinsically beautiful quality of the Bayaka's ways, it merges with his mission. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 15, 2015
B+ 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "The Wolfpack explores its scenario exclusively through the voices of its subjects, and all the cryptic limitations that entails. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 8, 2015
A 91% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "The circumstances are grim, but Andersson compels us to laugh at a grand joke - no less than existence itself - and the punchline stings. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 2, 2015
C 17% Wild Horses (2015) "The final title card deems the movie "a tale that is told," but like that fragmentary statement, Wild Horses has nothing fresh to say. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 1, 2015
C+ 56% Love "Noé clearly wants to chart his own path, but as his movie chronicles that desire rather than realizing it, Noé mainly succeeds at broadcasting his intentions. That's an achievement in its own right, if not enough to make for a satisfying movie. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted May 28, 2015
A- 80% 10,000 Km (2015) "With time, the filmmaker achieves a small miracle by stringing together the movie's concise segments into an emotional whole. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted May 22, 2015
B+ 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "A kinetic tone poem in blockbuster clothing. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted May 12, 2015
79% Far from Men (2015) "Expertly assembled to draw out the suspense of danger lurking around each vacant hill... the movie creates a world of paradoxical sentiments: immediate decision-making pitted against the immovable forces of ideology and moral codes. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted May 4, 2015
A- 100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) "Tales from the Grim Sleeper concludes by offering up the haunting possibility that even if the killer has been caught, the systemic failures that let him get away with it for so long remain firmly in place. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 27, 2015
B+ 54% Maggie (2015) "The story retains a haunting quality thanks to its compelling performances and a contemplative atmosphere that owes much to David Wingo's mournful score. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 22, 2015
C+ 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) " It looks great, but haven't we been here before? " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 21, 2015
100% 45 Years "A quietly moving and deceptively tragic look at aging romance haunted by past mysteries. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 20, 2015
B+ 76% Felix & Meira (2015) "Giroux excels at implying his characters' internal processes. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 15, 2015
A- 85% Cheatin' (2015) " It's hard to imagine any American studio movie this year that possesses the same liberating creativity found here. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 1, 2015
A- 81% Ned Rifle (2015) "Both cynical and sweet, with a lot on its mind. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Mar 30, 2015
B+ 73% I Am Michael " Justin Kelly's first feature offers an evenhanded portrait of its controversial subject, but it doesn't make his decisions easy to take. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Mar 13, 2015
A 89% Buzzard (2015) ""Buzzard" is among the first great American satires of the 21st century, its scathing indictment of capitalism delivered as a prolonged, disorienting punchline. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Mar 4, 2015
B- 56% Focus (2015) "A slick, derivative con man movie starring a typically debonair Will Smith. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 26, 2015
A- 97% '71 (2015) "When the action slows down just enough for dialogue that extends beyond gruff, hollered exchanges, Gregory Burke's brilliantly economical screenplay doesn't mince words. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 23, 2015
B 84% Wild Canaries (2015) "In spite of the constant activity, there's not a whole lot going on, but it's still a fun place to visit. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 13, 2015
A- 71% The Nightmare (2015) "The Nightmare hovers in a place between dreamlike sensations and reality, which grounds its focus. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 12, 2015
C- 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "No amount of polished technical ingredients can salvage a relatively faithful screenplay that lifts much of the book's painfully rudimentary dialogue verbatim. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 10, 2015
B 42% Knight of Cups (2016) "There's a freshness to watching Malick's dreamlike storytelling take root in a fully modern setting for the first time. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 9, 2015
B+ 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "Appropriate Behavior isn't a narrative about ethnicity or even LGBT struggles in the traditional sense, but rather a means of exploring the problems that result from reinforcing those very barriers. In the process, it introduces a thoroughly modern voice. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 12, 2015
C 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "As a whole, Scott's version of this ancient tale feels oddly toothless -- neither religious or secular viewers will find much substance beyond the basics of the spectacle in play. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 9, 2015
B- 73% When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2015) "For those unfamiliar with contemporary Romanian cinema, Metabolism is a hardcore immersion into distinctly innovative storytelling. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 7, 2015
A- 67% It's All So Quiet (2015) "The filmmaker's style invites speculation before allowing it to dissipate in a wave of understated passion. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 7, 2015
B- 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) ""The Fault in Our Stars" is unabashed in its efforts to make you well up, but the tears come from a real place. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 6, 2015
B 92% Frank (2014) "Michael Fassbender spends the majority of Lenny Abrahamson's irreverent comedy "Frank" buried underneath a giant plastic head, but the honesty of his performance is on full display. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 6, 2015
A 98% The Overnighters (2014) "While initially a gentle interrogation of Christian dogma, The Overnighters expands to a larger investigation of altruism and its roots in private psychologies. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A- 91% Dear White People (2014) "Even as the jokes cut deep, Dear White People doesn't hesitate to get real. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B+ 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) ""A Most Wanted Man" allows Hoffman to go out with not only one of his best performances, but one that epitomizes his strengths. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B- 90% Wild (2014) "If nothing else, Wild offers a first-rate advertisement for the purifying abilities of the great outdoors. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A 99% Gloria (2014) "It's an open-ended question whether Gloria ever finds the happiness she seeks while dodging the current of middle-aged isolation, but her constant search is a valiant and deeply involving one. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A+ 99% Leviathan (2014) "The movie strikes a tone that's both spiritually poignant and ominous at the same time. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 4, 2015
A- 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "Sachs rarely overstates his themes. "Love Is Strange" is largely a restrained drama about the loss of comfort. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 4, 2015
A- 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Leigh's process once again yields a compassionate narrative in which subtle glances and asides tell the story as much as the plot itself. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2015
B+ 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "In its sober assessment of entrepreneurial drive, the movie's underlying critique is timeless. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 16, 2014
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
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