Eric Kohn Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Eric Kohn

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 53% Wonder Wheel (2017) Say what you want about the storyteller, but the stories speak for themselves, and Wonder Wheel proves they still have a lot to say.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B- 100% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave breaks no fresh ground, but it's a quaint elegy almost exclusively designed to resurrect lives lost, to make the case for why they were worth living. At least on that level, it succeeds.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
A- 89% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) The brilliance of Blade Runner 2049 is that it makes the questions worth asking, positioning them in a menacing universe that's nevertheless a joy to revisit.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
B+ 76% Last Flag Flying (2017) Gloomy proposition finds a fresh tone in Richard Linklater's hands, where angry, disillusioned people still manage to find room to laugh.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
A- 93% Rat Film (2017) [Theo] Anthony's feature-length debut careens from scientific observation and historical overview to spiritual inquiry with a freewheeling approach that never ceases to surprise, even as it maintains a cogent thesis.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ 89% 1922 (2017) It doesn't take any shocking new twists, but musters just enough fresh polish to a classic scenario to make it worth one more ride.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ 89% Gerald's Game (2017) When the movie arrives at a phenomenal, breakneck climax, and then keeps going with a totally implausible twist, it's adhering to the unwritten rule: No matter who's driving, everyone must bow to the King.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ 75% Outside In (2017) Jay Duplass and Edie Falco anchor the movie with some of the very best performances in both of their careers.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
B- 93% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) At two hours and 15 minutes, the movie doesn't exactly justify its heft, but it maintains a fascinating air of morbidity as it builds toward a twisted climax.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
B+ 94% Bodied (2017) "Bodied" doesn't come to any hard conclusions, but suggests that the ultimate cathartic power of rap comes from its ability to be an equal-opportunity offender.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
C 55% The Upside (2018) No surprises here, folks; just half-hearted punchlines and unadventurous sentimentality readymade for marketplace consumption.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
B 57% I Love You, Daddy (2017) It's an absorbing and intelligent accomplishment, but never too keen on answering the hardest questions that it poses from the start.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
c+ 55% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) But the movie comes up short of generating the same passion that keeps Roman going - and when he starts losing faith in his mission, the movie follows suit.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
B 57% Breathe (2017) [Andy] Serkis' movie inhabits that jovial mood throughout, squeezing its narrative with such a life-affirming embrace that it's almost afraid to let the darkness in.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
A- 97% The Death of Stalin (2017) The Death of Stalin marks the first instance in which Iannucci has applied his style to real-life figures, and it's as though he has crafted a historical foundation for the rest of his work.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B+ 81% Brad's Status (2017) Writer-director Mike White's screenplay juggles warmth with a caustic edge that doesn't only put Brad in his place; it sums up the essence of Stiller's performances, giving a slew of solipsistic characters the medicine they deserve.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C 45% The Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2017) Racer and the Jailbird speeds along at an engaging clip, but never overcomes the fundamental simplicity of its plot. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
B- 85% It (2017) The resulting two-and-a-half hour horror-adventure saga winds up a serviceable adaptation and nothing more.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
A- 100% Lady Bird (2017) "Lady Bird" consolidates the style and sensibility of a generation caught between the last gasp of the 20th century and post-9/11 disillusionment like nothing else before.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
A 100% Foxtrot (2017) [Director Samuel] Maoz compliments his unpredictable narrative with sharp, meticulous framing in every scene.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
B- 100% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Working its way through courtroom arguments, the movie never transcends the main tension established early on, but Doueiri does a competent job of exploring the sources of anger on both sides without valorizing either of them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
B+ 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) The result is relentless and involving even when it stumbles. Jolie may not be a full-fledged auteur yet, but she unquestionably possesses a singular aesthetic that courses through her work and exists completely apart from her high-profile acting career.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
A- 95% First Reformed (2017) A fascinating meditation on inner turmoil in which doing the right thing can lead down many wrong directions.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B+ 45% Madame Hyde (2017) Smart people have it rough, [Mrs. Hyde] suggests, but that doesn't mean they won't stop fighting to survive.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
C 58% What Happened to Monday (2017) [Noomi Rapace] manages to turn a derivative sci-fi movie into something slightly more exciting.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B- 49% The Glass Castle (2017) Even when the the music swells and people talk through their problems to reach unremarkable conclusions, there's an undercurrent of emotional authenticity.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B+ 100% Women Who Kill (2017) Jungermann's savage wit knows no bounds.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
D- 17% Wish Upon (2017) The blunt momentum of the movie's plot starts to sag, with tin-eared dialogue making it obvious that the the story can't possibly offer up much more than variations on one ridiculous idea again and again.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) With War for the Planet of the Apes, technological wizardry and first-rate storytelling combine into a bracing action-adventure that concludes the best science fiction trilogy since the original trio of Star Wars movies.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
A- 100% On the Seventh Day (2017) Once the movie arrives at its brilliant climax, the cumulative effects of passing details lead to sweeping payoff.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
C 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) As if this watered-down Independence Day scenario weren't enough, the movie keeps veering off in jagged directions.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
A- 89% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) The Ornithologist doesn't solve all its mysteries, but it does make peace with them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
C 21% The Book of Henry (2017) It's a high-stakes gamble that doesn't quite pay off, and at times courts disaster, but it's fascinating to watch the movie go there.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B+ 68% Cars 3 (2017) This is a sturdy, mature sports movie about the aging process that -- if the anthropomorphized vehicles were swapped for humans -- wouldn't look out of place in Rocky's oeuvre.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
B- 80% You Were Never Really Here (2017) It's a mesmerizing illustration of [Ramsay's] ability to treasure small gestures and whispered exchanges over exposition to construct a tapestry of alternately gripping and melancholic emotions.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
A- 89% Good Time (2017) Good Time combines anarchic sensibilities with an exacting style, its loopy plot starting in dark places and heads into willfully absurd directions before doubling back to a wakeup call.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
C+ 70% The Square (2017) There's a wonderful character study lurking within the confines of these vignettes, but Ostlund drifts between them in an unwieldy running time that never justifies its heft.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B- 53% War Machine (2017) It appears to focus on an massive subject, only to reveal a much more understated approach; the general may think he's fixated on the glories of the battlefield, but he's actually a victim of the hapless, protean system sustaining its existence.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
A- 64% Happy End (2017) Haneke's in such tight control of this material that he knows exactly how to mold such nastiness into a maze of tonal possibilities.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B- 28% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016) How to Talk to Girls at Parties is primarily a vessel for the attitude coursing through all of Mitchell's work: Even the most outrageous behavior comes from a real place.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B- 71% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2017) Dumont takes the subject matter seriously [but] he's also in on the joke.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B 52% Redoubtable (Le redoutable) (2017) The main triumph of Hazanavicius' film is that it makes [Godard] human.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B 97% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Arrives at a powerful raison d'etre.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B+ 86% Okja (2017) Okja fires in a lot of directions, but finds its way to a strong payoff; despite an underwhelming confrontation in its final moments, it arrives at a thoughtful epilogue that brings the drama full circle.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
A- 96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project further cements Baker's status as one of the most innovative American directors working today, but he's also an essential advocate for the stories this country often doesn't get to see.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
B 92% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) Such a haunting experience that it remains absorbing even when it doesn't go anywhere. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B- 62% Ismael's Ghosts (2017) A freewheeling gambit, hurtling in multiple directions at once, and it's thrilling to watch Desplechin try juggle them all.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B- 69% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant unfolds as a hybrid of the ponderous philosophy in Prometheus and the run-and-gun survival tactics of the first two Alien movies, landing on plenty of satisfying beats but struggling to balance the dissonant approaches.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
A- No Score Yet The Cage Fighter (2017) There's nothing particularly groundbreaking about "The Cage Fighter," a competent work of non-fiction filmmaking that doesn't veer in any surprising directions, but it's an impressive consolidation of several cinematic traditions.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Everything Else (Todo lo demás) (2016) Above all else, it's a wise exploration of what it feels like to flee from a troubled world by ignoring its sorrows - until the world decides it's time for a wakeup call.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017