Kate Erbland

Kate Erbland

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Boxoffice Magazine , Film School Rejects , Film.com , MSN Movies , The Dissolve
Total Reviews:
146

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.0/5.0 —— Kabbalah Me (2014) " Kabbalah Me is most satisfying as a personal artifact that traces Bram's quest, bumps and all, and it stumbles when it attempts to lay on educational aspects." — The Dissolve
Posted Aug 21, 2014
B+ 46% About Alex (2014) " A satisfying and sweet debut film that will likely only get better with age (just like those eighties films)." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 4, 2014
B- 100% Time Is Illmatic (2014) " The depth of information present in Time Is Illmatic is one of its best aspects, and director One9 and screenwriter Erik Parker manage to blend the majority of it together quite seamlessly." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 4, 2014
2/5 18% And So It Goes (2014) " Romantically uninspiring and comedically unstable, And So It Goes is a poor excuse for a rom-com, even one that continually plays by the rules of the genre..." — The Dissolve
Posted Jul 24, 2014
7.4/10 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Combining some classic plot movements and plenty of modern trappings (just, like, a lot of cell phones), Earth to Echo is a sweet family film that has something for everyone." — Film.com
Posted Jul 7, 2014
69% The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The Leftovers pushed me to a visceral reaction, the likes of which I haven't felt - at least, in this apparently negative way - in years. Yet, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy my watching or that I'm not looking forward to more " — Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 30, 2014
3/5 89% Test (2014) " An unsentimental but well-crafted look at San Francisco in 1985, during the early days of an epidemic that was just beginning to be understood." — The Dissolve
Posted Jun 5, 2014
B 83% Intramural (2014) " Intramural is probably destined to become something of a cult classic, thanks to both its charming cast and a series of highly quotable lines." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 3, 2014
C+ 79% 42 (2013) " The film certainly feels both well-meaning and well-intentioned, but 42 can't quite find a suitable tone or flow, fluctuating between quiet moments that convey tremendous emotion and over-the-top, hammy, stagey, and exposition-heavy sequences." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 7, 2014
C- 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " Perhaps the most terrifying thing about The Quiet Ones is how blatantly the Hammer horror film rips off other, better features." — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 24, 2014
94% Silicon Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " At least Silicon Valley neatly skewered [fictional corporation Hooli] and corporations like it in one single-serving episode. " — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 7, 2014
A- 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " Mistaken for Strangers finds its footing in humor and good nature, and it's a thoroughly feel-good rock documentary with massive audience appeal, National fans or not." — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 4, 2014
C 9% Vampire Academy (2014) " Vampire Academy ultimately doesn't have much bite, but that doesn't stop it from trying to continually show its teeth." — Film School Rejects
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4.3/10 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " An oddly fake and emotionally empty bromantic-comedy." — Film.com
Posted Jan 29, 2014
6.1/10 41% Life After Beth (2014) " Aubrey Plaza is committed to the gag, but the rest of this messy and muddled zom-rom-com needed more guts." — Film.com
Posted Jan 28, 2014
8.8/10 79% The One I Love (2014) " A tightly constructed and cleverly designed take on the modern love story." — Film.com
Posted Jan 27, 2014
7.9/10 78% Happy Christmas (2014) " Joe Swanberg's most mature and satisfying film yet." — Film.com
Posted Jan 22, 2014
4.2/10 22% Gimme Shelter (2014) " Occasionally striking, often embarrassing." — Film.com
Posted Jan 20, 2014
8.3/10 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " As ever, le Carre subverts the spy genre in a major way." — Film.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
B+ 95% Stories We Tell (2013) " Polley's ability to uncover truth and to present it for public consumption is bold and brave, and bodes well for her (hopefully) continued doc career." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 31, 2013
B+ 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Matthew McConaughey's quest to establish himself as one of the finest, most committed actors of his generation continues apace in Jean-Marc Vallee's fact-based Dallas Buyers Club." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 31, 2013
7.9/10 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " An emotionally punishing experience. " — Film.com
Posted Dec 23, 2013
B- 92% Philomena (2013) " [The final act is] a great half hour or so of film -- funny, charming, sad, satisfying -- but the rest of Philomena isn't so up to snuff." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 22, 2013
B+ 82% Prisoners (2013) " Even the most seemingly benign scenes posses a low level of fear, and the final hour is heavy enough to leave audiences shaking (and shaken)." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 21, 2013
A- 97% Gravity (2013) " An absolute technical marvel in every way possible -- from cinematography to special effects to sound design to score, all of Gravity's technical parts work together in perfect harmony for maximum effectiveness." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 18, 2013
B+ 83% Side Effects (2013) " Side Effects is a more than worthy film for anyone to end their career (well, maybe) on." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 16, 2013
A- 93% Frances Ha (2013) " The infectiously delightful exuberance of Frances that nearly vibrates off the screen is clearly tailor-made for the actress." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 11, 2013
7.2/10 93% American Hustle (2013) " While Russell's film succeeds on the strength of its casting and characters, it's dragged down by a murky and poorly-paced narrative." — Film.com
Posted Dec 5, 2013
7.9/10 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Earmarked as a masterpiece, but it doesn't fully deliver on its promise." — Film.com
Posted Nov 14, 2013
6.9/10 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " An admirably adult holiday feature that doesn't balk at real feelings." — Film.com
Posted Nov 13, 2013
5.2/10 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " An inelegant misfire, this is a chink in Marvel's otherwise solid armor. " — Film.com
Posted Nov 5, 2013
4.2/10 8% Diana (2013) " Tries to humanize its leading lady, but it only embarrasses her (and us) in the process. Diana deserves so much more than this." — Film.com
Posted Nov 1, 2013
7.6/10 18% Free Birds (2013) " A more than worthy (and weird) holiday diversion for the whole family." — Film.com
Posted Oct 30, 2013
6.3/10 47% Last Vegas (2013) " As predictable and uncomfortable as it can be, it's an assured crowd-pleaser." — Film.com
Posted Oct 29, 2013
34% The Counselor (2013) " The only joy is in a horrified desire to see what craziness happens next." — Film.com
Posted Oct 24, 2013
A 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " This is as plain-faced a film about slavery could possibly be, and the effect of its evenness is, oddly enough, more emotion." — Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 16, 2013
5.7/10 21% Paradise (2013) " Lacks the fresh, zingy immediacy of Diablo Cody's other works." — Film.com
Posted Oct 15, 2013
4.5/10 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " Fellowes' many changes and additions diminish the power of Shakespeare's story." — Film.com
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3.7/10 8% CBGB (2013) " The absolute antithesis to the pioneering punk spirit it tries to portray." — Film.com
Posted Oct 9, 2013
A 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " What truly sets Captain Phillips apart from other high seas, high stakes adventures is a career-best performance from Hanks as Richard Phillips." — Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 8, 2013
b+ 83% Tracks (2014) " A restrained and well-tuned performance from Wasikowska; trademark levity from Driver that works to tremendous effect; beautiful scenery; stellar score; a richly rewarding final act." — Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 14, 2013
b 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " An unexpectedly funny and entertaining story, an engaging main character to follow, explores a seemingly dry subject with pizzazz and pop." — Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 14, 2013
A- 33% Labor Day (2014) " Labor Day is Reitman's most accomplished, mature, and emotional work yet." — Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B+ 32% A Teacher (2013) " Fidell still surprises with the direction of her film, and as honest as it is, as true as it feels, A Teacher still packs a punch." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 26, 2013
4 86% The Conjuring (2013) " ... it surpasses the hallmarks of its genre with an actually dramatic storyline and all-around solid acting. Just don't think you can go see it alone." — MSN Movies
Posted Jul 19, 2013
4.5/5 94% A Band Called Death (2013) " ... a must-watch for fans of punk music, vinyl record wonks, or even those interested ... a visionary entertainment dream." — MSN Movies
Posted Jun 28, 2013
4/5 65% The Heat (2013) " ... a rapid-fire script and the inspired pairing of Bullock and McCarthy make 'The Heat' one of the funniest films of the year so far." — MSN Movies
Posted Jun 28, 2013
B 50% White House Down (2013) " It's fun to see Tatum and Foxx fire rocket launchers and make jokes about sneakers, but it's also compelling to care about their kids and their ladies and keeping all those people safe." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3/5 26% Erased (2013) " 'Erased' is an entertaining enough action outing with plenty of well-done elements to recommend it." — MSN Movies
Posted May 17, 2013
A- 50% Pain & Gain (2013) " Pain & Gain is one of the most truly crazy, ludicrous, self-reflexive, irony-free, bizarre, and entertaining films to get wide release in quite some time." — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 25, 2013
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