Kate Erbland

Kate Erbland

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Kate Erbland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boxoffice Magazine, Film School Rejects, Film.com, indieWIRE, MSN Movies, The Dissolve, The Playlist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 100% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "Clocking in at a slim 85 minutes, the whole thing flies by quite pleasingly, a warm and funny feature that reasserts the value of high quality visuals and attention to detail. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B- 90% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "It's biopic syndrome... and it sinks the second half of an otherwise compelling, funny and extremely entertaining film with a beat all its own. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B 95% 99 Homes (2015) "Bahrani's dismantling of the American dream -- a dream deferred -- has finally reached its finest conclusion with the director's finely wrought (and seriously fraught) 99 Homes. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 27, 2015
B+ 70% Unexpected (2015) "The story is rooted in real world concerns and practical issues. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 22, 2015
C+ 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) ""Even the best dance routines can't entirely raise the film from its shambling, directionless feeling, " " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/5 40% A Little Chaos (2015) "While he shines in his supporting role as the satisfyingly complex king, it's hard not to imagine what the film would have looked like with Rickman as the romantic lead. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/5 82% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Forbes' film is unencumbered by the clich├ęs so often represented in other films about mental illness, and although Forbes' grasp on tone frequently wobbles, it never falls over. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2.5/5 20% Chagall-Malevich (2015) "Mitta struggles to marry the film's melodramatic storytelling with its appreciation for dark and dreary history. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3.5/5 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Vikander is the main event here, and if Testament Of Youth is a testament to anything, it's to her ability to embody great women with grace and battle-ready precision. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 3, 2015
C+ 32% Entourage (2015) ""Entourage"merrily skips over whole chunks of vital narrative in order to give it a glossy Hollywood ending, the kind that would seem forced, well, even in the movies. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 2, 2015
B- 50% San Andreas (2015) "You already know what's going to happen, but at least you get to watch Johnson do it. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 27, 2015
C+ 33% Poltergeist (2015) "A cautionary tale about the necessity of disclosures when purchasing an older home, Gil Kenan's "Poltergeist" borrows liberally from the classic film to revisit the story of a family, a house, and the portal that upends their lives, with limited results. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 23, 2015
3/5 67% Seeds Of Time (2015) "Seeds Of Time neatly utilizes stunning nature photography, zippy animation, map-centric graphics, and stock footage to further clarify its subject matter. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 21, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet The Surface (2015) "The film is a true two-hander-and Astin and Mulkey are mostly up for the task-but inept storytelling sinks the picture faster than anyone can bail it out. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 13, 2015
B+ 26% Every Secret Thing (2015) "Elizabeth Banks, traditionally known for her comedic stylings, turns in an understated and intriguing turn as Detective Nancy Porter. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 11, 2015
1/5 0% Any Day (2015) "Branaman's script piles on low-level drama, bad decisions, and enough misdirection to make the film's baffling ending feel not just unearned, but entirely unbelievable. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 30, 2015
A- 81% Man Up "The golden age of the meet-cute rom-com fizzled out long ago, but the snappy, smart, and undeniably sweet "Man Up" fills that gap with ease, a new wave rom-com unafraid of old school trappings. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 24, 2015
B+ No Score Yet When I Live My Life Over Again " "When I Live My Life Over Again" is a low-key pleasure with big rewards, the kind worth crooning about. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 24, 2015
B No Score Yet Tumbledown (2016) ""Tumbledown" strikes a delicate, moving tone that hits more high notes than lows. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 24, 2015
1.5/5 29% Planetary (2015) "Its message is repetitive without being enlightening, and the film and its participants insist on hitting the same beats without pause, until the concept loses all meaning. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 23, 2015
C+ No Score Yet Ashby "For all its half-cocked plotlines, "Ashby" is able to maintain a consistently humorous and light tone. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 21, 2015
100% Inside Amy Schumer: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "These are real world issues - our world issues - but Schumer knows how to make them both humorous and bruising. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 20, 2015
2/5 37% Beyond The Reach (2015) "The film aims to puts a compelling twist on the "most dangerous game" trope, but its few good ideas are overshadowed by baffling character decisions and grating plot twists. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 16, 2015
B- 75% Alex of Venice (2015) "Winstead can telegraph more with a head tilt or a flicker of her eyes than most of her generation can do with a wild hand toss and a mess of expositional dialogue. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Apartment Troubles "Despite their characters' inability to function as adults, both Prediger and Weixler deploy enough charm to keep Olivia and Nicole engaging and interesting to watch. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 9, 2015
94% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The ever-peppy Ellie Kemper['s] ...optimism is perfectly suited to this material " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 18, 2015
84% The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The apocalypse of Last Man is real, and Forte, Lord, and Miller aren't afraid to show the toll it's taken on both Phil and Carol in vastly different ways. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 18, 2015
1.5/5 8% Growing Up and Other Lies (2015) "Although the film is supposedly about movement, Growing Up And Other Lies frequently stalls out, and whole patches of it grind on without momentum or purpose. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 18, 2015
1.5/5 5% Home Sweet Hell (2015) "Although the film appears to be aiming for pitch-black humor, it's all so mirthless that the result is genuinely ugly. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1.5/5 53% Like Sunday, Like Rain (2015) "Like Sunday, Like Rain is so out of tune that even late-breaking attempts at emotion can't strike a chord. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 11, 2015
2/5 68% All The Wilderness (2015) " The stakes of All The Wilderness aren't high, because Johnson never directs his attentions to the real issue at hand. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 18, 2015
1.5/5 64% The Rewrite (2015) "Keith is one of Grant's worst roles to date, and even his sparkling personality wears thin by the film's halfway mark. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 11, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Prophet's Prey (2015) " "Prophet's Prey" is a skin-crawling chronicle of one of America's biggest criminals and the community that allowed him to flourish. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 7, 2015
B 100% Welcome To Leith " The story of Leith may not be over yet, but viewers will clamor for some kind of resolution, if only to help them sleep at night. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 7, 2015
C 73% Cop Car (2015) "Early interest in exploring low-grade delinquency, the kind of wacky wish fulfillment only a kid could pull off, are the film's high points, and it's too bad Watts couldn't keep careening down that path, lights cheerfully flashing, sirens giddily blaring. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 7, 2015
C+ 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "Although it's not essential for a filmmaker to insert their own experiences and opinions into a documentary that chronicles the lives of other people, Crystal Moselle's "The Wolfpack" proves to be a confounding exception. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 7, 2015
B+ 58% Sleeping with Other People (2015) " Although there are a handful of missteps, "Sleeping With Other People" is ultimately a satisfying charmer with a big payoff. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 7, 2015
2.5/5 26% Love, Rosie (2015) "The good-hearted and intermittently sweet Love, Rosie attempts through sheer force of will to convince viewers that its good-looking protagonists are a good match. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) "Son Of A Gun, twists together a surprisingly original heist story with a more commonplace meditation on the ugliness (and the sometimes inevitability) of revenge. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3.5/5 82% Black Sea (2015) "Black Sea loosely rejiggers history to allow for a fantastic-sounding story-and treasure-to be pursued in a tightly wound twist on the common heist film. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 21, 2015
4/5 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "Desiree Akhavan cleverly skewers so much of what makes Brooklyn-set indies the subject of derision, but she does it with grace and humor, not with potshots or exaggerated gags. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 13, 2015
92% Togetherness: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Even in its first four episodes (with a current eight-episode order, that's half of the season), Togetherness displays some unshakable charms, particularly when it comes to Peet's work as Tina, which is the highlight of the series so far. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 9, 2015
7.9/10 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "The film has enough charm and humor to keep it appealing to a wide audience, and dumbing things down doesn't feel particularly smart or canny, and proves to be a minor distraction to an otherwise majorly entertaining feature. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 6, 2015
B 88% Le Week-End (2014) "At turns charming and subtly complex, Le Week-End is no grand affair to remember, but it's a fine enough showcase for two winning talents and the sort of mature take on romance we don't see nearly often enough. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 6, 2015
8.1/10 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "Frank's film is much more of a noir outing than a straight action feature, and Neeson slips right into the tone and feel of the hard-boiled detective offering. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 6, 2015
A- 89% Obvious Child (2014) "It's bold, but it's not a film that's just trying to be bold; it's just trying to be real -- and it is. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 5, 2015
7.2/10 90% The Guest (2014) "Wickedly entertaining. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B+ 90% Wild (2014) "Wild doesn't aim for high inspiration or fussy performances, and it benefits from staying honest and rich, instead of going for big speeches and bigger set pieces. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B+ 89% The Imitation Game (2014) "Cumberbatch is the main event here, making something almost impossible (capturing such a man as Turing in a tidy two-hour package) look easy, important, and appropriately imperfect. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 4, 2015
A 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Make no mistake, Nightcrawler is a major work for everyone involved. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 4, 2015
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