Kate Erbland Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
2.5/5 29% 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 80% 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 96% 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
93% 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 81% 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 89% 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+ 90% 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
8.3/10 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) "Lord and Miller's sensibilities are continually clever, and The Lego Movie works hard to gradually deliver surprising payoffs to what seem to be throwaway bits. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 3, 2015
A- 91% Birdman (2014) "This thing flies, and even if its audience is reduced to looking up and pointing skyward, that's a pleasure in itself. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 2, 2015
8.2/10 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) ""The Grand Budapest Hotel" is not his grandest work yet, but it is one worth an extended stay. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 2, 2015
76% The Newsroom: Season 3 (TV, 2014) "There's little left to recommend about the series now. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2.5/5 18% Free the Nipple (2014) "With's rapid and multiple changes of heart fly fast and furious in the film's first act, making it difficult to get a handle on either her motivations or her basic character. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 15, 2014
A- 91% Love & Mercy (2015) "Love & Mercy may be built on its headlining talent, but Pohlad has also snagged a solid supporting cast to aid Dano and Cusack. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 12, 2014
2.5/5 67% The Barefoot Artist (2014) " The film skips around from time and place, a handful of transitions are smooth and natural while others don't fare nearly as well, and the effect is choppy and unrefined. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 5, 2014
3/5 88% Red Knot (2014) "Cohen's insights into relationships are sharp, and Red Knot is an auspicious start for the filmmaker, one rife with good instincts, smart direction, and crisp writing. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 5, 2014
1.5/5 10% All Relative (2014) " All Relative fails to engage because the emotional connection between all parties is weak to nonexistent. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 24, 2014
2/5 69% Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014) " Its connections run shallow, and most of its action-particularly in the over-the-top third act-feels spectacularly unearned. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 17, 2014
3.5/5 78% Butter On The Latch (2014) "Decker's sure hand and unique style keep Butter On The Latch swirling onward into weirder, woolier territory. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 17, 2014
2/5 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) " Before I Go To Sleep vacillates so wildly between aims and issues that the conceit seems worthless. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 3, 2014
A- 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Both Redmayne and Jones have been hovering on the cusp of breaking out in a big way, and The Theory of Everything is the ideal vehicle to capitalize on their talents and push them to the next level. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 27, 2014
4/5 96% Citizenfour (2014) "The intimacy and immediacy of the situations and experiences it does portray are compelling and satisfying enough to stick with viewers for long after the film has ended. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 16, 2014
8.7/10 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Gone Girl is a rare bird: a tricky, weird mystery that benefits from people knowing its twist from the outset. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Sep 29, 2014
A- 63% Life Partners (2014) "Life Partners travels some very familiar ground, but the strength of its writing, the honesty of its plot, and the charm of its leading ladies means that it's a real cut above the rest of its genre brethren. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 29, 2014
3.2/10 6% The Identical (2014) "The music-heavy second half doesn't zip with much pizzazz, and even the film's many dips into song-and-dance fail to keep it moving along with anything resembling style. By its third act, things have flatlined. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3.0/5.0 40% 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+ 45% 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% Nas: 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 19% 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 49% 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
81% 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 80% Balls Out (2015) "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 13% 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 23% That Awkward Moment (2014) "An oddly fake and emotionally empty bromantic-comedy. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 29, 2014
6.1/10 45% 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 81% 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 75% Happy Christmas (2014) "Joe Swanberg's most mature and satisfying film yet. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 22, 2014
4.2/10 23% Gimme Shelter (2014) "Occasionally striking, often embarrassing. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 20, 2014
8.3/10 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "As ever, le Carre subverts the spy genre in a major way. " ‐ Film.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
B+ 94% 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+ 94% 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
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