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Kate Erbland

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 96% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) A loving take on Kwan's books, bundled up in a wildly entertaining package.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
B+ 100% Night Comes On (2018) Fortunately, Night Comes On continues to dial back its sense of drama for its long-awaited final confrontations, which offer open endings that hint at a future worth pursuing. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
C+ 18% The Darkest Minds (2018) Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson's live-action debut contains all the hallmarks of the kind of film that could have done brisk business five years ago, but now seems doomed to join other one-offs.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
B- 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) It's the rare rehash that works.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
B+ 90% Set It Up (2018) Set It Up is a classic rom-com brought to life by a pair of wonderfully well-matched stars who seem to revel in the genre. This is cinematic comfort food, the kind we've been starving for.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
B- 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) We want to spend time with these characters, and when the film switches into heist mode, "Ocean's 8" loses sight of the women who drive it, opting to focus on a heist that's fun, but not nearly as fun as watching the characters prepare for it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
D 13% The Kissing Booth (2018) In another film, the sentiment would be a romantic one. In The Kissing Booth, it feels like a cage.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
B 70% Ibiza (2018) Nevertheless, "Ibiza" smartly plays with narrative expectations to deliver a film that's both very funny and filled with genuine girl power.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
C+ 53% Book Club (2018) It's light entertainment meant to be shared, a big glass of summer fun that goes down easy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
B+ 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It may be a prequel, and it may ostensibly stand alone, but it fits into the wider galaxy with ease.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Wisecracking and fourth wall-breaking as ever.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B- 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) One of Pope Francis' closing messages rings out, undiluted by a muddled conclusion: "We have so much to do, and we must do it together."‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
C- 25% Breaking In (2018) By not making a whole movie worthy of what Union is throwing down, it features a breakout wrapped up in a break-in.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
C+ 26% Overboard (2018) A wholly adequate spin on the dying romantic-comedy genre, and both Faris and Derbez come out looking like champs.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
B+ 94% Ava (2018) Foroughi finds the balance in an overwrought situation.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
B+ 81% Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie (2018) Nevins does quick work of making her audience care about the earning potential of a multi-million dollar business by honing in on some other remarkable women.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
B 71% The Rachel Divide (2018) The Rachel Divide lets Dolezal continue to dictate the experience through her own perspective, and even hard-hitting words from a handful of sharp critics are drowned out by Dolezal's unflagging resistance to facing up to her misdeeds.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
B No Score Yet Egg (2018) You've got to crack some eggs to make an omelette, and the fussiness of its conclusion carries Egg through to a rewarding end, a heartbreaker with hope to spare.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
B+ 67% The Party's Just Beginning (2018) Gillan's film weaves together both the past and the present, folding situations into each other with an ease that brushes past any initial audience confusion. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
B- 86% Love, Gilda (2018) God bless Gilda Radner for having the foresight to know that people wanted to know her. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
B- No Score Yet Dude (2018) Hale is already engaging enough in the role before "Dude" plunges headlong into darker territory (yes, it's still a comedy!).‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Unlovable (2018) It's a fluffy spin on the recovery genre, but it's a fresh one, and deGuzman's hard-won life experience adds veracity and honesty to the snappy narrative. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
C+ 49% Tomb Raider (2018) It seems inevitable that Lara will be back for more; next time, maybe the whole thing can feel just a smidge more like its own film.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
C+ 83% Sadie (2018) Unfortunately, too much of the biggest revelations feel like palmed-off traumas that dilute the real terror of the film, which should be easy enough to focus on.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Meow Wolf: Origin Story (2018) As the film slowly builds its momentum into its jam-packed second act before winding down into a languorous finale, its biggest questions still linger. There are no answers, but art helps.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
C+ 39% Gringo (2018) Gringo sags and slips in its middle, falling so flat that even its fast-paced and neatly tied up final 20 minutes can't get the energy back up. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B+ 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) The only thing scarier than "Prey at Night" is the possibility that we might have to wait another decade for more of its very special mask-faced chills.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
C- 63% Every Day (2018) The love story at the heart of "Every Day" is a deep one, an inventive allegory that packs a timely wallop, but it's one hopelessly hampered by its resistance to engaging in the deeper issues it stirs up.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
C- 27% The Female Brain (2018) By the time the film chugs to its nonsensical ending, it's become a very familiar feeling indeed.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
A- 50% Burden (2018) Production design from Stephanie Hamilton is another highlight, and the film feels pulled directly out of a very specific time and place; Jeremy Rouse's cinematography is gorgeous without being at all showy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
B+ 85% Searching (2018) Search doesn't require any further narrative tricks to prove Chagnaty's ability to use seemingly huge constraints to weave a unique film, one that maintains a near-perfect connect with its audience.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B+ 83% Puzzle (2018) Moverman's script, based on the Argentinian film Rompecabezas by Natalia Smirnoff, is graceful with the details and its characters.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
C+ 82% Beirut (2018) The stakes in "Beirut" are high (a high-ranking official has been kidnapped, and everyone seems convinced that he's going to spill all kinds of secrets), but [Jon] Hamm lopes through the process without much conviction. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
C 42% Ophelia (2018) Most damning, however, is that the film no longer feels as if it belongs to Ophelia, but instead uses her for a different take on a well-known tale. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B+ 94% RBG (2018) It's the insights into [Ginsburg's] personal life that feel the most vital, moving "RBG" beyond the kind of information you could read on a Wikipedia page (as ably and entertainingly rendered as they may be on the big screen). ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C- 70% Lizzie (2018) At least it looks good.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C+ 67% The Long Dumb Road (2018) Despite the built-in engine of The Long Dumb Road - literally; this is a road trip movie, after all - the film's second half struggles to find anything resembling direction. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 82% Nancy (2018) Nancy is a liar, but the trick is, we can't help but believe her. We want to.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A- 98% Eighth Grade (2018) "Eighth Grade" isn't a documentary, but it hews as close to the modern coming-of-age experience as currently seems possible.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B 88% White Fang (Croc-Blanc) (2018) The power and majesty of White Fang, a truly wonderful protagonist ... makes a journey worth taking.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A- 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 ticks right along through its initially dense plot, eventually settling on a compelling narrative.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
C- 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) "Bad Moms" may have leaned pretty hard on its R-rated material, but "A Bad Moms Christmas" uses it as a crutch, piling on expletives and out-there situations without considering the toll they take on the film's emotion.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
A- 97% The Rider (2018) Zhao's film derives its power from the truth that both drives it and inspires it, and the final result is a wholly unique slice-of-life drama.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
C 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Happy Death Day may actually be too beholden to its forebears, if only because this horror film is at its very best when it's being funny.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
B 100% Girl Flu. (2017) Pettyjohn's charming performance is the sort of infectious breakout role that makes a film like Girl Flu really get into your system.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
B+ 94% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) Buirski's weaving together of material is most impactful in these mid-feature scenes, unspooling a rich and horrifying world that goes far beyond just Taylor's experiences. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
B+ 100% The Departure (2017) [Lana] Wilson is much more content to let Nemoto and his experience speak for itself, and the result is a rich, rewarding documentary that digs deep into major questions without being afraid of the answers.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B- 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It's fun, but it's blockbuster overkill after an already-crowded summer season.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
A- 98% Jane (2017) "Jane" isn't just required viewing for fans of Goodall or animal lovers, but anyone seeking a classic in the making.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
A- 80% Chappaquiddick (2018) [jason] Clarke does wonders with the material, adding new dimensions and layers between what hit the screen and what lingered just out of frame.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017