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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
C- 28% 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- 96% The Rider (2017) 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+ 90% 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- 51% 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- 64% 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
C 31% Mary Shelley (2017) For a film that chronicles the rise of a creator obsessed with reanimating the dead, "Mary Shelley" is utterly lifeless.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
B- 75% Kodachrome (2017) For all of its paint-by-numbers plotting, "Kodachrome" offers a few nifty twists... ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
C+ 13% Submergence (2016) ... the film revels in playing up hinky parallels that rarely coalesce into anything of much substance. It sinks.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
b+ 96% Stronger (2017) It's a film about heroes and what we require from them, and why that often leads to wounds that may never heal. For Gyllenhaal, that amounts to a riveting and raw performance that never hits a false note.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
B 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) It's hard to ignore the power of a story that can package unorthodox concepts in such readymade trappings.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C+ 60% On Chesil Beach (2018) Away from the beach and away from the raw honesty it forces out of its stars, On Chesil Beach heads towards shallow, cold waters. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
C+ 31% Home Again (2017) Life is messy, but the sprawl that overtakes "Home Again" is unwieldy and unwise, and detracts from Witherspoon's predictably plucky performance.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
D+ 10% Tulip Fever (2017) A film that's been repeatedly edited into a bizarre, boring final product that packs as much punch as a light sneeze or a gentle cough. A fever it is not.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
C- 9% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) The Nut Job 2 goes full throttle on the timely stuff, resulting in a (slightly) more thoughtful and entertaining outing.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
A- 97% Columbus (2017) "Columbus" is a feast for the eyes, but its more lasting impression is on the heart.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
D+ 16% The Dark Tower (2017) King's Dark Tower universe is rich with cultural reference points and is always totally unpredictable, but in cutting it down to consolidate its highlights, The Dark Tower can't even shoot the most necessary bullets straight.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B- 57% Strange Weather (2017) The film is at its best when Dieckmann slows down the action and revelations for its real charm: two ladies, on the road, talking.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
A- 67% To the Bone (2017) Collins' performance is certainly the main attraction here, but Noxon has rounded out the rest of her cast with equally as impressive supporting turns from performers as diverse as Reeves, Retta, Alex Sharp, Preston, and Lili Taylor.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
B+ 89% Girls Trip (2017) Tiffany Haddish is the best thing going in a film that has plenty else to recommend it, especially for audiences eager to see a truly wild summer comedy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
C- 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The whiz-bang joy of the first film is wholly absent, and "Despicable Me 3" limps along for nearly an hour before finding its footing (and, also, maybe an actual unicorn).‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
C+ 18% All Eyez on Me (2017) Although All Eyez on Me occasionally dips into Tupac's complex nature, it always zips away the moment deeper motivations and themes are explored. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
D+ 19% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Bruce, you're better than this.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
A- 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Jenkins' feature flips back through time to deliver an origin story that functions beautifully on its own while also bolstering excitement for the franchise's future.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
B+ 79% Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017) [An] amiable feature that boasts the kind of old-school charm and chemistry that more comedies could stand to tap into.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
D 37% Snatched (2017) Pairing up talented comedians like Hawn and Schumer with a wacky plotline to match should spell comedy gold, but Snatched is about as cheap and disposable as a tourist trap tchotchke.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
C- 16% Mine (2017) For a film that's built on such a banger of a premise, Mine never leaves Mike alone for too long, robbing it of the tension and terror that made Mike's early solitary moments hit so hard.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C+ 73% Gifted (2017) Tom Flynn's script isn't afraid of asking tough questions when it comes to Mary's fate... but couches the rest of the film in such superfluous material that it's nearly impossible to cut through the noise. In short, the math doesn't add up.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B- No Score Yet The Relationtrip (2017) A wicked spin on the often played-out world of indie romantic comedies, The Relationtrip packs every conceivable genre trope into a neat 90 minutes, and then happily upends them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
A- No Score Yet Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched (2017) That a film about The Muppets would refer so often to Henson's work is a bit of a no brainer, but it also represents a larger point of Muppet Guys Talking, which is creativity is impossible without communication and collaboration.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
B+ 58% Maya Dardel (2017) Olin is so spell-binding...just watching her is treat enough.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
C-- 21% The Shack (2017) When Worthington and his wacky trio are allowed to loosen up, The Shack radiates with undeniable sweetness, but the darker elements grind it to an unnerving halt.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
C+ 79% Lovesong (2017) The overall effect is one of a disjointed love story that can never quite find the tune, no matter how skilled its players.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action (2017) From stories about children's choirs gone wild, unexpected romances and even a gut-churning immigration story that couldn't be more prescient, this year's live-action nominees fit together into a satisfying, smart little package.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
C+ 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Despite its looser tone, Darker does make room for some clunkier, darker elements.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B- 85% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) Williams along with her burgeoning star power and ability to bring absolute charm and sparkle to every second of the film elevates it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
B- 67% Golden Exits (2017) Sevigny is the surprisingly subtle beating heart of the whole affair, while Parker appears to be having a hell of a time being a classic Perry villain.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
B 73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Shortland serves up something that's got plenty of bite to it, and Palmer gladly tears into it‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
C+ 89% Marjorie Prime (2017) Marjorie Prime feels less true at every turn.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
C+ 29% Rebel in the Rye (2017) Too phony to love.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
D- 17% Sidney Hall (2017) Unspools into nearly two hours of baffling narrative choices, weak character development, and so many offensive cliches that it would be funny if they wasn't so, well, offensive.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
A- 87% Novitiate (2017) Shining testament to the power of belief.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B- 88% Princess (2014) Princess" is an arresting and taxing film experience.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
C+ 85% Amanda Knox (2016) Eventually, the missing pieces -- and the Amanda Knox case is undoubtedly one of missing pieces -- outshine the compelling elements the doc does provide (again, Amanda Knox! as primary talking head!), leaving audiences only wanting more. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
D 39% Morgan (2016) "What is Morgan?" the film's marketing campaign has been asking for weeks. Turns out, Morgan is just another sci-fi film that's only engineered to disappoint.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
D 67% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) This version... bogged down as it is by insipid narration and a punishing running length, makes this Voyage of Time a trip not worth taking.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
C+ 73% The Ones Below (2016) The film's ultimate reveal is hardly shocking, and that the film spends a gratuitous amount time unspooling it long after it's clear what has gone down feels indulgent and unearned.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017