For 103 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kate Erbland's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 91 Miss Sharon Jones!
Lowest review score: 20 Any Day
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 103
  2. Negative: 20 out of 103
103 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Kate Erbland
    As much a film about crises of faith as it is the powerful friendships between women, The Innocents steadily unfolds over its nearly 120-minute runtime, revealing new secrets and new surprises (most of them, but not all, appropriately gut-wrenching) at every turn.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Kate Erbland
    Filled with considerable dread and mystery, 10 Cloverfield Lane functions just fine as a standalone genre title. But as a spiritual sequel to the original, it builds out the so-called "Cloververse" far better than could be expected from even the most straightforward of tales.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Kate Erbland
    Clearly a dynamo in both her life and work, observing the juxtaposition between pre-cancer Jones (the film is filled with excellent performance footage of her over the years) and the still-mending Sharon is profound; Kopple resists making cheap comparisons between the two, instead opting to let the footage speak for itself.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Kate Erbland
    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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Kate Erbland
    The film is brisk, funny, smart, and artful, a strong pairing of high concept and relatable storylines.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Kate Erbland
    Gone Girl is a rare bird: a tricky, weird mystery that benefits from people knowing its twist from the outset.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Kate Erbland
    Unexpected doesn't take such a rosy approach to its conclusion, however, preferring to leave things more up in the air, a narrative choice that is more contemporary in its telling and more genuine in its feel.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Kate Erbland
    Bolstered by real events and true emotion, A United Kingdom opts for genuine, hard-won feeling, and the film studiously backs off from cheesy moments or over-the-top revelations.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Kate Erbland
    The charm of The Meddler isn't the kind that benefits from big pushes forward in narrative or massive plot movements, but it revels in heart-warming humor, vibrant characters and what's clearly a deep affection for its story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Kate Erbland
    It really is charm that drives the feature, with Walken pleasingly zipping around on screen while the rest of the cast gamely rally around him, particularly Heard and Garner, who would likely still be plenty of fun in even a Walken-less feature.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Kate Erbland
    While the final act might not surprise or stun, it does feature some classic le Carre movements, some trademark Corbijn ease, and a terrifying Hoffman bellowing at the sky – not so bad for just another spy film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Kate Erbland
    A soaring, sweet documentary that welcomes its audience into an unexpected new arena, The Eagle Huntress offers up a movie-perfect story with a leading lady who has something to share with everyone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Kate Erbland
    Although The Witness functions just fine as a true crime documentary in the vein of such en vogue offerings as “Serial” and “Making a Murderer,” the film makes its mark when it leans in on the deeply personal connection between its subject and its storyteller.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Kate Erbland
    It's a true winner and a genuine crowdpleaser, a human story told well through one incredible animal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Kate Erbland
    Prophet’s Prey is a skin-crawling chronicle of one of America’s biggest criminals and the community that allowed him to flourish.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 81 Kate Erbland
    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. Neeson may have been treated to a big career resurgence thanks to his knack for big action, but he’s great as Matt Scudder, and the darker charms of the film suit him wonderfully.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Kate Erbland
    Appropriate Behavior is very funny, even while it’s also being real and heartfelt. It’s a raw story with refined production values, and Akhavan is so open and true in the lead role that what could be an overly insular story instead feels relatable and amusing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Kate Erbland
    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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 79 Kate Erbland
    Swanberg’s most mature and satisfying film yet.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 76 Kate Erbland
    An essential entry in the cinematic canon of Spider-Man, complete with new villains, new questions, and new heartaches.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    Dunn plays around with perspective and style, but all the flash doesn't obscure the film's emotion and heart, which are deep and true.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    Bolstered by a strong performance from Teresa Palmer (who only gets better with each role, and seems happy to mix things up when it comes time to pick them), Berlin Syndrome doesn’t break much new ground in the genre, but it’s certainly a worthy entry into it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    “Ouija” is genuinely frightening and smart, the rare horror prequel able to stand on its own merits and deliver a full-bodied story that succeeds without any previous knowledge or trappings. However, in outfitting this particular haunted house with monsters to spare, Flanagan loses the thread of what’s really scary: Everything we can’t see.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    At nearly 105 minutes, Microbe and Gasoline runs out of steam in its second act, but the majority of this sweet, sensitive ride is a real treat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    At its heart, Welcome to Leith is about change and how toxic decisions and beliefs can irreparably ruin bystanders’ lives.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    Love & Friendship may not be traditional Austen, but it's pretty stellar Stillman.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    Tumbledown strikes a delicate, moving tone that hits more high notes than lows.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 74 Kate Erbland
    It’s not exceedingly original, it is well-made and a solid entry into the subgenre.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 73 Kate Erbland
    A relatively high-flying adventure, injecting the always-entertaining airplane-set thriller with some fresh thrills and a cadre of characters worth getting invested in.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Kate Erbland
    A truly entertaining and dizzyingly wild horror film.

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