For 8 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kate Erbland's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 83 One More Time
Lowest review score: 58 Entourage
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Kate Erbland
    You don’t need to be particularly clever to know how this will all end, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be so boring as it chugs toward cookie-cutter conclusions. Idris Elba fights a lion. It’s genius. So why does “Beast” feel more like a whisper than a roar?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Kate Erbland
    If the film gives us hope for anything, it’s that such a miscarriage of justice can never happen again — and if it does, many will be there to answer the call.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    How can even the most skilled Comanche warriors battle a massive alien being with a full arsenal of advanced technology? Now that’s how you orient a prequel. How Trachtenberg, Aison, and Midthunder interrogate that very question is a thrill, offering the most unexpected of movie treats: a once-stalled franchise that suddenly seems bursting with delights — and, yes, plenty of blood spatter.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Kate Erbland
    Being perpetually online sucks, but movies about it don’t have to, as Not Okay shows time and again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Kate Erbland
    Krige is magical enough in a complex role (and relative newcomer Eberhardt makes for a wonderful foil), but she can only pull the film along through sheer force of will for so long.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    onally similar to Autumn de Wilde’s sprightly (and critically lauded) “Emma,” the first-time filmmaker’s cheeky and original debut seems to have been the victim of some messy marketing. The final product is, yes, fun and contemporary, but also suffused with the deep longing of its heroine, Anne Elliot (Dakota Johnson, game as anyone to bridge seemingly disparate tones).
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Kate Erbland
    It’s colorful and madcap and zany, and while that might not make it suitable for all audiences, it will delight the very one it is made for. That’s fine for now, but if this franchise wants to survive, the next entry will have to take on a much tougher mission: stay silly, but get a whole lot smarter.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Kate Erbland
    Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe doesn’t fully capitalize on a wealth of possible plots, send-ups, and diversions, but it makes a case for the dynamically dumb duo to return for still more inane wackiness (hehehehe, “wack”).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Kate Erbland
    Jones and Allain’s vision of how we might reinterpret this sort of story for the big screen — including assembling a cast of people who are charming to watch, full stop — is both vital and delightful, and if it has some kinks to it, perhaps that’s just the price of trying something new.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Kate Erbland
    Quivoron’s feature debut is so singular, so thrilling, that it will hopefully escape without being sucked into the remake machine.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Kate Erbland
    While many of the film’s beats are familiar, director Gary Alazraki’s version of this classic family comedy often misses one essential ingredient: real humor.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    Don’t Make Me Go is a sweet, charming, and eventually daring dramedy with tons of heart.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    While Poser works up to a somewhat predictable ending, the details and ideas that get us there are fascinating and unique.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Kate Erbland
    Micheli’s film is less than artful, scattered with limited talking heads (mostly Lopez’s business partners and her mother, briefly), random flashbacks, occasional archival footage, and a series of short sequences that could frame their own films (particularly quick-cut segments about Lopez’s early years, her treatment by the press, the obsession with her body, the constant tabloid attention), but none of that is the draw: it’s Lopez.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Kate Erbland
    Hollywood Stargirl, for all its charm, doesn’t quite hang together as a complete story. It feels like an episode, a vignette, a tiny slice of Stargirl’s remarkable life suddenly turned into a filmmaking parable she’d likely balk at.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Kate Erbland
    Despite the apparent care and respect that went into Keough and Gammell’s film, “War Pony” also makes clear how very far there is still left to go when telling “authentic” stories.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Kate Erbland
    This is Aileen’s story and when “God’s Creatures” makes the odd choice to turn away from her just as things are reaching a fever pitch, it dilutes the power of both her performance and the film itself. She’s gone mad, but God’s Creatures isn’t willing to follow her there, perhaps the craziest choice of all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    It’s a charmer — let’s just put a bit more spice on the next one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    It makes for a creative, clever watch, though one that seems exclusively imagined to cater to the series’ older fans and otherwise mature audiences.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kate Erbland
    Little in Senior Year will surprise, and the film chugs through its predictable beats with good humor, but there’s not much else to recommend it. Wilson makes for a fun heroine who’s worth rooting for, bawdy, and down for whatever, but the film isn’t willing to let those tendencies run wild.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Kate Erbland
    Its genuine, gentle charm holds far more appeal than the icky “Kissing Booth” series.
    • 8 Metascore
    • 33 Kate Erbland
    No, most audiences who tune into 365 Days: This Day are likely not seeking out female empowerment tales or coherent plots, but the disdain with which the film treats both its viewers and its star can’t help but grate.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    "A New Era” doesn’t feel like a cash-grab, but a true continuation. Lush settings, well-appointed sets, and an eye-popping wardrobe only add to the magic, and good luck not happily sinking into two hours of confectionary entertainment. (The endless jokes about the film industry somehow only add to the zip of it all.)
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    Come for the espionage thrills, stay for the wrenching dissection of what it means to really love someone. That’s what really cuts deep.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kate Erbland
    The series’ third outing, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, falls into precisely the same traps as its predecessor, offering up an unwieldy, mostly unsettling mash-up of adult themes and childish whimsy, made still more inscrutable by too many subplots, too many characters, and a tone that veers wildly off-course at every possible turn.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 42 Kate Erbland
    The film occupies a strange no-mans-land of the sprawling Spider-Verse, not charming like the "Spider-Man" films, not funny like the "Venom" films, and certainly not technically impressive like the animated "Into the Spider-Verse."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Kate Erbland
    7 Days is a film about a lot of things — matchmaking, familial expectations, being your best self, opening your heart — but it’s also about a strange, horrible time in all of our lives and how it changed us. In the minimum of time, Sethi and his cast give that a truly honest go.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kate Erbland
    While Baena and Brie, who wrote the film together, don’t exactly flip the script on this seemingly well-trod subgenre, the duo (plus a star-packed cast) certainly add some spice to it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Kate Erbland
    The film unfolds like a runaway train, a rapid-fire thriller and drama and horror film all in one, both breathless and breathtaking.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Kate Erbland
    Despite its flaws, Umma is an impressive debut for Shim, the kind of outing that hints at plenty more under the hood or tucked inside a massive suitcase, just bursting with secrets.

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