Kate Erbland Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 100% Togo (2019) Impressive special effects, a warm performance by Dafoe, and an ungodly amount of cute pups raise the film a cut above Disney+'s other recent offerings, and Core's drama seems poised to break out as the streaming service's first true crowdpleasing hit.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
B+ 93% 1917 (2019) There's no time to pause, even for great beauty, a lesson that even "1917" is often loathe to honor.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
A- 96% Little Women (2019) Gerwig and her girls know the hearts and minds of the sisters through and through. "Little Women" is about them above all else.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
C+ 50% 21 Bridges (2019) "21 Bridges" wedges in a thrilling concept to an occasionally tense but largely predictable cop drama.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
B+ 78% Frozen II (2019) No sequel is essential, but "Frozen 2" makes the argument that, even in the fairy tale land of Disney, they can still be important.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
C- 53% Noelle (2019) Released in the middle of the busiest movie season of the year, "Noelle" is the sort of film destined to be discarded, a cheap holiday tchotchke with no staying power.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
C- No Score Yet Tyson (2019) It's all a little unsettling and strange.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
B+ 100% Love Child (2019) One of the most absorbing dramas of the year.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
C+ 47% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas might not be destined to enter the annals of classic holiday winners, but Kate is already a rom-com queen to be reckoned with.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
6.9/10 71% The Best Man Holiday (2013) Yet for all its tonal missteps and traditional tropes, "The Best Man Holiday" has something rare at its very center - genuine emotion.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
C- 62% Paradise Hills (2019) It's a lot to take in, and "Paradise Hills" isn't up to the task.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
C+ 25% Countdown (2019) The movie arrives at an eye-roll inducing final twist, and hints at an inevitable sequel. But this app isn't exactly begging for an upgrade.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
C+ 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) After 10 years of anticipation, it would have been nice to see a zombie movie with more on its mind than the same goofy undead routine.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
B+ 80% Greener Grass (2019) The wickedly weird (and often wonderful) suburban satire crams more inventive ideas and clear-eyed perspective into 95 minutes than most billion-dollar franchises can do over the course of a dozen movies.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
B- 72% The Sky Is Pink (2019) Bose makes excellent use of flashbacks and flash-forwards to examine the full breadth of Aisha's life...‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
C 43% The Addams Family (2019) Sure, the Addams family is built to be creepy, but when a bottomless pit offers more visual interest than a family member whose defining characteristic is a large screw through his cranium, something has gone amiss.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
B- 79% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Despite some shaky plotting, the Carell and Gosling duo is an engaging watch and the two have their own special brand of chemistry that keeps the film going, even when things feel just ludicrous enough to be distracting.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
B+ 93% Western Stars (2019) Both an intimate exploration of Springsteen's latest album of the same name and a deeper dive into his most pervasive compulsions.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
B 73% Blackbird (2019) Michell, screenwriter Christian Torpe...and a talented cast strike a delicate balance in a domestic drama that ably combines heartbreak and humor.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B 83% How to Build a Girl (2019) A smart twist on the coming-of-age comedy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B 83% My Zoe (2019) It may not stick the landing, but by the time the screen goes black one final time, Delpy has left enough to think about for another three acts.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
C+ 30% Endings, Beginnings (2019) It is ultimately a different kind of love story...‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
C+ 13% Dirt Music (2019) The melody of "Dirt Music," once off-key, finally finds the right chords, nearly too late.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B- 80% Abominable (2019) The winning, warm nature of this China-set family film can't be denied, and for all its predictable elements, "Abominable" is still well worth the trip.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
A- 88% Hustlers (2019) It's also funny, empowering, sexy, emotional, and a bit scary, with most of those superlatives coming care of a full-force performance from Jennifer Lopez genuinely deserving of awards consideration.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
C- 73% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) The dead can't talk, and "Once Were Brothers" would be a very different film if they could.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
B- 75% I Am Woman (2019) A cut above other genre entries.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
C+ 62% It Chapter Two (2019) It's a whole lot less scary or fun the second time around. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
B+ 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) If only every big screen adaptation of a beloved existing property could feel this funny and fresh, there'd be less to fear about an industry besieged by recycled material that never takes a risk.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
C+ 22% The Kitchen (2019) Maybe "The Kitchen" would have fared better as a series, with more time for its potential material to simmer.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
C- 60% Brian Banks (2019) A Lifetime movie-like drama that falls short of engaging with the many thorny issues it dramatizes.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
B- 60% Them That Follow (2019) Despite a premise seemingly made for secular mocking, Poulton and Savage treat their setting and characters with care and attention.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
B 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) It's not new, but it's just as powerful (and, yes, still funny) as it ever was.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
C- 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) A sloppy, stitched-together offering with no sense of self.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
B- 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The imagination that fuels the series' furry and frisky characters makes it fine entertainment for anyone who ever gazed at a pup or kitten and wondered what the hell they were thinking.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C+ 57% Brightburn (2019) The terror is baked in - what if a super-strong space alien crashed to Earth and wanted to kill everyone? now that's an idea right there - but "Brightburn" isn't content to let that wicked concept do its magic.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B- 57% Aladdin (2019) Smith's scenes help fuel the spectacle of a wild, candy-colored fairy tale packed with unexpected laughs and a series of impressive musical numbers.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
C+ 14% The Hustle (2019) A cheap remake barely worth the price of admission.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
C+ 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) For a film that should surprise and delight at every turn, "Pokémon: Detective Pikachu" is clunkier and more confusing than a film about adorable creatures has any right to be.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
C+ 88% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) The movie is a maddeningly shallow look at Ronstadt's remarkable life. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
B+ No Score Yet The film is smartly assembled, making the most of a limited indie budget and building a compelling world to boot.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
B+ 100% Blow the Man Down (2020) The film is smartly assembled, making the most of a limited indie budget and building a compelling world to boot.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
B+ 96% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) While the value of Stokes' tapes were disputed as she made them, their worth is no longer a question. Neither is hers.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
C+ 30% Red Joan (2019) A strange, bifurcated tale of love and espionage, with Judi Dench stuck in a thankless role that does nothing to capitalize on her talents. The film is worse for it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
C 82% Someone Great (2019) While the latest Netflix-produced rom-com struggles to decide what it wants to be, it seems clear from the outside - this should have been a TV series instead.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
B 92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) Working in a more minor key than such essential entries as "Chimpanzee" and "African Cats," but the artistry and relative magic of the series is still on full display.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
C- 61% Breakthrough (2019) "Breakthrough" tests how much audiences are willing to believe of a scenario that, though based on a true story, seems too undercooked for any kind of movie treatment.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
C- 44% The Chaperone (2019) If it's too much to ask for a Richardson-starring Louise Brooks biopic, is it then too much ask for a true two-hander in which she and McGovern actually share the screen? Apparently, and sadly, yes.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
B+ 91% Tigerland (2019) While "Tigerland" takes some time to find its footing, Kauffman eventually finds connections that go far beyond the superficial.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
B- 68% Sister Aimee (2019) Often wily, occasionally weird.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019