Peter Sobczynski

Peter Sobczynski

""We're gonna need a bigger boat""

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Biography:
Writer. Film Buff.
Favorites:
All-Time Faves:Buckaroo BanzaiIt's a Wonderful LifeDuck SoupDumboGoodFellasHeathersJawsVivre Sa VieThe ShiningRio BravoBlow OutFaves of 2002Femme FataleGangs of New YorkSpirited AwayAdaptationPunch-Drunk LoveFar From HeavenBowling For ColumbineThe PianistConfessions of a Dangerous MindResident EvilFaves of 90'sGoodFellasPulp FictionThree Colors TrilogyBram Stoker's DraculaRushmoreShort CutsSevenUntil the End of the WorldLovers on the BridgeBullet in the Head
Publications:
Critic Doctor , eFilmCritic.com , Hollywood Snitch , RogerEbert.com
Critics' Group:
Chicago Film Critics Association, Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1131
Location:
Chicago, IL

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 50% The Fluffy Movie (2014) " Iglesias is an undeniably genial presence as a performer and there are some strong bits here and there, though not quite enough of them to win over anyone outside of his fan club." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1/4 9% America (2014) " The cinematic equivalent of one of those forwarded e-mails of mostly discredited "facts" that you receive from an uncle ..." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 2, 2014
3/4 91% Norte, the End of History (2014) " There are moments of staggering beauty and power on display here and yet there are also moments when it seems to be ambling around with no clear idea of where it wants to go." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3.5/4 78% 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2014) " What separates this film from others of its type is the highly specialized manner in which writer-director Sebastien Betbeder has elected to recount the lives and loves of a group of young Parisians ..." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
97% We Are the Best! (2014) " We Are The Best is, well, one of the best and without giving anything away, I can assure you that its grand finale is as wonderfully satisfying as any ending that I have seen in a long time." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 3, 2014
4/4 93% The Dance of Reality (2014) " One of the most unforgettable films of this or any other year in recent memory." — RogerEbert.com
Posted May 23, 2014
2/4 89% For A Woman (2014) " "For A Woman" tells a story that is pretty much fraught with both romantic and political intrigue and it is therefore a little surprising to report that the end result is itself not especially intriguing." — RogerEbert.com
Posted May 2, 2014
4/4 86% Joe (2014) " This is not just the best performance that [Cage] has given in ages-this is one of the very best performances of his long and strange career." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
1.5/4 20% Sabotage (2014) " So preposterous that no sane person could possibly celebrate it as anything other than inadvertent comedy." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2.5/4 63% Nurse 3-D (2014) " I don't quite have the nerve to give it a full recommendation but I do have a certain affection for it and I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from seeing it for themselves if they were inclined to do so." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
1/4 18% Devil's Due (2014) " It makes such gumdrops as "The Devil Inside" and "The Last Exorcism Part II" seem borderline competent by comparison-that is, if anyone watching it could stay awake long enough to make the comparisons." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
1.5/4 18% The Christmas Candle (2013) " The kind of vaguely distasteful Yuletide concoction that viewers normally find playing on cable channels that they don't even realize that they have." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
0% The Starving Games (2013) " "The Starving Games" has the look and feel of a talent show put on by a high school whose imminent closing has not inspired any noticeable public outcry." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 13, 2013
3.5/4 92% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) " The Trials of Muhammad Ali allows us a chance to see Muhammad Ali not as an icon but as a man willing to take a stand, even an unpopular one, for something that he believed in." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 11, 2013
—— Life Tracker (2013) " This is the first feature from writer-director Joe McClean and he has made a debut that is admittedly uneven but not without promise." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 4, 2013
3/4 100% La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2013) " What makes "La Camioneta" so interesting is not so much the story that it tells as it is the way that Kendall has chosen to tell it." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 1, 2013
1.5/4 29% Hellbenders (2013) " Expends so much time and effort in trying to become the next big cult sensation that it never gets around to simply being a good movie." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/4 90% The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) " Proves to be as awkward as its title thanks to its uneven screenplay and tone, and questionable casting in supporting parts." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 11, 2013
2/4 11% Argento's Dracula 3D (2013) " As he did with his adaptation of "Phantom of the Opera," Argento offers up a version that plays like a choppy condensation based on hazy memories of the book, then augments it with nudity and gore." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3.5/4 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " One of the more remarkable horror films of late-one that does not rely on sudden shocks or outrageous gore to get under the skin of its viewers." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 29, 2013
3/4 67% Herb & Dorothy 50x50 (2013) " As the saying goes, I may not know art, but I know what I like. I like this movie." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 13, 2013
2/4 56% Bounty Killer (2013) " Are you consumed by an overwhelming desire to fork over the price of a movie ticket in order to see the kind of meagerly funded nonsense that the SyFy network provides for the price of a basic cable package?" — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
2/4 42% Closed Circuit (2013) " A dreary and derivative thriller that is nowhere near as smart or controversial as it clearly believes itself to be." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 2, 2013
1/4 5% Paranoia (2013) " Here is a film that clearly wants to be a gripping techno-thriller but feels as if it was designed both by and for people who still have not quite figured out how to get their Kindles to work. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 16, 2013
4/5 24% The Canyons (2013) " An oddly fascinating creation that offers viewers some skilled filmmaking and a performance by Lindsay Lohan that is among the most galvanizing that I have seen this year." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2013
4/4 34% Passion (2013) " Brian De Palma is one of the great seducers of the cinema, and he proves it with "Passion," a spellbinding thriller." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 1, 2013
1/4 12% Hustlers (2013) " The problem with "Pawn Shop Chronicles" is not the fact that it is a clone of "Pulp Fiction." The problem is that it is a lousy clone." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 30, 2013
0.5/4 10% Killing Season (2013) " Badly written, ineptly staged, horribly acted, historically suspect and boring beyond belief ..." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 17, 2013
1/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) " Less Houdini and more "who cares?"" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 30, 2013
1/5 11% After Earth (2013) " Watching "After Earth" is not only akin to watching someone playing the old "E.T." game that Atari put out back in the day but it is one of the few entertainment experiences that compares unfavorably to that legendary betrayal of audience goodwill" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 30, 2013
2/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " a.k.a Jay-Zzzzzzzzzz" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 9, 2013
1/5 7% The Big Wedding (2013) " Ten minutes into this one and I was all set to hack off my arm "127 Hours"-style in order to escape and I wasn't even pinned underneath anything but a mounting sense of dread." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 27, 2013
1/4 15% Temptation (2013) " Tyler Perry's Temptation is an awful, awful film and while it is easy to mock and dismiss, it is also kind of a shame to behold." — Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 1, 2013
3.5/4 28% Upside Down (2013) " Simply put, this is one of the craziest films to come along in a while and I can confidently say that anyone who sees it will either hail it is some kind of crackpot masterpiece or dismiss it as one of the silliest damn things they've ever seen." — Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 15, 2013
1/5 16% The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) " Lacking the cleverness and √©lan of its title, "The Last Exorcism Part II" is complete crap that somehow manages to give idiotic demonic possession films a bad name. " — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 1, 2013
0.5/4 39% Dark Skies (2013) " Dark Skies is a bore that even the most forgiving genre buffs will find difficult to defend or endure." — Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 22, 2013
1/5 15% A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2013) " It allows moviegoers the dubious pleasure of experiencing what a film by the late Bob Fosse might have been like if only Fosse had been a moron." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 14, 2013
2/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " a.k.a. The Satanic Rites of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. . ." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 13, 2013
1/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " It plunges to the depths of "Superman IV," "Death Wish V" and other sorry sequels that now exist today largely as the least-played discs in Blu-Ray box sets." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 13, 2013
5/5 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " A hugely entertaining work of pop cinema of the sort that will play equally well with the multiplex crowds and art-house goons alike. " — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 1, 2013
1/5 4% Movie 43 (2013) " A confounding crapfest that squanders a cast of stars that would put most award shows to shame on material that would be rightfully rejected from most third-grade recess periods for lacking the requisite wit and dignity." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 25, 2013
1.5/4 41% Parker (2013) " Although working with material that is lackluster even by his standards, Statham manages to demonstrate a commanding screen presence that cannot be dismissed." — Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jan 25, 2013
3.5/4 —— Tiger Tail In Blue " Infinitely more interesting and watchable than most of its lo-fi brethren and fully deserving of the praise that it has already received in indie film circles." — Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jan 24, 2013
2/5 42% Step Up Revolution (2012) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2/5 64% The Campaign (2012) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 22, 2013
4/5 72% Fracture (2007) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 22, 2013
1/5 28% Broken City (2013) " A junkpile of cliches that would be laughable were it not so utterly tedious." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 22, 2013
5/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " A cinematic high-wire act that audaciously blends edgy comedy together with genuinely touching drama into one of the most purely and surprisingly entertaining movies of the year." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2/5 64% 2 Days in New York (2012) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2/5 36% Dear Wendy (2005) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 22, 2013
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