Peter Sobczynski

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

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Peter Sobczynski's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 61% The Connection (2015) "While the results inevitably pale in comparison to "The French Connection"-which could be said about virtually every other film currently in release-they do make for an above-average work that offers viewers a new perspective on a familiar story. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 15, 2015
1.5/4 30% Echoes of War (2015) "A giant bore that presents viewers with the most familiar plot devices imaginable but fails to present them in a way that makes them worth sitting through once again. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 15, 2015
4/4 No Score Yet The Ocean of Helena Lee (2015) "There is not a single boring shot, and yet, at the same time, Akin never allows the style to overwhelm the story he is telling. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 8, 2015
1.5/4 76% Hyena (2015) "I suspect that anyone who actually makes it to the bitter end will be enraged by what it does and does not contain. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 1, 2015
2/4 6% The Forger (2015) "It never for a single moment makes a plausible case for its own existence. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 24, 2015
2/4 76% Felix & Meira (2015) "It tells a not-especially-interesting story about a not-especially-interesting couple from two different worlds that goes on and on before reaching its not-especially-interesting conclusion. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3.5/4 69% The Harvest (2015) "A smart and strong genre work that makes up for a relative lack of gore and viscera with plenty of tension and suspense and a number of impressive performances. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3.5/4 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "Wenders trains his camera on photographer Sebastiao Salgado and the result, though not without flaws, is an invigorating and interesting observation of the man, his work and the entire medium of photography. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 27, 2015
1.5/4 19% Do You Believe? (2015) "Subtle as a sledgehammer to the toes and only slightly more entertaining ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/4 16% The Gunman (2015) "The kind of throughly anonymous and undistinguished film that barely would have passed muster as a mid-2000s DTV project top-lining a third-tier TV star. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/4 30% Cymbeline (2015) "A conceptually weak and dramatically muddled mess that has acquired a game and good cast and then given them precious little to do. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 13, 2015
1/4 30% Chappie (2015) "At one point, an anguished Chappie screams out "Why do you humans do this?"-while he is theoretically commenting on the inhumanity of man at this point, I couldn't help but think of it as his plaintive comment on the film as a whole. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 6, 2015
No Score Yet Waves "Waves may not be an earth-shattering debut by any means but it is an intriguing low-budget indie efforts and it suggests that Frasco may be a filmmaker to watch in the future. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 27, 2015
1/4 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "This isn't a real horror movie-this is the kind of horror movie that the characters in a real horror movie watch in order to comment on the lameness of the genre before their authentic terrors begin. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/4 84% Wild Canaries (2015) "On paper, "Wild Canaries" sounds like it has all the ingredients for a reasonably diverting comedy, but they just never quite pull together into a cohesive or entertaining whole. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 25, 2015
1.5/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "Pretty much a total waste of time and energy. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 20, 2015
2.5/4 23% White Rabbit (2015) "While it has some good performances and noble intentions, it doesn't really bring anything new to the conversation and ultimately fails to give viewers any compelling reason to wade through all the bleakness and misery that it has to offer. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 13, 2015
2/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "It sounds fun in theory, I guess, and there are some entertaining moments of rude irreverence here and there but the giddiness gets a bit tedious after a while. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 13, 2015
100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "I nevertheless found myself pretty much mesmerized by every frame of it. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 10, 2015
1/4 12% The Loft (2015) "A shabby bore that promises viewers any number of kinky thrills and then proceeds to deflate those expectations. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 30, 2015
0.5/4 13% Mortdecai (2015) "[An] absolutely bewildering waste of time, talent, energy and money. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
1.5/4 18% Strange Magic (2015) "If you're a hardcore animation person with not-very-demanding children you might take a chance. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/4 18% Manny (2015) "A narrow and borderline fawning hagiography that will no doubt find great favor among his fan base, while inspiring shrugs of indifference from those less invested in his tale. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
3.5/4 84% Predestination (2015) "At the heart of "Predestination" ... are the two central performances by Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook that bring genuine emotional weight to a storyline that could have easily plunged into utter nonsense. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3.5/4 60% The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2015) "This lavish period piece contains enough thrills, spills and moments of cinematic grace that not only manage to push it through the rough spots but allow it to put most American action films of recent vintage to shame. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 2, 2015
1.5/4 8% The Pyramid (2014) "Plays like a cross between "The Blair Witch Project" and the Steve Martin ditty "King Tut," only lacking the cinematic grace of the former and the raw terror of the latter. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 5, 2014
1/4 0% Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) "Perhaps the only Christmas movie I can think of, especially of the religious-themed variety, that seems to flat-out endorse materialism, greed and outright gluttony. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 14, 2014
2/4 77% Fury (2014) "The end result, while technically impressive, is a dramatically bloodless affair, despite the gallons of gore on display. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 17, 2014
1/4 10% No Good Deed (2014) "If this is the best that Hollywood has to offer to two such talents, the system is even more messed up than previously suspected. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 12, 2014
1/4 11% The Longest Week (2014) "Not even the able actors that Glanz somehow managed to rope into his project can do much with the draggy story and the vapid characters that they have been given to play. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 5, 2014
1/4 33% Last Weekend (2014) "Seemingly made for film festivals that you have never heard of and cable stations you don't recall ordering ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
4/4 86% Abuse of Weakness (2014) "This examination of power, greed, emotional manipulation and simple need is gripping and powerful to behold even if you don't know the story behind the story. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/4 81% A Master Builder (2014) "[Shawn] is so commanding in the part that by the time the film ends, it is almost impossible to imagine anyone else in the role. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/4 54% 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 8% America: Imagine the World Without Her (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 90% 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 94% 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 19% 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 55% Nurse (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 89% 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
No Score Yet 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
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