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.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 76%

In a Valley of Violence (2016)

"Funny, thrilling, gripping and, yes, filled with imaginatively staged carnage." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/4 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"A wildly inconsequential action-comedy that contains a couple of genuine laughs but which otherwise feels like an extended version of its own television ads." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/4 58%

Desierto (2016)

"Ugly and ham-fisted where it should be exciting and edifying, "Desierto" comes up short both as blood-soaked entertainment and as a blood-stirring polemic." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 71%

Asura: The City of Madness (2016)

"There are a number of impressive action set pieces to be had here, including one of the more hellacious car chases to hit the screen in a while." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/4 33%

Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bĂȘte) (2016)

"Gans and Co. have given us a sumptuous and highly watchable take on the story that is a more than worthy work in its own right." ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/4 82%

Imperium (2016)

"A depressingly familiar (when it isn't just depressing) thriller. " ‐
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2.5/4 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"It's frustrating that Hell or High Water contains so many good things that just don't coalesce into a fully satisfying moviegoing experience. " ‐
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/4 18%

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016)

"While fans of the series may get something out of the sequel, there is nothing on display that could possibly sway naysayers." ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 79%

Into The Forest (2016)

"A strong, smart and moving end-of-the-world drama that is further bolstered by strong performances from co-stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood." ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/4 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"For the most part, though, the film is just a tired tread through the usual elements." ‐
Posted Jul 22, 2016
0/4 4%

Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)

" Little more than an extended version of the kind of political screeds that can be found online with only a minimum of effort, this is just a terrible movie." ‐
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2.5/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"Those looking for a story equal to Cranston's contributions to it are liable to come away from it feeling slightly disappointed." ‐
Posted Jul 13, 2016
2/4 64%

Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016)

"A thoroughly mediocre movie that is never as amusing as it should be." ‐
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/4 100%

The Dresser (1983)

"While the visual presentation of "The Dresser" may be somewhat lacking in sparks, it more than makes up for that with the undeniably fiery and entertaining turns from both Hopkins and McKellen." ‐
Posted May 27, 2016
1/4 4%

The Darkness (2016)

"There are times when it feels as if the producers challenged themselves to see how little it needed and still meet the legal definition of a movie." ‐
Posted May 13, 2016
0.5/4 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"A film so awful that if one were to put up a list of the great films celebrating motherhood, it would rank considerably lower than the Gus van Sant version of "Psycho."" ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/4 0%

Precious Cargo (2016)

"You will be hard-pressed to remember anything about it even only a few minutes after watching it, which should come as a relief to everyone involved with its production." ‐
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/4 92%

The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016)

""The Measure of a Man" may be a hard film to watch at times, but with Lindon's great performance at its center, it is one from which you cannot look away." ‐
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1/4 30%

Criminal (2016)

""Criminal" is the kind of dunderheaded enterprise that leaves viewers reeling from the idiocies they have just endured, wondering how something like that could possibly get made in the first place." ‐
Posted Apr 13, 2016

The Wave (Bolgen) (2016)

"As things progress, however, director Roar Uthaug allows his film to succumb to the same flaws that have undone many an American disaster film." ‐
Posted Mar 29, 2016

Road Games (2016)

"Despite that late inning stumble, Road Games still provides enough suspense, thrills and dark humor to leave genre buffs more than satisfied." ‐
Posted Mar 29, 2016

Zootopia (2016)

"You may be taken aback by just how good it really is." ‐
Posted Mar 29, 2016
0.5/4 26%

London Has Fallen (2016)

"A horrible and wildly unnecessary follow-up that might actually be worse than its predecessor." ‐
Posted Mar 2, 2016
3.5/4 96%

Nina Forever (2016)

""Nina Forever" subverts audience expectations at every turn and develops the kind of genuine emotional power that keeps it from being just another gory goof." ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 40%

Jane Got a Gun (2016)

"The problem with the film is that it never quite finds that final spark of inspiration that might have made it worth seeing, let alone producing in the first place, and it is further hampered by some clunkiness in the storytelling department." ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/4 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"The 3-D conversion is so murky that there are long stretches where it is almost impossible to discern what is going on up on the screen." ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Aferim! (2016)

"Jude gets strong performances from his three leads and, with the help of cinematographer Marius Panduru, has created an uncommonly beautiful film ... that at times evokes the simple beauties of classic Westerns." ‐
Posted Jan 21, 2016
1/4 51%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"There is a good and interesting movie out there to be made about the tragic events at Benghazi and the political aftermath but "13 Hours" is definitely not it." ‐
Posted Jan 14, 2016
1.5/4 14%

The Masked Saint (2016)

"The only thing about it worth remembering is that it was the last film made by wrestler-turned-actor Roddy Piper before his death last year." ‐
Posted Jan 7, 2016
1.5/4 9%

Point Break (2015)

"25 years later, we have now been blessed a "Point Break" remake that is completely lacking in any of the visceral thrills or apparent charisma of the original and which could not be duller if it tried." ‐
Posted Dec 26, 2015
5/5 98%

Inside Out (2015)

"Pixar has returned with their fifteenth feature, Inside Out, and I am happy... to inform you that they have evidently regained their magic touch and then some. Not only is it their best movie in years, it is one of their best period." ‐
Posted Dec 8, 2015
4/5 79%

Tales of Halloween (2015)

"As is the case with all films of this type, your mileage will vary depending on the number of stories that you wind up liking." ‐
Posted Dec 7, 2015
3/4 65%

Krampus (2015)

"Although there are some amusing moments here and there and a couple of nicely effective scary bits, it is never quite as darkly funny nor as frightening as it would like to be ..." ‐
Posted Dec 4, 2015
4/5 89%

Turbo Kid (2015)

"A cheerfully silly and goofily gory homage to 80's-era cheapo action films whose boxes always promised more than they ever came close to delivering." ‐
Posted Dec 1, 2015

Creed (2015)

"Creed is superior popular entertainment that shows that a mass audience can be electrified by a film that does not rely on elaborate set-pieces or complicated special effects." ‐
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2.5/4 77%

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

"The film will satisfy younger viewers, I suppose, but unless your kids are especially gaga over dinosaurs, my guess is that even they will recognize that it is lacking a certain something that separates the great films from the ordinary ones." ‐
Posted Nov 23, 2015
1/4 34%

By The Sea (2015)

"Such a borderline unendurable exercise in vapid self-indulgence that it almost feels like an exceptionally straight-faced parody of empty-headed star vehicles." ‐
Posted Nov 13, 2015
1/4 45%

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

"A deeply irritating horror-comedy that might have worked as a "Funny or Die" short but which is pretty much DOA as a feature-length concern." ‐
Posted Oct 29, 2015
0.5/4 13%

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)

"The sixth time is not the charm with this load of hooey that tries to make up for its lack of legitimate scares or basic narrative clarity by adding the alleged miracle of 3-D into the mix." ‐
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3.5/4 81%

The Assassin (2015)

"Visually ravishing and formally graceful ..." ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/4 95%

The Forbidden Room (2015)

"Those who demand that their films offer up some kind of conventional narrative structure will no doubt throw up their hands and leave early on in the proceedings. Those that stick it out, however, will be rewarded with one delight after another." ‐
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/4 76%

A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

"Whenever one of the stories begins to generate any real head of steam, viewers are jerked into another one and the whole process starts over again." ‐
Posted Oct 2, 2015
3.5/4 80%

Incompresa (Misunderstood) (2015)

"An occasionally strange, occasionally brutal and occasionally lovely work that goes up on the shelf with "The Ocean of Helena Lee" and "Girlhood" as one of the more impressive coming-of-age tales of recent times." ‐
Posted Sep 25, 2015
4/4 80%

The New Girlfriend (2015)

"A wildly entertaining work, one that manages to be simultaneously funny, touching, slightly unnerving and undeniably sexy to behold, regardless of where your predilections may lie." ‐
Posted Sep 18, 2015
4/4 86%

Goodnight Mommy (2015)

"Those with stronger constitutions will find it to be an excursion to the cinematic dark side that is a million times removed from such recent genre gibberish as "Unfriended" or "The Gallows."" ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3.5/4 90%

Coming Home (2015)

"What this film may lack in terms of visual flamboyance, it more than makes up for in telling its simple and direct story with a raw, emotional power that doesn't need lavish spectacle in order to get its point across." ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2015
1.5/4 15%

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

""The Transporter Refueled" is an unnecessary bore from start to finish, one that even the most devoted Luc Besson fanatics ... will find difficult to defend." ‐
Posted Sep 3, 2015
0.5/4 45%

No Escape (2015)

"A dreadful and creepily exploitative would-be thriller, low-grade trash that it is too silly and stupid to be as offensive as it frequently comes close to being throughout." ‐
Posted Aug 25, 2015
1.5/4 15%

The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)

"Too dumb to be scary, too listlessly written and directed to be suspenseful and too unpleasant to work as camp ..." ‐
Posted Aug 20, 2015
0.5/4 13%

Return to Sender (2015)

"[It] seems to exist only to answer the unasked question "What would "I Spit on Your Grave" have been like if the main character had been Martha Stewart?"" ‐
Posted Aug 14, 2015
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