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Peter Sobczynski

Peter Sobczynski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 14% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) An utterly lifeless and profoundly unoriginal animated effort that is desperately lacking the very thing in its title.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
2/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) In the effort to top what has gone before, the film ignores the quieter elements that have always been just as important to the series as whole.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
5/5 78% Colossal (2017) Colossal is one of those movies that is so audacious in so many ways that most viewers will find themselves needing to see it twice.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
1/5 45% Going in Style (2017) The script is so bad -- so desperately unfunny, painfully mawkish and awkwardly contrived -- that not even the three stars... can do much of anything with it. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/4 30% The Assignment (2017) Has enough skill and personality going for it to make it worth checking out, even if it doesn't quite live up (or down, depending on your perspective) to its borderline sleazy premise.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/4 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) The acknowledgment that it is aiming solely for the kiddie audience this time around at least makes it slightly more palatable than its predecessors.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/4 79% Dig Two Graves (2017) An uncommonly smart, well-made and ultimately touching meditation on grief, revenge and the ordinary perils of adolescence that should resonate strongly with adults and thoughtful teenagers alike.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/5 45% Song to Song (2017) If there is a silver lining to Song to Song, it is the simple fact that even though it is ultimately a failure as a film, it is indeed a Terrence Malick through and through that he has made without any hint of compromise.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1/5 49% The Belko Experiment (2017) It has nothing to say about anything and the way that it plays on our own fears regarding the epidemic of real-life office violence is more grotesque than it is provocative.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The best thing about Beauty and the Beast by a wide margin is the performance by Emma Watson as Belle.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/4 88% Frantz (2017) While it is far from Ozon's worst movie, it is perhaps the first one he's made that feels like it could be the work of any other director.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
5/5 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Fast, furious and insanely entertaining.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) An incredible work that will continue to haunt you, long after it is over.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
1.5/4 19% The Shack (2017) The Shack wants to be a sincere exploration of faith and forgiveness but somehow manages to be both too innocuous and too off-putting for its own good.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) An absurdly over-scaled and wildly implausible drama that misses the mark so often that most people will likely come out of it... befuddled as they desperately try to understand what the point of the whole endeavor was in the first place.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
1/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The visual pleasures hardly begin to compensate for the inescapable fact that the movie as a whole is a leaden and pretentious trainwreck of a creation that is equal parts boring and bewildering.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
5/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) [Park] has taken what could have been an ordinary and genteel costume drama and transformed it into an electrifying work that is in equal parts smart, bizarre, darkly funny, violent, powerfully acted and genuinely erotic.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A hugely entertaining film in which all of the elements fall into place so seamlessly that it can't help but make the vast majority of recent would-be blockbusters look even lamer than they already do.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
1/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) It is so completely demented in so many ways that it beggars belief that it could have made its journey from the page to big screen without anyone in a position of power along the way trying to shut the whole thing down.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
5/5 85% Silence (2017) Easily one of the very best of 2016.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) You can practically feel it straining to become a classic of the genre but in the end, it feels more like Miller's Crossing cosplay than anything else.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
5/5 95% Paterson (2016) The result is a film that is so funny and wise and thoughtful that yeah, I guess you could call it poetic.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 92% Certain Women (2016) Certain Women should prove to be a film to treasure.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
2/5 72% XX (2017) The end result is a film that arrives with undeniably noble intentions but which sadly falls apart when it comes to execution.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
5/5 91% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Unlike so many films of its type, this is one of the rare times when the idea of another sequel feels more like a promise than a threat.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
5/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) While it may lack the out-of-nowhere surprise factor of the first film, The LEGO Batman Movie is a more-than-worthy extension of both the LEGO and Batman screen franchises.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It has been made with a lot of style and skill and comes across as much more than the simple cash-in opportunity that it might have initially appeared to be when it was first announced.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
2/5 94% Arrival (2016) When it is good, it is really, really good but when it winds up going south, it does it so completely that it hardly seems possible that the same people could have been responsible for both halves.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
1/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Apart from the presumed financial incentive -- the original did pretty well in theaters and was a big hit on home video -- why was Bad Santa 2 even made in the first place?‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
1/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Fifty Shades Darker is a film so profoundly awful that no one involved with it comes out looking good.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Filled with righteous anger, sly wit and genuine creepiness, Get Out is a savvy, stylish and enormously entertaining film.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
1/4 6% Rings (2017) More wearying than frightening, Rings is a total non-starter.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/4 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may not be the ideal final note for the series but as long as Jovovich is up there doing her thing, most people will be too enthralled to notice.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
.5/4 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) To think that everyone here intended to make a movie this utterly lifeless and banal from the outset is infinitely more frightening than anything presented on screen.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
1/4 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) An embarrassingly murky mess that takes something that could've been made into agreeably cheeseball fun and sucks all the fun out of it.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
.5/4 15% Incarnate (2016) Incarnate is such a pointless bit of hackwork that it almost makes the recent horror dud Shut In seem focused by comparison.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/4 61% Allied (2016) A grandly entertaining stab at old-fashioned storytelling buoyed by smart and stylish filmmaking, a good performance by Brad Pitt and an even better one from Marion Cotillard.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
1.5/4 6% Shut In (2016) The big twist is so ridiculous that viewers will more likely find themselves laughing at its sheer silliness than reeling from its dramatic rug-pulling.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/5 76% In a Valley of Violence (2016) Funny, thrilling, gripping and, yes, filled with imaginatively staged carnage.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/4 60% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 67% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/4 84% Imperium (2016) A depressingly familiar (when it isn't just depressing) thriller. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | 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. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/4 17% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 77% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/4 75% Lights Out (2016) For the most part, though, the film is just a tired tread through the usual elements.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016