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Peter Sobczynski

Peter Sobczynski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 85% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) A dark and stirring variation on the standard coming-of-age narrative that, much like its central characters, does not follow the path one might expect.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2/4 14% Planetarium (2017) A film that looks promising on paper but has no idea how to put its ingredients together.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
1.5/4 38% Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) The basic premise has remained resolutely the same: scenes of C-grade actors getting chomped to bits by D-grade CGI sharks mixed together with enough jokey references to other, generally better movies to allow film buffs to distract themselves.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
1/5 17% The Dark Tower (2017) Any hopes that the proceedings might be saved by the performances by the two normally excellent actors in the lead roles are pretty much scratched within the first few minutes.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1/5 36% Kidnap (2017) Kidnap kicks off the cinematic dog days of August with what could possibly be the worst film of the season.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 83% Detroit (2017) The problems with Detroit are especially vexing because there is a lot of very good stuff to be had in it as well.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
.5/4 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) A demonstration of artistic abdication at its most venal, but will the kids like it?‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/5 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) If you do find yourself watching it for whatever reason, [Pugh's performance] is good enough to make you think, at least for a while, that the film as a whole, is better than it actually is.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk is a powerful work from one of the great directors of our time.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/4 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) An utter delight and one of the most gorgeous fantasies to hit the screen in recent memory-the kind of film that can take moviegoers logy from the usual array of craptaculars and render them absolutely giddy with its pure fun.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) It has created a vision of Spider-Man entertaining enough to make one look forward to the inevitable followup.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
1/5 18% Wish Upon (2017) It is hard to imagine that too many worse films will emerge during the rest of the year.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) War of the Planet of the Apes can be celebrated for not only being a worthy installment of one of the best screen trilogies of recent memory but for pulling off the equally difficult task of ending it on just the right note as well.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2.5/4 19% False Confessions (Les fausses confidences) (2017) To the extent that False Confessions does intermittently succeed, it is due almost entirely to [Huppert's] efforts.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
5/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) Those who do give it a chance should find it to be the kind of pure cinematic adrenaline that will leave them giddy, thoroughly entertained and determined to rush off and tell someone about what they have just seen.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/5 86% Okja (2017) Okja is a film that is so strange in so many different ways that to call it bewildering would be seriously underselling the oddness on display.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
1.5/4 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Has so little on its mind other than presumably making hundreds of millions of dollars that you half expect the ticket sellers to hand out copies of Comcast's latest earnings report along with the 3-D glasses.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
1/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Absolutely awful in practically every imaginable way.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 3 may be an improvement and less of a bummer than its predecessors but if this turned out to be the final of the franchise (and I doubt that will be the case), I would not exactly weep over the prospect of never being able to see a Cars 4.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/4 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) The screenplay by Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera is a weirdly clunky work that never seems to know what it's doing.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/5 74% Berlin Syndrome (2017) The actors are good, better than the parts they have been given, but unless you are trying to scare a young woman from traveling abroad, The Berlin Syndrome is a painfully unnecessary film.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2/4 80% Becoming Bond (2017) There is a potentially interesting film-documentary or fiction-in Lazenby's life and career, but Becoming Bond, despite its ambitions, is not it.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
1/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Astonishingly, this film was originally conceived as being the first part of a potential six-film franchise, though I have serious doubts that it will do well enough to rate even a second installment.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) In much the same way that the film as a whole is better this time around, the performances have also improved... partly because the actors have done a better job of finding just the right approach to the material.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4/5 17% The Circle (2017) It has some smart and funny things to say.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
1/5 22% Below her Mouth (2017) A deeply silly misfire.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
1/4 11% 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 80% 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 46% 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 31% 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 80% 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 43% 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 53% 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 90% 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 76% 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 21% 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 45% 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 74% 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 13% 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 84% 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 96% 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