The Cobbler Reviews

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June 12, 2020
A clever, charming, old-fashioned, and frequently touching comedy.
May 8, 2020
Adam Sandler is gifted, away from his usual tics, with a partly grateful character. The pity is that the interesting proposal ends up being more bland than it seems. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 10, 2019
A step in the right direction for Sandler, maybe, but this cobbler can't repair the wear and tear from a career of so many missteps.
October 30, 2017
It manages to turn a potentially charming piece of contemporary magic realism into a tedious and clunkily episodic mess that, with its lazy racism and unnecessary violence, is rarely fun to watch.
October 16, 2017
It's mostly just boring, and then toward the end it's actually confounding.
January 9, 2017
April 2, 2016
You don't want to be in Adam Sandler's shoes right now.
February 29, 2016
Throughout the film's 99 minutes you will find yourself wondering whether this is a genuine black comedy, a family comedy, a dramedy, a cheap-shot drama, or possibly a melodramatic modern-day superhero story about being a good Samaritan.
February 27, 2016
Method Man is the easy standout, proving to be the most memorable piece of a film that embraces its slightness to warm hearts and lets the rest come what may.
January 3, 2016
The quirky magic-realist conceit has great potential but co-writer/director Tom McCarthy fails to bring it to a shine.
December 21, 2015
The problem with this movie, like so many Sandler films, is that it tries to be a heartwarming tale while at the same time being offensive.
December 18, 2015
The Cobbler is startlingly thin and naive, especially in regard to the larger implications of its hero's actions.
December 17, 2015
The Cobbler is the rare movie so terrible that it's hard to figure out why it even exists, why somebody didn't run in front of the speeding train of its production yelling, "Stop!"
August 6, 2015
A strange departure into slapstick renders any genuine sentiment null and void and the balance between comedy and drama is just never properly gaged.
August 3, 2015
Proves too high-concept for the indie sensibilities of writer/director Thomas McCarthy.
August 2, 2015
Much play is made on "sole" and "soul", and Sandler looks depressed throughout. Fine - let it be him for a change.
July 31, 2015
Sandler had an opportunity to explore ethnicity, family and morality. He botches the whole thing.
July 31, 2015
It's difficult to believe this sentimental pudding is written and directed by Thomas McCarthy, who was behind the genuinely touching The Station Agent and The Visitor and wrote the script for Pixar's Up.
July 30, 2015
I just can't take this film seriously.
July 30, 2015
What makes The Cobbler particularly wounding is that for once, the premise needn't have necessarily resulted in such a washout.
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