The Cobbler Reviews

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July 27, 2015
Sandler's predictably simplistic comic targets mesh awkwardly with his director's own sense of moral complication.
June 18, 2015
This comedic drama's high concept [results] in something that is neither-here-nor-there.
May 12, 2015
The core story hook may be preposterous, but what best resonates in "The Cobbler" are its human slice-of-life elements and the big-city, blue-collar milieu in which it is set.
May 1, 2015
An odd mix of broad comedy and quaint nostalgia, this flailing attempt at crowd-pleasing comedy attracted a strong cast to thankless roles.
April 3, 2015
Adam Sandler stars in a watchable movie so, yes, there's a miracle involved. Sandler tamps down the moron act to play Max Simkin, a Bronx cobbler with a magical stitching machine that enables him to transform into his customers by slipping on their shoes.
March 20, 2015
It's like Click as helmed by Robert Bresson.
March 16, 2015
The Cobbler's so bad that Adam Sandler may do some serious soul-searching (after his next $20 million paycheck). It's so bad that you'll be willing to actually call Comcast and ask for your money back.
March 15, 2015
The conceit is both ridiculous and clever, but the director, Tom McCarthy, pushes it to facile conclusions without tapping its deeper potential ...
March 14, 2015
Lands in the bin of "try and fail" efforts of great directors with films like Popeye and Town And Country to keep it company.
March 13, 2015
Throughout The Cobbler, Sandler himself seems more invested than he's been for a long time. But the rest of this ghastly movie lets him down.
March 13, 2015
Interesting idea about empathy turns into disturbing fable.
March 13, 2015
"The Cobbler" is almost fascinatingly awful enough to recommend. If one subscribes to the theory that you can learn as much from a bad movie as from a good one, this one's a master class in what not to do.
March 13, 2015
A failed fairy tale with a saccharine, klezmer-inflected tone undercut by the movie's own plot.
March 13, 2015
A comedy that starts well but sputters into a lame story about a nasty gangster.
March 12, 2015
"The Cobbler" is a wildly ill-conceived curio from director Tom McCarthy, who co-wrote with Paul Sado.
March 12, 2015
What starts off as a potentially charming fantasy never finds its footing.
March 12, 2015
"The Cobbler" definitely won't please the audience for Sandler's mainstream blockbusters, and it's unlikely to win him new fans among the indie intelligentsia, either.
March 12, 2015
Fans of Adam Sandler are a hardy lot, impervious to the derision of friends and family and the slings and arrows his films frequently attract from critics. The Cobbler is likely to test their mettle.
March 12, 2015
The sophomoric humor may be absent, but in its place is only a souffl of whimsy, seasoned with soot, that fails to rise.
March 12, 2015
New Yorky, Jewish-tinged knockoff of "Groundhog Day" which A has a silly premise, and spends its running time radically lurching among different tones, none of which work for a minute.
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