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This movie is great all these other critics don't know what the f*ck there talking about
Love this movie really sad it got such a negative rating tho I would’ve really enjoyed a sequel👍
Great movie with some Yiddish flavour
Adam Sandler should've stuck to his usual style of movies. But here he decides to star in a boring, stupid, and poorly acted misfire. It's a complete misfire. It's like the soldiers were drunk when they fired.
My friend and I loved the film and the mind fuckery it gave us, not sure why all the bad ratings, we genuinely loved the movie and we were hoping a sequel would come out, we were sad to see that it got such a bad rating on here and what people said about the movie.
Not understanding why this rating is at 9%. It's a great flick. Watched it multiple times.
It's the classic tragedy of a man who can't non-consensually sleep with another man's wife in the shower because he can't take his magic shoes off.
despite the poor ratings, I enjoyed this one and the story that it told
This movie is not the most amazing movie, but provides a strong story that keeps you going throughout.
I don't think The Cobbler is as bad as the critics says it is, but unfortunately, The Cobbler is a mess that squanders the potential of its concept.
The Cobbler does start off well, with Adam Sandler giving a decent performance and the subplot with his mother was quite moving. It's a bit too sentimental and a little underdeveloped, but it's a nice change of pace to see an Adam Sandler comedy that isn't typically crass or juvenile. Method Man was also great in the film. Though his character is extremely unlikeable, seeing Method Man act like Adam Sandler was quite entertaining. The movie has a bit of fun with the premise in the first half, and it's always nice to see Adam Sandler in a more dramatic role (which he doesn't do very often), but The Cobbler doesn't really do anything compelling, and it pretty much falls apart in the second half.
The premise (though gimmicky) was quite intriguing. Adam Sandler plays a shoe cobbler named Max, who can literally put himself in someone else's shoes, by taking on the form of the owner of the shoes he's wearing after making adjustments with his magic stitching machine. He makes his life more interesting by disguising himself as a Chinese man, as two different people to get a free meal, a handsome British man to pick up girls, and as his estranged father to make his mother happy.
The second half takes a different direction while trying retaining the emotional undertone of the first half of the film. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work because by the second half, the movie has no idea what kind of film it wants to be. Max tries to get revenge on Leon Ludlow (Method Man) for being a bully by attempting to steal his watch collection as Leon Ludlow, and then he gets himself tangled with gangsters and a murderous slumlord without much of a reason to get involved, which is very out of character for Max.
The movie also has a character who's trying to stop gentrification, but reduces her to a love interest for Sandler. The movie clearly wanted to say something about gentrification before deciding to switch the focus on Sandler using his powers for his own selfish gains, but the premise wears thin by the second half of the film.
By the end of the film, you're left with a movie full of half-baked ideas. The Cobbler isn't Adam Sandler's worst film, but it is a misfire for writer/director Tom McCarthy. The Cobbler proves to be too high-concept for McCarthy, despite his indie acclaim. I considered giving this movie 2 and a half stars, but the ending was so terrible that I had to lower my score.