Critic Doctor

Critic Doctor is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Peter Sobczynski
Rating Title/Year Author
Trash Humpers (2009) Peter Sobczynski a painful and deadly dull slog that tries to approximate the outrages of early underground cinema without bringing anything new to the table. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2010
Tokyo Sonata (2008) Peter Sobczynski A strong and sensitive drama that is all the more surprising because it is most assuredly not the kind of thing that those familiar with Kurosawa's work might be expecting EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2009
Alfie (2004) Peter Sobczynski It feels more like a studio-bred plan to exploit a familiar library title than an attempt by filmmakers to find a fresh approach at retelling a favorite story. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2004
Saw (2004) Peter Sobczynski I can't quite work up the nerve to fully recommend it (that ending is really awful) but I do appreciate the energy and skill that it has been made with. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2004
Ray (2004) Peter Sobczynski This is one of the great performances of the year. Foxx has the voice and mannerisms down pat. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2004
Surviving Christmas (2004) Peter Sobczynski Makes you hope that Santa brings you coal in your stocking - so that you can use it to go upside the head of anyone remotely involved with its production. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2004
The Grudge (2004) Peter Sobczynski It knows how to startle someone with a quick shock but it soon becomes apparent that it has no more tricks up its sleeve... EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2004
The Last Shot (2004) Peter Sobczynski It has a loose, unforced feel to it, a bunch of relatively funny bits and even a couple that are really funny. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2004
Shaun of the Dead (2004) Peter Sobczynski 'Shaun of the Dead' is that rarest of birds-a film that not only lives up to its considerable hype, it actually exceeds it. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2004
When Will I Be Loved (2004) Peter Sobczynski A funny, sexy and always compelling report from the front lines of the never-ending battle between the sexes. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2004
Wimbledon (2004) Peter Sobczynski The romance is just as convincing as the athletics - however, that is not meant as a compliment. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2004
Silver City (2004) Peter Sobczynski While it isn't one of the great Sayles films...it is definitely an improvement over his last few efforts. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2004
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) Peter Sobczynski Purely on a technological level, 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow' is one of the most startling and stunning movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2004
The Brown Bunny (2003) Peter Sobczynski Gallo's film is one of the most fascinating and hypnotic films of the year, a stunning tone poem on grief, loss and romantic obsession... EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2004
Wicker Park (2004) Peter Sobczynski 'Wicker Park' is so forgettable that I needed to dig up the press kit in order to remember the names of most of the characters less than two hours after seeing it. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2004
Vanity Fair (2004) Peter Sobczynski Seems to be less an adapatation of the classic 19th-century novel by William Makepeace Thackeray and more of an adaptation of the magazine that bears the same title. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2004
Suspect Zero (2004) Peter Sobczynski The film merely winds up being just another depressing exercise that confuses faulty plotting and icky visuals with intelligent filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2004
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) Peter Sobczynski So pointless and forgettable that you can hardly believe that someone was actually paid to come up with it and someone else was actually paid to greenlight it. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2004
Hero (2002) Peter Sobczynski 'Hero' could have been a landmark film; as is, it is nothing more than a lot of pretty pictures in the service of a storyline far too muddled for its own good EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2004
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004) Peter Sobczynski The film is a wild misfire that looks like a kid movie but which contains all of the emotional sadism of a Dario Argento film... EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2004
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Peter Sobczynski Simultaneously boring and overwrought (especially in the laugh-inducing climax)...fails as a sequel, as a metaphysical exercise and even as a cheesy exploitation item. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2004
Alien vs. Predator (2004) Peter Sobczynski So instantly forgettable that it will evaporate from memory so quickly that it will seem as if it never existed... EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2004
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) Peter Sobczynski The film had a goofy sense of humor, some deft casting...and, best of all, a genuinely charming, star-making performance by Anne Hathaway in the lead role. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2004
She Hate Me (2004) Peter Sobczynski Deeply offensive, staggeringly unfunny, pretentious and, at 140 minutes, about 135 minutes too long... EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2004
Collateral (2004) Peter Sobczynski A compulsively watchable movie that takes what could have been a standard-issue thriller and makes it feel thrillingly alive... EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2004
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Peter Sobczynski A smart contemporary film that, like 'The Bourne Supremacy' and the upcoming 'Collateral', takes familiar genre conventions and gives them a reasonably intelligent spin. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2004
The Village (2004) Peter Sobczynski An enraging bit of nonsense that is made all the worse by Shyamalan's apparent delusion that he has created something extraordinary. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2004
Catwoman (2004) Peter Sobczynski It is just, for the most part, another run-of-the-mill craptacular destined to be forgotten in a couple of weeks... EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2004
A Cinderella Story (2004) Peter Sobczynski A sloppy, idiotic mess that demonstrates nothing but contempt for anyone deluded enough to actually watch it. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2004
I, Robot (2004) Peter Sobczynski A real missed opportunity - a potentially groundbreaking film reduced to a mess fit only for the slack-jawed mallrats that it is being aimed... EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2004
The Corporation (2003) Peter Sobczynski Brilliantly put together and manages to convey an enormous amount of information in a clear and lucid manner. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2004
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Peter Sobczynski This is one of the funniest movies of the year... EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2004
King Arthur (2004) Peter Sobczynski Takes one of the great stories of all time...and reduces it to an ugly, unwatchable mess that is completely devoid of what has fascinated people for centuries EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2004
Before Sunset (2004) Peter Sobczynski In its own small way, 'Before Sunset' is a perfect film...there is not a single scene in this film that I would want to change or alter in any way. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2004
De-Lovely (2004) Peter Sobczynski A film that wants to break molds but lacks the ambition and nerve to do so. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2004
Spider-Man 2 (2004) Peter Sobczynski 'Spider-Man 2' is that summer rarity - a big-budget blockbuster that actually lives up to the considerable advanced hype. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2004
The Notebook (2004) Peter Sobczynski A dumb, slightly annoying pile of glop. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2004
White Chicks (2004) Peter Sobczynski The film is nothing more than a tired bore - the kind of film that doesn't even have the grace to be a respectable bad movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2004
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) Peter Sobczynski The result is a scary, funny, moving and angry film is perhaps the most devastating item leveled at a sitting U.S. President since the days of Watergate. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2004
The Terminal (2004) Peter Sobczynski 'The Terminal' is like a private jet that has had too much baggage...it looks sleek and beautiful on the outside but it is simply too loaded down to ever quite take off. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2004
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) Peter Sobczynski I actually found myself laughing quite a bit during 'Dodgeball' - more than enough times to recommend it to anyone in a silly sort of mood. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2004
Around the World in 80 Days (2004) Peter Sobczynski The end result is about as thrilling as spending those 80 days stuck in Cary, Illinois with a broken axle. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2004
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) Peter Sobczynski As a follow-up to a genuinely entertaining movie like 'Pitch Black', it is a very disappointing one. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2004
Baadasssss! (2003) Peter Sobczynski A film that is actually better than the film that inspired it. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2004
The Stepford Wives (2004) Peter Sobczynski One of the biggest messes in recent memory - an incoherent hack job that can never decide whether it wants to be a horror film, a social satire or a broad comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2004
Garfield: The Movie (2004) Peter Sobczynski Sitting in the screening room...I heard exactly one genuine laugh during the entire 85-minute running time. I must admit that it came from me... EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2004
Strayed (2003) Peter Sobczynski A lot of the credit for the success of 'Strayed' belongs to Emmanuelle Beart, in one of the great performances of her career. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2004
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Peter Sobczynski A highly entertaining epic - arguably the best of the films to date - and one that will entrance fans of the books as well as newcomers. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2004
The Day After Tomorrow (2004) Peter Sobczynski Quite possibly the single stupidest film ever to spring from the mind of writer/director Roland Emmerich. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2004
Raising Helen (2004) Peter Sobczynski It is the kind of film that cleanses the palate and leaves viewers with nothing more than a desire to see a real movie. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2004