The Cobbler
The Cobbler (2015)

Max Simkin (Adam Sandler) repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 13, 2015
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2015
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Cobbler represents a slight step up from Adam Sandler's recent comedies, but while its cloying sentiment proves a more palatable substitute for his usual crass humor, it still isn't terribly compelling.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

A top-of-the-range supporting cast makes this grindingly dull experience almost bearable.

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Brian Tallerico

"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.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

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.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The conceit is both ridiculous and clever, but the director, Tom McCarthy, pushes it to facile conclusions without tapping its deeper potential ...

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Molly Eichel
Philadelphia Inquirer

A failed fairy tale with a saccharine, klezmer-inflected tone undercut by the movie's own plot.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

It's mostly just boring, and then toward the end it's actually confounding.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

"The Cobbler" is a wildly ill-conceived curio from director Tom McCarthy, who co-wrote with Paul Sado.

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Roxana Hadadi
Punch Drunk Critics
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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
When I saw the first trailer for this film I was actually quite impressed. The concept looked visually appealing and seemed to deal with questions of morality… More
Shawn Montague
Finally, Adam Sandler steps up in a film I enjoy again.. Typical Sander film though, yet I loved this one. Already re-watched it a couple times.
Kevin M. Williams
Well, what first needs be said is that here is finally an effort with Adam Sandler that doesn't leave you with the feeling that you've slept with the… More
Jesse Ortega
Better than the usual Adam Sandler movie, and I do have to give the guy props for trying to, at least, branch out with different movies the last couple of… More
KJ Proulx
"The Cobbler" may seem like a heartwarming tale from it's trailers, but on screen it is just a string of things that do not work whatsoever. Adam… More
Philip Price
The case of Adam Sandler is a continuing saga of fascination for me. It is hard to pinpoint what exactly his motivations are whether they be in the realm of… More