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The Cobbler

5.81 h 38 min2015PG-13
Max Simkin (Adam Sandler) had always felt like a nobody until the discovery of a magical family heirloom transforms him into the hero he had always hoped to be.
Tom McCarthy
Adam SandlerCliff 'Method Man' SmithEllen Barkin
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Melonie DiazDan StevensSteve Buscemi
Tom McCarthyMary Jane Skalski
RLJ Entertainment
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

2283 global ratings

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babyboomerReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I really enjoy watching this movie
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This is not a comedy but a drama. I usually watch comedies but occasionally I watch other genres. This is an Adam Sandler movie where he is a shoe repairman, as were his ancestors, one of whom was given a magical stitching machine for repairing shoe soles. He finds it in the basement of his Cobbler Shop, and begins adventures in being other people when wearing their shoes. It is one of my favorite Adam Sandler movies, and I have watched it several times. I recommend buying all of Adam Sandler's movies in dvds to add to your collection.
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Darren M. HallReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not bad for Adam Sandler
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I actually detest most Adam Sandler movies. He's usually crude and not that good of an actor, in my opinion. But i actually enjoyed The Cobbler. I thought it was a nice nod to Jewish heritage, his awkward acting actually seemed to fit the plot, and i laughed several times
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SundayAtDuskReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Doesn't Work as A Comedy Or Drama . . . .
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It's strange this is listed as a comedy, since there is more drama than laughs, including graphic violence. What's funny in it isn't even that funny, either. I would have given it a star for having a unique twist at the end, but the twist made no sense. Plus, it was hard not to notice how it all was at great expense to the wife and mother of the family. Hence, I'm giving it one star for the sole reason Fritz Weaver was in it and it was one of his last movie roles.
Sequelae AreReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended.
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For viewers and parents tired of superheroes with magic violent powers pretending to be science fiction, this is a lovely little fantasy with genuine, human-scale emotion and thoughtful ideas about family, generations, home, community and caring, with a single fairy/folk-tale-like element that brings all the real-world daily-life elements into new focus. There is some urban-typical violence.
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D. BratcherReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another Good Surprise by the star of Mr. Deeds
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A very interesting story told very enjoyably by not the same-old, same-old cast. A little mystery, a little intrigue, a little Aha, and a lot of Uh huh.... Some of Adam Sandler's movies seem just silly to me, but others are wonderfully poignant and moving - this is one of the latter. His movies lead me to bouts of deep thinking - mostly about how we do and could relate to one another - and I applaud that.
This is not a troubling movie or overly serious, but it's one that will make you think about what's really important in life while telling a sweet story in an enjoyable way. This is not a laugh out loud funny movie, per se, but is presented in a light-hearted way with some laughs thrown in for sure.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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My husband recommended this movie and he wasn't wrong. It is a great movie and if you are Jewish, you'll see your culture in it, like any other Adam Sandlers' movie.
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B.E. LewisReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Unassumingly comfortable, like an old shoe
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Magical shoes that turn you into the person who owns (or used to own) them, when you put them on. With such a fanciful plot, what are you going to do? Adam Sandler treats it completely matter-of-factly, and that works for this story. It's like a fairy tale, or a bedtime story, and if you relax and let someone tell you a story, you'll enjoy it. It's low key in tone, with a variety of interesting characters and locations to take in. It's not an adventure so much as a curious tale. And in that way it is actually pleasant, and unassumingly comfortable, like an old pair of shoes. It's only failure is when it departs from this formula, and tries to make the ending too grandiose.
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Randy C.Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty good, not perfect, but good... :)
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All of Adam Sandler's stuff if pretty much the same, he (usually) always gets the pretty girl, (he writes it) and he always comes out as the hero or good guy in the end, and that's O.K., if you know his stuff, you know what to expect. Really, I don't care for him that much, and I realize that his productions are what they are, but they always end good, and are fun to watch, they are not real life, but sometimes we need to escape real life, and this is a good way to accomplish that. It ain't for all, but for those that know his stuff, expect that, you should be happy.
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