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Pat and Mike Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 5, 2007
Slight sports comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

May 24, 2003
Tracy and Hepburn were so opposite in personal and professional style that their joyous compatibility on screen and off remains a source of wonder and delight.
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Penelope Gilliatt
New Yorker
January 14, 2013
Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin here wrote an engaging screenplay about emotion-without-display for their rare uncut diamonds.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 4, 2008
One of the better Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn comedies -- not so much for the screenplay by Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, which lacks the bite and sophistication of Adam's Rib, as for the relaxed and graceful interplay of the stars.
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Variety Staff
August 4, 2008
Tracy is given some choice lines in the script and makes much of them in an easy, throwaway style that lifts the comedy punch.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
There are far too many shots featuring real-life sports stars, but the sparring leads, and Ray's dim boxer, work superbly together under Cukor's deceptively effortless, always elegant direction.
Douglas Pratt
August 4, 2008
The familiarity the two stars communicate goes far beyond the script.
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 8, 2008
Original comedy, with a rich look at women's sports - and gender roles.
Niki Patton
Martha's Vineyard Times (Massachusetts)
November 9, 2004
Hepburn and Tracy at their romantic-antagonistic best!
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 24, 2003
Great star comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Charles Taylor
January 1, 2000
Pat and Mike saunters through its 96 minutes with a casual, unassuming air.
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
March 7, 2001
Not quite as fully realised as the classic Adam's Rib, but generally good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
November 12, 2004
Another fine teaming, with great support from Aldo Ray
| Original Score: 4/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Let's not be too analytic about the likelihood of the yarn or the tightness of the script Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin have written for this romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
October 7, 2006
The film doesn't have much plot but the dialogue is bright, and the roles tailor-made for stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn demonstrates with physical strength what she proved in Adam's Rib with intellect, that women can be equal to men
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
August 4, 2008
The best of the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn cycle.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Tracy and Hepburn turn in unforgettable performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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