Pat and Mike Reviews

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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.
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TIME Magazine
August 4, 2008
One of the season's gayest comedies.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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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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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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
August 4, 2008
The best of the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn cycle.
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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.
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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.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Pat and Mike saunters through its 96 minutes with a casual, unassuming air.