Adam Patterson

Adam Patterson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Adam Patterson has had an unhealthy obsession with film since early childhood, and he takes pride in his film snobbery. His love for film and exposing people to new and interesting cinema caused him to create Film Pulse in 2012, and it has become his job, his hobby and his passion. Adam currently resides in New York City and is a proud member of the Online Film Critics Society.
Publications: Film Pulse
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 100% Desolation Center (2019) A serviceable doc exploring the show's roots through tons of archival footage and celebrating what it was and what it influenced. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
7.5/10 68% Haunt (2019) Haunt is a horror film that's minimal by design, stripping away needless exposition and boiling the formula down to its base essentials making for a gory good time. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
5/10 38% The Divine Fury (2019) It's a slightly muted affair, serving only a handful of fun, but fleeting, moments of excitement. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
7/10 86% Freaks (2019) This inventive genre-bender is the type of movie best seen cold, with no knowledge of any plot details beforehand, in order to truly benefit from its wild thematic shifts. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
6.5/10 95% Harpoon (2019) Harpoon balances horror and comedy at an even keel while never taking itself too seriously. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2019
5/10 36% Tone-Deaf (2019) The lack of commitment of its primary components prevents this from being anything but a mediocre affair. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2019
5/10 65% The Mountain (2019) Brilliant visuals aren't enough to save it from being a tiring endeavor to get through. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
7/10 100% Door Lock (2018) Door Lock is a well shot and at times fiercely creepy thriller that almost acts as a companion piece to the original Sleep Tight. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
7/10 100% Extra Ordinary (2019) A hilarious, strangely heartwarming horror-comedy. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
7.5/10 58% Satanic Panic (2019) A gore-soaked camp-fest that is chock full of fun and consistently entertains from beginning to end. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
6.5/10 80% 8 (2019) Atmospheric and unsettling, 8 utilizes moody visuals and excellent sound design to deliver a satisfying folk-horror story that, while inconsistent, is worth a look. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
5/10 73% The Incredible Shrinking Wknd (El increíble finde menguante) (2019) While the concept is sound, the film does little to breathe new life into the time-loop mechanic and instead opts to simply curse the most uninteresting person possible. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
8/10 95% The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) A highly polished thriller that capitalizes on its great premise. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
1.5/10 44% Critters Attack! (2019) Critters Attack! fits well within the pantheon of SyFy dreck alongside Sharknado and Piranhaconda. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
8/10 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Both a tragically funny, satirical exploration into what it takes to "be a man" and a complex character study of how these elements adversely affect one individual. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
6.5/10 94% Furie (Hai phuong) (2019) Furie brings fast, fluid action with a heavy dose of style to make it a martial arts bonanza that's not one to be missed. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/10 59% Trespassers (2019) Trespassers is the type of movie that will anger more than entertain. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
7.5/10 No Score Yet Dark Figure of Crime (2018) Bolstered by its strong performances from Yoon-seok and Ji-hoon, Dark Figure of Crime is an enthralling and well crafted true-crime thriller. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
5.5/10 42% Stuber (2019) It's not without its moments, but this is far from a five-star ride. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Samurai Marathon 1855 (2019) An entertaining if not slightly underwhelming look at an interesting piece of history. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
8.5/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Beautiful, devastating and thoroughly unpleasant, Midsommar is destined to become a horror classic, one that we discuss and break apart for years to come. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
6.5/10 64% Child's Play (2019) While not necessarily diving too deeply into any of the underlying statements it might be trying to make, it is a film that's acutely aware of what it is and delivers. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
7/10 89% Villains (2019) The strong script and deliciously deranged performances ultimately redeem the film from a plot that unfortunately doesn't amount to much. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
6/10 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) It's undeniably messy, but there's enough comedic heft here to make it a good time at the movies. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
4/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Despite the promise of a fiery conclusion Dark Phoenix instead fizzles out with no gas left in the tank. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
8.5/10 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) From its gorgeous opening sequence, it quickly becomes clear that Joe Talbot's The Last Black Man in San Francisco is going to be something special. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
6.5/10 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) With plenty of fan service, it's a fun romp that will no doubt appeal to both kids who are just discovering the franchise older folks who remember trying to "catch ' em all" - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
8/10 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) It's a beautiful film with a positive message and acts as the perfect antithesis to all the negativity in the world today. Bittersweet at times, but ultimately wonderful. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
7.5/10 100% Scheme Birds (2019) It's a beautifully shot, often heartbreaking slice-of-life tale that quickly pulls the viewer in with its captivating lead. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
8/10 94% Tickled (2016) A must-see stranger than fiction doc. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
6/10 100% Breaking A Monster (2016) The film vividly captures these kids as they hold on desperately to their youth while quickly becoming rock stars. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
5/10 89% Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015) As entertaining as it may be, Man vs. Snake still feels like it's following in the shadow of The King of Kong. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 94% Nuts! (2016) A surprising, strange, delightful film that's more than its strange premise would have you believe. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
7/10 73% Uncle Kent 2 (2016) An over-the-top, joyously fun romp that manages to be both wildly different than the original while still retaining its biographical feel - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
7/10 80% Crown Vic (2019) Set over the course of one difficult night shift, Joel Souza presents a down-and-dirty look at the often thankless career of a beat cop in his gritty thriller. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
5/10 78% The Intervention (2016) While the performances are great across the board, The Intervention falls flat in its narrative, which feels entirely too cookie cutter and predictable. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
8.5/10 87% Kicks (2016) A funny, touching and street-smart coming-of-age dramedy that oozes with style and is propelled by an excellent script and equally great performances. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
8/10 68% Operation Avalanche (2016) Funny, exciting and wildly entertaining, Operation Avalanche is another big win for Matt Johnson, a director who clearly has a promising future ahead of him. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
7/10 94% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) An entertaining and well crafted zombie-disaster film. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
6/10 76% The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) Joel Potrykus has a defined style, and this film certainly fits within it. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
8/10 100% Blow the Man Down (2019) Funny, sincere and consistently enthralling, Blow the Man Down marks an incredible step forward in the careers of its two talented directors. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
7.5/10 100% The Gasoline Thieves (Huachicolero) (2019) An assured and tremendously strong feature debut which fluidly blends a coming-of-age drama with a timely and socially conscious topic that has claimed hundreds of lives. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
7/10 100% Something Else (2019) An effective genre-blending slow-burn creature feature with an emphasis on character over action. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Red, White & Wasted (2019) A fascinating, yet unfocused drive into the messy world of mudding. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
6/10 74% Knives and Skin (2019) Jennifer Reeder has developed a unique vision with Knives and Skin; it's just a bit cloudy. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
7/10 94% Come to Daddy (2019) Beginning as a somber reunion of father and son and ending in a gore-filled bloodbath, Timpson's first foray in the director's chair is anything but a forgettable experience. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
5.5/10 64% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Body At Brighton Rock falters despite its solid premise. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
8/10 96% Hail Satan? (2019) Penny Lane is one of the most skilled documentarians working today, with each film bringing new viewpoints to its audience; Hail Satan? is no exception. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
7.5/10 76% Family (2019) Bolstered by a great cast, Family is a joyous film about celebrating our eccentricities and acknowledging that it's the people in our lives who help to make us whole. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
6/10 45% Fear, Inc. (2016) I had a fun time with Fear Inc., despite the periodic leaps of faith it takes and the silly, all too numerous false endings it employs. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019