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.
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 94% The Novice (2021) An overwhelming but fascinating look at obsession with a breakout performance by Isabelle Fuhrman. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
4.5/10 37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) It seemed like Rock's vision was going to elevate the stagnant franchise to a new, exciting level, the end result is just too similar to what we've seen eight times before. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
8/10 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) Hilarious and wildly entertaining, The Mitchells vs. The Machines is an absolute gem and one of the few must-sees of 2021 so far. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
7/10 80% Gaia (2021) A visual stunner, but slightly lacking in its messaging. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
7.5/10 96% Alone Together (2021) Even those who don't listen to Charli XCX on a regular basis can appreciate the message behind this film and the impressive end result of this journey. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2021
3.5/10 59% Witch Hunt (2021) Witch Hunt hooks you in with its interesting premise but fails to deliver anything of substance. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
6/10 92% Executive Order (2020) A messy but entertaining dark satire. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
1/10 8% Grizzly II. Revenge (2020) Grizzly II is a dreadful experience, but it's an oddly fascinating one as well, in that, not only does it exist in general, but it's somehow being released in theaters in 2021. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
98% Anything for Jackson (2020) A creepy, clever reverse exorcism tale. - Film Pulse Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
8/10 79% Synchronic (2020) Benson and Moorhead once again brought us a unique experience that's hard to forget and begs us to rewatch it, unpacking every little morsel of meaning behind each scene. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
6/10 88% Run (2020) Run is a satisfying thriller that, despite its formulaic nature, contains some interesting elements that reaffirms Aneesh Chaganty as a promising new voice in the industry. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
8/10 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) A wildly entertaining horror-comedy that deftly blends genres while delivering a compelling cast of characters and deep story. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
6/10 96% The Boy Behind the Door (2020) An undeniably suspenseful, albeit often misguided, story about two best friends fighting for survival after being abducted. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
8/10 98% The Paper Tigers (2021) The Paper Tigers is a feel good comedy that hits all the right notes, crafting a nice balance of humor and action. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
6/10 63% The Owners (2020) Peppered with some top-notch practical makeup effects, The Owners is a tense cat-and-mouse thriller that keeps the audience guessing while delivering a fun, but flawed thriller. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
7.5/10 95% Feels Good Man (2020) There are plenty of documentaries out there that discuss meme culture, but none so succinctly outline and break down the trajectory of a meme than Feels Good Man. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
7.5/10 95% The Mortuary Collection (2019) The Mortuary Collection is an immensely fun throwback that marks a horror highlight for the year. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
5.5/10 38% Crazy Samurai: 400 vs 1 (Crazy Samurai Musashi) (2020) It's ambitious premise fights against the narrative resulting in a surprisingly dull endeavor. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
7/10 84% You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) The directors do a commendable job in wrangling the emotional ups and downs of Arquette's quest into a heartfelt documentary that's ultimately inspiring. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
6/10 96% Class Action Park (2020) Funny and informative, but could have used some more creative flourishes to complement its subject matter. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
8/10 95% Lapsis (2021) It's a striking critique of the gig economy but framed in a fun, intriguing, lo-fi adventure. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
5/10 40% Centigrade (2020) There's unfortunately just not enough here to recommend Centigrade over the horde of other containment thrillers. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
7/10 89% Sanzaru (2020) A thoughtfully crafted story that combines dread with melodrama to deliver a creepy, nuanced horror tale. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
8/10 93% Residue (2020) A poignant debut that paints a beautiful but tragic picture of gentrification and identity in one's home. - Film Pulse Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
5/10 45% The Comfort of Strangers (1991) Strong visuals and performances alone aren't enough to save the lackluster plot. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
5.5/10 49% The Pale Door (2020) Works best when it's a high-energy mashup, which unfortunately happens too infrequently. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
7/10 54% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) A tonal departure from Train to Busan, but it still manages to deliver a thrilling, wildly entertaining and total badass zombie action flick despite its reliance on tropes. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
7/10 100% Host (2020) A fun, scary and surprisingly well formed horror feature that uses our current socially distanced climate to its advantage. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2020
4.5/10 24% Inheritance (2020) From its thoroughly uninspired poster design to its predictable and formulaic plot, Stein's thriller occasionally entertains but contains few shining or memorable moments. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
2/10 No Score Yet Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies (2012) This movie is filled with special effects that are done after the movie is shot and they are awful. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
8/10 82% Socks on Fire (2020) McGuire clearly poured his heart and soul into this film, and it shows in nearly every moment on screen. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
7/10 90% Blood Quantum (2020) A thought-provoking zombie flick with some excellent effects work. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
8.5/10 82% Listen Up Philip (2014) The dialogue is brilliant - fast, smart and incredibly funny. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
7% Always Woodstock (2014) This is an insufferable movie that telegraphs everything from its opening minutes, and does nothing to elevate the genre or even tell an interesting story. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
6.5/10 75% The Wretched (2020) A surprising delight, which doesn't skimp on some great creature effects and fun, sometimes shocking moments. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
4.5/10 88% Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 1: Midnight Madness (2020) Despite boasting an impressively large lineup of subjects, this 3-part documentary adds little to the discourse on cult film and could have used more time in the editing room. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
7/10 100% Other Music (2020) A bittersweet love letter to a New York institution. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020
7/10 87% Sea Fever (2019) There's some undeniable similarities to The Thing, but this stands on its own as a tense experience that leans more toward body horror than creature feature. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
5/10 72% Vivarium (2020) There's not much here beyond the great setup, and it feels like this would be better suited for a Twilight Zone episode rather than stretched out into a feature-length film. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
7/10 80% The Carnivores (2021) Johnson's second feature has a deeper complexity than his first and provides a thought-provoking story about love and obsession. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
7/10 85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Propelled by the performance of Davidson, it feels a bit paint by numbers, but the solid script and even pace keep it from toppling over under the weight of its own formula. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
8/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Terrifying, unique, and one of the best horror experiences this year. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
6.5/10 96% Blood on Her Name (2020) A well-crafted Southern-fried neo-noir. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
6.5/10 83% VFW (2020) A no-frills, sleazy throwback with a great cast and tons of gore. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
6/10 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Less exuberant than what I hoped, but a satisfying cosmic horror tale nonetheless and a welcome return from Richard Stanley. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
6.5/10 79% VHYes (2020) VHYes paints a lovingly odd portrait of a bygone era. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
7/10 47% Underwater (2020) Derivative and shallow, but Stewart commands this satisfying white-knuckle sci-fi horror romp. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
8/10 100% Don't Be a Dick About It (2020) Sometimes the simplest stories can be the most endearing; such is the case with Ben Mullinkosson's slice-of-life documentary. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
6/10 84% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Playing out like a horror version of Drop Dead Fred, Daniel Isn't Real blends familiar tropes with some welcome, off-the-wall antics. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
5/10 67% Little Joe (2019) A diluted experience, perhaps in need of its own whiff of that sweet, euphoric pollen. - Film Pulse EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019