Dominic Patten

Dominic Patten
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Deadline Hollywood Daily

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
66% Friends: The Reunion (2021) Oddly, despite all that and its resemblance to the contrivance of a DJ Khaled album, the sum total of Friends: The Reunion is somewhat sloppy. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Perhaps the best block party any of us have had or are going to get for months, Summer of Soul is a movie for right now in both speaking to the toxicity of American racism and dancing to the power of endurance. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
86% Transhood (2020) A little too brisk in its approach, and yet Transhood allows its young voices to find their voice, so to speak, and reveals much of how our sense of self, identity, and empathy have evolved. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
93% A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote (2020) Sheen has lost none of his gravitas as America's undisputed greatest living fictional POTUS. In fact, with the passing years, the Apocalypse Now vet has gained additional statesman statue that fits the role of the nuanced Bartlet even more fully. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
94% Black Is King (2020) The highly stylized and nearly 90-minute film that draws from last year's Lion King: The Gift album is extremely successful when it pinpoints the power of spectacle in storytelling to manifest mythology -- for both its creator and the film itself. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
93% Becoming (2020) Becoming is very much a work in progress and hence, good TV across the spectrum. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
94% Beastie Boys Story (2020) It takes a while to get there and doesn't always stick, but losing the shtick, Beastie Boys Story hits you like a bass drum when it finds its (heart)beat in a eulogy to Adam Yauch. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) With [David] Milch's words... [Ian] MacShane still raises f'ing and blinding to a poetic art. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) No need to go into a sub textual read or get caught in the minutia, but El Camino is a script that should have stayed a dream and nothing more. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
88% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' (2019) The reprise of The Jeffersons' pilot was so authoritative that I forgot I was watching a staged throwback until that far-from-Gerald-Ford-era, Washington-instigated group hug right near the end. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
37% The Dirt (2019) What they were extremely entertaining at, even from the cheap seats. was being bad - which, sadly, is what The Dirt the movie is in all the wrong ways. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019