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John Patterson

John Patterson
John Patterson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
68% Tattoo (2002) A nasty, intelligent and complex thriller.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2003
17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) Norrington falls repeatedly into predictable fight sequences and apocalyptic explosions, drowning the few remnants of wit and subtlety under bombast and empty stylistics.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2003
52% Suriyothai (2003) Despite the exotic visuals, Western viewers may have trouble digesting a two-and-a- half-hour epic more in the tradition of Thucydides than De Mille.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2003
10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) At 82 minutes it feels longer than Lawrence of Arabia -- and a lot less funny.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2003
68% La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law) (2000) A bracingly sarcastic political comedy ... possessed of a baleful satiric eye for hypocrisy and greed, a delicious anti-clerical bent, and pitch-perfect comic timing.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2003
34% The In-Laws (2003) Often extremely funny.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted May 22, 2003
35% The Real Cancun (2003) No matter how 'real' things appear, scenarios and story arcs are relentlessly imposed upon the partay-cipants so as to finesse a narrative as crudely overdetermined and howlingly predictable as any studio-manufactured fiction.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted May 1, 2003
31% Returning Mickey Stern (2003) The always-watchable Bologna is the adhesive holding together this slight and gentle romantic comedy, lending it perhaps more conviction and authority than the material warrants.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2003
14% Chasing Papi (2003) Judging by Paul Rodriguez's brief cameo as a mincing beauty-pageant director, one senses that the movie is more interested in affirming lazy stereotypes than overthrowing them.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2003
26% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) Relentless, infantile and impossible to dislike.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2003
23% John Q (2002) A coercive script by James Kearns, and some middling direction by Nick Cassavetes, can't rob the movie of an undeniable, headlong crowd-pleasing power as it tackles an issue that touches us all.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2003
22% The Hot Chick (2002) Marks no discernible improvement on its predecessors Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and The Animal, though the sight of the deeply unprepossessing Schneider all dolled up for girlie business is good for a few shallow chuckles.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2002
27% Analyze That (2002) If only all sequels were this much fun.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2002
87% The Quiet American (2003) [Noyce] has made a good-looking, intelligent stab at the novel, mildly undermined by a tendency to seek contemporary relevance.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2002
58% Die Another Day (2002) The niftiest Bond movie in years -- fresh, funny, and jammed to the rafters with demented stunts, Boys'-Own gadgetry and brazen promiscuity.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2002
13% Waking Up in Reno (2002) Brady achieves the remarkable feat of squandering a topnotch foursome of actors ... by shoving them into every clichéd white-trash situation imaginable.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2002
83% All or Nothing (2002) A strangely stirring experience that finds warmth in the coldest environment and makes each crumb of emotional comfort feel like a 10-course banquet.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2002
48% Lucky Break (2002) The end result is like cold porridge with only the odd enjoyably chewy lump.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2002
92% Bloody Sunday (2002) Both an admirable reconstruction of terrible events, and a fitting memorial to the dead of that day, and of the thousands thereafter.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2002
54% The Transporter (2002) Immensely exciting and funny -- and it even has a Proust joke.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2002
68% The Grey Zone (2002) Unlike the nauseating fictions peddled by such 'Have-yourself-a-happy-little-Holocaust' movies as Life Is Beautiful and Jakob the Liar, The Grey Zone is honest enough to deny the possibility of hope in Auschwitz.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2002
25% Formula 51 (2002) Formulaic to the 51st power, more like.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2002
60% American Pie (1999) It takes almost 30 intolerably slack minutes to set it up and get it rolling.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2002
14% American Outlaws (2001) For the most part it's First Knight Way Out West all the way.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2002
45% Borstal Boy (2002) Behan's emotional growth and confused self-examination are ably conveyed by Hatosy's spirited and well-nuanced performance.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2002
20% Knockaround Guys (2002) A pale Xerox of other, better crime movies.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2002
31% Along Came a Spider (2001) Freeman, as always, is a still center of dependable calm and intelligence, but Potter registers only as another generic blonde.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2002
51% The Man from Elysian Fields (2001) Despite its dry wit and compassion, the film suffers from a philosophical emptiness and maddeningly sedate pacing.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2002
9% Stealing Harvard (2002) Whenever Green shows up to do his semi-improvised, non-acting shtick ... this otherwise sprightly and intermittently amusing movie suddenly feels like a ship dragging its anchor.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2002
77% Quitting (2002) Whether Quitting will prove absorbing to American audiences is debatable.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2002
75% Igby Goes Down (2002) Culkin, a revelation here, mines every last nuance of the confusion and anger that results.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2002
89% Comment j'ai tué mon père (My Father and I) (2001) An intelligent, moving and invigorating film.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2002
4% Serving Sara (2002) The plot fluctuations unfold as predictably as any other cross-country buddy-buddy flick you care to mention.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2002
72% Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973) Somehow poor pacing and this lack of visual variety manage to make a great show seem boring -- which is, I suppose, an achievement of sorts.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2002
20% Long Time Since (2002) Fascinating and irritating in equal parts.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2002
88% I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002) As Tweedy talks about canning his stockbroker and repairing his pool, you yearn for a few airborne TV sets or nude groupies on the nod to liven things up.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2002
19% National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002) An effervescent campus gross-out comedy that's true to the amoral, anarchic spirit of Lampoon founder-editor and screenwriter Doug Kenney.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2002
28% Life or Something Like It (2002) Comes on like a romantic comedy with metaphysical pretensions, but somehow these opposing aspects manage to cancel each other out, leaving us with laugh-lite comedy and, well, metaphysical pretensions.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2002
34% Resident Evil (2002) The interchangeable males all resemble Freddie Prinze Jr., and Anderson's direction is no less anemic, making one yearn for an Escape/Quit button that, sadly, doesn't exist in this medium.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2002