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Patch Adams Reviews

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September 1, 2017
The pat manipulation of emotions comes with a dangerously high level of saccharin. But anyone who's ever felt aggrieved by impersonal treatment from the medical establishment will enjoy Williams's system-bucking antics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2002
The true story of a Virginia medical student who breaks all the rules by daring to proclaim that the best medicine for patients is love, laughter and play.
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
A perfectly fine, play-it-safe vehicle for Robin Williams that showcases both his great gift for improvisational comedy and his ability to make a heartfelt connection.
January 1, 2000
a genuine, heartwarming crowd pleaser, although director Tom Shadyac can be seen disgorging heapings of sentimental claptrap over this biographical landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A movie of depth and delight!
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Williams tries his best with the lines he's given, but they make up a sermon that we and every other character is simply bludgeoned with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Though both Williams and the film stray into some questionable areas of humor, he succeeds quite nicely at pulling it off.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
A sure-fire crowd-pleaser!
January 1, 2000
The film may get sappy at times and come off as over-sentimentalized at others, but for the most part it's an engaging, funny and touching story.
January 1, 2000
Director Tom Shadyac and screenwriter Steve Oedekerk have sleekly outfitted a sudsy feel-good formula into an entertaining holiday comic tear-gusher.
January 1, 2000
Involving and emotionally fulfilling, if quite a bit over-sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
Intenta hacerle ver al público lo importante de las relaciones humanas entre doctor y paciente
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 17, 2016
The worst film of 1998 was also one of the worst films of its entire decade, but it panders so shamelessly in an effort to manipulate every conceivable human emotion that it was instantly embraced by easy-to-please filmgoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 18, 2012
Shadyac underscores Williams' comic routines with superfluous and frankly relentless reaction shots of patients and hospital staff alike crumpling with laughter.
December 27, 2010
True-story medical tale is made shallow and sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2009
Indulges to the hilt every obnoxious, hyperactive, oh-what-I-wouldn't-give-for-a-tranquilizer-gun aspect of Robin Williams' performing style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2008
Williams pulls out all the stops in a lead role that gives him carte blanche to careen between extremes of silliness and sentimentality; he tries too hard, too obviously, much like the pic itself.
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