Patch Adams Reviews

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April 2, 2019
Like too many of Mr. Williams's recent movies, Patch Adams wastes the genius of a peerless clown.
April 1, 2019
Comics who want to do Hamlet often end up, as here, serving big, sticky slices of ham.
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.
June 24, 2006
An overdose of sentimental claptrap, underscored by Marc Shaiman's clichd string arrangements.
June 18, 2002
Top Critic
March 19, 2002
January 1, 2000
Somebody needs to come up with a remedy for the maudlin Robin Williams comedy.
January 1, 2000
Almost every scene triggers a sense of deja vu!
January 1, 2000
A sure-fire crowd-pleaser!
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
It suffers from excessive heart- warming itis!
January 1, 2000
A movie of depth and delight!
January 1, 2000
It extracts tears individually by liposuction, without anesthesia!
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Those in sore need of busting a gut had better look elsewhere for comic relief.
January 1, 2000
Offensive and deeply false 'inspirational!'
January 1, 2000
Here is the year's least welcome technological advance, the computer-generated butterfly meant to provide a touch of magic for a film that has none of its own.
January 1, 2000
Its simpleminded mawkishness aside, Patch Adams also represents filmic storytelling at its most corrupt.
January 1, 2000
By the end of it, you may feel like tripping a stranger just to shake off the sticky-sweet residue.
January 1, 2000
Though he really does seem like a swell person, I've always liked Williams better in theory than I do in practice. And this blubbering ass-kiss of a movie is very possibly the last straw.
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