Patrick: Evil Awakens Reviews

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September 8, 2020
Loud and aggressive and obvious, grating on its own terms and revolting as a remake of a reasonably smart, character-oriented horror film.
September 24, 2019
As it stands, Hartley has too much respect for the genre films that precede him, and in translating this respect he fails to find his own voice as a director.
August 31, 2018
What was an unassuming, creepy study of the fragile mind and body becomes a clumsy delivery system for cheap scares and bad CGI.
August 21, 2018
A fun throwback horror film.
March 21, 2014
Patrick: Evil Awakens is an entirely forgettable horror flick that lets the great talent involved go to waste. There are certainly more entertaining low-budget horror offerings that you can waste an evening on.
March 14, 2014
[Patrick] is malevolent, but he's also melancholy-the ultimate example of a guy who likes a girl, but try as he might, can't make a move.
March 14, 2014
More horror remakes should be as thoughtful as "Patrick: Evil Awakens," an atypically clever riff on the 1978 Australian thriller "Patrick."
March 14, 2014
This well-crafted remake of 1978's 'Patrick' is rich in gothic trappings and features a terrific central performance by Sharni Vinson.
March 12, 2014
Against all odds, they've managed to succeed where many efforts fail, returning the tension and peculiarity of the premise for another go-around of telekinetic terror.
March 12, 2014
"Patrick" isn't one for necessarily spinning its wheels, but it too often hurts itself by jumping the rails into insanity.
March 11, 2014
It's a techno-thriller of brain-dead proportions ...
February 21, 2014
This Ozploitation remake is a spookily effective fright-fest.
February 21, 2014
The newly capitalised PATRICK is as spookily Gothic and look-out-behind-you! crazy as the original.
November 9, 2013
reimagined from Richard Franklin's 1978 original as a piece of hysterical high gothic with giallo-esque trimmings (not least the fabulously over-the-top score by Pino Donaggio).
October 19, 2013
Hartley's remake is extremely faithful to the original, and what is most fun about it is the style and tone ... Donaggio's bold, over-the-top, old-school horror score reminds us that we are in an homage, and to enjoy the ride as such.
October 18, 2013
Effectively chilly, moody remake of Richard Franklin's 1978 horror classic about a mysterious coma patient, smartly updated for iGen audiences...A skilfully made genre piece, a very satisfying movie meal, well done with a garnish of dark humour.
October 18, 2013
Hartley understands all too well that a pulpy midnight horror movie can be many things (Fast! Trashy! Outrageous! Over the top!) but it cannot be boring. It cannot be complacent. And it cannot take the audience for granted.
October 17, 2013
Takes the coolest parts of the original Aussie thriller and adds some more goofy fun.
October 12, 2013
It's a film that'll be most appreciated by lovers of cinema, especially aficionados of the horror genre - not the new wave but the old school
October 12, 2013
Pino Donaggio's glorious discordant orchestral score is a standout, making the hairs on the back of our necks stand up, never letting up and always keeping us tightly on the leash. Bloody scary!
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