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Patti Cake$ Reviews

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October 12, 2018
The result is a charming coming-of-age tale with an authenticity its premise may not appear to hold at first.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 25, 2018
White female rapper chases success; language, sex, drinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2018
Patti Cake$ is the outsiders' plea for acceptance, even when those taste makers are deaf to the notes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2018
"Patti Cake$" is a great film that defies convention at every turn, like its heroine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 28, 2018
...builds up to one of the most surprisingly emotional crescendos of any recent film. This one is definitely worth your time.
January 25, 2018
Macdonald is the most consistent element of the drama and elevates the storytelling through her empowering and likable persona.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 23, 2018
There's so much good here that, by the end, I forgave the faults and just had the good time I was meant to have.
December 28, 2017
Patti Cake $ is more than a film... [Full review in Spanish]
December 27, 2017
Patti Cake$ is an inspiring film full of heart and with a banging soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 26, 2017
For every predictable move Jasper's screenplay makes, Macdonald creates a surprising moment, some small gesture that reveals. She's a duckling turned swan.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 19, 2017
Making music is not inherently cinematic, especially in the downtime between fully-formed performances. Patti Cake$, like so many struggling-musician movies before it, fills that space with a lot of melodrama.
December 18, 2017
The film follows the standard trajectory of similar yearning-for-stardom tales - and comparisons to other bootstrap musical stories like The Commitments, Hustle & Flow and 8 Mile are fair - but it stays fresh.
December 17, 2017
The offbeat characters are ridiculously loveable, the music infectious and the plot strong enough to have us on our feet cheering at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 18, 2017
"Patti Cake$" certainly lets its freak flag fly, but that's a good thing. This tough but tender film is a surefire crowd-pleaser.
November 2, 2017
Patti Cake$ [exerts] only a tenuous hold on our hearts.
October 31, 2017
Danielle Macdonald is funny and endearing as Patti.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 23, 2017
Patti Cake$ has a story that feels authentic and touching, a hard-knocks tale played to a hip-hop beat, and with a star-making turn by Australian actress Danielle Macdonald
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2017
Credit Danielle Macdonald for an emotionally authentic performance - one wrong turn, and she could be a caricature or, gulp, a Movie Character, fulfilling the screenplay's many familiar tropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2017
"[Macdonald's performance is] a star-making turn in a movie that's all about chasing star-making chances, and it comes with excellent support from Everett and Moriarty."
September 25, 2017
While Patti can certainly makes some words rhyme, she has no flow.
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