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Patti Cake$ Reviews

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December 20, 2018
A celebration of artistic determination and the joy that derives from chasing your dream while never failing to march to your own beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 7, 2018
Part of Patti Cake$ charm is in its stripped back, basic style. .. This is a simple story, well told, but in no way is it small.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 3, 2018 suggests something meaningful without acting upon it.
November 1, 2018
Despite being as rote and cliche as many other indie films before it, the talented performers sell the words with such flair, the film comes alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2018
Samples a familiar beat but gives it a whole new spin, led by a wowing record scratch of a performance from newcomer Danielle Macdonald.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 30, 2018
You don't have to be the world's biggest hip hop fan to enjoy the blend of comedy, music, and drama at the heart of Patti Cake$.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 25, 2018
It may seem familiar, but it feels fresh thanks to Macdonald. The actress is a revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 12, 2018
The result is a charming coming-of-age tale with an authenticity its premise may not appear to hold at first.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 25, 2018
White female rapper chases success; language, sex, drinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2018
Patti Cake$ 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
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