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Patch is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Glenn Lovell, Leslie Combemale, Stephen Silver
Rating Title/Year Author
A Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Leslie Combemale The most compelling performance, even in such impressive company, is Michelle Yeoh as the lioness of a protective mother. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
A The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Leslie Combemale If anyone needs another answer as to why we need more diverse voices making films, here it is. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
A Nancy (2018) Leslie Combemale Writer/director Christina Chow... explodes onto the scene as a filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
B Ocean's 8 (2018) Leslie Combemale It's a smart, gorgeous, well-acted flick that just happens to star women, and women being women in all the best ways. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
A Call Me by Your Name (2017) Leslie Combemale It is a lyrical, mesmerizing, experience at the cinema that numbers among the best movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
4.5/5 The Walk (2015) Stephen Silver Yes, the bravura closing sequence is excellent- but Zemeckis has built a pretty good movie around it, too. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2015
4/5 Sleeping With Other People (2015) Stephen Silver The great Alison Brie has a breakout role in this raunchy yet very honest romantic comedy EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 Black Mass (2015) Stephen Silver It's the anti-Goodfellas, for better and for worse. Very entertaining, but there's something missing. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 The Visit (2015) Stephen Silver Perfectly threads the line between horror and comedy. A minor film, but still Shyamalan's best in years EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 A Walk in the Woods (2015) Stephen Silver Not particularly major or memorable, but worth it for some quality banter between Redford and Nolte EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2015
4/5 Mistress America (2015) Stephen Silver Starts out as a fairly good movie, and later turns into a completely different, much better one. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2015
1/5 No Escape (2015) Stephen Silver The Taken-ripoff genre reaches another nadir, as this film has absolutely zero concern with the country in which it's set or the people in it. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2015
4.5/5 The End of the Tour (2015) Stephen Silver It's incredibly exciting for a film that's about 90 percent two men talking to each other. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2015
1/5 American Ultra (2015) Stephen Silver A nonsensical failure of a movie. That it wastes an impressive collection of very good actors just adds to the sadness. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4.5/5 The Cabin in the Woods (2011) Stephen Silver A supremely creative and original horror/comedy that goes in some genuinely shocking directions. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2012
2/5 Bully (2011) Stephen Silver Tackles a worthy subject and has its heart in the right place, but it's still highly problematic for a variety of reasons. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2012
3.5/5 American Reunion (2012) Stephen Silver A pretty transparent nostalgia exercise that never veers from formula and takes no risks. But it's still exceptionally funny and enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2012
2.5/5 Mirror Mirror (2012) Stephen Silver While it sports fine chemistry between its leads and a unique, creative look, it's considerably uneven and not especially memorable. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2012
2.5/5 The Hunger Games (2012) Stephen Silver Lawrence and the character she plays are excellent. But the movie's story is told poorly, too slowly and with little momentum EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2012
2.5/5 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) Stephen Silver It's one part romantic comedy, one part nature travelogue, one part globalization parable and one part cynical, "In the Loop"-style British political satire. In all, it's inoffensive but rather forgettable. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2012
3/5 House of My Father (2012) Stephen Silver Won't join the list of Ferrell's best films, but it's very funny and a worthy diversion. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2012
2/5 Wanderlust (2012) Stephen Silver Wildly uneven, and based around a bunch of things- hippies, hallucinogens, nudity, ostentatious single-character scenery-chewing - that aren't nearly as hilarious as the filmmakers think they are EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2012
2.5/5 Rampart (2011) Stephen Silver It's not competently directed, and the plot is convoluted, but Harrelson's turn makes it worthwhile almost all by itself. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2012
1/5 This Means War (2012) Stephen Silver A bottom-feeding mess. Everyone involved has done much better work and would likely like to forget about this EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2012
4/5 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Stephen Silver A very impressive bit of storytelling and style that only steps wrongly in its final third. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2011
3/5 War Horse (2011) Stephen Silver Some great moments but most of them, as well as the film's other major themes and elements - have been done previously, and better, by Spielberg EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2011
3.5/5 Carnage (2011) Stephen Silver A deeply uncomfortable yet very funny film, featuring a quartet of standout performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2011
3/5 The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Stephen Silver A highly impressive technical and visual achievement that unfortunately has very little to offer in the plot and character departments. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2011
2/5 Young Adult (2011) Stephen Silver What's missing is any semblance of a compelling story, as well as the wit and humanity that marked Reitman's first three pictures. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2011
4.5/5 Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol (2011) Stephen Silver One of the year's biggest surprises: a third sequel to a franchise whose heyday is long in the past, featuring a star who's pushing 50 and a director who's not even supposed to be able to do live action. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2011
4.5/5 Shame (2011) Stephen Silver One of the year's best, thanks to a dynamite performance from Michael Fassbender and an aesthetic and storytelling approach that are boldly, refreshingly unconventional. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2011
1/5 The Sitter (2011) Stephen Silver A truly odious and repugnant comedy, the first I can remember in which I spent the entire running time rooting for the hero to get arrested. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2011
2/5 Like Crazy (2011) Stephen Silver Tells a thin and wispy story about shallow, underdeveloped characters about whom I had a lot of trouble caring. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2011
4.5/5 The Muppets (2011) Stephen Silver A loving, faithful and very entertaining adaptation that gets what the Muppets are about and why people love them. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2011
4.5/5 Hugo (2011) Stephen Silver Probably the first kids film in history to double as a propaganda film for the cause of classic film preservation. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2011
4.5/5 The Descendants (2011) Stephen Silver A heartbreaking story with satisfying emotional payoffs, and truly beautiful Hawaiian photography. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2011
1.5/5 J. Edgar (2011) Stephen Silver Goes wrong in just about every way that a biopic can go wrong. Plenty of wrong choices, starting with the makeup EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2011
2/5 Tower Heist (2011) Stephen Silver There's really no reason to go see Tower Heist when you can watch Ocean's Eleven on TNT again. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2011
5/5 The Artist (2011) Stephen Silver A lovingly shot, beautifully realized love letter to cinema history. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2011
2.5/5 The Rum Diary (2011) Stephen Silver Boasts a highly impressive cast and contains some great touches, but it's too long by a half hour and meanders severely in its second half. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2011
2.5/5 The Mighty Macs (2009) Stephen Silver The filmmakers may as well have taken the screenplay of Hoosiers and just made a few edits, changing the decade from the '50s to the '70s and the male characters into women. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2011
3.5/5 The Ides of March (2011) Stephen Silver An engaging, well-acted and very entertaining political thriller, but doesn't have a whole lot to say about its ostensible subject. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2011
3/5 The Big Year (2011) Stephen Silver Well-made, well-acted and at times very touching, despite featuring characters generally behaving like obsessed weirdos EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2011
4.5/5 50/50 (2011) Stephen Silver A near-great movie made out of the hardest-to-thread, most oxymoronic genre imaginable - "cancer comedy." EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2011
2.5/5 Killer Elite (2011) Stephen Silver A solid, but mostly forgettable, thriller that has an intriguing plot and solid cast going for it, but isn't particularly well-made. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2011
4.5/5 Moneyball (2011) Stephen Silver It's the movie baseball hot stove and transaction junkies have been waiting for their entire lives. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2011
1.5/5 Contagion (2011) Stephen Silver Gets off to a very strong start, but eventually gets bogged down in questionable plotting and weak characterization. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2011
2.5 The Debt (2010) Stephen Silver Sports an intriguing premise and uniformly strong performances, but its second act is mediocre and its third act even worse, and it can't help but pale in comparison to Munich EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2011
1.5/5 Conan the Barbarian (2011) Stephen Silver While not lacking for lamentations from women or anybody else, primarily concentrates on the "crush your enemies" part. The movie fails because it can't make that gore interesting EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2011
1/5 Our Idiot Brother (2011) Stephen Silver Wastes a cast of very talented comedic performers by giving them just about nothing funny to do, and sticking them in a plot in which every character is a moron, a moral monster or both. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2011