Patch Adams Synopsis
A doctor (Robin Williams) uses humor and unconventional practices.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A perfect vehicle for Robin Williams. He again plays the compassionate, manic clown that has been his main character throughout his movie...
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60

Empire

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So the prognosis is generally positive, though there may be a touch too much sugar in this motion picture panacea, which is, in places,...
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50

San Francisco Examiner

Could have been maudlin from start to finish. Instead, more than half the 154-minute film is riveting - filled with funny, touching bits...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie starts with insights about the need for more humane values in health care, then buries them under an avalanche of frivolities,...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The kind of film that will work for an audience that's just interested in having an emotional experience (with a happy ending) without...
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Made me want to spray the screen with Lysol. This movie is shameless. It's not merely a tearjerker. It extracts tears individually by...
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30

TV Guide

By Angel Cohn
Williams isn't really playing Adams: He's once again playing himself, and the act is getting tired.
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25

New York Daily News

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Patch Adams is either a brilliantly sly, straight-faced parody of the standard Robin Williams tearjerker or the soggiest movie of the...
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Ray Conlogue
Patch Adams is a flawed visionary, but surely he deserves better than this crass and manipulative movie.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Oooh, this is toxic.
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Excellent

By Horror15
My favorite movie of all time. Williams is phenominal. An excellent (humorous) portrayal of that sort of situation, but also a very serious movie. A MUST SEE!!!...

Patch Adams review

By jodyandcobee
thank you people who care...

Amazing movie.

By jatron555
Very moving. Do not listen to the critics....

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Rated PG-13
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 12+ True-story medical tale is made shallow and sentimental.
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