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Patch Adams

1998
Comedy
Drama
1h 55m
Robin Williams is Patch Adams - a doctor who believes in laughter as medicine and will do just about anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own career. (Universal)
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Patch Adams

1998
Comedy
Drama
1h 55m
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Rated 31 Jul 2015
72
23rd
Ironically, this movie about a doctor who celebrates life will make you want to kill yourself.
Rated 11 Mar 2013
12
0th
I'm not sure that I could convey to you in words my loathing for this film. The only time I laughed is when the music got all dark and you suddenly realize that Patch's girlfriend is dead. That's pretty sick, but I saw this in the theater, while on a date, that did not go well, mostly because of the aforementioned laughing.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
11th
Shamefully bad melodrama that expects us to believe that kids would actually laugh at Robin Williams in a clown nose instead of recoiling in terror.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
1
5th
So fucking sappy, so syrupy sweet, so offensively, absurdly shmaltzy that even as a kid I was absolutely shocked by what I was seeing. It gave me diabetes, and now I have to get a shot every day. I mean, just read the plot summary. Jesus christ.
Rated 03 Sep 2008
20
1st
First and foremost: there is a doctor in this film who runs a hospital for sick and dying children. This doctor is such an over-the-top, not-even-in-the-movies a--hole that he reprimands Patch Adams for entertaining the children and making them laugh! I'm not making this up. Also: all of the jokes fall flat.
Rated 31 Dec 2008
20
1st
Have I actually seen this or am I creating hideous false memories taken from all the other Robin Williams outings I have had the misfortune to watch..?
Rated 30 Jan 2009
0
0th
If there's one thing I don't miss about the 90s it's all these preachy schlocky sentimental Robin Williams movies.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
1
4th
Urge to kill rising.
Rated 17 May 2010
20
4th
a mentally ill man demonstrates the true horror of socialized medicine
Rated 09 Nov 2008
2
21st
Maybe the sappiest movie ever made.
Rated 07 Mar 2015
21
5th
Robin Williams stars as a guy who fights for his right to annoy everyone around him. The comedy is Williams at his most obnoxious.
Rated 18 Dec 2018
33
4th
noodle pool.
Rated 08 Jun 2007
28
5th
One of the most manipulative films ever made. Disgustingly sappy. Shadyac shows time and time again that he should not be near a camera EVER.
Rated 13 Jun 2007
70
58th
Very well acted as usual... I'm a big robin Williams Fan
Rated 14 Aug 2007
45
13th
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Rated 14 Aug 2007
10
4th
This Just In: Schmaltzy Williams film inflicted on holiday audiences for 7th consecutive Christmas!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
46
11th
I love Robin Williams, but this movie promotes communism.
Rated 09 Jan 2009
1
1st
so gay!
Rated 17 Jan 2009
7
12th
I must be a heartless monster because this movie bored me. Isn't there something in the Geneva Convention that specifically prohibits the use of bad comedy on terminally ill children? There isn't? Better get on that...
Rated 31 Jan 2009
50
36th
Heartwarming, but that's not really what I'm looking for in a movie. I've got family and pets for that.
Rated 09 Aug 2009
2
21st
"You know anything about proctology yet? Good, take care of this asshole for me." LMFAO
Rated 28 Jul 2010
25
15th
arr rrrrrrggggggunnnnnhhhhhh
Rated 31 Dec 2011
45
13th
From Mike Nelsons review of Patch Adams in his Movie Megacheese book. "I think we can say with some certainty that anyone who's ever seen a balloon animal act is thinking, somewhere in the back of his mind, how nice it would be to die."
Rated 12 Dec 2006
60
12th
Aaaaaaarghhhhhh. This is a perfect example of why people find Robin Williams annoying.
Rated 12 Jan 2007
65
30th
Icky.
Rated 16 Jan 2007
60
6th
gay
Rated 02 Mar 2007
50
35th
Good film.
Rated 02 Mar 2007
78
53rd
This is a heartwarming comedy that allows Williams to allow his own talents to shine both dramatically and comedically, although it does get a tad slow at times.
Rated 06 Mar 2007
0
3rd
The sound of the world's smallest violin...
Rated 28 Apr 2016
12
55th
W4E1P1S1V1M1A1R2.
Rated 26 May 2007
55
48th
Depressing. Williams is still the man.
Rated 12 Jul 2007
82
28th
Meh. It was okay...
Rated 21 Jul 2007
13
10th
No.
Rated 30 Jul 2007
3
0th
Robin Williams begins to use his career as a bedpan with this monstrosity.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
66
18th
Technically competent, and I really like Williams, but ultimately a bit too saccharine.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
72
56th
Your typical run-of-the-mill cookie-cutter feel-good film, just with Robin Williams thrown in for good measure.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
88
60th
A much better film than people gave it credit. And what exactly is wrong with a feel-good film? Isn't that one of the reasons people watch movies to begin with? Give this movie a chance. You'll feel good.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
1st
Teh Sux0rz. Why would you watch this? I laughed once, and I got angry 10 times. don't waste your time
Rated 19 Sep 2015
7
63rd
Williams is brilliant as the titular character: Goofy and sweet (the first red nose scene with the kids is heart-melting), gleefully subversive ("At your cervix!"; the grad mooning), and endearingly idealistic (see his late-night brainstorm with Carin). The powerful combination of humour and sentimentality throughout is enough to make the heart burst-or at least let the film's cliched set-ups and lazily brisk pacing (the hints of dark tragedy begged for more time) slide, for the most part.
Rated 07 Oct 2013
79
91st
masterful
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
13th
It was fine the first time, but somehow everywhere I turned this movie was playing, and it got really old really quick. This happen to anyone else?
Rated 19 Aug 2007
80
41st
robin plays a doctor based on a real person... ut his humor is not readily accepted by traditionalists
Rated 21 Aug 2007
78
45th
Ugh. Had to watch for school. no good memories here.
Rated 21 Aug 2007
25
26th
ok
Rated 11 Sep 2007
42
3rd
Can Robin perscribe himself some Ritalin?
Rated 23 Aug 2015
65
39th
Fairly average
Rated 20 Jan 2008
62
34th
An odd film, trying to be funny while acting as drama. Robin Williams is never entirely convincing, but the film isn't as bad as the critics would have you believe.
Rated 20 Jan 2008
10
6th
Yuck!
Rated 27 Jan 2008
88
62nd
A fun film about the true-life laugh doctor Patch Adams. Inspiring.
Rated 10 Feb 2008
80
45th
Saw it once, it was good! Probably won't watch it again though.
Rated 11 Feb 2008
90
73rd
Heartwarming and funny! Robin Williams is amazing!
Rated 22 Mar 2008
11
3rd
Cloying. 'Nuff said.
Rated 07 Aug 2015
81
19th
Funny, poignant. Slightly cheesy, but worth watching. Robin Williams - need anyone say more?
Rated 26 Oct 2012
66
46th
* Casting, Acting : 6 * Script : 7 * Directing, Aura : 7 * Ease of Viewing : 6 * Naked Eye : 7
Rated 17 May 2008
88
95th
a love it or hate it drama, and i love it.
Rated 31 May 2008
86
74th
Robin Williams has a lot of heart in this movie. Every time I see it, it leaves impact after impact.
Rated 02 Jun 2008
23
12th
When does Robin Williams stop being funny and start being lame? In this movie.
Rated 14 Jun 2008
48
49th
okay
Rated 22 Jun 2008
55
20th
Fluff.
Rated 08 Jul 2008
50
3rd
aff
Rated 23 Aug 2012
1
11th
MORE LIKE HACK ADAMS
Rated 29 Aug 2008
70
29th
Nice movie.
Rated 05 Sep 2008
100
0th
Excellent a must see
Rated 17 Sep 2008
40
54th
Stakkels Patch
Rated 15 Oct 2008
65
41st
Not bad, a little slow at times.
Rated 15 Oct 2008
95
86th
So, so sweet.
Rated 12 Sep 2016
85
42nd
1
Rated 26 Dec 2008
38
35th
A nice story told by a perennial bufon.
Rated 27 Dec 2008
99
88th
inspirational
Rated 09 Jun 2022
53
13th
Well intentioned effort has its moments, and this humanistic fight against a bureaucracy is as worthy a subject as any for a movie, but it quickly becomes clear that the director of ACE VENTURA has no business attempting this sort of “Oscar bait” movie. Dramatic elements are too heavy-handed, with one blind-siding incident so out of left field, it conjures a derisory laugh; Williams does his best, but struggles when the character switches to weepy and mopey in the film's protracted second half.
Rated 04 Mar 2009
35
37th
- 30 points for the hairiest butt I never wanted to see.
Rated 12 Mar 2009
70
28th
Cute
Rated 23 Mar 2009
50
17th
I don't like Robin Williams very much and this is not the kind of movie I like, but I have to face it: it's a beautiful story.
Rated 19 Apr 2009
75
85th
A remarkable story, brilliantly portrayed by Robin Williams. This film is at once heart warming and hilarious.
Rated 23 Apr 2009
70
60th
Hope you want a double dose of depression!
Rated 16 Jun 2021
70
83rd
eng; [patch adams]; ein angehender Arzt bricht mit konventionen und integriert das lachen in den medizinischen alltag um die Heilung zu verbessern.;
Rated 23 Jun 2012
70
77th
3 of 4 -- Entertainment. 1 of 2 -- Food For Thought. 2 of 2 -- Opens The Heart. 1 of 2 -- Sustainability Values.
Rated 19 Jul 2009
75
16th
I really like this movie. Robin Williams is great and in parts its even a tear jerker.
Rated 20 Jul 2009
71
17th
A nice thinker film, but it trails a bit on the dry side. Makes me wish they spent a bit more time working on the character relationships in the movie instead of creating strawmen out of the administration of the hospital.
Rated 31 Jul 2009
40
29th
Manipulative and overly melodramatic. That said it is likable in a shameful sort of way.
Rated 23 Apr 2020
55
11th
The king of all overly sentimental Robin Williams vehicles (and there are a lot of them)
Rated 23 Feb 2015
50
4th
Bless you, Robin, but insufferable.
Rated 05 Nov 2014
1
2nd
Patch Adams is a film I completely misjudged. It presents itself as a light hearted film but it's far from it. As much as I love Robin Williams, he feels miscast here and his humour doesn't translate well on screen. And it comes across uncomfortable and incredibly misplaced. Tonally it's all over the place and ultimately Patch Adams struggles to establish an identity. I can't recall many other films that are as manipulative as this. And it leaves an incredibly nasty and saccharine taste.
Rated 21 Sep 2009
30
7th
i think the summary says it all, "even if it means risking his own career" ... huh?!? these kids are dying, and you cannot try to help them along by injecting humor into their lives? AND, this was based on a true story??!
Rated 04 Oct 2009
15
4th
Irredeemable
Rated 11 Oct 2009
90
38th
feel good movie. And Patch has a point... Laughter is a good thing to do if you're sick.
Rated 27 Nov 2009
40
28th
If all doctor's could just bathe their patients in noodles, the world would be a happier place.
Rated 08 Dec 2009
40
30th
2/5
Rated 08 Mar 2020
69
52nd
69
Rated 11 Feb 2015
55
30th
It's not all that bad, but there are better "heartwarming Robin Williams comedies based on true stories" you could be spending your time on.
Rated 20 Sep 2010
10
4th
Cliche and sappy. Pass.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
24
4th
I hate Robin Williams.
Rated 23 Nov 2010
1
2nd
One of the most awful films I've seen, but more remarkable is the fact that with regard to Robin Williams, you could still do much worse.
Rated 16 Jan 2011
78
28th
Sad and funny family movie
Rated 12 Feb 2020
89
79th
i liked it had some inappropriate stuff but for the rest pretty good movies
Rated 03 Feb 2015
41
35th
Sweet, funny movie... the true story is touching... the vagina jokes... a bit over the top. But... not bad.
Rated 03 Aug 2019
62
26th
Filmin vermek istediği mesaj ile ana karakterin motivasyonu arasinda ciddi bir sorun var. Bu sebeple senaryo bir noktadan sonra kendi üstüne çöküyor. Robin williams ve küçük rolüne rağmen PSH yine şahane.
Rated 03 Jul 2011
0
1st
Fuck this movie
Rated 23 Nov 2011
68
46th
It's a pretty by-the-book comedy/drama, but at least it doesn't deviate from the formula and screw things up beyond repair. It just really hits everything on the nose. No pun intended, I guess.
Rated 30 Dec 2011
49
24th
Gotta give it props for that movie poster, how is that not the most touching movie poster ever made.

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