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Based on the true story of a misfit medical student whose unconventional approach to healing causes headaches for the medical establishment but works wonders for the patients.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It extracts tears individually by liposuction, without anesthesia!"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"True-story medical tale is made shallow and sentimental."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...Formulaic from the word go, with so many trite, overused devices that it could serve as a primer for 'things to avoid when making an original movie.'"
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"This film wants to be loved so much, it pleads with us to believe its black and white message."
‑ Jim Chastain, Norman Transcript
"Preachy and overlong!"
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Instead of drama, Patch Adams gives us mere iconography, and wastes Williams's iconoclastic dedicated doc."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Indulges to the hilt every obnoxious, hyperactive, oh-what-I-wouldn't-give-for-a-tranquilizer-gun aspect of Robin Williams' performing style."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"...infuriating because it divides the world into fun-loving rebels and uptight establishment-types"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"A little too conventional and predictable for my taste. However, when the ending came, the whole effect of the movie was pretty much ruined."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"The picture takes too many emotional shortcuts and ends on a heavily sentimental note it dooesn't earn."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Almost every scene triggers a sense of deja vu!"
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"Has obviously been made for an audience that has never seen a movie before."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The true story of a Virginia medical student who breaks all the rules by daring to proclaim that the best medicine for patients is love, laughter and play."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"If you can suspend disbelief at every odds-defying incident and mind-blowing improbability, the inspirational message may work on you like magic. If not, the film falls flat as a 60-second souffle."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"Another assembly-line vehicle!"
‑ Sandra Contreras, TV Guide's Movie Guide
More reviews for Patch Adams on Rotten Tomatoes

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