Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike (1952)

Pat (Katharine Hepburn), a college phys-ed instructor, enters into professional competition as a golf and tennis player. Mike (Spencer Tracy), a likeable but unscrupulous sports promoter, first attempts to bribe Pat to lose, but later… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 13, 1952
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy take competition to a romantic-comic highpoint in this elegantly directed sports comedy by George Cukor.

Penelope Gilliatt
New Yorker

Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin here wrote an engaging screenplay about emotion-without-display for their rare uncut diamonds.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

One of the better Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn comedies -- not so much for the screenplay by Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, which lacks the bite and sophistication of Adam's Rib, as for the relaxed and graceful interplay of the stars.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Original comedy, with a rich look at women's sports - and gender roles.

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TIME Magazine

One of the season's gayest comedies.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

The best of the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn cycle.

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Douglas Pratt

The familiarity the two stars communicate goes far beyond the script.

Variety Staff

Tracy is given some choice lines in the script and makes much of them in an easy, throwaway style that lifts the comedy punch.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

There are far too many shots featuring real-life sports stars, but the sparring leads, and Ray's dim boxer, work superbly together under Cukor's deceptively effortless, always elegant direction.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Slight sports comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The story of of lady sports protege and her shady manager is a sheer cover for this light farce about gender roles, typecasted with Tracy and Hepburn. Despite… More
jay nixon
cute but the pair made better films then this.
Aj V
The synopsis on here says "predictable comic mishaps" predictable is right. These stars deserve more than another predictable comedy with a little… More
Devon Bott
Lady golfer Pat gets so stressed out in the presence of her fiance, she blows a golf tournament. Mike is a sports promoter who spots her at the tournament and… More