Patriots Day
Patriots Day (2017)

An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community's courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 13, 2017
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2017
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Patriots Day offers a stirring, solidly crafted tribute to the heroes of a real-life American tragedy without straying into exploitative action thriller territory.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

"Patriots Day" touches on vast phenomena, looking at an event that packs a huge amount of modern mental space in its crisp narrative confines. That's why its blandly reductive simplicity is all the more unfortunate.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

An efficient and intense thriller that mines the best tropes of the chase genre.

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Daniel de Partearroyo
Cinemanía (Spain)

The film perfectly understands what a city, a country and the citizens look for in the revision of a trauma and it's delivered with the highest technical precision. [Full review in Spanish]

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John Swansburg
Slate

A film content with the charming, if chuckleheaded, cartoon of the Boston local that Wahlberg has regularly inhabited throughout his career.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

It's a story about one city, but it honors the essence of America, and it shows that when the going gets rough, we're all Boston Strong.

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Garry McConnachie
Daily Record (UK)

Equal parts heartbreaking, tense and thrilling.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The film, which swivels frantically between first responders, survivors, and investigators, has a percussive force.

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Chris Klimek
NPR

It isn't quite Captain Phillips or Zero Dark Thirty, but it's a more thoughtful and restrained film than you might've been expecting.

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Israel Paredes
Sensacine

A nightmare that gives us images and moments of great ambition in its elaboration and in its content. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Despite less-than-compelling performances and a lack of artistic perspective, "Patriot's Day" packs an emotional punch on a visceral level. I… More
Kevin Mozulay
The Boston Marathon, a subject that could have easily been mishandled, was taken into the arms of Peter Berg in Patriots Day. One element that made it work so… More
Eugene Bernabe
Berg & Wahlberg, once more, help shed light on a dark time in history. Patriots Day does well in depicting evenly the tragedy and drama behind the events… More
Glenn Gaylord
WICKED PISSA - My Review of PATRIOTS DAY (3 Stars) I love Boston. It's a beautiful city, but its people are often as difficult to navigate as its… More
KJ Proulx
True stories have been around on the big screen for a very long time. Some do poor job and overdo the sappiness of the events and others an impeccable job in… More
Joshua Sheetz
Patriot's Day is an attempt by director Peter Berg to turn the Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent manhunt into a drama-thriller. And it results in… More