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
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Critic Score: 78% 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.

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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Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Patriots Day is too little. There's too little new information, too little character development and too little reason for it to exist.

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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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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

For this tense real-life drama, director Peter Berg weaves a wide, vivid tapestry of Boston; it's an admirable feat, but his unrefined techniques grow exhausting after a long 130 minutes.

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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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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Far from being exploitative, "Patriots Day" honors the Bostonians who responded to terrorism with strength.

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Travis Johnson
FILMINK (Australia)

a very good film, when it should have been a great one

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
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
Ben Bruflat
Patriots Day was directed by Peter Berg and marks the third entry in an unofficial non-fiction-based trilogy of movies directed by Berg and staring Mark… 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
Philip Price
One goes into Patriots Day with a certain expectation of what they believe will be delivered to them. We're all familiar with the story. Heck, if… More
Paul Fuchs
In a world filled with terror, violence, and horrific events that unfortunately happen on a regular basis, Peter Berg brings us a film dedicated to showing us… More
Ian Walker
A well crafted recounting of the Boston marathon bombing. If you enjoyed films like Lone Survivor or Deepwater Horizon then you will know what to expect.… More