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: 80% 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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Ernesto Diezmartinez
Cine Vértigo

It may have been a real masterpiece, but unfortunately it ends up as a sentimentaloid monologue. [Full review in Spanish]

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John Swansburg

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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Alejandro Turdo

A correct film that stays within its limits without ever forgetting the weight of what is being narrated. [Full review in Spanish]

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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

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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Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot

Peter Berg's Patriots Day is a thrilling telling of a tragic and uplifting event, brought marvelously to life through an excellent cast, skilled direction, and a well-structured script that takes the time to flesh out its characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% 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
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
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
Chrisanne Chin
Patriot's Day is an exciting and nailbiting thriller based on the true story of the Boston Marathon bombing. The audience gets to experience the sheer… 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
Jacob Smith
I can't say that I enjoyed this movie as much as I enjoyed Deepwater Horizon but I'm not going to turn a blind eye to the work and the passion that… More