Patti Cake$
Patti Cake$ (2017)

In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in PATTI CAKE$, the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 18, 2017
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Patti Cake$ hits a number of predictable beats, but adds enough fresh elements -- not least Danielle MacDonald's potentially starmaking turn -- to make its underdog story work.

Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

It's like déja-vu with a breakbeat. The most remarkable thing about the film is how little you'll actually mind by the end.

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Ella Taylor
NPR

For all its jittery attitude and outsider milieu ... the movie is too bent on pleasing crowds to cohere into a point of view.

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

[W]riter/director Geremy Jasper (making his feature film debut) has made a warm, sympathetic film about outcasts...

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Anna Smith
Time Out

The tone balances realism and optimism with the accent on the latter; ultimately Patti Cake$ has the kind of uplifting, defiant-misfit mood that's easy to compare with fellow Sundance hit Little Miss Sunshine.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

This is a feel-good tale through-and-through yet, because of the aesthetic and setting, it doesn't feel cloying and artificial.

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Mike Reyes
CinemaBlend.com

While Patti Cake$ treads familiar ground, it does so with a confident stride and cinematic language of its own, much like its colorful protagonist.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

a rousing and triumphant tale of freedom, creative expression, self-discovery, finding your voice -- and actually being heard. Imagine that.

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Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times

A hearty feel-good stew of hip-hop and tough love served up by the writer-director Geremy Jasper.

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Keith Phipps
Uproxx

Once Patti Cake$ gets going it seems determined to sand away the texture that made in intriguing in the first place.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Philip Price
Endearing. Endearing is the word to describe what quality and feeling writer/director Geremy Jasper captures in his feature directorial debut after spending the… More