John Patterson
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For 133 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John Patterson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 The Fallen Idol (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 133
  2. Negative: 29 out of 133
133 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 John Patterson
    A little bit "pi," a little bit "julien donkey-boy," a little bit "Eraserhead," Buddy Boy doesn't equal these, but offers bizarre pleasures of its own.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 John Patterson
    Koppelman and Lieven's toneless, generic direction style is slack, not slick, and they handle actors like livestock. Only John Malkovich, as Matty's psychotic uncle, retains his dignity.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 John Patterson
    The narrative chronology is so heavily hacked about, its tenses so addled and the material so thinly spread across so many characters, one can scarcely keep it straight in one's head without going cross-eyed.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 John Patterson
    Marks no discernible improvement on its predecessors "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" and "The Animal," though the sight of the deeply unprepossessing Schneider all dolled up for girlie business is good for a few shallow chuckles.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 John Patterson
    The interchangeable males all resemble Freddie Prinze Jr., and Anderson's direction is no less anemic, making one yearn for an Escape/Quit button that, sadly, doesn't exist in this medium.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 John Patterson
    No matter how “real” things appear, scenarios and story arcs are relentlessly imposed upon the partay-cipants so as to finesse a narrative as crudely overdetermined and howlingly predictable as any studio-manufactured fiction.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 John Patterson
    Oscillating gracelessly between the coarse and the merely saccharine, 50 First Dates, directed with zero visual or comedic flair by Peter Segal (Anger Management, Tommy Boy), showcases Sandler's cuddlier side as it reprises the tepid chemistry that he and Barrymore road-tested in "The Wedding Singer."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 John Patterson
    Irish director David Caffrey and English screenwriter Jeremy Drysdale have, respectively, zero sense of pace and a tin-eared grasp of period speech, and together fail either to let us care about their characters or to create any sense of a living era.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 John Patterson
    RV
    In RV, the downwardly spiraling career trajectories of Robin Williams and director Barry Sonnenfeld intertwine like the ropes of a tangled parachute, and all the helpless viewer can do is look on aghast as the whole abortive fiasco plummets toward Earth.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 John Patterson
    If you've never seen the original, you may have no idea what's going on.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 John Patterson
    Catalog of ugly female stereotypes and rotten jokes.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 John Patterson
    Director Jordan Brady achieves the remarkable feat of squandering a topnotch foursome of actors -- particularly Theron, a very game and able comedienne -- by shoving them into every clichéd white-trash situation imaginable.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 John Patterson
    Occasionally the Woo-inflected action sequences - particularly a horse stampede through town on hanging day, and an escape from a moving train - rouse the film from its anti-historic, even mythophobic torpor.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 John Patterson
    A waste of the filmmakers' time and ours, and offering further evidence that, outside the art house, much British cinema has its head jammed tightly up its own arse.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 John Patterson
    A cut above the usual teenage-wasteland movie.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 John Patterson
    Levy, Luis Guzman, Cheri Oteri -- utterly wasted. At 82 minutes it feels longer than “Lawrence of Arabia” -- and a lot less funny.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 John Patterson
    Extraordinary is the very last adjective that comes to mind.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 John Patterson
    Intriguing for a while, then steadily more confusing and finally just incoherent.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 John Patterson
    It's outclassed by the memory of just about every prizefighting flick you've ever seen.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 John Patterson
    Gormless, gutless little home movie.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 10 John Patterson
    Mutates halfway through into a ham-fisted action movie that squanders the good will, and insults the intelligence, of its audience.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 John Patterson
    Just avoid this ghastly, insulting farrago at all costs.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 10 John Patterson
    Grotesque and ugly.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 John Patterson
    All Serving Sara can offer is Perry with his arm shoulder-deep up a longhorn steer's backside, a wasted supporting cast that includes Vincent Pastore and Cedric the Entertainer, and a huge, comedian-shaped hole where Hurley's performance should be.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 10 John Patterson
    Lurches from one set-piece stomach-lurcher to the next with nary a nod to narrative coherence.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 0 John Patterson
    Miraculously seems a great deal longer (this is not a good thing) as it careens from shit joke to corpse joke to ass joke to dog-turd joke and back.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 0 John Patterson
    Three strikes maybe, but no stars and no thumbs up (except the one way, way up its own ass).
    • 13 Metascore
    • 0 John Patterson
    One of those puppy-love movies that make you feel like you're slowly drowning.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 John Patterson
    Writer-director David DeFalco's ugly, pointless and dishonest remake of Craven's remake.

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