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 5.7 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 Chaos
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 133
  2. Negative: 29 out of 133
133 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 John Patterson
    Profound and joyously silly at the same time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 John Patterson
    Writer-director Alex de la Iglesia's bouncy, swaggering satire of ethics-deficient, survival-of-the-fittest free enterprise, peopled by broad grotesques and hysterical caricatures, adds Chabrolian callousness to a cartoonish worldview reminiscent of Frank Tashlin or Joe Dante at their most frenzied.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 John Patterson
    The movie belongs quite rightly to Wendy, the most enchanting little girl in English fiction, and to the untrained actress, Rachel Hurd-Wood, who plays her.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 80 John Patterson
    It's clever, vulgar and fully committed to making us howl with laughter. If only all sequels were this much fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 John Patterson
    An even richer, smarter, funnier sequel.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 John Patterson
    It's a pleasure to report that Scream 3 is an absolute riot, jammed with spicy cameos.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 John Patterson
    Rough-hewn, improvisatory and contentedly lo-fi, the resulting documentary should prove warmly encouraging to embattled progressives of all stripes, and incidentally offers the best political date-movie of the week.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 John Patterson
    Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan lets the tension rise slowly, leads you everywhere you don't expect, doesn't rip you off and totally freaks you out -- all without stale effects or gore.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 John Patterson
    Filmed only with direct light and sound, Bush's stunning camerawork adroitly captures the majestic landscapes and icons of Buddhism: its murals and artworks, monks and nuns.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    Fleming's more than passable, often extremely funny remake.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    Overall Sheridan keeps both "Oirishry" and sentimentality in check. He captures the book's evenhanded sense.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    Inspirational...unfolds gently with an evenness and rural patience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    Inspirational stuff, and often hysterical to boot.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    Noyce has made a good-looking, intelligent stab at the novel, mildly undermined by a tendency to seek contemporary relevance.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    It sure comes through on the belly-laugh front, from its animated in-flight, safety-manual credits through to the very last blooper ('ooligan Vinnie Jones' breathtaking, obscenity-filled rant against the "fahkin' Eye-ties").
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    Worth it, though, for the conviction and ramrod-erect bearing that pros Jackson and Jones bring to their roles.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    Looks like no other recent release...certainly rich enough to warrant more than one viewing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    Although not quite as uproarious or as wickedly subversive as Pedro Almodóvar's more substantial body of work, Queens is content to scamper gaily in the wake of his achievements -- and to offer one more reason for old Franco to roll anew in his grave.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    The movie has a rambunctious and likable energy that compensates for its unsteady, only intermittently amusing narrative.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    It's dirty and delightful, if a tad on the slight side.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    The formula, with its comforting arrangement of familiar elements, is what we're after, and The World Is Not Enough certainly comes through on that front.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    It's grim stuff indeed, but somehow the horror never quite overwhelms Nelson's sure-footed approach to raising all manner of frankly unanswerable questions -- in particular, what would or could one have done in such circumstances?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    Holds its potentially problematic ingredients together remarkably well, summoning outstanding performances from Morrow and Linney, while never dipping into sentiment or patronizing the ailment's sufferers.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    There are scenes here that fill one with rage or bring tears to the eyes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 John Patterson
    The small-town Irish feel of the movie is infectious, and McGrath uncovers some great supporting players.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 John Patterson
    The movie lover in you will recoil; your inner sophomore will rejoice.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 John Patterson
    Helgeland strips the material back to its pulp origins and overlays it with a patina of glib motifs familiar to devotees of Hollywood’s 1970s renaissance.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 60 John Patterson
    The film's sheer likability and very impressive gag-to-giggle ratio derive more from sweetness and sharpness than from shit jokes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 John Patterson
    Crowe's undeniable gifts -- his well-crafted individual scenes and his love for his characters -- are more evident here than his flaws.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 John Patterson
    While the film has the feel of an illustrated radio play, it teems nonetheless with pleasing ambiguities and subtle doubts, and its elusive qualities force the viewer into active and rewarding participation rather than simple passive spectatorship.

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