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  • Summary: When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a seemingly comatose patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move, and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control. [Phase 4 Films] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Adam Nayman
    Mar 12, 2014
    70
    When veterans as talented as Dance and Griffiths decide to chew the scenery, they do so with their chompers bared.
  2. Reviewed by: Megan Lehmann
    Mar 11, 2014
    70
    A spookily effective fright-fest.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Kuipers
    Mar 14, 2014
    60
    Rich in gothic trappings and sporting a terrific central performance by Sharni Vinson (“You’re Next”) as a nurse in Patrick’s sinister sights, the pic has some wobbly dialogue and doesn’t deliver full-blown terror, but should satisfy audiences hankering for old-school genre entertainment.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Mar 11, 2014
    20
    It's a techno-thriller of brain-dead proportions.
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  1. Apr 23, 2014
    8
    For a gothic sci-fi horror, Patrick is a mediocre entertaining film, and for a telekinetic-based story, Patrick serves a different story about how telekinetic power works and it's original (eventhough it's remake 1978 a same name film), so almost as well and spooky as a previous same-genre remake film, "Carrie". Expand
  2. Jun 15, 2014
    8
    While Patrick: Evil Awakens is a remake of a 70's horror film that I have never watched, it has that 70's horror movie vibe to it, art direction and production design wise, if it isn't for the new techno in this movie, the whole building the characters and the dark story all have that 70's & 80's horrorish style to them. On the other hand, the movie is one of the better horror movies this year, it is completely terrifying, new and makes use of the technology we have now. Despite, the movie overuses jump scares on an average 2 jump scares per minute, the movie is slow to launch, uses all these, some false and some effective jump scares to keep the audiences' attention, sometimes it succeeds but it fails for the most part. When the movie launches, creepy everywhere starts happening, generating some fresh ideas, a good use of visuals and characters. Speaking of characters, Sharni Vinson, Charles Dance and everyone pulls it with pretty good performances, Sharni Vinson (You're Next) proves of her charm and capability of mainstream genre. Patrick: Evil Awakens took me by surprise, it was creepy, eerie and had that 70's vibe to it which I love, I highly recommend Patrick. Expand