For 67 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pat Padua's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Personal Shopper
Lowest review score: 25 The 9th Life of Louis Drax
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 67
  2. Negative: 9 out of 67
67 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    While the young cast does its best to sell the gleeful music, its delirious premise eventually loses steam, as do the songs, which are stronger in the first part of the film. Yet despite this doomsday setting, Anna and the Apocalypse ultimately delivers an uplifting message.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    While the movie doesn’t shy away from confronting the obstacles of foster parenthood, it never fully earns its happy ending.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    With its charming character animation and inventive art direction, The Grinch is a vast improvement over Ron Howard’s live-action adaptation of the same story.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Pat Padua
    The film lacks the very imagination it touts, along with another trait that it links to exceptional athleticism. That’s obsession.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    Here, however, Atkinson may even outdo Cruise, with the comedian hurling his 63-year-old body into the service of comedy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Pat Padua
    Sometimes feels like a horror movie with a contact high.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    The movie gives some depth to its misfits, and ultimately sends the valuable message that nobody should be ashamed of who they are.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Pat Padua
    In his effort to inject fresh blood into this gory franchise, which has already seen four sequels (including two “Alien” crossovers), the filmmaker can’t seem to summon up that old Black magic.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 37 Pat Padua
    It’s unfortunate that the tribute to veterans that is so much a part of the movie’s marketing turns out to be little more than a framing device that’s dispensed with for most of the plot.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Its NBA all-star cast — well hidden under layers of makeup — has a winning chemistry making them easy to root for.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    Grown-ups might not roll over for Show Dogs, but children almost surely will. With its fart jokes and smart-alecky canines, this talking-animal comedy is aimed at a young audience anyway. For dog-loving adults, well, it’s just engaging enough to make them prick up their ears.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 37 Pat Padua
    A lowbrow comedy so irreverent it could almost be considered a subversive indictment of law enforcement, not to mention lowbrow humor. Almost, that is, if it were remotely funny.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    Given its pedigree, Sgt. Stubby takes fewer liberties than some fact-based war movies. Bolstered by an irresistible protagonist, the tear-jerking script by Lanni and Mike Stokey makes up for shortcomings in animation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Director Alison Chernick profiles the violin virtuoso, through his performance, of course, but she also reveals a personality as expressive as his musicianship.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    The film’s central metaphor — life is like wine — is an overripe one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    As Nur, Kanboura delivers a performance that is the most varied and effective of the movie’s three stars, growing from the shy newcomer to become the story’s moral center and heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    Yelchin’s performance — grizzled, neurotic — is sadly on-the-nose, making us feel as if we’re watching the last act of a troubled young man.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Pat Padua
    Like its protagonist’s fleeting relationships, the film never completely connects.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Pat Padua
    Despite a glorious performance by Nicolas Cage as a vicious father, this vivid satire of a world turned upside down is marred by writer-director Brian Taylor’s sloppy filmmaking.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    In some ways, My Friend Dahmer is a typical coming-of-age movie about an awkward teen. What distinguishes this particular case of adolescent angst is that it’s the true story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    The film’s young slashers are irredeemably smug and obnoxious, and their bloodthirsty craving for social media likes, represented by heart icons that float out of their cellphones after each murder that they document — without implicating themselves — fuels a vicious satire.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    An intermittently effective biography, marred by a frequently intrusive score.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Pat Padua
    This is one movie that no one needs to relive.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 37 Pat Padua
    Simultaneously earnest yet maudlin, Te Ata lacks the one thing its subject is said to have possessed: a gift for storytelling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Pat Padua
    To its credit, Trophy neither shames its subjects nor offers an easy solution. Rather, it takes a reasoned and thought-provoking view — from many angles — of a problem for which there is, as Trophy argues, no quick or simple fix.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    Thanks to the director Khan — who co-wrote the script and has an obvious fondness for her characters — The Tiger Hunter transcends comic stereotypes. But its predictable success-story arc isn’t entirely convincing.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 37 Pat Padua
    Despite a few well-timed jump scares, Friend Request never really builds much tension.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 37 Pat Padua
    Writer-director Danny Strong’s feature debut embodies the very phoniness that the author — and his signature character, Holden Caulfield — railed against.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    Although many of its subjects are endearing characters, the film’s scattered approach undermines its point about the simple endurance of an artifact.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Pat Padua
    Kidnap is a solid and economical piece of filmmaking. It just goes to show: A big budget isn’t necessary to make a big impression.

Top Trailers