Adam Patterson

Adam Patterson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 91% Fyre (2019) It's a pitch perfect story of 21st century pop culture decadence in which young professionals are sold an Instagram filtered fantasy that only exists in their phones. ‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
5/10 53% Escape Room (2019) Escape Room offers a bit of entertainment, but fumbles the ending, resulting in an experience that's not nearly as fun as a real escape room.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2019
6.5/10 75% Killing Ground (2017) Killing Ground bathes in familiarity, but manages to overcome its lack of substance by delivering a tough as nails thriller.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
5.5/10 82% Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk (2017) Despite its unorganized content, overwhelming runtime and information overload, I couldn't help but be heartened by the sincerity and love put into in this film.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
1/10 60% Cut Shoot Kill (2017) A cacophony of unfortunate acting, cringe-worthy dialogue and sub-par sound mixing that culminates into a thoroughly unenjoyable experience from beginning to end.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7.5/10 96% A Taxi Driver (2017) A Taxi Driver delivers a powerful and heartbreaking, yet inspirational, true story framed within a Summer blockbuster.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 83% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Dave does indeed make a maze - and what a maze it is.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7.5/10 46% Bushwick (2017) Bushwick is an energetic, unflinching look at war on the homefront with some great cinematography and an unforgettable climax.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
6/10 72% Kill Me Please (Mate-me por favor) (2017) Kill Me Please works as a well shot story of adolescence, but doesn't delve far enough into its intriguing premise.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 100% Creep 2 (2017) A worthy sequel and a satisfying lo-fi thriller that manages to bring something new to the table without losing its voice.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
6.5/10 84% Mayhem (2017) Loud, violent and unapologetically brash, Mayhem plays out like Office Space, if all the characters were trying desperately to end each other in the most brutal way possible.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7.5/10 92% The Shape of Water (2017) An undeniably gorgeous film, bathed in a radiant, emerald glow and fully embracing its early '60s backdrop that allows it to take on an old-Hollywood aesthetic. ‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
5/10 20% Psychopaths (2017) Much of the film feels like a demo reel containing lots of violence, but very little substance to back it up.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
4.5/10 80% A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017) A slightly entertaining, yet ultimately forgettable, affair.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
6/10 86% The Road Movie (2018) A 67-minute compilation of some of the wildest dashcam footage you'll see, and while I'd hesitate to even call this a film in the strictest sense, it's a fun ride nonetheless.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Game Over (3615 code Père Noël) (1990) If you're looking for a darker, crazier version of Home Alone, Dial Code Santa Claus will not disappoint.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
1.5/10 9% Holmes and Watson (2018) So defiantly humorless that it seems to punish any small amount of laughs by doubling down on every joke, reducing them to childishly annoying at best.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
8/10 64% Vice (2018) Vice is an astoundingly funny, entertaining and revelatory look at one of the least funny and entertaining people to ever enter U.S. politics.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/10 40% Leprechaun Returns (2018) With its bare-bones plot, lackluster characters and foolish adherence to slasher tropes, Leprechaun Returns is a film that should have been left at the bottom of the well.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
8/10 95% The History Of Future Folk (2013) It's a well-crafted science fiction tale that will leave you with a smile on your face and a song about farming space worms stuck in your head for weeks.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/10 40% Virtual Revolution (2016) The solid visuals are stifled by the lackluster plot and performances, and I can't help but feel like my time would be better spent rewatching Existenz.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
6/10 72% Like Me (2018) A visually arresting social commentary about a future we're already living in that, for better or worse, is something we need to accept. ‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/10 26% The Clapper (2018) An exercise in patience that rewards viewers with a tacked-on ending that simply reinforces the fact that this is a film filled with squandered talent and sloppy storytelling.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
6/10 64% The Boy Downstairs (2018) Sophie Brooks' script is snappy and fun, injecting a smart indie vibe into what would otherwise be a by-the-numbers rom-com.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
6.5/10 100% Survivors Guide to Prison (2018) A film that, though it may be a bit too boisterous for its own good, is nonetheless one that everyone should see and talk about.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4.5/10 55% The Lodgers (2018) Strong visuals alone can't save The Lodgers from being a dreadfully average and dull horror experience‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/10 68% Prodigy (2018) An entertaining, albeit flawed, affair about a broken man interviewing a prodigious child with demons of her own.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2/10 33% Demon House (2018) Bagans' handling of this information turns what could be an interesting exploration of a strange phenomenon into a three-ring circus.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
7.5/10 50% Flower (2018) While consistently raunchy, Flower manages to remain funny even after the final act takes a tonal shift and heads into even darker territory.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
5/10 89% Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana (2018) Boiled Angels has a notably grungy, bargain-basement look, with cheap-looking effects work and inconsistent storytelling techniques.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
9/10 95% The Endless (2018) The Endless is a masterfully crafted genre hybrid that solidifies Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead as two of the most interesting and uniquely voiced directors working today.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
7/10 94% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) Told as a modern fairy tale, Good Manners blends fantasy with social strife, crafting a sometimes beautiful, uneven - but undeniably captivating - film.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
7.5/10 100% General Magic (2017) While this is a story of the tragic failure of a company, it serves as an uplifting and inspiring tale that every dreamer should think about when trying to change the world.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
5.5/10 69% Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh (2018) A film with a great idea on paper that never truly comes to fruition, starting off silly but slowly rolling off the tracks before getting completely lost by the end.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
7.5/10 80% Braid (2019) Bolstered by its kinetic cinematography and stellar production design, Mitzi Peirone's surreal nightmare Braid is a crazy fever dream of deranged games and broken realities.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
6.5/10 No Score Yet Slut in a Good Way (Charlotte a du fun) (2019) Provocative title aside, this surprisingly light story of a young woman owning her sexuality is uneven at times but an ultimately enjoyable experience.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
8/10 92% Revenge (2018) Revenge excels on nearly every technical level, and while the plot fits neatly into the rape-revenge subgenre, it easily puts all others to shame.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
6/10 88% American Animals (2018) While American Animals might be as ambitious as The Imposter, it fails to hit the same levels of brilliance though it remains an entertaining watch.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
8/10 87% Upgrade (2018) With its gut-punch, rug-pulling, balls-out ending Upgrade is not to be missed and proves that there's still a place for smaller-scale sci-fi faire.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet No Alternative (2018) Although some aspects of No Alternative felt a bit heavy handed in the script department, it's an accomplished film nonetheless, one that delivers a well-crafted look at youth in revolt.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
7/10 60% The Insufferable Groo (2018) Groo's dedication to filmmaking is admirable, and Christopherson presents that in a well-crafted documentary that's an easily recommended watch.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
6/10 100% Anote's Ark (2018) Visually arresting due to its exotic locale, Anote's Ark is an uneven film that feels more like two shorts cobbled together than one cohesive documentary experience.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
7.5/10 100% The Distant Barking of Dogs (2018) An intimate, stirring portrayal of life during wartime.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
5.5/10 No Score Yet The Cop Baby (2018) Stupid, predictable and utterly nonsensical, it's only somewhat more astute at being an actual movie than any of the other live-action/CG hybrids we've seen over the years.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet Gags (2018) Another poorly executed, found-footage movie that adds to an already-overflowing pile of forgettable titles just like it.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
5.5/10 No Score Yet We Will Not Die Tonight (2018) A brutal, mindless thriller that, while lacking in technical proficiency, delivers a raw, bloody experience.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
9/10 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Kore-eda crafts a charming, bittersweet tale of a family's perseverance through tough times with their strong bond to one another, reinforced by their strong personalities.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
7.5/10 100% The Looming Storm (2017) Bathed in melancholy, Yue Dong crafts a fascinating mystery buttressed by a magnificent performance by Yihong Duan.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
9/10 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) An absurdist comic gem that starts off playfully odd before pushing you off a cliff with its off-the-wall weirdness.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
7/10 58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Unfriended: Dark Web takes the style of the first film and refines the narrative, delivering a far more compelling and suspenseful story that surpasses that of the original.‐ Film Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018