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Meet Patch Adams (Academy Award® winner, Robin Williams), a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own career. Based on a true story, Patch Adams combines sidesplitting humor with an inspiring story that transcends the traditional comedy.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 56
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 43
- Average Rating: 4.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Here is the year's least welcome technological advance, the computer-generated butterfly meant to provide a touch of magic for a film that has none of its own.
Rotten: Offensive and deeply false 'inspirational!'
Rotten: Almost every scene triggers a sense of deja vu!
Rotten: Instead of drama, Patch Adams gives us mere iconography, and wastes Williams's iconoclastic dedicated doc.
another robin williams's great work!
I like robin williams . He makes me smile all the time.
As all art should, this movie showed a most essential universal truth: love, though a source of great loss, is the only way to reality, the good. Love requires trust, and trust necessitates faith in goodness. Patch is one of the very few people on this planet to have faith in the goodness of all. And because of that trust, he has given himself completely to humanity. I can find no other work of non-fiction that has better shown the value of love. Patch does not even pay for malpractice insurance!! And this is only foolish if we can't trust one another, but we can.
I loved it!
It's heart warming, it makes you think, and it shows that not always following the rules is the best medicine. I loved it!
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1998
- © 1998 Universal City Studios Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.