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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.
© 1998 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Syrupy performances and directing make this dramedy all too obvious.
Williams pulls out all the stops in a lead role that gives him carte blanche to careen between ext...
June 21, 2017
An overdose of sentimental claptrap, underscored by Marc Shaiman's clichd string arrangements.
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
True-story medical tale is made shallow and sentimental.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that much of Patch Adams takes place in a hospital and includes many emotionally intense scenes involving dying or sick patients. There is also an off-screen murder of one of the lead characters and past sexual abuse is strongly alluded to. Aside from this, the film does have some profanity, and Robin Williams' free-associative humor veers into the occasional off-color sexual reference and innuendo, plus one scene where his naked bottom is exposed.
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:December 25, 1998
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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