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Parent reviews for Patch Adams

Common Sense says

True-story medical tale is made shallow and sentimental.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 12 reviews
Adult Written byfritzsky April 9, 2008

Very funny and touching story

Adult Written byboone county April 9, 2008
Adult Written byAshnak April 9, 2008

Good Moral Questions

This film is good for anyone beyond the age of reason.
Adult Written byx95sandor November 19, 2011

not for kids, but all of us

You can see how the old mentality and a new one collides... you may understand why the first and second wold war erupted... dont want to be far fetched, but bringing new idea seems always difficult:)
Adult Written byLowe's man April 30, 2016

a fun movie with fun and unexpected twists

The title character, played by Robin Williams and based on a true story, had a mental illness, for which he spent some time in a mental hospital. Once released he decided to go to medical school so he could treat patients in a way that worked for him- with laughter. That he did and did well. His unconventional ways did not sit well with the faculty, especially the dean of the medical school, who tried to stop Patch from getting the degree that he rightly earned. But Patch won the appeal. This movie is filled with enough suspense to keep the audience on its toes. This movie celebrates a character and ideas that were ahead of their time.
Adult Written bytommysportsgirl April 9, 2008

Interesting flick

If you haven't seen it by now, don't bother. Still, it is interesting, and mildly humorous.