5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Sappy at times but crosses the ramp,
This review is from: Patch Adams [DVD]  (DVD)
A movie the cynics love to hate, "Patch Adams" has its sappy and manipulative aspects, but it is also good-hearted, innocent and entertaining. Certainly not the worst of Robin Williams' roles, but not one of his best, either.
I recommend that cynics avoid this movie at all costs, because you will despise it. However, for those without a cynical bone in their body, you may really enjoy this. There are some very moving moments, although the film requires a strong suspension of disbelief and a willingness to be emotionally manipulated by the story. Overall, I liked the movie very much (there are many moments of laughter and tears).