• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 28, 2018
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Oct 29, 2018
    83
    Patriot Act, an appealing comedy-talk show hybrid from longtime collaborators Hasan Minhaj and Prashanth Venkataramanujam, isn’t going to singlehandedly swing things Netflix’s way, but it is the streamer’s best offering yet in the genre. ... The result is an engrossing mix of deep dives, personal asides, and current events, all delivered with Minhaj’s winning aplomb.
  2. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Oct 30, 2018
    80
    In the second episode, he refers to his show jokingly as “a woke TED Talk” and that gets it pretty right, except this woke TED Talk is not only informative and incisive, but funny.
  3. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Oct 29, 2018
    80
    The result is bracing, funny, informative, and occasionally, like Last Week Tonight, a little dry. But it’s homework that you wanna do, even if you never forget that it’s ultimately an assignment. I don’t consider that description a knock on the show.
  4. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Oct 29, 2018
    70
    He never sits behind a desk, as he often did as a correspondent on “The Daily Show.” Instead, he stands and gestures, cajoles and emphasizes, straight to camera. This doesn’t always work. ... But it is different, and in an otherwise crowded field, that matters. As for content and format, Patriot Act has thus far made a couple smart and pointed choices. ... Neither of Patriot Act’s first two episodes are necessarily tied to the events of the week that preceded them, but they still feel timely.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Nov 8, 2018
    1
    Aside of some interesting insights, Hasan Minhaj is a racist Indian/Asian with superiority complex spewing hate about white people.
  2. DBE
    Nov 3, 2018
    9
    I stumbled upon this while surfing Netflix. Some of the criticisms is it’s another political commentary, but actually I found it refreshingI stumbled upon this while surfing Netflix. Some of the criticisms is it’s another political commentary, but actually I found it refreshing and an interesting perspective from a brown Indian/Muslim. I like the style, the pics, news clips and self reflection from his Muslim/Indian point of view. It is not overly over the top, but right down to the details of the situation. Loved the booty wipe skit!
  3. Oct 31, 2018
    9
    Very nice show. Appealing and covering topics more in depth. Hasan makes sure the topic is brought up in a very understandable way

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