Patriot

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To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous "non-official cover" -- that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.
Starring
Chris ConradKurtwood SmithMichael Dorman
Genres
DramaSuspense
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English [CC]العربيةČeštinaDanskDeutschΕλληνικάEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)SuomiFilipinoFrançaisעבריתहिन्दीMagyarIndonesiaItaliano日本語한국어Bahasa MelayuNorsk BokmålNederlandsPolskiPortuguês (Brasil)Português (Portugal)RomânăРусскийSvenskaதமிழ்తెలుగుไทยTürkçe中文(简体)中文(繁體)
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]DeutschEspañol (España)Español (Latinoamérica)FrançaisItalianoPortuguês日本語
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  1. 1. Milwaukee, America
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    November 3, 2015
    59min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    After a helicopter crash changes the stakes of a foreign election, a former-intelligence officer for the U.S. State Department has to choose between returning to the line of duty in order to dismantle a dangerous political movement in a war torn country as a matter of national security or his personal obligations as the head of a young family.
  2. 2. C-19
    February 23, 2017
    43min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    With the situation mounting in Iran, getting back to Luxembourg looks grim as John struggles to adjust to life and work in Milwaukee, while a driven homicide detective begins to build her case.
  3. 3. McMillan Man
    February 23, 2017
    47min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Homicide Detective Agathe Albans arrives in Milwaukee to interview Dennis. John must make a desperate last minute push to remain on the travel team.
  4. 4. John's To-Do List 5/18/12
    February 23, 2017
    44min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    In Luxembourg, Leslie attempts to set John up for failure by increasing his workload just as John's real job requires immediate and critical action. An old friend arrives and further complicates John's life.
  5. 5. Un Monsieur Triste En Costume
    February 23, 2017
    53min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    John's effort to retrieve evidence brings him dangerously close to Agathe. Tom arrives in Luxembourg to help John catch his breath only to ask more of him.
  6. 6. The Structural Dynamics of Flow
    February 23, 2017
    51min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Agathe's case against John begins to mount while John undertakes a desperate attempt to get his father's plan back on track. Meanwhile, Leslie's hostility toward John reaches new heights.
  7. 7. Hello, is Charlie There?
    February 23, 2017
    46min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    John returns to Milwaukee a person of interest in Agathe's investigation, while his already fragile mental state worsens. At McMillan, Stephen's recovery and a sudden promotion further jeopardize the mission.
  8. 8. L'Affaire Contre John Lakeman
    February 23, 2017
    57min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Agathe, headed back to Milwaukee to investigate John, crosses paths with Alice. Tom receives critical new intelligence that may give him the upper hand in his plan to influence the Iranian election.
  9. 9. Dick Cheney
    February 23, 2017
    50min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    Agathe interrogates John just as Edward struggles to establish his brother's alibi. A surprise visitor joins the McMillan duck hunt in a last minute appeal to Leslie to allow John back on the travel team.
  10. 10. Dead Serious Rick
    February 23, 2017
    58min
    18+
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    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Português, 日本語
    John returns to Luxembourg where his dedication to his father is put to the test, just as Agathe gathers final evidence that may allow her to learn the truth about John.

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: Patriot Season 1 - Official Trailer
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    February 8, 2017
    2min
    18+
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    Who is John Lakeman? See the unlucky spy and unlikely hero in action.

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Directors
Tucker GatesTed GriffinMichael TrimJames Whitaker
Supporting actors
Michael ChernusKathleen MunroeTerry O'QuinnAliette Opheim
Producers
Glenn FicarraJohn RequaCharlie GogolakJames ParriottGil Bellows
Season year
2017
Network
Amazon Studios
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.2 out of 5 stars

7949 global ratings

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  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 10% of reviews have 1 stars
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F. J. ContrerasReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Patriot is a show that takes chances and succeeds.
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Patriot is one of the best shows I have seen in a long, long time. TV is flooded with predictable, safe shows. It is either doctors, cops, detectives, superheroes, dragons, or criminals. On a second level, we have deeper explorations of gender roles and ethnic struggles. Some shows are better than others, but none are truly satisfying. While they display high production values (lots of money spent on sets, costuming and effects), their inception relies on rehashing old formulas. Patriot takes chances. The writing frees the directors and actors from falling into the beats we are so used to seeing. It is so refreshing to find a satire that doesn't rely heavily on cruelty and exaggeration. This show, while hilarious is also compassionate towards its characters. If I am abstract and cryptic is because I do not want to ruin it for you. See for yourself. Patriot is a fantastic show. Thank you, Steve Conrad and Amazon.
413 people found this helpful
A Rare ReviewerReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Comedic and Melancholy Journey From Point A to Point B
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It is hard to describe this show properly, because it is so many things. It is a spy thriller, a drama, a dark comedy, a musical, and a traveling show all wrapped up in one. The overarching theme of the show is that it isn't always so easy to get from point A to point B. In fact, it is almost impossible, as you are fighting against the forces of nature all the way. The main character in Patriot is essentially a seriously depressed unofficial CIA operative going undercover to try to stop Iran from building nukes. But the show rarely feels like it really is about high level international espionage. It more feels like a long and drawn out series of coincidences demonstrating what can go wrong in doing a simple task. Unlike in a sitcom with a laugh track, this show has humor that just sneaks up on you. You will sit there watching an incredibly serious scene, and find yourself laughing uncontrollably out of nowhere.

Still, because of the main character battling depression, and the somewhat gloominess and lack of energy that follows him around through the series, the show leaves you with a somewhat melancholy feeling. It is unique in that it manages to combine such dark humor with imparting a feeling of sadness as you watch the show. On the one hand, I enjoyed watching it. On the other, I felt a bit depressed myself watching the main characters journey. That isn't necessarily a negative, but to some people, they might not want to experience that feeling.

Even though the first season ends on a cliff hanger, I didn't really mind it like I do with other shows. I think that is because the journey truly was the main point of this show, rather than getting from point A to point B. They demonstrated that so well throughout the show that it carried over to how I felt at the end. I hope a second season does get produced, and would recommend this show to anyone looking for a smart and unique show that can handle a bit of melancholy in their entertainment.
258 people found this helpful
DougReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Princess Bride Humor in a Dark, Modern Spy Novel (that just happens to be on TV)
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Three caveats. One, if you didn't think The Princess Bride was funny, you probably won't see the humor here either. The jokes are subtle and clever. Two, the "end" of the series just sets up season two, if there is one, so you get just enough closure to make you want to keep watching. Three, it's a tad dark and at times depressing.

And yes, I give it five stars.

The plot carries you along, chasing for the same answers as the characters. The acting, directing and character development are superb, believable and engaging. The characters are quirky, but not so much that they're ridiculous, and with subtle acting so they're not just obnoxious--the opposite of Always Sunny. You wouldn't recommend decaf to any of the actors. It's the kind of show where I wish I knew the people so we could be friends and I could help them out.

It's a quirky, dark take on the noir spy.

I really hope there's a season two.
80 people found this helpful
Keith DixonReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
PATRIOT is long overdue
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Finally! A show crediting its viewers with intelligence and humor. Hilariously clever. Confidently written, acted and shot by people who know there is a large – and hungry – audience more than happy to be challenged by characters and plot lines that aren't spelled out with a mallet, needlessly blown up or undressed for mindless titillation. Highly recommended and something to be celebrated and supported.
1075 people found this helpful
AbeReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Donnelly Nut Spacing and Crack System Rim-Riding Rip Configuration
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Non-stop excitement and witty rewards for the viewer... and a quote to remember:
Leslie Claret to John Lakeman: "Sell them on the structure. You can talk about it with confidence. Keep it simple. A little something like this, John:
Hey. Let me walk you through the Donnelly nut spacing and crack system rim-riding rip configuration. Using a field of half-C sprats, and brass-fitted nickel slits, our bracketed caps, and splay-flexed brace columns vent dampers to dampening hatch depths of one half meter from the damper crown to the spurve plinths. How? Well, we bolster twelve husk nuts to each girldle-jerry, while flex tandems press a task apparatus of ten vertically composited patch-hamplers. Then, pin-flam-fastened pan traps at both maiden-apexes of the jim-joist. A little something like that, Lakeman."
47 people found this helpful
VonSnarkoReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
If Wes Anderson Made a Bond Film
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I stumbled onto this show having read nothing about it and am so glad that I decided to watch it. Patriot is many things - dark comedy, melancholic drama, dreamy folk travelogue and wry satire about the ways our government stumbles (and covers up) one mess after another. Above all, this is a truly original series that succeeds through its combination of great writing, unexpected character dynamics, gorgeous shot composition and cinematography, stellar soundtrack and wonderful casting. Michael Dorman is ostensibly the lead actor but the character he plays (John Lakeman) is so deadpan and non-verbal, he serves as more of an anchor for the great ensemble cast who flesh out each scene. Terry O'Quinn is as fun to watch as he was in LOST and Kurtwood Smith breathes real life into the character of Leslie, John's perpetually irritated boss, elevating what could have been a very two-dimensional part into something special.

If you can suspend your disbelief enough to allow this show to work on a more emotional plane and bask in the rich style of it, Patriot's silliness and heart make up for the dissonance with its subject matter (a government assassin who processes his feelings about killing by singing folk songs about them). This is a really enjoyable series and I hope there will be another season to look forward to.
405 people found this helpful
Jeff FayeReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
As if Robert Ludlum and Wes Anderson Were Locked in a Room
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Part spy story and part office comedy, the story follows John Tavner, an undercover government agent with PTSD and a penchant for narrating his life through song, as he infiltrates a piping firm in order to get access to non-governmental international travel. His charge: To buy-off an Iranian nuclear scientist. Does it work? I can't tell you, but I will say that his brother, father, new best friend with creepy twin daughters, and a beautiful Luxembourgian detective all get involved. There's also Ichabod, Brazilian wrestling brothers, Numi the klepto puppeteer, and Leslie, "the guy with the girl's name.
The story neatly pairs the immediate, execution-oriented world of espionage with the numb, political do-nothingness of corporate culture. With odd but believable characters and beautiful camera work, it's reminiscent of Wes Anderson, while the spy elements smell something like a softer Robert Ludlum.

I watched this series from beginning to end with a smirk.

Here's the dirt: If you do not appreciate cinematography, and don't like dry humor, and taking the joke to far this is not for you.
If you're a Wes Anderson fan, give it a whirl. The characters aren't quite as far out as Anderson's but I think you'll appreciate it.

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46 people found this helpful
Read Thebe ReadReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
So funny, so human. Im going to miss these characters until season 2!!!
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The series is satisfying on multiple levels. This is Jason Bourne if he were a normally-gifted, covert agent. A real guy trying to achieve unreal things. Things hurt, go wrong, bad things happens, all of which feels so right (of course he would feel dazed, of course he would fall down the stairs...) and then it leaves you with the nail-biting satisfaction of seeing if these very real, flawed characters can actually make something work in the end.

Parts of the show feel very realistic like this, but somehow even the unreal bits end up feeling real. When there are crazy moments of luck or coincidence, it doesn't feel like Hollywood fakeness. It feels like that very special magic of real life where serendipity makes amazing things happen. And if the character does something stupid, it again feels very real, human, just as any of us can get in our own way as we try to live lightly in the world while carrying the heavy weight of a dysfunctional emotional self.

Other reviews talk about the melancholy and the depression, and of course that is there, but an important part of this show is that there is such love. The love may be messed up or facing some sort of setback, but the characters really care about each other and this makes you care too. The show is full of beautiful connections between people.

And of course this is all done so artistically. Our hearts become inured to words. Tell me a character is depressed, and I'm like, O.K. and? But art, beauty and humor can open the heart and let in a message much more profoundly without saying a thing. Patriot does an excellent job of this, and I love that they take the time to do so. The end result is a quirky, genre-defying show with an unusually real-feeling emotional sensibility.
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