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  • Summary: Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor’s office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, revealsSome people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor’s office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry’s anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life. [Lionsgate] Expand
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 13 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Jesse Hassenger
    May 21, 2014
    33
    As broad as Williams goes in these scenes, it’s not really his fault. He’s acting out a screenplay, credited to Daniel Taplitz, that’s peppered with bad writerly flourishes.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    May 26, 2014
    30
    The silliness of the conceit is far from the biggest problem in a picture that has no clue what to do with the wealth of talent in front of the camera.
  3. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    May 20, 2014
    30
    Much has changed in the two decades since the release of Joel Schumacher's Falling Down, but, as The Angriest Man in Brooklyn flatly reminds us, the grievances of America's petulant middle-class men apparently have not.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    May 30, 2014
    30
    Though much of the script borders on unbearable, compounded by “Juno” composer Mateo Messina’s tell-you-how-to-feel score, writer Daniel Taplitz manages to sneak in some poignant self-help aphorisms here and there.
  5. Reviewed by: Drew Hunt
    May 22, 2014
    25
    Robin Williams once again proves he can insufferably crank the energy to 11 without batting an eye, only this time his frenzied comic demeanor is replaced with equally harried contempt.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    May 23, 2014
    25
    It all leads up to some very bad green-screen work depicting a dangerous traipse around the Brooklyn Bridge, and reaches a sort of epiphany with a view of a floating carousel. Yes. It is very much that kind of movie.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    May 22, 2014
    20
    Phil Alden Robinson’s overheated dramedy feels disconnected from reality in every emotional way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Sep 7, 2014
    10
    This was awesome, perfect part played by Robin an Opus Magnum in reflection of his passing away. I believe this is a part which allowed himThis was awesome, perfect part played by Robin an Opus Magnum in reflection of his passing away. I believe this is a part which allowed him to share how he really felt even to the point of ending his life at the Brooklyn Bridge. The movie is a message and there is method in the madness Expand
  2. Aug 13, 2014
    10
    This was/is Robin's non-comedy Masterpiece.
    The best movie of the year so far.
    To bad everybody **** on him with negative reviews, because
    This was/is Robin's non-comedy Masterpiece.
    The best movie of the year so far.

    To bad everybody **** on him with negative reviews, because he was not old-school Robin...
    Everybody here with a negative review KILLED Robin.
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  3. Dec 27, 2014
    9
    I am not going to mistake this for a classic. The writing was not the best. The acting was overdone at times. But, the movie succeeds whereI am not going to mistake this for a classic. The writing was not the best. The acting was overdone at times. But, the movie succeeds where it may have intended. It made me miss my dad and it put a tear in my eye. So, I give it probably double points for that alone.
    Who would have thought that an actor that I loved to watch with my overly angry old man when he was alive would be a movie that would be one of Robin's last. For that alone, it was worth a $7 buy.
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  4. Sep 5, 2014
    5
    There's an interesting idea at it's core, but it's material ends up feeling too cheap and dull. Especially for the likes of Dinklage, WilliamsThere's an interesting idea at it's core, but it's material ends up feeling too cheap and dull. Especially for the likes of Dinklage, Williams (R.I.P.), and even Kunis. It's their performances that keep the movie from totally feeling like it should have been a straight to DVD release.

    Part of the cheap feeling comes from how the camera always seems to be slightly shaking in the majority of the scenes. It also just looks like a movie with a low-budget. The only other problems with this drama-comedy is that it's not that strong in the drama or comedy. It's emotional moments fall short thanks to an all too familiar message that says "Hey, life is short so be happy and have no regrets." With Williams and Kunis focusing on the drama, the comedy falls to the rest of the cast. Outside of the criminally underused Dinklage a hilarious cameo from Louis C.K. there's not much funny going on here.

    I wouldn't call it a bad movie, just a dull one that fails to elevate itself to the heights that other comedy-drama movies have obtained. It's watchable and in no way made me miserable, but I do feel like it is very weak when compared to it's competition. There's not enough humor, true emotion, or use for it's talented leads to make it particularly memorable. Instead it's just mediocre.
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  5. Dec 5, 2014
    5
    This movie has an alright plot which is watchable. It is listed as a comedy but it isn't really a comedic matter, though I did find the jokesThis movie has an alright plot which is watchable. It is listed as a comedy but it isn't really a comedic matter, though I did find the jokes funny. At times it can be boring but the acting makes the watcher want to keep watching. No where near one of robins best movies. Expand
  6. Jan 15, 2015
    3
    "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" 10 Scale Rating: 3.5 (Bad) ...

    The Good: Robin Williams has a solid moment or two, though they are few and
    "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" 10 Scale Rating: 3.5 (Bad) ...

    The Good: Robin Williams has a solid moment or two, though they are few and far between. The idea isn't a bad one and parts of the ending were well done.

    The Bad: For the most part though, the film is weighed down by mediocre performances (including Williams) and clunky direction. Williams is supposed to be a complete jerk and entirely unlikeable, but goes too far and comes across as someone who will never change. Even towards the end when Williams is supposed to realize what sort of person he has been his entire life, it doesn't quite feel like he's changed very much. It's difficult to get into a film like this when the lead is so unlikeable (all the way up til the end!) that you don't really care if he lives or dies. Mila Kunis, who is usually pretty good, was terrible in this. Not even Peter Dinklage and Melissa Leo could save this film from being a below average mess.
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  7. May 30, 2014
    0
    Very bad writing, one dimensional characters, and a huge pile of over acting. Not worth a second of anyone's time. I pity anyone that tookVery bad writing, one dimensional characters, and a huge pile of over acting. Not worth a second of anyone's time. I pity anyone that took part in this film, and I shun the writer and the director. Expand

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