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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, 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: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  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 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
    he was not old-school Robin...
    Everybody here with a negative review KILLED Robin.
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  3. Aug 31, 2014
    8
    It was a remake of the Israeli movie 'Mar Baum'. Kind of incorrect to call it a comedy movie when it is a dark comedy. Enjoyments from both the genres are different. You know it was one of the last movies of the legendary actor Robin Williams. That was not the reason for me to like it. The story begins to build on a silly reason, but it was a partially unique concept. Opens like a regular comedy and then turn over to the actual meaning for the contents it deals. Like the cancer theme movies it gets emotional in the later parts. There's no twists, but convinces the effort they had tried to end it on a high note. Sadly, it kind of depicts the actual life incident of Robin Williams. It is a great loss, I grew up watching 'Jumanji' and 'Flubber' and definitely he's going to live forever through his movies.

    Henry Altman is a man of impatient. He always angry at everyone for everything. It was no different one day when he decides to go see a doctor. He gets his turn after the long wait. As usual, he shows his anger at the lady doctor who just had a bad day. With a tension arise in an argument, a mistake will be made. So the adventure begins that takes us along all over the city which takes place in a 90 minutes. Like all the story, after realizing the what she had done was wrong, how it was brought into the sense for who affected by her mistake is the remaining.

    ‘‘Anger is the only thing they left me.
    Anger is my refuge, it's my shield. Anger is my birthright!’’

    The trailer itself said everything about the movie. Going for the movie without the trailer watch would be a great move, at least you will get something to enjoy. The cast was good, I mean everyone, including who came in short roles. It mainly focused on Robin Williams and Mila Kunis roles. These two characters take an adventure throughout the Brooklyn before the story comes to the conclusion. The movie was a lot better than I thought and what others said about it. It is kind of tearjerker movie. With the loss of Robin Williams in the real life, I got a little emotional to the end part. But the story was a bit let down. In the middle when the second half starts to undertake it really slows down and nothing happens in an exciting way. Frankly to say, it was an hour movie, but stretched for extra few more minutes to make comfortable for the theatre release. So that caused it to fall to a moderate pace. It should have been a short movie, though, as a feature film it kind of satisfied me. Somehow, with the nice direction and performances and places it was shot, all combined together gives an overall decent movie watching experience.

    7.5/10
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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, 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. Jun 2, 2014
    3
    The Angriest Man in Brooklyn isn't that unique nor so original, instead it is a heartwarming movie that reflects the importance of families, friends and how your actions change others' feelings towards you. So it this type of movie, a 78 minutes of those messages, some giggles, but excellent performances. Nothing extraordinary, but typical and forgettable. Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2014
    1
    The Angriest Man in Brooklyn made us angry for wasting our time watching this appallingly lousy film which is in bad taste throughout. It is not a comedy since there are no laughs. It is not a drama, there is none. It is loaded with offensive, foul language which serves no purpose. The point of the film might have been to live life to the fullest. It did not come near making that point properly. On the contrary, it made the point that one would be better off never to watch such horrible mess of a film. Expand
  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 took part in this film, and I shun the writer and the director. Expand

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