World's Greatest Dad Reviews

October 11, 2019
Not as out-and-out funny as it should be nor as emotionally poignant as it could be...
September 27, 2010
Writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait can't quite manage to bring things to a satisfying conclusion, but he's good enough at weaving the freakishly perverse into the everyday without the results seeming too forced.
October 27, 2009
In the end everything comes out as mawkish as you would expect from a Robin Williams film.
September 5, 2009
Goldthwait's movie tries so desperately to be edgy that it's hard not to laugh at it.
September 4, 2009
World's Greatest Dad ultimately offers some ironic amusement but wallows too long in the sins of its father.
September 3, 2009
Best when it tries to be dark, but it takes too long to get there.
September 3, 2009
A dreary and bizarre drama filled with cynicism and darkness.
September 3, 2009
What begins as a hilarious and even poignant look at the rift between adults and teenagers is totally undone by its ending.
August 22, 2009
Unpredictable and mildly engaging with decent performances, but suffers from an uneven balance of dark comedy, drama and satire with too much awkwardness and not enough bite.
August 21, 2009
Once the movie shifts gears, it becomes a timid Donnie Darko-like surrealist fable.
August 20, 2009
Even at its sharpest, though, the movie never really takes off
August 18, 2009
World's Greatest Dad crushes a boldly funny concept with inert and bloodless filmmaking.
August 17, 2009
To a greater extent than Sleeping Dogs Lie, it clumsily straddles the line between comedy and drama, its story neither outrageous enough to be funny nor substantial enough to be moving.
August 12, 2009
To call "World's Greatest Dad" a cynical and mean-spirited black comedy would be giving far too much credit to a sad piece of exploitation cinema that barely manages to spit out its theme that most people are idiot leeches attempting to leverage a meaning