World's Greatest Dad Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 29, 2010
Goldthwait has given it a title that will make some shy away. But don't. It's a comedy about the particularly American capacity to create legends out of the dead, and it's sharper than most.
September 24, 2010
We can't wait to see what Goldthwait does next.
September 23, 2010
This film is bold and provocative, but it's weak at the core. It is the weakness of an old dog trying desperately to learn new tricks.
September 22, 2010
The bravest, smartest comedy of the year.
July 6, 2010
Goldthwait's script turns into a surprisingly restrained, focused sendup of the blind adulation often bestowed on flawed personalities once they croak too soon.
September 21, 2009
Offering Robin Williams his richest role in memory while serving up a nice cold bowl of shock soup for the audience, World's Greatest Dad is a surprisingly smart and severely twisted dark comedy from comic Bobcat Goldthwait.
September 11, 2009
Making Kyle godawful may seem edgy, even authentic. But it's pure setup.
September 11, 2009
With his delicate mix of sick humor and compassion, Goldthwait is that rare comic writer who can legitimately be compared to Lenny Bruce.
September 4, 2009
There's more going on here than the age-old struggle between maturity and its surly teen antithesis.
September 4, 2009
Who could have guessed that a cat named Bobcat could write a screenplay or direct a film as refreshingly sensitive as this one?
September 4, 2009
The movie essentially relies on the same joke being told over and over. But Goldthwait finds enough clever ways into that joke to make it seem fresh, and he makes you curious to see how far he's willing to push it.
September 3, 2009
Ultimately, Dad finds a somewhat unsatisfying and overblown way out of [its] intriguing ambivalence. But that's the only disappointing note in an otherwise smart and observant movie about reckless acts of adult survival.
September 3, 2009
As a filmmaker seeking to master the art of satire without cynicism, Bobcat Goldthwait might be one sick puppy -- but he's also the sweetest one we've got.
September 3, 2009
For a comedy about autoerotic asphyxiation, epic deception, and shameless exploitation, World's Greatest Dad is a surprisingly sweet and tender affair.
September 3, 2009
At times, the film recalls some amalgam of Heathers' and Election,' but its talons don't draw the same blood.
September 3, 2009
Williams, with a brave smile that belies the toxic environment, emerges with a trophy as one of Hollywood's greatest survivors.
September 3, 2009
Bobcat Goldthwait makes a daring assault in World's Greatest Dad against our yearning to mythologize the dead. But he loses his nerve just before the earth is completely scorched.
August 28, 2009
For all of its cutting cynicism, Dad proves unexpectedly moving in its portrait of a middle-aged man leaving childish things behind.
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