Gilbert Reviews

May 20, 2020
I found myself truly moved by the movie and by the artistry of the man's work. He makes it look brash and vulgar, but it's a finely tuned, boundary-pushing performance piece.
August 14, 2018
It's authoritative only to a point, but that doesn't keep it from being utterly compelling all the same.
August 14, 2018
The last thing the world needs right now is another portrait about the fraternity of comedians and their hardscrabble existence as America's schlubbiest road warriors... but "Gilbert" rises above the glut thanks to the strength of its subject.
December 8, 2017
A fascinating look at a seemingly meek guy who lives to offend, highlighting career experiences and family ties, creating a portrait of a beloved funnyman that's, at its best, eye-opening.
November 30, 2017
In Neil Berkeley's fascinating, very funny and sometimes quite melancholy "Gilbert," we get to see the hunched-over, eccentric, surprisingly thoughtful man behind the comedic myth...
November 22, 2017
A revealing documentary shown through an intimate lens, Gilbert is such a personal film. There may never be another comedian like him.
November 10, 2017
Fortunately, there are always brilliantly scathing and disgusting Gottfried routines around every corner that save the movie.
November 9, 2017
The film's least persuasive passages come when some of the interviewed comics decry what they see as PC culture... But if you're a fan of Gottfried, you'd know he's always tried to be on the right side of the joke...
November 9, 2017
A tenderly observed, remarkably insightful keeper. No joke.
November 9, 2017
Gilbert creates something of a triptych with two past documentaries.
November 9, 2017
But while Gilbert may not break ground with its angle, its contemplative take on what separates Gottfried as a performer from Gottfried as a person is interesting enough to drive the film, even if you may not particularly like his stand-up.
November 9, 2017
You may or may not walk away from "Gilbert" a Gilbert Gottfried fan, but either way the movie makes you glad he exists.
November 3, 2017
A wonderful and surprising intimate portrait of maybe the loudest and most foul-mouthed comedian who ever lived. You will laugh your ass off and maybe even cry your eyes out.
November 3, 2017
The insights offered from the almost two-dozen show biz luminaries are not always commonplace, and Gottfried is always an interesting screen presence, even when he's far removed from his persona.
November 3, 2017
A hilarious and surprisingly warm look at the real life behind the abrasive persona.
November 2, 2017
[A] compelling, surprisingly moving documentary about an eccentric with an old-school work ethic.
October 30, 2017
Gilbert exposes a wealth of unsuspected pain and tenderness beneath Gottfried's often thorny exterior.
September 26, 2017
Gilbert may produce mild emotional reactions from viewers, but it's a rare happy tearjerker.
May 5, 2017
An appealing, amusing look at a true original.
April 28, 2017
Gilbert is a must watch for budding comedians just as it is for people who want to know more about a rather mysterious man.