Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Reviews

Top Critic
November 25, 2019
In providing a loving and reverential tribute to a legendary comic, "Come Inside My Mind" hesitates to fully explore the darkest corners of Robin Williams' complex story.
August 20, 2018
Tinged with nostalgia and emotion, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind conveys the messy complexities of the man, while serving as an unabashed celebration of his work.
July 19, 2018
There are ups and downs, particularly among the feature films, but we get to see the irrepressible, unpredictable, inventive Williams on top of his game often enough that the documentary flies by.
July 19, 2018
That Williams remains elusive by the movie's end only amplifies the feeling of how original and irreplaceable he was.
July 19, 2018
More than any cradle-to-grave narrative, these are the primary reasons to accept the documentary's titular summons: to witness Williams' artistry all over again, to see something unseen from a performer who was so ubiquitous and so prolific.
Top Critic
July 16, 2018
Come Inside My Mind valiantly tries to penetrate the silence.
Top Critic
July 16, 2018
I was struck, at the end of the film, by the clarity of the impression it left, not as to Williams' work, but as to his struggles.
July 16, 2018
An affectionate, sympathetic work...
July 13, 2018
If Come Inside could benefit from a little more candor and invention, Williams himself prevents it from becoming predictable.
July 13, 2018
One is left feeling that this is the generically structured and tamer 'approved' version of a much richer story.
July 13, 2018
It captures the radical breadth of his rubber-faced, rapid-fire, man-child brand of comedy, which, at its heart, was compassionate and vulnerable.
July 12, 2018
It almost doesn't matter whether the documentary is any good. Williams is compelling enough on his own, in his run-on comedy bits - Elmer Fudd singing Bruce Springsteen's "Fire" anyone? - and in his more sincere moments, as well.
July 12, 2018
The documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind offers a loving but clear-eyed look at a singular talent.
July 12, 2018
A poignant and moving reminder of the personal toll that too often accompanies such success.
June 14, 2018
Less is said about Williams's final years and the exact circumstances of his death, but there is a sense of a life lived fully and wildly.
January 22, 2018
A documentary that's sharp-edged, humane, and deeply researched enough to take you closer to the manic engine of Williams' brilliance and pain than you were before ...
January 22, 2018
This narrative is at its best when we hear direct from Williams, in intimate interview recordings in which he reflects back on life with seriousness that might surprise fans who knew him only as a manic clown.
January 22, 2018
A film that doesn't shy from the well-known darkness in the star's life but prefers to remind us how funny he could be.