The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

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Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (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 (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 … More

Rating: R (for language throughout and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Daniel Taplitz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 2014
Runtime:
Lionsgate Films

Cast


as Henry Altmann

as Dr. Sharon Gill

as Bette Altmann

as Aaron Altmann

as Tommy Altmann

as Ulugbek

as Big Guy in ER

as Front Desk Security ...

as Vagrant

as Damien

as Young Peter

as Best Man

as Passenger

as Rabbi Elli

as Young Tommy

as Dr. Jordan Reed

as Police Officer

as Gurjot

as Maid of Honor

as Boat Captain

as Young Tommy

as Officer Redmond
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Critic Reviews for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (10)

A schmaltz opera that indulges Robin Williams' most melancholy tics and themes.

Full Review… | May 30, 2014
Variety
Top Critic

The film never quite manages to figure out what it's actually about.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

The movie is predictably sentimental at its root, but it's also meant to be comedy, partly resting on Mr. Williams's energetic but failed attempt to play a jerk.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Every scene between two people comes off like drunkenly shot video of a play rehearsal gone horribly wrong.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Considering its outlandish premise, what the film lacks are any outlandish scenes-or, if not outlandish, then at least ones in the realm of the creative.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
NPR
Top Critic

Phil Alden Robinson's overheated dramedy feels disconnected from reality in every emotional way, but at least he captures the impotent fury that hits everyone stuck in the wrong lane on Flatbush Ave.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

½

A simplistic comedy drama. Can't help but feel he is the male version of me!
Love Robin williams and although not the finest movie he is still very talented!

FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Everyone has a bad day. Henry has one every day.

A remake of the 1997 Israeli film, The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum, 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn' is a fairly entertaining film, that doesn't eat your brains. It begins well & maintains a certain pace till the end. Its never spectacular, but its never too bad, either. Quite simply put -- Some of it works, some of it doesn't. Robin Williams enacts 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn', with effortless ease. The Oscar-Winning Actor doesn't miss a single beat. Mila Kunis is impressive. Peter Dinklage is superb, while Melissa Leo is her usual self. The Great James Earl Jones is hilarious in a cameo.

Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (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 (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.

MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Interesting story of this comedy-drama directed by Phil Alden Robinson wasn't enough for a positive review. Even with stars like Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage and Melissa Leo, there was so much missing. The story follows a physician who accidentally tells her obnoxious patient that he has a brain aneurysm and has only 90 minutes to live. Of course, panicking, the guy is trying to right his wrongs, racing around the city.

A remake of the 1997 Israeli film The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum, written and directed by Assi Dayan, it had enough originality but lacked directing skills and direction, as well as rhythm and reality.

I am glad that film lasted only 83 minutes, I am not sure that I could last a minute longer!

PantaOz
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

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