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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 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. (c) Lionsgate
Rating:
R (for language throughout and some sexual content)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Studio:
Lionsgate Films

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Cast

Robin Williams
as Henry Altmann
Mila Kunis
as Dr. Sharon Gill
Peter Dinklage
as Aaron Altmann
Melissa Leo
as Bette Altmann
Hamish Linklater
as Tommy Altmann
Daniel Raymont
as Ulugbek
Ari Barkan
as Big Guy in ER
Joseph Basile
as Front Desk Security Guard
Sunah Bilsted
as Mother
José Báez
as Father
Kevin Cannon
as Vagrant
Hank Chen
as Damien
Adam Chernick
as Young Peter
David Doumeng
as Best Man
Ayse Eldek
as Passenger
Elli
as Rabbi Elli
Sawyer Ever
as Young Tommy
Chris Gethard
as Dr. Jordan Reed
Anthony Jabre
as Police Officer
Rock Kohli
as Gurjot
Claudia McLain
as Maid of Honor
Len Murach
as Boat Captain
Noah Radcliffe
as Young Tommy
Da'Vine Joy Randolph
as Nurse Rowan
Kirk Taylor
as Officer Redmond
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Critic Reviews for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (11)

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

Williams, of course, has been doing a gruff-turns-to-lovable schtick as opposed to any organic acting for more than half of his motion picture career, so his work here is what one might call dreadfully predictable.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
RogerEbert.com
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
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Audience Reviews for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

½

This had some laugh out loud funny moments but kind of sad especially with the passing of Williams. I'd recommend it.

Christopher Bianco
Christopher Bianco

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!

Panta Oz
Panta Oz

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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!

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