The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Reviews

August 30, 2019
With a running time of about 80 minutes, this treatment still feels padded with moments that feel utterly useless because they're not fully developed or simply used as a matter of convenience.
November 8, 2018
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is surprising, but for all the wrong reasons.
August 16, 2014
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is like a brilliant clown stumbling off stage accompanied by a kazoo.
August 13, 2014
The message of the movie is not to waste the time you're given. That includes watching movies as bad as this one.
July 22, 2014
Tonally and creatively messy, and filled with entirely too much shouting. In the case of "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn," less would have been much, much more.
July 21, 2014
"The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" is a film that's never sure which way it wants to lean, leading to a very confused tone for a movie that has nothing original to offer in its clich-filled storyline.
June 2, 2014
"The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" doesn't seem to know what chord to strike: it veers wildly from madcap farce to social satire to sentimental family drama.
May 30, 2014
A schmaltz opera that indulges Robin Williams' most melancholy tics and themes.
May 27, 2014
This is the sort of monumental cinematic disaster that could only be made by talented people comprehensively bungling things.
May 27, 2014
The cast is directed to often scream at each other at the top of their lungs, making the would-be comic material all bark with little-to-no bite.
May 23, 2014
Brooklyn isn't heartbreaking, heartwarming, or funny. Instead, it's unbelievably awkward, and when it isn't artificial it's wrongheaded.
May 23, 2014
The movie feels more like it's stalling for time rather than filling itself with humanity and redemption.
May 23, 2014
Phil Alden Robinson's film starts as a caustic comedy, and becomes a teary, life-affirming, and sentimental journey of a dying dad.
May 23, 2014
The film never quite manages to figure out what it's actually about.
May 23, 2014
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.
May 23, 2014
There's a rarely dramatized but profoundly understandable emotion that The Angriest Man in Brooklyn conveys: the anticipation of regret.
May 22, 2014
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.
May 22, 2014
Every scene between two people comes off like drunkenly shot video of a play rehearsal gone horribly wrong.
Top Critic
May 22, 2014
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.
May 22, 2014
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is hampered by heavy-handed direction and an unbelievable script with a schmaltzy ending.