Pin It Share on Tumblr






`

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On May - 11 - 2014 0 Comment

Title: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Melissa Leo, Peter Dinklage, James Earl Jones.

‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’ has a similar flavour to 1993’s drama ‘Falling Down’: a violent rampage assails the protagonist who has lead a life straight as an arrow suppressing, and therefore accumulating, angst. Hence the day comes when the pressure cooker is released and all the emotional demons in pandora’s box are set free, i.e. the man has a mental collapse!

Phil Alden Robinson’s flick presents Robin Williams as a foul-tempered Brooklyner who is told – accidentally – by a physician (Mila Kunis), he has ninety minutes to live. His reaction is to rush all over New York City to make amends. While the patient races around the city, trying to right his wrongs, the doctor attempts to find him as he tries to find what he must do in the final moments of his life. The contour of characters that populate the man’s life enrich the film with gem performances. Peter Dinklage plays as Robin William’s brother, he is very composed and work oriented and he’ll learn to overcomes his detachment to grow close again to his sibling. Whilst the splendid Melissa Leo will have her freewheeling moments of aggressive lunacy towards her husband, that will bring her to put back together the pieces of a marriage that seems crumbling. Kunis and Williams instigate each other to overcome unhappiness, since neither is content with the life they’re leading and both deliver a terrific performance. Mila Kunis is intense, spontaneous, amusing, and moving. Robin Williams, who has appeared in many films between 2010 and 2014 with supporting roles, returns to a leading role – with utmost intensity – since 2009’s ‘World’s Greatest Dad.’

Daniel Taplitz has brilliantly written the screenplay, for this remake of 1997’s Israeli film, written and directed by Assi Dayan, ‘The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum,’ which Phil Alden Robinson manages to pace with emphasis and sentiment. For ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’ depicts a frame of mind that affects us all when we have a bad day.

The film opens theatrically and on VOD May 23.

Technical: B

Acting: A

Story: A

Overall: A-

Written by: Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

angriest man in brooklyn

Processing your request, Please wait....
Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

Do you like this story?

Create an email alert for shockya.com Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Shockya on Facebook

.

Latest Movie Reviews

Kate Plays Christine – Movie

Kate Plays Christine Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Film Reviewer for Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Robert Greene Written by: Robert ...

int

The Intervention Movie Review

THE INTERVENTION Samuel Goldwyn Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Showbiz Grade: B Director:  Clea DuVall Written by: Clea DuVall Cast: Clea ...

A Tale of Love And Darkness Movie Review

A Tale of Love And Darkness Mo

Title: A Tale of Love And Darkness Director: Natalie Portman Starring: Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, ...

Imperium Movie Review

Imperium Movie Review

Title: Imperium Director: Daniel Ragussis Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Nestor Carbonell and Sam Trammell. ‘Imperium’ ...

hp

Imperium Movie Review

IMPERIUM Lionsgate Premiere/Grindstone Entertainment Group Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C Director:  Daniel Ragussis Written by: Daniel Ragussis from ...

.

.