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Film review: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Poorly put together comedy, starring Robin Williams and Mila Kunis, inspires little other than boredom.
A handout movie still shoiwng Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) and Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis) in THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN. (Photo by Jojo Whilden)
A handout movie still shoiwng Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) and Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis) in THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN. (Photo by Jojo Whilden)

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Peter Dinklage, Mila Kunis

One star

In this very loud comedy, a disagreeable man (Robin Williams) is falsely diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and given 90 minutes to live. He then sets about righting the many wrongs he has done in one bland and soulless dash through New York’s streets, with little in the way to make you believe in the story, let alone invest in it. Williams does not convince as an angry man, with his intense energy making him look more foolish than sour. Mila Kunis (as his doctor) and Peter Dinklage (as his brother) do their best, but as we race to the inevitable saccharine conclusion, one wonders why we should care about this collision of partially thought-out ideas that the filmmakers have driven forward without making it enjoyable.

Updated: May 28, 2014 04:00 AM

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