World's Greatest Dad

World's Greatest Dad

World's Greatest Dad

Underrated Robin Williams comedy, written and directed by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait. Lance (Williams) is a failed writer, a high school English teacher, and single father to Kyle (Daryl Sabara) - a bastard of a son. When Kyle dies in a masturbatory accident, Lance attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

2009Rating: R1699 minsUSA
Comedy
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Variety

Variety

press

Goldthwait's script turns into a surprisingly restrained, focused sendup of the blind adulation often bestowed on flawed personalities once they croak too soon.

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Total Film

Total Film

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More wanking jokes than you can throw a sausage at, Williams on top form and a darkly comic core of truth and sadness: what threatens to be the World’s Greatest Dud proves anything but.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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The bravest, smartest comedy of the year.

5.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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With a merciless acuity this nihilistic comedy ridicules collective grief and the news media's cynical marketing of inspirational uplift after a death.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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This film is bold and provocative, but it's weak at the core. It is the weakness of an old dog trying desperately to learn new tricks.

3.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Odd, confident, challenging, and featuring a brilliant turn by Williams. If only there was just a little more to it.

3.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Goldthwait's script turns into a surprisingly restrained, focused sendup of the blind adulation often bestowed on flawed personalities once they croak too soon.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

More wanking jokes than you can throw a sausage at, Williams on top form and a darkly comic core of truth and sadness: what threatens to be the World’s Greatest Dud proves anything but.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The bravest, smartest comedy of the year.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

With a merciless acuity this nihilistic comedy ridicules collective grief and the news media's cynical marketing of inspirational uplift after a death.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This film is bold and provocative, but it's weak at the core. It is the weakness of an old dog trying desperately to learn new tricks.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Odd, confident, challenging, and featuring a brilliant turn by Williams. If only there was just a little more to it.

3.0
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