All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Good Morning, Vietnam
Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ!
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.
In a tribute to one of the Kings of Comedy, I broke this movie out of the vaults.
It is a perfect showcase to Robin Williams talents- part frenetic energy and part superlative drama it plays to the strengths of the former Mork like no other of his movies have.
Whether he's making you cry laughing or just making you cry with his superb acting chops, Williams always managed to give it gusto; a hurricane of epic proportions that decimated all who lay before him.
Sure, not always did he hit the sweet spot- RV et al a reason to cash a paycheck in low rent comedy schtick that did little or nothing for his aura, but Williams would never…
"You are in more dire need of a blowjob than any white man in history."
I hadn't watched this since I was a kid, so it was very patchy in my memory. I don't think I would have understood the hilarity of it as a child either, I had been meaning to watch it for such a long time and then it came on TV this weekend, so I had to do it. They started with a RIP tribute message to him, which made me cry before the film had even started.
Robin Williams' wit, charm and ridiculously amazing humour make Good Morning, Vietnam the amazing film that it is. He was perfect as Adrian Cronauer, I wonder if the…
Usually a Robin Williams film can get you laughing hard enough that you forget about the terrible day or week you've had. This isn't one of those movies. Once again Williams plays an eccentric character and he seems at home as radio DJ Adrian Cronauer. The supporting cast helps immensely as targets for Cronauer's brand of humor. J.T. Walsh plays an adequate, but memorable jerk though Bruno Kirby was pretty funny on his own. Even Forest Whitaker showed up in one of his few performances that doesn't irritate me.
I have more of an attachment to other films starring Williams since I was only 2 years old when this came out. My mother loves this one so ratings may be…
' Big dogs landing on my face!'
One year ago today. RIP Robin Williams.
This is in many ways the anti-Robin Williams film. Cronauer is the Williams persona gone totally berserk, and the nature of his distractive, scattershot, adlibbed comedy antics placed within an environment not best suited to his “irreverent tendencies”. If the film were a little more daring in its approach to Williams as a performer, this could almost be the Punch-Drunk Love of his career.
The film is still in many ways just another traditional Robin Williams vehicle in which he gets to play the “most unorthodox” figure though his wacky demeanour, but transferred into a setting that almost screams for hard hitting Oscar-bait drama. The soundtrack is great, but the continued playing of upbeat music over images of carnage and…
"GOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, VIETNAAAAM! This is not a test, this is ROCK and ROLL! ... It's 0600 hours - what does the 'O' stand for? Oh my God, it's early!"
Those are the first words Robin Williams' Adrian Cronauer (incidentally, this is based on a true story) says on the airwaves when he is chosen to be a DJ on Armed Forces Radio Service during the Vietnam War in 1965. Williams is perfect in the role; he is a whirlwind of acerbic wit, savage imitations and irreverent humour. Many of his superiors, somewhat understandably, take against his style and try to get him off air.
Barry Levinson is a great, understated director; two years later he would win an Oscar for…
That first radio broadcast is certainly the best scene to remember Robbie Williams by. An improvement over Jumanji-cavemen. He may not be the most praised actor, but certainly one of the most beloved ones. A man of many talents. RIP.
I've watched this film in my search to decide which is Robin Williams' best film (my favourites so far are not necessary critically acclaimed - and I would say that this one is). It was a good movie - as a friend told me, it has it all: comedy, drama, war. I especially enjoyed seeing this young version of Robin Williams - boy! was he a good actor. The movie is also an ode to humour and the importance of radio broadcasting. But as far as the Vietnam war goes, it was more Vacation in Saigon rather then Apocalypse Now - in this aspect I will always prefer the latter.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
habs auf englisch versucht, aber mich dann für deutsch entschieden
zum einen versteh ichs so besser zum anderen mag ich robin williams synchronstimme :)
muss jeder film nen love interest haben? warum verliebt er sich in eine schülerin. er ist doch mindestens doppelt so alt. ist das nicht strafbar?
kein typischer amerikanischer kriegsfilm. erstaunlich wenig pathos
aber krieg wird versucht mit toller musik und witzigen radiokommentator ertragbar zu machen.(nicht immer witzig meiner meinung nach) verstehe nicht warum das militärradio so streng ist mit musik und comedy
cronauer ist kriegskritisch
nach angriff auf cronauer und garlick entkommen sie zu einfach
dachte er kriegt jetzt den krieg mal richtig mit aber naja..
interessanter twist mit den jungen
beide seiten werden gezeigt.
bedeutungsschwaches ende. keine auflösung
A little bit over the top is this movie, but Williams does a good job. Vietnam still stays a sensitive subject in the USA, that's the way it is.
The Vietnamese characters are little more than props, but Williams is at his fast-talking, face-contorting best.
Esto me hizo extrañar a Robin Williams como nunca. Su humor era increíblemente contagioso y aun así esta película va más allá del humor, ya veo porque este papel fue icono en su carrera, parecía escrito para él. No sé si lo fue o no, pero se lució.
This was one of my favorite movies of all time. Robin Williams is perfect in the role. There are some very deep and sad messages that run underneath to the comedy which gives the movie an unique edge
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…