All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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…
"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…
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…
Following the sad news of his passing, I just had to watch one of my favourite films featuring Robin Williams.
Good Morning, Vietnam was the perfect showcase for his talents both comedic and dramatic. Watching it in recent years has always been tinged with some sadness on account of the passing of Bruno Kirby in 2006, but now it's going to get even more poignant.
In the words of his character Adrian Cronauer the world will be as 'boring as whale shit' without Robin Williams. RIP.
A little sad having the late Robin Williams in it. Can't decide if this film is cheerful or sad. It made me have a wave of emotions and was amazing.
Nada de muito saltante.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Barry Levinson's comedy-drama was a very popular movie back in my days as an 80s teen. (I seem to recall it being screened at band-camp "movie night." "Back to the Future," too.) Watching it today, one notices some tonal problems. To crack a joke to himself after his young Vietnamese friend has just screamed out some hard truths which should have shattered him and his illusions, as Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) does, is to deflate what should have been a shattering moment.
(My best friend turned out to be a VC? he jests. That's gonna look bad on my resume!)
Williams's great heart is the heartbeat of the movie. It is a showcase for his stunning comic inventiveness and, yes,…
Esperaba bastante más de esta película. Lo mejor de ella es desde luego todas las partes de Robin williams como locutor, dialogos chispeantes y mordaces. Sin embargo todo lo que hay alrededor de la película, incluída la sorpresa final, es plano y artificioso. La historia de amor, que no es tal, no se sostiene por ninguna parte, la moralina del final sobra... Y no hay un personaje que no sea un estereotipo descrito en dos líneas, incluso el del propio Williams no se desarrolla.
Aún así, entretenida por supuesto.
Forest Whitaker kind of saves it through a surprisingly amiable performance, but as much as I love Robin Williams, the humor and the pathos both missed me.
Williams stealing the show in his always spontaneously funny but then-surprisingly dramatic performance, Good Morning Vietnam satirises the war in a poignant and tenderly humorous way.
At its best, the film is a plea to challenge authority and a show-case for Robin Williams' extraordinary talent. He has some truly magnificent scenes in this. Once the movie leans on plot towards the end, it turns a bit sappy.
The incarnation of my friend and I if we were put in Vietnam during the 60's. I really want to give this a higher rating because of the comedy, however at that point I would feel like I'm being partial, and also I tend to rate things I like too highly. I do think that the story could have been expanded.
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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