Good Morning, Vietnam
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The film begins in 1965, when disc jockey Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is assigned to take over the AFR's Saigon radio broadcasts. In contrast to the dull, by-rote announcers that have preceded him, Cronauer is a bundle of dynamite, heralding each broadcast with a loud "Goooooood morning, Vietnaaaaam," playing whatever records tickle his fancy (even those not officially sanctioned by his hidebound superiors), and indulging in wild flights of improvisational fancy. Cronauer's immediate superior Lt. Hauk (Bruno Kirby), whose own notions of humor are puerile and pathetic,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"From the start, the film bowls you over with excitement and for those who can latch on, it's a nonstop ride."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It hardly delivers on the promise of giving us the pure, undiluted Williams -- Williams at his best. What's more, it's not even close to being his best movie. It's not even close to being good."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Robin Williams at his scatalogical finest."
‑ Afsheen Nomai, Common Sense Media
"Good Morning Vietnam remains one of my favorite films about the Vietnam war because of its comedic take and ability to slip into real drama when needed."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"When Williams is on, the movie can be fairly funny; when he's not, it's too somber for its own good."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Offering only hackneyed insights into the war, the film makes for stodgy drama. But Williams' manic monologues behind the mike are worth anybody's money."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"The perfect showcase for Robin Williams and his peerless abilities as a comic performer."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"Levinson serio-comedy about Vietnam is first and foremost a star vehicle for comedian Robin Williams, who gives a manic, highly-charged performance as the real-life dj Adrian Cronauer in the early years of the War."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"a story about a mere class clown becoming a man at the gates of Hell."
‑ Eric Meyerson,
"Wildly overrated whitewashed biopic."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Make no mistake about it: Mr. Williams's performance, though it's full of uproarious comedy, is the work of an accomplished actor. ''Good Morning, Vietnam'' is one man's tour de force."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Good Morning, Vietnam proved that Robin Williams could act and be hilariously funny in the same film."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"A perfect showcase for Robin Williams."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"If you haven't seen this one in a while, definitely consider picking it up again. I think it's a better film today than it was 18 years ago."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Somewhat preachy, but perfect blend of Williams' comedy and drama."
‑ Fred Topel,
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