Good Morning, Vietnam
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 23, 1987
DVD Release Date: November 10, 1998
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A well-calibrated blend of manic comedy and poignant drama, Good Morning, Vietnam offers a captivating look at a wide range of Robin Williams' cinematic gifts.

Variety Staff
Variety

From the start, the film bowls you over with excitement and for those who can latch on, it's a nonstop ride.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

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.

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Sky Cinema

Tailor-made for Williams' manic improvisational mugging qualities.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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TV Guide

Robin Williams was finally given a showcase for his extraordinary improvisational skills in this, the first comedy set in Vietnam.

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Cathy Burke
United Press International

The film is all Williams; he has a field day with this character and this country and this period in history, with all its horror -- and comedy.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Peter Freedman
Radio Times

The film is distinctive for being Hollywood's first Vietnam comedy and among the first movies to treat the Vietnamese themselves as real people.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Good Morning, Vietnam proved that Robin Williams could act and be hilariously funny in the same film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Robin Williams is excellent, making the most of his improvisation skills and ad-libbing every one of those funny broadcasts (though his frenetic sense of humor… More
Phil Hubbs
'Goooooooood morning Vietnam! It's 0600 hours. What does the "O" stand for? O my God, it's early!' Ah back in the day there was… More
Kase Vollebregt
Robin Williams is the heart and soul of everything this film is, finding a perfect balance between his frantic comedy and weighted dramatics. If you're… More
Chris Weber
Loosely based on actual people and events, this is the story of Airman Adrian Cronauer, a radio DJ who, in 1965, turned the Armed Forces Radio network- Saigon… More
KJ Proulx
Playing with your emotions until the very end, "Good Morning, Vietnam" is the type of film that will have you thinking a certain way about something… More
Alex roy
What you have with Good Morning Vietnam is a comedy set amidst the Vietnam war. The film emphasizes on comedy, but also has great bits of drama, just to refresh… More