World's Greatest Dad
World's Greatest Dad (2009)

"World's Greatest Dad" is a story about a man that learns the things you want most may not be the things that make you happy and that being lonely is not necessarily the same as being alone. Lance Clayton is a man who has… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 21, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 8, 2009
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: World's Greatest Dad is a risky, deadpan, dark comedy that effectively explores the nature of posthumous cults of celebrity.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The bravest, smartest comedy of the year.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Making Kyle godawful may seem edgy, even authentic. But it's pure setup.

Josh Larsen

...a bitterly dark comedy whose aim is uncomfortably true.

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Dennis Harvey

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

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

With his delicate mix of sick humor and compassion, Goldthwait is that rare comic writer who can legitimately be compared to Lenny Bruce.

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Richard von Busack

Here, Williams has a chance to do some of the most integral, gentle and praiseworthy acting of his career.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Offering Robin Williams his richest role in memory while serving up a nice cold bowl of shock soup for the audience, World's Greatest Dad is a surprisingly smart and severely twisted dark comedy from comic Bobcat Goldthwait.

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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

There's more going on here than the age-old struggle between maturity and its surly teen antithesis.

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Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

... This voyage through the moral maze is more entertaining and whisper it quietly, more profound, than most.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhes
This touching dramatic comedy has a hilarious sense of humor that fits incredibly well with the sort of thought-provoking character study it wants to be, and it… More
Sophie Burgess
When I started watching this, I didn't expect to find myself involved in Lance's life. In fact, I really didn't except much, but what I found was… More
Spencer S.
Bobcat Goldthwaite writes and directs visionary projects, often dealing with the insipid vulgarity of youth, and the stupidity of the small minded. Here he… More
Jim Hunter
In this dark social satire, a failing writer gains a peripheral fame when he pens his son's suicide note. I'm very impressed with Bobcat Goldthwait as… More
KJ Proulx
Dark, weird, and almost impossible to watch at times, "World's Greatest Dad" goes through comedy, heartbreak, and overcoming loss and it does it… More
Tyler Christian
A twisted,deadpan yet very funny satirical dark comedy from the very odd mind of comedian-turned-writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait. Robin Williams turns in one… More