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'World's Greatest Dad' and 'Big Fan' Offer Winning Portraits of Losersnew

Robin Williams and Patton Oswalt engage with darkly comic portraits of quiet desperation.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  09-22-2009  |  Movies

Robin Williams Turns in a Career-Best Performance in 'World's Greatest Dad'new

With Dad, Bobcat Goldthwait accomplishes several remarkable feats. He manages to take a detestable subject -- death by autoerotic asphyxiation -- and still deal with it in a way that won't drive people from the theater. He also pulls a stunning performance from Williams that easily ranks among the Oscar-winner's career best.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-15-2009  |  Reviews

Bobcat Goldthwait Talks About the Rebirth of His Careernew

Make no mistake -- Goldthwait is fully aware of his place in the culture. "If somebody told me Michael Winslow was making movies," he says of his Police Academy co-star, "I'd be kinda skeptical. I'd have a very arched eyebrow."
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Shaun Brady  |  09-08-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Chat With Bobcat Goldthwait, the Jean Renoir of Sicko Humornew

Goldthwait, who parlayed his wild-haired-screamer persona into a zillion comic-relief roles on screens big and small in the eighties, has spent this decade behind the camera. World's Greatest Dad, starring old friend Robin Williams, draws forth from the fertile manure of deviant practices some tender blossoms of understanding.
Boston Phoenix  |  Betsy Sherman  |  09-03-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Robin Williams Does His Best Work in Years in 'World's Greatest Dad'new

It'd be somewhat inaccurate to call Bobcat Goldthwait's new movie a more mature effort than his earlier films, because it contains as much nastiness. But in some ways, it's more mature because it tackles some serious subject matter and actually provides Robin Williams with his best role in years.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  09-02-2009  |  Reviews

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