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Overall Rating
4.18

Awesome51.52%
Worth A Look: 27.27%
Average: 12.12%
Pretty Bad: 6.06%
Total Crap: 3.03%

1 review, 27 user ratings


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Good Morning Vietnam
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by Javachik

"Robin Williams should've won an Oscar for THIS!"
5 stars

I can never get enough of this movie. I think that Robin Williams is the most versatile actor on the planet. Good Morning Vietnam is absolute living proof of that.

Well, for those of you who have never seen this movie, I'll do the obligatory plot synopsis. Robin Williams plays aa army DJ (or one of those military branches)who is flown out to-guess where?-Vietnam to host a radio show. Thus ensues the wacky improv which makes the show wildly popular amongst those men fighting there. However, he is disliked by the captain (who thinks Robin's character is not funny and that he himself can do better), and the major (who just plain hates his guts). From here, Robin's character (which I will continue to refer to him as because I can't remeber the name of his character) also meets a Vietnamese girl, who he falls head over heels in love with. He befriends her brother, however, he is involved in a terrorist group and Robin's character is thus torn between his friendship and his country.

Robin Williams is one of my favorite actors of all time. I've said it before and I'll say it again- this movie is living proof of his acting versatility. Where else can you be buckled over with side-splitting laughter as he says "Oh no, it's Hanoi Hannah!" and then become enraptured in the sweetness of his relationship with this Vietnamese girl? I don't think even Good Will Hunting showed this many sides of Robin Williams acting abilities. This movie is not just a classic Robin Williams flick, but just an all around classic period.

All I have to say is- Damn it, he should've won an Oscar for this!

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User Comments

10/20/10 Katieee lurveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeMUCHLY 5 stars
9/21/10 PAUL SHORTT AMUSING WAR COMEDY WITH A GOOD STAR PERFORMANCE 3 stars
3/06/10 art so-so. 2 stars
11/28/09 Jeff Wilder Easily Robin Williams best movie. 5 stars
12/11/07 jinxsy If you followed any war watch this 4 stars
7/02/06 William Goss Still pretty amusing, but kinda uneven when it wants to be serious. 4 stars
8/13/05 ES really good= speed up!, let's test her stamina 4 stars
3/24/05 Richard Pryor I think this is not a very good movie. It's overrated 3 stars
6/22/04 John extremly well made piece of work - Williams is excellent 5 stars
4/02/04 Maggie loved it! 4 stars
1/10/03 Jessie Giamona it wasn't very good at all! 1 stars
10/29/02 Lin Rainey Great scene-playing WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD while the countryside is being napalmed 4 stars
10/14/02 Charles Tatum Once again, just build an entire production around Williams' ad libs 4 stars
12/31/01 Mr. Hat (formerly Joe Zappa) Javachik's right, but, the Oscars doesn't consider comedy work like the comedians do. 5 stars
4/30/01 R.W. Welch Virtually a one man show, Williams carries it off in spectacular fashion. 5 stars
2/04/01 Avenger Girl A classic Williams movie..he certainly made the movie a big hit 4 stars
12/07/00 Me :-) Wow! 5 stars
6/16/00 Patricia DeLeeuw IT"S GREAT!!!!! 5 stars
5/01/00 Arin it was great 5 stars
4/21/00 J.D. Ponder Williams brings the character of Cronauer alive, way under-rated. 5 stars
3/23/00 perverted pixie Way under-rated, Williams is amazing and Forest Whitaker is darling! 5 stars
10/25/99 Jessica Geric Great! 4 stars
9/08/99 Jason Kinsey I hate Robin Williams! I wish he'd play actual characters instead of just playing himself 2 stars
6/15/99 Dylan Great movie. 5 stars
11/24/98 Silent Rob Standard Williams fare. You'd think Levinson could've milked more outta this one...? 3 stars
11/23/98 J-Guy pretty funny flick. 3 stars
11/23/98 Lord Of The Dunce A fun enough movie, but not the classic it's made out to be. 4 stars
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USA
  23-Dec-1987 (R)
  DVD: 10-Jan-2006

UK
  N/A (15)
  DVD: 01-Oct-1998

Australia
  21-Apr-1988 (M)




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