Robin's Wish

Robin's Wish

Robin's Wish

Honouring the late Robin Williams, this documentary details the comedy legend's fight against a deadly neurodegenerative disorder known as Lewy body dementia.

202076 minsUSA
Documentary

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Robin's Wish / Reviews

Slash Film

Slash Film

It goes without saying that this is a tearjerking production that packs a powerful emotional punch. But unfortunately, from a filmmaking perspective, it’s also an extremely amateurish documentary.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

(Robin's Wish) is at its most riveting (and devastating) in the passages about Robin’s final years.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Offers a portrait in unfathomable courage. It's a horror story shackled to a hero's journey in which a man with a surpassingly fertile mind feels himself -- his deepest, essential self -- coming inexorably, inexplicably undone.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A moving coda to a life ended much too soon.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

As potentially valuable as "Robin's Wish" is for illuminating Williams's death - initial reports noted his past struggles with addiction and depression - it is more affecting and appealing as a tribute.

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CNN

CNN

Tries to balance celebrating Robin Williams' life with explaining the undiagnosed illness that resulted in his death. The documentary tilts toward the latter, creating an uneven tribute.

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Variety

Variety

A documentary that's honest and scary, wrenching and moving.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

The film leaves the audience with the lasting hope that, in death, Williams can help others to "be less afraid."

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Although "Robin's Wish" is ultimately unwilling or unable to really grapple with the emotions of the people left behind after suicide, it is a compassionate film that will bring information about Williams' condition to a wide audience.

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