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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Robin Williams!

Apr. 29, 2013by:

Welcome to Movie Jail, a facility like any other, only its inmates are Hollywood writers, directors, actors and producers. This column will serve as a Movie Jail trial. We will put one defendant on trial; lay out arguments for the Prosecution and Defense. And we leave it up to YOU, the reader, to decide whether the defendant is guilty of his or her crime. What crime? The crime of cinematic inconsistency or on the flipside, consistently being a stinking shithouse.

The Defendant


Robin Williams

The Case

The Prosecution: The Big Wedding, Old Dogs, RV, License to Wed, Everyone's Hero, Man of the Year, The Final Cut, The Big White, The Night's Listener*

Ladies and gentleman of the jury, while witnessing the pukeyness that is the trailer for The Big Wedding, we were struck at how hit and miss Robin Williams has been for the past few years. It doesn't help that the film also stars two other Movie Jail defendants, Robert De Niro (found innocent) and Katherine Heigl (found guilty), so Mr. Williams has chosen an odd project with mixed company. He hasn't done anything really worthwhile or noteworth since 2009's World's Greatest Dad and before that you have to go to 2006 where Mr. Williams lent his vocal talents to Happy Feet and played Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum, a movie much better than the critics gave it credit for. The 00's (oughts?) haven't been kind to Mr. Williams, or shall we say, Mr. Williams has had some real shit bombs in the last 15 years. And we're talking about monumental bombs like RV, Old Dogs, License to Wed and Man of the Year. It's time we slap some cuffs on Mork from Ork, send him to the slammer for a few years of rehabilitation and movie counseling.

The Defense: World's Greatest Dad, Happy Feet, Robots, Insomnia, One Hour Photo, A.I., The Birdcage, Hamlet, The Fisher King, August Rush, and on and on and on*

Ladies and Gentleman of the jury, it is our opinion that Mr. Williams has done far too good to be incarcerated in the confines of Movie Jail. Look at the classic film roles he's created, not to mention that Mr. Williams went from silly sitcom star to a top of the class dramatic actor. Many have tried to make the crossover, few do, but Mr. Williams has taken on challenging role after challenging role to varying levels of success. Sure, he's had some stinkers in there, but what other "comedic" actor has been nominated four times for the Academy Award and gone home with one? Mr. Williams is not done by a long shot. The prosecution is going to rue the day they brought this case to the illustrious courtroom of Movie Jail, bank on it. Your Honor, throw out this case, kick the prosecution in the balls and let Mr. Williams walk free.

IN CLOSING...

So, what’s to be done with Robin Williams? Are the last 15 years of inconsistency enough for a Movie Jail sentence? Has Mr. Williams simply done too many good movies to even be considered for Movie Jail? And the most important question to be asked, once all evidence is taken into consideration, we ask you The Jury, is Robin Williams GUILTY or NOT GUILTY?

Let’s hear YOUR arguments, either side, by STRIKING BACK BELOW.

*The court recognizes that all movies are subjective, so relax.

WHAT SAY YOU, GUILTY OR NOT?

LAST WEEK'S VERDICT

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7:33PM on 05/27/2013

Old Robin NOT GUILTY, New Robin (last 10 years) quilty!

Everything this guy has been in in the last ten years sucked. WGD was just ok.
Everything this guy has been in in the last ten years sucked. WGD was just ok.
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7:03PM on 05/01/2013

Not Guilty

I find Robin Williams, not guilty ...He has been in some classic movies...but his comedic movie days are long gone..he did the right thing by doing more dramatic roles. Not saying the man isnt funny, but his choices in the last couple of years has been down right bad. I think Mr. Williams needs some Movie counseling should he get back into comedy roles.
I find Robin Williams, not guilty ...He has been in some classic movies...but his comedic movie days are long gone..he did the right thing by doing more dramatic roles. Not saying the man isnt funny, but his choices in the last couple of years has been down right bad. I think Mr. Williams needs some Movie counseling should he get back into comedy roles.
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6:47PM on 04/30/2013

Not Guilty

Unless he does Mrs. Doubtfire 2...
Unless he does Mrs. Doubtfire 2...
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4:02PM on 04/30/2013

Not Guilty. Good Morning Vietnam, Awakenings, Dead Poets Society, Popeye, Dead Again......

Funny, yesterday one of my friends and I were talking about "Good Morning Vietnam" which is one of my favorites. You can't knock Robin Williams. Sure the guy has been in some crap films, but there was so so many amazing performances. Don't forget: Awakenings, Dead Poets Society, Popeye, Dead Again, just a few missing from the weak defense. One way or other the man has made us laugh, and even brought out the kid in us.
Funny, yesterday one of my friends and I were talking about "Good Morning Vietnam" which is one of my favorites. You can't knock Robin Williams. Sure the guy has been in some crap films, but there was so so many amazing performances. Don't forget: Awakenings, Dead Poets Society, Popeye, Dead Again, just a few missing from the weak defense. One way or other the man has made us laugh, and even brought out the kid in us.
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10:02AM on 04/30/2013

Not Guilty

Don't forget JUMANJI! 90s kid classic.
Don't forget JUMANJI! 90s kid classic.
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9:16AM on 04/30/2013
The man is one of the funniest men of all time. He's also delivered some of the best dramatic performances of the past 20-30 years. He's not perfect, but he's still better than most comedians doing movies right now.

Not Guilty

Not guilty
The man is one of the funniest men of all time. He's also delivered some of the best dramatic performances of the past 20-30 years. He's not perfect, but he's still better than most comedians doing movies right now.

Not Guilty

Not guilty
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8:21AM on 04/30/2013
Really? My suggestion is no more doobies, beers, or anything for the one who suggested Robin Freakin Williams. I think he should be the teacher and rehab specialist to comedians that are or have lost their comedic talents. If there is one person who could set eddie murphy straight back on the road to great comedy its him. While I can admit robin williams has been in some stinkers its not him that fails, its the writers that come up with the crappy material. The man can still make me laugh
Really? My suggestion is no more doobies, beers, or anything for the one who suggested Robin Freakin Williams. I think he should be the teacher and rehab specialist to comedians that are or have lost their comedic talents. If there is one person who could set eddie murphy straight back on the road to great comedy its him. While I can admit robin williams has been in some stinkers its not him that fails, its the writers that come up with the crappy material. The man can still make me laugh with any movie I see him in even if its not intentional.
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3:31AM on 04/30/2013

Guilty

Robin Williams is a good dramatic actor who is still trying to be funny even though he stopped being funny years ago.
Robin Williams is a good dramatic actor who is still trying to be funny even though he stopped being funny years ago.
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2:38AM on 04/30/2013

I already commented but...

H-O-O-K.
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H-O-O-K.
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12:22AM on 04/30/2013

Let Robin Go FREE!

Not guilty. Never. Not ever.
Not guilty. Never. Not ever.
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11:08PM on 04/29/2013

I know I sound like a prick but...

I'm not a fan of this Movie Jail thing. It always feels dated or off the mark. For a website that prides itself on breaking the absolute most current news, these discussions all sound like they should have happened months or even years ago....they sound corny now. The Matt McCaunaghey Movie Jail happened WAY TOO LATE. It happened after the incredible year this guy just had. If it happened during his downward spiral into rom-com hell, then that would have made sense- not after one of the most
I'm not a fan of this Movie Jail thing. It always feels dated or off the mark. For a website that prides itself on breaking the absolute most current news, these discussions all sound like they should have happened months or even years ago....they sound corny now. The Matt McCaunaghey Movie Jail happened WAY TOO LATE. It happened after the incredible year this guy just had. If it happened during his downward spiral into rom-com hell, then that would have made sense- not after one of the most impressive comeback in recent memory. (I call it impressive because I still can't fucking believe it worked!) Sorry everybody.
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9:14PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty!

Sylvester Stallone next!
Sylvester Stallone next!
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8:53PM on 04/29/2013

No way , never guilty

After one hour photo and insomnia, not to mention others....no chance!
After one hour photo and insomnia, not to mention others....no chance!
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8:40PM on 04/29/2013

Bangarang! Not Guilty

He is the Pan. Seriously, the guys been in a bunch a genuine classics, whether they be comedy, family, or drama films. Sure he's had a few duds (like anyone in the biz as long as him), and he's done a few too many voice roles (still like Ferngully and Aladdin), but he's obviously Not Guilty.
Next Week: Jason Statham.
He is the Pan. Seriously, the guys been in a bunch a genuine classics, whether they be comedy, family, or drama films. Sure he's had a few duds (like anyone in the biz as long as him), and he's done a few too many voice roles (still like Ferngully and Aladdin), but he's obviously Not Guilty.
Next Week: Jason Statham.
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8:17PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

"I don't vork vith the males, 'cuz I used to be one" is good enough for innocence.
"I don't vork vith the males, 'cuz I used to be one" is good enough for innocence.
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8:16PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty!

Sure, he's made some questionable movie choices, but the quality of his acting in his good movies far outweighs the bad movies he's made. Face facts: when he's good, he's absolutely resplendent.
Sure, he's made some questionable movie choices, but the quality of his acting in his good movies far outweighs the bad movies he's made. Face facts: when he's good, he's absolutely resplendent.
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8:06PM on 04/29/2013

Nanu Na Guilty

NOT GUILTY. Are you joking about this. Williams is exempt from this sort of public scrutiny.
Diplomatic immunity!
NOT GUILTY. Are you joking about this. Williams is exempt from this sort of public scrutiny.
Diplomatic immunity!
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7:42PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

Let's not kid ourselves: Robin Williams has been in some really... *really* bad movies. But I tend to blame that on lousy scripts and not on the man himself. We all know he's ridiculously talented, and frankly both Good Will Hunting and Mrs. Doubtfire should be enough to give him a Get Out of Jail Free card for life.
Let's not kid ourselves: Robin Williams has been in some really... *really* bad movies. But I tend to blame that on lousy scripts and not on the man himself. We all know he's ridiculously talented, and frankly both Good Will Hunting and Mrs. Doubtfire should be enough to give him a Get Out of Jail Free card for life.
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7:38PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

Death To Smoochy provides the defendant with immunity
Death To Smoochy provides the defendant with immunity
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6:51PM on 04/29/2013
NOT GUILTY
NOT GUILTY
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6:18PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

Do not convict Robin Williams while acquitting Owen Wilson. Williams is a legend with a vast spectrum of awesomeness in so many areas. He is the Al Pacino of comedy: dude can act better than most, had a lot of shit in the past 15 years, even when it sucks 9/10 times he's the best part, but by now doesn't have anything left to prove, his legend is cemented. And he didn't do "Jack and Jill". That alone proves if Pacino is not guilty, so is Robin Williams. And somebody mention this article to him,
Do not convict Robin Williams while acquitting Owen Wilson. Williams is a legend with a vast spectrum of awesomeness in so many areas. He is the Al Pacino of comedy: dude can act better than most, had a lot of shit in the past 15 years, even when it sucks 9/10 times he's the best part, but by now doesn't have anything left to prove, his legend is cemented. And he didn't do "Jack and Jill". That alone proves if Pacino is not guilty, so is Robin Williams. And somebody mention this article to him, his reaction will be fascinating lol
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5:40PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

And I'm thrilled to see people turning out to support his acquittal. The guy has been in some real turds, yes, but he's always been as strong as the movie he's in. He can make a good movie great, an okay movie good, or just be Robin Williams in a piece of shit (and sometimes he can still wring something good out of that if given the opportunity). But I've never seen him so far up shit creek he couldn't find his way back. "Worlds Greatest Dad" is a prime example of that. And really, while his
And I'm thrilled to see people turning out to support his acquittal. The guy has been in some real turds, yes, but he's always been as strong as the movie he's in. He can make a good movie great, an okay movie good, or just be Robin Williams in a piece of shit (and sometimes he can still wring something good out of that if given the opportunity). But I've never seen him so far up shit creek he couldn't find his way back. "Worlds Greatest Dad" is a prime example of that. And really, while his career has had its share of controversy going back, the man is and always will be one of my heroes, and for that I cannot convict.
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5:36PM on 04/29/2013
Boo. I don't care what bad movies Robin Williams makes, he has that privilege. This is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood for his ability to successfully be great at both drama and comedy. Even if he makes bad films, and I will readily admit he hasn't made a good film in a long time, he has done enough that he deserves to stay out of movie jail forever. I'll once again state that this section should be saved for actors who truly do deserve a trial for movie jail and not actors who
Boo. I don't care what bad movies Robin Williams makes, he has that privilege. This is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood for his ability to successfully be great at both drama and comedy. Even if he makes bad films, and I will readily admit he hasn't made a good film in a long time, he has done enough that he deserves to stay out of movie jail forever. I'll once again state that this section should be saved for actors who truly do deserve a trial for movie jail and not actors who have already proven themselves to be great talents.
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5:00PM on 04/29/2013

NOT GUILTY!

Cmon, really? Like others have asked...Why is he even on here?
Cmon, really? Like others have asked...Why is he even on here?
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4:37PM on 04/29/2013

Not guilty

Williams' dramatic credential saves him easily. He was exceptional in One Hour Photo - a sub-par film otherwise - and was a big part of making World's Greatest Dad a very pleasant surprise. Overall, the roles in his defence are notably more memorable than the entire films of the prosecution, but that's still enough for me.
Williams' dramatic credential saves him easily. He was exceptional in One Hour Photo - a sub-par film otherwise - and was a big part of making World's Greatest Dad a very pleasant surprise. Overall, the roles in his defence are notably more memorable than the entire films of the prosecution, but that's still enough for me.
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4:25PM on 04/29/2013

Not guilty

Robin Williams certainly has demonstrated his tremendous skill and diversity when called upon, but the thing is he's done so many of the same kind of kid-friendly schmaltzy comedies, that he has been more or less typecast as the zany goofball who does impressions, whether he likes it or not. Thus, I kinda get the feeling that these are all the roles that get offered to him, because the casting directors/producers just can't see him in anything else other than a zany goofball. I feel like a
Robin Williams certainly has demonstrated his tremendous skill and diversity when called upon, but the thing is he's done so many of the same kind of kid-friendly schmaltzy comedies, that he has been more or less typecast as the zany goofball who does impressions, whether he likes it or not. Thus, I kinda get the feeling that these are all the roles that get offered to him, because the casting directors/producers just can't see him in anything else other than a zany goofball. I feel like a project with a director like Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) would do wonders for him though.
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4:09PM on 04/29/2013

NOT GUILTY

Popeye ROCKS!
Popeye ROCKS!
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4:07PM on 04/29/2013

not guilty

I am telling you these actors who have been around for a long time don't deserve to be in this column. Robin Williams is one of them, when he is in a comedy he is hilarious & so is his stand up, it's old school comedy & he has his own style. When he needs to do drama like Good Will Hunting, Insomnia, The Fisher King he is spot on & One Hour Photo alone should get him off because that is one creepy ass moviie.
I am telling you these actors who have been around for a long time don't deserve to be in this column. Robin Williams is one of them, when he is in a comedy he is hilarious & so is his stand up, it's old school comedy & he has his own style. When he needs to do drama like Good Will Hunting, Insomnia, The Fisher King he is spot on & One Hour Photo alone should get him off because that is one creepy ass moviie.
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3:47PM on 04/29/2013

WTF?!?!

Robin Williams? Seriously? Are we just pulling names out of hats for this feature now?
Robin Williams? Seriously? Are we just pulling names out of hats for this feature now?
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3:43PM on 04/29/2013

I dont even know why hes in here

Not Guilty obviously
Not Guilty obviously
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3:37PM on 04/29/2013

You've got me.....

Guilty!
The dude has never been funny or halfway decent in terms of acting! Sorry guys!
Guilty!
The dude has never been funny or halfway decent in terms of acting! Sorry guys!
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3:35PM on 04/29/2013

I'm a little offended he is even considered!

Not. Guilty.
Not. Guilty.
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3:29PM on 04/29/2013

NOT GUILTY

I'm surprised no one brought up Bicentennial Man! I loved that movie! And Mrs. Doubtfire??? Srsly, Mr. Williams has done some serious gems. Just because he's done a few lemons recently is no excuse to put him in Movie Jail. Hell, I'd move for a mistrial, considering the overwhelming evidence in his favor.
I'm surprised no one brought up Bicentennial Man! I loved that movie! And Mrs. Doubtfire??? Srsly, Mr. Williams has done some serious gems. Just because he's done a few lemons recently is no excuse to put him in Movie Jail. Hell, I'd move for a mistrial, considering the overwhelming evidence in his favor.
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3:11PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

Missed a lot of good movies. Where is Dead Poets Society, Good Morning Vietnam, Awakenings, Good Will Hunting, Jumanji?
Missed a lot of good movies. Where is Dead Poets Society, Good Morning Vietnam, Awakenings, Good Will Hunting, Jumanji?
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2:44PM on 04/29/2013

The Crazy Ones

He's doing a TV show for CBS with Sarah Michelle Gellar written by David E. Kelley.
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He's doing a TV show for CBS with Sarah Michelle Gellar written by David E. Kelley.
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2:27PM on 04/29/2013
hey robin.... its not your fault.
hey robin.... its not your fault.
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2:13PM on 04/29/2013

Bealzf

Well, reading the other talk backers, I think this column needs to be more specific. I thought we were putting people on trial when their careers starting getting allegedly shitty. But I see some people just weighing good movies vs. bad ones, not considering chronological order. I thought it was the former, with the actor's older "classics" being used to help try and get a non-guilty plea, not deserve it. It def shouldn't be "this actor was great in this great movie, therefore he should get a
Well, reading the other talk backers, I think this column needs to be more specific. I thought we were putting people on trial when their careers starting getting allegedly shitty. But I see some people just weighing good movies vs. bad ones, not considering chronological order. I thought it was the former, with the actor's older "classics" being used to help try and get a non-guilty plea, not deserve it. It def shouldn't be "this actor was great in this great movie, therefore he should get a pass on everything else."
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2:04PM on 04/29/2013

Re-trial

This case needs a retrial because the defense is incompetent and failed to mention "Good Will Hunting." However, speeding forward to that trial, and purely based on merit, I would have to say guilty, but this column is usually so messed up. How Robert De Niro and so many others were found not-guilty is beyond me. Yes, De Niro did some of the best performances ever (I think without a doubt), but in real court they don't say," well the evidence is strongly against you for murder but 20 years ago
This case needs a retrial because the defense is incompetent and failed to mention "Good Will Hunting." However, speeding forward to that trial, and purely based on merit, I would have to say guilty, but this column is usually so messed up. How Robert De Niro and so many others were found not-guilty is beyond me. Yes, De Niro did some of the best performances ever (I think without a doubt), but in real court they don't say," well the evidence is strongly against you for murder but 20 years ago you were a hero and the one killed Osama and helped little old ladies across the street. However, his incredible history should go be taken into account when being sentenced, where he would get a minimum.
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1:57PM on 04/29/2013

not guilty

The World According To Garp is a great film from his past. Loved his dark side in recent years. Yes, the comedies he has chosen over the past few years have been terrible. So I say not guilty but he has to serve community service for at least 10 years.
The World According To Garp is a great film from his past. Loved his dark side in recent years. Yes, the comedies he has chosen over the past few years have been terrible. So I say not guilty but he has to serve community service for at least 10 years.
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1:56PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

You don't send Mork to Movie Jail. BTW, I know it can only be so long, but how the hell did Good Will Hunting get left off the Defenses's case list?!
You don't send Mork to Movie Jail. BTW, I know it can only be so long, but how the hell did Good Will Hunting get left off the Defenses's case list?!
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1:50PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

As most stars that have spanned multiple decades and still have had (a mostly) strong career, he has had some bad films/ performances. By and large though, he improves any movie he is in, and when he does more dramatic fare (City By The Sea, One Hour Photo, etc) he is a master to watch.
As most stars that have spanned multiple decades and still have had (a mostly) strong career, he has had some bad films/ performances. By and large though, he improves any movie he is in, and when he does more dramatic fare (City By The Sea, One Hour Photo, etc) he is a master to watch.
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1:39PM on 04/29/2013

Guilty

I respect the man's comedy as much as the next person, but it's tough to remember the last time he appeared in a worthwhile movie... and even still his heyday was quite the spotty one. I mean, I love Popeye and Mrs. Doubtfire as much as the next person, and some of his dramatic turns have been moderately refreshing... but, case in point, I would be happy if I never saw him in another movie (not to mention that his involvement with a film these days is a kiss of death).
I respect the man's comedy as much as the next person, but it's tough to remember the last time he appeared in a worthwhile movie... and even still his heyday was quite the spotty one. I mean, I love Popeye and Mrs. Doubtfire as much as the next person, and some of his dramatic turns have been moderately refreshing... but, case in point, I would be happy if I never saw him in another movie (not to mention that his involvement with a film these days is a kiss of death).
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1:26PM on 04/29/2013

Not guilty.

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12:57PM on 04/29/2013

not guilty. he was in A.I. ?

I really do not remember him in A.I.
I really do not remember him in A.I.
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1:06PM on 04/29/2013
He was Dr. Know, the floating head that explained about the blue fairy to Jude Law and Haley Joel Osment
He was Dr. Know, the floating head that explained about the blue fairy to Jude Law and Haley Joel Osment
3:30PM on 04/29/2013
No. I think you're thinking of Bicentennial Man.
No. I think you're thinking of Bicentennial Man.
3:31PM on 04/29/2013
Oh, wait! Yeah. He was in A.I. He was the voice for that Einstein-looking "Dr. Know" program.
Oh, wait! Yeah. He was in A.I. He was the voice for that Einstein-looking "Dr. Know" program.
12:52PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

too many goods against bad and even the bad movies he was not that terrible. When he is not acting all crazy like (although great at times - Aladdin) he is one of the best and underrated actors
too many goods against bad and even the bad movies he was not that terrible. When he is not acting all crazy like (although great at times - Aladdin) he is one of the best and underrated actors
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12:38PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

Hes made way to many good movies, sure nothing has been great lately, but if i remember the review on here right he was the only thing kinda of funny about the big wedding, and as far as im concerned good will hunting get him outta movie jail any day of the week
Hes made way to many good movies, sure nothing has been great lately, but if i remember the review on here right he was the only thing kinda of funny about the big wedding, and as far as im concerned good will hunting get him outta movie jail any day of the week
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12:35PM on 04/29/2013
Not guilty. The man is genuinely talented. Sure, his shtick can get on people's nerves and he's done his fair share of family fare dreck or sentimental schmaltz, but he is capable of really inspired performances and has a fair bit of range. I mean, he played a serial killer in Insomnia opposite Al Pacino. There is of course his Oscar-winning turn in Good Will Hunting. Not any average comedian can improvise as entertainingly as he can. I guess he's one of those actors who is best when reined in,
Not guilty. The man is genuinely talented. Sure, his shtick can get on people's nerves and he's done his fair share of family fare dreck or sentimental schmaltz, but he is capable of really inspired performances and has a fair bit of range. I mean, he played a serial killer in Insomnia opposite Al Pacino. There is of course his Oscar-winning turn in Good Will Hunting. Not any average comedian can improvise as entertainingly as he can. I guess he's one of those actors who is best when reined in, but he's shown to be capable of very good work.
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12:25PM on 04/29/2013

not guilty

I will admit, I watched mork n Mindy as akid when it came on TV regularly in the early 80s. So when I actually met the man when he came to visit the troops when I was in the middle east, to me that showed that he is a good man, and funnyas hell. While he visited I got the lucky chance to do some security for while he signed aautographs, and let me tell you, the jokes he played while signing confirms why I enjoyed the dude as a child. I know this is movie jail, but the man asked me a to take a
I will admit, I watched mork n Mindy as akid when it came on TV regularly in the early 80s. So when I actually met the man when he came to visit the troops when I was in the middle east, to me that showed that he is a good man, and funnyas hell. While he visited I got the lucky chance to do some security for while he signed aautographs, and let me tell you, the jokes he played while signing confirms why I enjoyed the dude as a child. I know this is movie jail, but the man asked me a to take a "homeboy" pic with him. His attitude alone is worth a NOT GUILTY.
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12:26PM on 04/29/2013
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3:18PM on 04/29/2013
That's an awesome story brotha, and I agree whole-heartedly with 'Not Guilty'.
That's an awesome story brotha, and I agree whole-heartedly with 'Not Guilty'.
12:22PM on 04/29/2013

NOT GUILTY

Since he's my favorite actor, im obviously going to say not guilty. He has a handful of not so great movies mixed in with TONS of AMAZING movies. Hecan do just about anything. You cant even suggest someone thats been in so many great movies. Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King , Good Will Hunting , Hook , Aladdin, FernGully, Mrs. Doubtfire , Jumanji, One Hour Photo, What Dreams May Come , The Birdcage , Night at the Museum,and Happy Feet .
He has also
Since he's my favorite actor, im obviously going to say not guilty. He has a handful of not so great movies mixed in with TONS of AMAZING movies. Hecan do just about anything. You cant even suggest someone thats been in so many great movies. Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King , Good Will Hunting , Hook , Aladdin, FernGully, Mrs. Doubtfire , Jumanji, One Hour Photo, What Dreams May Come , The Birdcage , Night at the Museum,and Happy Feet .
He has also received an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. There is no way in hell this man is guilty!
You ask "Has Mr. Williams simply done too many good movies to even be considered for Movie Jail? " YES. YES HE HAS.!
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12:08PM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

He's a terrific actor despite not always picking the best films to be in.
He's a terrific actor despite not always picking the best films to be in.
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12:02PM on 04/29/2013

NOT GUILTY

Since he's my favorite actor, im obviously going to say not guilty. He has a handful of not so great movies mixed in with TONS of AMAZING movies. Hecan do just about anything. You cant even suggest someone thats been in so many great movies. Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King , Good Will Hunting , Hook , Aladdin, FernGully, Mrs. Doubtfire , Jumanji, One Hour Photo, What Dreams May Come , The Birdcage , Night at the Museum,and Happy Feet .
He has also
Since he's my favorite actor, im obviously going to say not guilty. He has a handful of not so great movies mixed in with TONS of AMAZING movies. Hecan do just about anything. You cant even suggest someone thats been in so many great movies. Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King , Good Will Hunting , Hook , Aladdin, FernGully, Mrs. Doubtfire , Jumanji, One Hour Photo, What Dreams May Come , The Birdcage , Night at the Museum,and Happy Feet .
He has also received an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. There is no way in hell this man is guilty!
You ask "Has Mr. Williams simply done too many good movies to even be considered for Movie Jail? " YES. YES HE HAS.!
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12:00PM on 04/29/2013
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To me it's a same instance with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. While yes the later work is below sub-par but the contributions are too great to ignore. The Hollywood system may be more guilty here because as actors get older the great parts get fewer and further between. Unfortunately the over 50 crowd sometimes just as to take what they can get if they want to continue to working.
Not guilty
To me it's a same instance with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. While yes the later work is below sub-par but the contributions are too great to ignore. The Hollywood system may be more guilty here because as actors get older the great parts get fewer and further between. Unfortunately the over 50 crowd sometimes just as to take what they can get if they want to continue to working.
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11:58AM on 04/29/2013

NOT GUILTY

Since he's my favorite actor, im obviously going to say not guilty. He has a handful of not so great movies mixed in with TONS of AMAZING movies. Hecan do just about anything. You cant even suggest someone thats been in so many great movies. Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King , Good Will Hunting , Hook , Aladdin, FernGully, Mrs. Doubtfire , Jumanji, One Hour Photo, What Dreams May Come , The Birdcage , Night at the Museum,and Happy Feet .
He has also
Since he's my favorite actor, im obviously going to say not guilty. He has a handful of not so great movies mixed in with TONS of AMAZING movies. Hecan do just about anything. You cant even suggest someone thats been in so many great movies. Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King , Good Will Hunting , Hook , Aladdin, FernGully, Mrs. Doubtfire , Jumanji, One Hour Photo, What Dreams May Come , The Birdcage , Night at the Museum,and Happy Feet .
He has also received an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. There is no way in hell this man is guilty!
You ask "Has Mr. Williams simply done too many good movies to even be considered for Movie Jail? " YES. YES HE HAS.!
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12:02PM on 04/29/2013
He has also received an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. There is no way in hell this man is guilty!
You ask "Has Mr. Williams simply done too many good movies to even be considered for Movie Jail? " YES. YES HE HAS.!
He has also received an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. There is no way in hell this man is guilty!
You ask "Has Mr. Williams simply done too many good movies to even be considered for Movie Jail? " YES. YES HE HAS.!
11:53AM on 04/29/2013
not guilty
not guilty
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11:46AM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

captain my captain...
captain my captain...
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11:44AM on 04/29/2013

Not Gulity

The guy is too much of an icon to ever be considered guilty. The guy is one of the greatest actors alive and has delivered so many great performances and has so many great characters and quotes.

Williams even gave one of my favorite performances in Good Will Hunting in which he was just brilliant in. So no, not guilty. Not even close. He is someone I would love to see make a big comeback though.
The guy is too much of an icon to ever be considered guilty. The guy is one of the greatest actors alive and has delivered so many great performances and has so many great characters and quotes.

Williams even gave one of my favorite performances in Good Will Hunting in which he was just brilliant in. So no, not guilty. Not even close. He is someone I would love to see make a big comeback though.
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11:44AM on 04/29/2013

Not quilty/ No Death To Smoochy?

3 reasons
1- The Genie in Aladdin- Every kid was imitating him
2- The Birdcage- It was his and Nathan Lane's show, and it made for one of the funniest movies ever.
3- RAINBOW FUCKING RANDOLPH- How is this not mentioned in the defense? This was Robin's best character imo. "I'm goin on safari mutha fucka! SA-FAR-RI!!!"

The guy's got a list of very versatile/different roles to him, sure he makes crap and is very annoying at times, but who doesn't?

3 reasons
1- The Genie in Aladdin- Every kid was imitating him
2- The Birdcage- It was his and Nathan Lane's show, and it made for one of the funniest movies ever.
3- RAINBOW FUCKING RANDOLPH- How is this not mentioned in the defense? This was Robin's best character imo. "I'm goin on safari mutha fucka! SA-FAR-RI!!!"

The guy's got a list of very versatile/different roles to him, sure he makes crap and is very annoying at times, but who doesn't?

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4:09PM on 04/29/2013
Death To Smoochy is freaking awesome!
Death To Smoochy is freaking awesome!
11:44AM on 04/29/2013

Not guilty !

He's always good in what he does. Plus, give him a break, he had some shitty years, health problems, the Reeves... And with his good pal Armstrong confessing about the drugs and EPO, I hope he hasn't lost faith in humanity. But who would blame him ?
He's always good in what he does. Plus, give him a break, he had some shitty years, health problems, the Reeves... And with his good pal Armstrong confessing about the drugs and EPO, I hope he hasn't lost faith in humanity. But who would blame him ?
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11:40AM on 04/29/2013

Never Guilty

Because of all his good movies... wait... one of his good ones is enough
Because of all his good movies... wait... one of his good ones is enough
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11:39AM on 04/29/2013

I'm going with Not Guilty

Not all of his movies are good but that it not consistently his fault if we are judging strictly on his performance. I find him to be a great actor even when he takes bad roles and I know we are solely judging movies here but his standup is always entertaining. I just can't with good conscience condemn this man.
Not all of his movies are good but that it not consistently his fault if we are judging strictly on his performance. I find him to be a great actor even when he takes bad roles and I know we are solely judging movies here but his standup is always entertaining. I just can't with good conscience condemn this man.
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11:39AM on 04/29/2013

Not guilty!

He has been taking a back seat in movies lately but even then he is always the best part. He is a true actor in the sense that his dramatic performances are just as good as his overly comedic ones. His range is great and he is welcome to be in any movie, good or bad, because that movie will be better for including him.
He has been taking a back seat in movies lately but even then he is always the best part. He is a true actor in the sense that his dramatic performances are just as good as his overly comedic ones. His range is great and he is welcome to be in any movie, good or bad, because that movie will be better for including him.
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11:31AM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

Very good call on the defendant this week. One of my all time favorites, just phenomenal in One Hour Photo, Good Morning Vietnam, and Good Will Hunting. A late steady stream of shit films though and only a Snickers commercial that makes me smile every time. The guys just done too much good stuff to be put in jail.
Very good call on the defendant this week. One of my all time favorites, just phenomenal in One Hour Photo, Good Morning Vietnam, and Good Will Hunting. A late steady stream of shit films though and only a Snickers commercial that makes me smile every time. The guys just done too much good stuff to be put in jail.
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11:28AM on 04/29/2013

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He has not done anything noteworthy since 2002 with One Hour Photo and Insomnia. That's 11 years of mediocre movies.
He has not done anything noteworthy since 2002 with One Hour Photo and Insomnia. That's 11 years of mediocre movies.
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11:25AM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty.

Being a huge fan of him and seeing him preform live, I have to stand up for him. Has he been involved with some clunkers......oh,yeah. Without a doubt.
But we all know he has the power to make us laugh or cry.
But I wish he'd get involved with something that shows his talents again.
Being a huge fan of him and seeing him preform live, I have to stand up for him. Has he been involved with some clunkers......oh,yeah. Without a doubt.
But we all know he has the power to make us laugh or cry.
But I wish he'd get involved with something that shows his talents again.
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11:25AM on 04/29/2013

Not Guilty

Check out "What Dreams May Come" an artistic masterpiece. Williams gives a helluva performance.
Check out "What Dreams May Come" an artistic masterpiece. Williams gives a helluva performance.
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3:32PM on 04/29/2013
OMG! I can't believe I forgot about "What Dreams May Come." What a beautiful movie! And Mr. Williams was fantastic in it!
OMG! I can't believe I forgot about "What Dreams May Come." What a beautiful movie! And Mr. Williams was fantastic in it!
11:23AM on 04/29/2013
You're kidding right? In my book, whether it is comedy or drama Robin Williams brings it. He has never mailed it in. If a movie was bad it was bad, but not because of him.
You're kidding right? In my book, whether it is comedy or drama Robin Williams brings it. He has never mailed it in. If a movie was bad it was bad, but not because of him.
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11:21AM on 04/29/2013

Not guilty

Not an easy decision, but not guilty. Of course the guy is going to have quirky silly roles thrown at him, because, well, he's good at being quirky and silly
Not an easy decision, but not guilty. Of course the guy is going to have quirky silly roles thrown at him, because, well, he's good at being quirky and silly
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11:11AM on 04/29/2013
Guilty: his last great work was One Hour Photo. That's it.
Guilty: his last great work was One Hour Photo. That's it.
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