Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Directed byMarina Zenovich
Produced by
Music byAdam Dorn
  • Nick Higgins
  • Jenna Rosher
  • Thorsten Thielow
  • Wolfgang Held
Edited by
  • Greg Finton
  • Poppy Das
Distributed byJigsaw Productions
Release date
  • July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) (HBO)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryUnited States

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Marina Zenovich, celebrating the life and career of comedian Robin Williams, who died in 2014.[1][2] An HBO production, it features interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Billy Crystal, among others. It also includes outtakes and little known clips from Williams' stand-up routines.[3][4][5]

The film played six sell-out screenings at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018.[5] It was also screened at the Nantucket Film Festival[6] and had a first HBO broadcast on July 16, 2018.[7][8] That same summer, the documentary was shown at the Hamptons International Film Festival SummerDocs. A discussion with Zenovich and Q&A host Alec Baldwin followed the Hamptons screening.[4][9][2]


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 95% based on 42 reviews, with an average rating of 7.7/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind offers a poignant -- albeit tantalizingly incomplete -- peek behind the curtain of a brilliant performer's tragically curtailed life and career."[10] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 78 out of 100, based on 18 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[11]

Variety described the film as being "sharp-edged, humane, and deeply researched enough to take you closer to the manic engine of Williams' brilliance and pain".[5]


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