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Neil Berkeley

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About the Movie

Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite the career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980's, he was thrust into public consciousness thanks to his brash personality and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man. Director Neil Berkeley’s "Gilbert" reveals an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life. Gottfried’s ability to bring humor to even the darkest situations has, at times, gotten him into trouble. Still he soldiers on, an expert craftsman at bringing his audience to the edge (and sometimes pushing them over). Gilbert strips the comedic character away to reveal the man behind it. Berkeley allows the audience an intimate — even vulnerable — view of Gottfried out of character.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 18
  • Fresh: 17
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [A] compelling, surprisingly moving documentary about an eccentric with an old-school work ethic. – Jason Zinoman, New York Times, Nov 2, 2017

Fresh: You may or may not walk away from "Gilbert" a Gilbert Gottfried fan, but either way the movie makes you glad he exists. – Owen Gleiberman, Variety, Nov 8, 2017

Fresh: A tenderly observed, remarkably insightful keeper. No joke. – Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, Nov 9, 2017

Fresh: A hilarious and surprisingly warm look at the real life behind the abrasive persona. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Nov 2, 2017

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Customer Reviews


I saw this film at Tribeca Film Festival - it’s amazing. It will make you laugh, cry, contemplate and laugh some more. Wonderful job by filmmaker Neil Berkeley.

Best Documentary

Loved, loved, loved this doc. You will laugh and cry.


Love love loved ❤️cracked up 😆and cried my eyes out 😢👍🏻👍🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2017

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