Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

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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 the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 94%, based on 51 reviews, with an average rating of 7.39/10. 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 19 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]


  1. ^ Carras, Christi (28 June 2018). "Billy Crystal, Filmmakers Remember Robin Williams at 'Come Inside My Mind' Premiere".
  2. ^ a b "Director Of Robin Williams Doc Will Present Film At Guild Hall On June 29 - East Hampton Village".
  3. ^ "HBO's 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind' Reveals the Troubled Soul of a Comic Genius". 6 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Marina Zenovich on 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind'". 26 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Gleiberman, Owen (20 January 2018). "Sundance Film Review: 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind'".
  6. ^ Mirror, The Inquirer and. "Comedy "Boundaries" to open 2018 Nantucket Film Festival".
  7. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (2018-01-20). "Sundance Film Review: 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  8. ^ "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind". HBO.
  9. ^ "SummerDocs".
  10. ^ "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  11. ^ "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 2, 2020.

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