Review: Gilbert, 2017, dir. Neil Berkeley

I wasn’t at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, but that didn’t stop me from writing a review about Gilbert, Neil Berkeley’s very good documentary about the one and only Gilbert Gottfried, the guy you probably know best as the voice of an angry parrot in the Aladdin movies (or the erstwhile voice of an exasperated duck in Aflac commercials). Gilbert does what most films like it are supposed to do – provide a flattering highlight of their subjects – but goes deeper than that in ways that I frankly found kind of surprising, often touching, and nearly always amusing. Check it out if it comes to town near you, and in the meantime, read my review, which is posted over at The Playlist.


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