Anger Management (2003)



Critic Consensus: Thought not without its funny moments, Anger Management is ultimately stale and disappointingly one-note, especially considering its capable cast.

Movie Info

A man comes face to face with the rage he didn't know he had in this comedy. Dave Buznick (Adam Sandler) is an even-tempered businessman who, after a series of strange misunderstandings on an airline flight, finds himself accused of air rage. A judge sentences Dave to undergo anger management therapy, and he soon finds himself in the care of Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson), a celebrated therapist. However, Dave's group therapy sessions with a handful of truly disturbed individuals -- among … More

Rating: PG-13 (for crude sexual content and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Dorfman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2003
Box Office: $133.8M
Sony Pictures Entertainment - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Anger Management

All Critics (194) | Top Critics (43)

Unless you're 15 at heart, you may need anger management yourself after sitting through this aggressively crass comedy, which alternates between mean-spirited slapstick and arbitrary uplift.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Top Critic

No, it doesn't make much sense, and yes, it's irredeemably phallocentric -- but that is, perhaps, its saving grace.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Very raunchy, uneven comedy with great actors.

Full Review… | December 21, 2010
Common Sense Media

Full-blown 'Jack'--his face a spectacular special effect of full-blown energy--remains an irresistible act. [Blu-Ray]

Full Review… | May 26, 2008
Groucho Reviews

Do we really need a fable about corporate guys getting in touch with their inner brats?

Full Review… | July 23, 2007

The only thing you can't get angry at are the adorable animal actors.

Full Review… | January 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Anger Management

Anger Management is too boiled up and ultimately doesn't strike a chord. The film has its moments, especially from the addition of Jack Nicholson, but it stumbles from being merely a one-trick-pony of comedy films. 3/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Very irritating movie with a good ending.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

There's no doubt about it that Nicholson and Sandler have great chemistry and they are probably the best actors for a movie bearing this title. But there's a feeling that they were both put on a leash by the studio writers and restrained from doing so much more that could have bettered the movie. It's also very predictable. But it is funny in a screwball kind of a way.

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