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The Upside of Anger Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Upside is better-than-average as a mid-budget suburban film dramedy but positively gangbusters if you imagine it as a two-hour television pilot.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B

August 6, 2014
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

The screwiness feels patterned and arbitrary. There's little Upside here.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness

May 15, 2012
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

No actress has neck muscles like Joan Allen - able to gracefully reach upward or, here, stiffly twist into a double helix of tension and anxiety. It's not simply witty repartee and good chemistry. It's about comfortable situations that can't really last.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Binder's writing is matched by the top-notch talents on display here.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Writer/director/actor Mike Binder (writer on HBO's "The Mind Of The Married Man") is to blame for this melodramatic game of Three Card Monte.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

April 16, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

The Upside of Anger is a sharply written, insightful and enjoyable film with many layers.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008
Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com

Always more than a mere by-numbers domestic drama, The Upside of Anger is desperately, darkly funny, with dialogue to, er, die for, and a perfect cast.

Full Review Source: musicOMH.com

July 2, 2007
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Not half bad, though only half good.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

May 12, 2007
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Engaging, brilliantly directed, frequently funny and ultimately moving drama with a terrific script and superb performances from Allen and Costner.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

May 4, 2007
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Very watchable.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

May 4, 2007
Neil Smith
thelondonpaper

A grandstanding performance from Joan Allen is the main attraction in this suburban dramacom.

Full Review Source: thelondonpaper | Original Score: 3/5

May 4, 2007

Independent

The final twist is misjudged, and it doesn't cohere at any level; but some funny moments.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 3/5

May 4, 2007
Johnny Vaughan
Sun Online

Hilarious, moving and intoxicating.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 4, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Self-pitying and saccharine, this big whining ball of dross drags itself across the screen for two interminable hours, climaxing in a twist ending that comes with neon road signs attached.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

May 4, 2007
Neil Smith
Total Film

Entertaining but flawed look behind suburbia's twitching curtains.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

May 4, 2007
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

This is well worth investigating.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

May 4, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Showy and door-slamming but very watchable.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

May 4, 2007
James Christopher
Times [UK]

A superior suburban chick flick.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

May 4, 2007
Anna Smith
Film4

While beautifully cast and acted, this focuses on its comic strengths to the detriment of the drama, creating an unbalanced tone and leading to self-conscious attempts at serious observation. A pleasant watch, but nowhere near as profound as it thinks it

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

May 4, 2007
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Compelling and honest with flashes of dark humour which makes this a meaty comedy drama.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

May 4, 2007
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