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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

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: | 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

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: | 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

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:

July 2, 2007
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Not half bad, though only half good.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

May 12, 2007
Matthew Turner

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

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


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

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

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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