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Thought not without its funny moments, Anger Management is ultimately stale and disappointingly one-note, especially considering its capable cast. Read critic reviews
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Aug 02, 2017The quality of Adam Sandler's track record dropped considerably after Click. Anger Management was released in the latter half of his glory days, and my god, is it hilarious. Sandler, a notoriously goofy and funny actor is paired with the legendary dramatic actor Jack Nicholson. On paper, they're an unlikely duo, but go incredibly well together on-screen. Dave (Adam Sandler) meets Dr. Buddy (Jack Nicholson) on a plane. Afterwards, circumstances bring the two together and Dave undergoes Buddy's anger management program. What makes it so hilarious is that Dave is always calm while Buddy gets outraged over something as minor as having his eggs cooked the wrong way (followed by him slamming the plate against the wall). It's worth pointing out that almost every single line is memorable and quotable. My favorites include "I do what I want whenever I want you little Spanish fruit topping" and "Might I have your first name Mr. Head, and tell me it isn't Dick." Absent are the Sandler veterans like Steve Buscemi and Rob Schneider, but they're replaced by a huge number of cameos; from Derek Jeter to ex-mayor Rudy Giuliana to Heather Graham and Woody Harrelson, both of whom have the funniest bits in the entire movie. Some may be turned off by the love triangle between Nicholson, Sandler, and his character's girlfriend (played by Marisa Tomei) which is cheesy and cliche. The twist the plot is hinged on is a lazy, easy way out for the writers... but you're not watching it for the plot. You're watching it for the ridiculously profance lines and actions of Jack Nicholson and the ironically innocent way Adam Sandler reacts to them. Over the 13 years since it's 2003 release, I've seen Anger Management countless times and every viewing is funnier than the last. This is easily my favorite Adam Sandler movie.
Jul 24, 2013Anger 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. 3/5Eugene B Super Reviewer
Dec 29, 2012Though not entirely funny, Anger Management is a solid and fun time, due too it's two hilarious leads. Adam Sandler does what he does and his an appealing guy, but it is Jack Nicholson who will make you laugh the most, his comedic timing is excellent and great, he really nailed it. The script was not great but good, a lot of funny moments, Marisa Tomei was cute, Sandler and Nicholson were hilarious, nothing but a fun time, its worth the watch if you like comedies.
Oct 09, 2012Very irritating movie with a good ending.