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Anger Management Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 11, 2003
Throw enough money at a Sandler movie and it will look like a decent film -- except when you let middling hack Peter Segal of Nutty Professor II direct.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 18, 2003
...i f you're a certain kind of moviegoer, you can ... have a jolly good postmodern time at these movie-like constructions, marveling at the cameo appearances and the energetic commitment to loopiness, forgiving the flat stretches and the inevitable cop-o
Full Review| Original Score: C-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 11, 2003
The concept is inspired. The execution is lame. Anger Management, a film that might have been one of Adam Sandler's best, becomes one of Jack Nicholson's worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 11, 2003
A one-joke movie that milks its central conceit long after there's nothing left.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
April 11, 2003
A lazy, tired comedy in which Sandler does what he's done too many times before, and Nicholson does ... very little.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 10, 2003
The jokes are aimed low and delivered with the intensity of a wet paper towel. By the time Woody Harrelson shows up in drag, you'll be wondering if you just bought a ticket to the first film ever scripted by Mrs. Filarksi's 3rd grade English class.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 11, 2003
Peter Segal directs individual sequences with a steady hand, but slack editing and a meandering and muddled plot make the film seem slow.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 14, 2003
[A] disaster from the start.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
April 14, 2003
This is lazy filmmaking, squandering a decent notion solely because no one cared enough to make the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
April 11, 2003
A couple of brakes-off set pieces to the side, the antics here are strained, graceless and tiresomely crude, the sorts of things audiences feel they're supposed to laugh at rather than well-developed situations that generate genuine amusement.
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
April 11, 2003
Granted, Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson do not disappoint. But despite all the hype about Anger Management, you unfortunately walk away feeling only mildly amused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 7, 2003
The bar for popular comedy continues its decline as does the standard for what used to be unacceptable in a PG-13 rated movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
Do we really need a fable about corporate guys getting in touch with their inner brats?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
April 10, 2003
The majority of the film just lies there waiting for someone to perform CPR.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
This is a hackneyed, sprawling mess of a comedy, rarely funny and never interesting.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 11, 2003
The promise of Anger Management lasts for all of about 15 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 11, 2003
Everyone would be happier if these films were melted down or buried. Or both.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 12, 2003
The strikingly superficial Anger Management is too callow to warrant anyone getting an enjoyable hissy fit over...has all the trivial frustration of a brat holding his breath because his parents told him to clean his filthy bedroom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 17, 2005
The only thing you can't get angry at are the adorable animal actors.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 10, 2003
If you're going to steal from The Odd Couple, do it right, man!
| Original Score: 3/5
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