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Anger Management Reviews

November 1, 2007
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.
June 24, 2006
No, it doesn't make much sense, and yes, it's irredeemably phallocentric -- but that is, perhaps, its saving grace.
May 2, 2003
Has hell frozen over? Not only is Jack Nicholson starring in a buddy movie alongside Adam Sandler, but of the two, Sandler's low-key approach is preferable.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 24, 2003
Strenuous, spottily amusing.
April 20, 2003
This is the kind of coarse comedy where a fart serves as a punch line.
April 16, 2003
Even a longtime Adamophobe has to admit that Sandler is an agreeable presence here, and that the film has some funny filigree work to offset the oppressive schematics.
April 15, 2003
Embarrassed and clueless, Mr. Nicholson is clearly slumming. As a goopy, doofus pet-clothes designer whose only talent is nostril-wiggling, Mr. Sandler comes closer to playing his real self.
April 15, 2003
The free-associational lurch of the enigmatic Nicholson 12-step program is set to a familiar backbeat of juvenile gross-out and homosexual panic; what's truly illogical is the blithe conflation of anger management and assertiveness training.
April 14, 2003
[A] disaster from the start.
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.
April 11, 2003
Flimsy follow-through or not, the teaming still works, and so, at times, does the premise.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 11, 2003
The promise of Anger Management lasts for all of about 15 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 11, 2003
The laughs here are painfully few and far between.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 11, 2003
A comedy that doesn't call for a review so much as a prospectus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2003
Has its moments.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2003
Unpredictably funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2003
There's no clear sense of purpose, no payoff, no building to a clever climax that leaves you weak in the wake of its hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
April 11, 2003
Folks who loved Punch-Drunk Love won't care much for Anger Management, but cameo appearances by a host of famous names occur frequently enough that we're forced to stay alert, if only to catch them.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 11, 2003
Anger Management plays the same tune too much of the time to live up to its potential. Still, it's good for a giggle.
Read More | Original Score: C+
April 11, 2003
Anger Management is not going to go down in history as a comedy classic, but it should generate great box office numbers and its broad approach will appeal to Sandler's loyal fan base.
April 11, 2003
A stoopid movie, front-loaded with infantile shtick.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 11, 2003
Sandler's blank, doughy countenance seems duller than ever.
April 11, 2003
Everyone who avoided About Schmidt and other recent Nicholson movies on the grounds that he was actually playing characters instead of mugging will be happy to know he does no acting here whatsoever.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 11, 2003
Anger Management is a ragged piece of filmmaking, but the odds are you'll have as good a time watching it as Nicholson and Sandler seemed to have making it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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.
April 11, 2003
Anger Management virtually defines high-concept filmmaking: It's a one-note comedy that tries to soar because it's Nicholson and Sandler who get to play the note.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 11, 2003
While it includes some funny scenes, one senses that the Nicholson-Sandler pairing could have achieved much more.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2003
Miller time for the funny bone.
April 11, 2003
The only thing you'll be mad about is spending 10 bucks to watch Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler try too hard.
April 11, 2003
It's always a relief to come out of an Adam Sandler movie without a case of hives, and you can comfortably attend Anger Management without prophylactic antihistamines.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 11, 2003
Some of the movie is so primitively staged that you can almost hear someone leafing through the book of instructions that came with the camera.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 10, 2003
With Sandler as his simpering straight man, Nicholson makes faces shamelessly, rude noises shamefully, but he can't make Anger Management funny.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 10, 2003
Though Anger Management does have some amusing moments, it's too undiscriminating and scattershot to be worth paying attention to.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 10, 2003
A happy experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 10, 2003
Lumpy, bumpy and uneven, but often enjoyably nuts.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2003
Like so many Sandler vehicles, the movie isn't actually funny, but keeps feeling as if it should be.
April 10, 2003
Punch-Drunk Love for the masses.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2003
It has its funny moments.
Read More | Original Score: B-
April 9, 2003
A comedy as bracing and furiously right for the moment as it is broad and huggable.
Full Review | Original Score: B+