To Sleep With Anger Reviews

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April 8, 2019
an exemplary drama that reveals more and more narrative, emotional, and thematic layers each time you see it
March 19, 2019
A strange film which I think would reward rewatching.
March 9, 2019
Burnett employs a lyrical shooting style that aptly fits the material.
March 1, 2019
Burnett's direction is so subtle and graceful that To Sleep with Anger eschews any such labels as being a supernatural movie or a horror movie.
August 22, 2018
The greatest film made by a black American...
September 9, 2016
Subtle and quietly powerful - partly novelistic, partly poetic
September 7, 2016
One of the finest films to explore city versus country, old ways versus new, kin versus kin.
September 6, 2016
Charles Burnett bridges theatrical dialogue, portentous omens, and presentational acting with masterful grace.
April 6, 2015
Burnett and his cast tap depths of mystery, soulfulness, and glee.
September 7, 2011
January 8, 2007
If Killer of Sheep is Burnett's masterpiece, this film, an odd combination of drama, comedy, and irony, well-acted by Danny Glover, is his most accessible picture.
December 30, 2006
November 8, 2006
An odd little movie -- and a bit too leisurely paced -- that was largely overlooked on its original release.
February 9, 2006
Despite uncertain pacing, Burnett's evocation of a thriving cultural milieu that embraces both superstition and mysterious wisdom is almost flawless.
August 30, 2004
It's a very entertaining, complex film, a comedy of unusual substance that also manages to keep the audience in suspense as to when the comedy might dissolve into some kind of vicious melodrama.
June 24, 2004
November 15, 2003
October 11, 2003
A poetic and consistently surprising comedy-drama that is clearly a pet project for all its participants.
July 30, 2003
July 19, 2003
Probes the value clashes in a middle-class Los Angeles black family
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