To Sleep With Anger - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

To Sleep With Anger Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 6, 2016
Charles Burnett bridges theatrical dialogue, portentous omens, and presentational acting with masterful grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Burnett's acute and sensitive direction is free of hackneyed movie conventions; even something as simple as a hello is said differently from the way you've heard it in any other movie.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2003
A poetic and consistently surprising comedy-drama that is clearly a pet project for all its participants.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2003
Probes the value clashes in a middle-class Los Angeles black family
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2016
One of the finest films to explore city versus country, old ways versus new, kin versus kin.
November 8, 2006
An odd little movie -- and a bit too leisurely paced -- that was largely overlooked on its original release.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 24, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Though it's extremely slow going at times, "To Sleep With Anger" offers a universal look at familial dynamics, articulated from a uniquely black, warmly poetic perspective.
July 11, 2002
This stately, stagey, funereally paced contemporary drama of middle-class African-American life looks as if it could have been set almost any time in the past half-century.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
February 9, 2006
Despite uncertain pacing, Burnett's evocation of a thriving cultural milieu that embraces both superstition and mysterious wisdom is almost flawless.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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