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To Sleep With Anger Reviews

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
September 7, 2016
One of the finest films to explore city versus country, old ways versus new, kin versus kin.
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
April 6, 2015
Burnett and his cast tap depths of mystery, soulfulness, and glee.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Mark Kermode
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Despite uncertain pacing, Burnett's evocation of a thriving cultural milieu that embraces both superstition and mysterious wisdom is almost flawless.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: C+