To Sleep With Anger Reviews

September 7, 2016
One of the finest films to explore city versus country, old ways versus new, kin versus kin.
April 6, 2015
Burnett and his cast tap depths of mystery, soulfulness, and glee.
September 7, 2011
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.
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.
June 24, 2002
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
What should be a coiled film, exploding at the end, is one where the final act releases our impatience rather than our tension. There are some good things in this movie, and too much time in between them.
January 1, 1990