The Upside of Anger - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Upside of Anger Reviews

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Neil Smith
BBC.com
May 1, 2007
Allen's imperious turn and Costner's affable charm go a long way to ensuring you'll look back on Anger with affection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 23, 2007
Costner shines as the persecuted suitor who tries his best not to mind when being nagged and belittled by his regally shrewish object of desire, up to a point.
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Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today
November 10, 2006
Unfortunately, outstanding performances by Allen and Costner aren't given much of a viable dramatic context.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
fulle review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 21, 2006
Especially strong performances and a dynamic script make this suburban drama both engaging and entertaining, as writer-director-costar Binder adeptly combines comedy and emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
l, yet the movie's There's spiky humour and ample breathing room for the material, yet the movie's rather too intent on parading its own wisdom.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
These people take awkward chances and affectionate pot shots, and they put their feet in their mouths in uncomfortable moments of heightened emotion, all with smart, sharp but entirely natural dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
September 15, 2005
Binder wrote this movie for Joan Allen, and it is her flinty performance that gives the undertaking what claim it has to success.
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
August 15, 2005
A "grown-ups" sort of comedy, and one that delivers strangely satisfying laughs while always putting character above all else.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 1, 2005
Both Costner's character and performance merit comparison to Jack Nicholson's Oscar-winning portrayal of a gone-to-seed astronaut in Terms of Endearment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005
Contrary to my expectations, Kevin Costner is growing old gracefully.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 12, 2005
Kevin Costner [as Denny Davies] is a joy to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 7, 2005
A maior ironia é constatar que, apesar do filme se propor a mergulhar no universo feminino, a figura mais carismática do filme é o ex-jogador vivido por Costner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
May 6, 2005
though it's easy to poke fun at Costner, here is a movie that, for the first time in a long time, allows him to display his goofy affability.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
April 25, 2005
Allen makes the most of her role -- the tiny scene where she walks in on two certain people in bed with one another is a wondrously sharp statement of total acting commitment.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org
April 25, 2005
[L]ike Leaving Las Vegas, The Upside of Anger provides a galvanizing turn for its star--a daring alloy of pungent misery and jaw-dropping antics.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 23, 2005
Costner delivers a subtle, engaging performance that's completely different from anything he's done before and might just mark the beginning of a new phase in his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
April 23, 2005
Even though Binder's characters are all gems, the filmmaker needs to further hone his storytelling craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
April 22, 2005
a sharp, funny comedy-drama that provides a spectacular showcase, perhaps even a signature role, for Allen.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 20, 2005
Allen's desperate housewife makes this trip into suburbia worthwhile.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
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