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The Upside of Anger Reviews

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March 17, 2005
[Binder's] film is a raging morass of misogyny, a self-congratulatory exercise in mental masturbation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 18, 2005
Unfortunately, despite predictably fine performances all around, the overall effect of the film is hampered by poor directorial execution and an act-three plot twist that defies plausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 7, 2005
A few great moments wedged into a fairly bland film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 16, 2009
Writer/director/actor Mike Binder (writer on HBO's "The Mind Of The Married Man") is to blame for this melodramatic game of Three Card Monte.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
March 18, 2005
There's little Upside here.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 15, 2012
The screwiness feels patterned and arbitrary. There's little Upside here.
March 14, 2005
The Upside of Anger feels like it could have used some judicious re-writes to streamline the story to fit the just-under-120 minute run time
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 1, 2005
I'd suggest a better title would be The Upside of Alcoholism," but I really can't think of any upside to this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 10, 2005
The upside of Mike Binder's deeply flawed attempt to marry midlife romantic comedy with domestic farce is two nearly perfect performances by Joan Allen and Kevin Costner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 11, 2005
This is no Terms of Endearment.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 17, 2005
Allen and Costner get to flirt and fool around and distract us from the rest of the movie. They're doing it a favor.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 18, 2005
Binder is too facile an observer to get anywhere near the complexities of a house full of women -- instead, Terry is a prickly goddess, and the daughters are an assortment of muses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2005
Standard-issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 10, 2006
Unfortunately, outstanding performances by Allen and Costner aren't given much of a viable dramatic context.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 4, 2007
Self-pitying and saccharine, this big whining ball of dross drags itself across the screen for two interminable hours, climaxing in a twist ending that comes with neon road signs attached.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
February 28, 2005
Clearly inspired thematically by American Beauty, but unable to reach its status or impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 17, 2005
Despite the xeroxed plot and a horribly misguided ending ... nearly redeemed by a cast that wrings out every last bit of potential from the formula.
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