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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's good fun for a while, especially the therapy sessions that feature Luis Guzman as a gay hood with a paunch he covers in Day-Glo spandex and John Turturro as Dave's "anger buddy." John C. Reilly also scores as a bully turned Buddhist monk. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Isn't all bad. It isn't good, either, but it's better than it deserves to be, and if one sits and watches, the laughs do come, a few. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Only a smattering of the potential is realized in this tolerable disappointment, which is so unworthy of getting angry about that it will still become a knee-jerk hit. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's slapdash, crudely crafted and resolutely adolescent. And occasionally, though only occasionally, very funny. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Each actor is unusually watchful and wily, and their actorly competition underscores the one-upmanship of their characters. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Has hell frozen over? Not only is Jack Nicholson starring in a buddy movie alongside Adam Sandler, but of the two, Sandler's low-key approach is preferable. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Without insult to either film, Anger Management could be called "Punch-Drunk Love" for the masses. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    At a time when screen comedy has its own problems with anger management, Sandler's self-possessed style is as refreshing as it is funny. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A ragged piece of filmmaking, but the odds are you'll have as good a time watching it as Nicholson and Sandler seemed to have making it. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Essentially a one-joke movie that milks its central conceit long after there's nothing left. show more

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