To Sleep With Anger
To Sleep With Anger (1990)

African-American drifter Danny Glover shows up at the LA doorstep of his old pal Paul Butler. In the spirit of auld lang syne, Butler takes Glover in, though his wife (Mary Alice) is not happy with this intrusion. She already has enough on… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 13, 1991
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
New Yorker

Burnett and his cast tap depths of mystery, soulfulness, and glee.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

An odd little movie -- and a bit too leisurely paced -- that was largely overlooked on its original release.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A poetic and consistently surprising comedy-drama that is clearly a pet project for all its participants.

Emanuel Levy

If Killer of Sheep is Burnett's masterpiece, this film, an odd combination of drama, comedy, and irony, well-acted by Danny Glover, is his most accessible picture.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Probes the value clashes in a middle-class Los Angeles black family

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Didn't do it for me. I don't blame Glover who has been marvellous in other films. It's hard to blame Burnett either after the wonderful work that… More