Anger Management
Anger Management (2003)

A man comes face to face with the rage he didn't know he had in this comedy. Dave Buznick (Adam Sandler) is an even-tempered businessman who, after a series of strange misunderstandings on an airline flight, finds himself accused of air… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 11, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2003
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thought not without its funny moments, Anger Management is ultimately stale and disappointingly one-note, especially considering its capable cast.

David Ansen

Unless you're 15 at heart, you may need anger management yourself after sitting through this aggressively crass comedy, which alternates between mean-spirited slapstick and arbitrary uplift.

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David Edelstein

Strenuous, spottily amusing.

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Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard

Audiences are still looking at the stars, but nowadays they often do it from the gutter of films like Anger Management.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

No, it doesn't make much sense, and yes, it's irredeemably phallocentric -- but that is, perhaps, its saving grace.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

This is the kind of coarse comedy where a fart serves as a punch line.

Barbara Ellen
Times (UK)

What is fundamentally wrong with Anger Management is that, try as they might, the two stars have absolutely no comedic or dramatic chemistry together, and so eventually the audience gets slightly bored with them.

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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.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Even a longtime Adamophobe has to admit that Sandler is an agreeable presence here, and that the film has some funny filigree work to offset the oppressive schematics.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Very raunchy, uneven comedy with great actors.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
You would assume, considering the obvious typecasting of Nicholson and Sandler as two angry guys, that here is a comic gold mine waiting to be plummed. No such… More
Directors Cat
There's no doubt about it that Nicholson and Sandler have great chemistry and they are probably the best actors for a movie bearing this title. But… More
Eugene Bernabe
Anger Management is too boiled up and ultimately doesn't strike a chord. The film has its moments, especially from the addition of Jack Nicholson, but it… More
Alex roy
Anger Management had the potential of being a great comedy. Instead, the film fails and is virtually laugh free and really is more boring than entertaining.… More
Dead Angel
Very irritating movie with a good ending.
Lady D'arbanville
Sandler cynics beware, this is one Romantic Comedy I love and have watched over and over, perhaps because I am the "implosive person". A frustrating… More