Look Back in Anger
Look Back in Anger (1958)

Archetypal British "angry young man" Jimmy Porter (Richard Burton) is a college-educated bloke who can't seem to get any better job than working in a candy store. Jimmy's relationship with his wife Alison (Mary Ure)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1958
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2001
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Richard Burton's playing is forcefully intelligent, Claire Bloom's unexpectedly sharp-edged, and Gary Raymond's easily relaxed. All in all, from "the best young play of its generation" has invigoratingly come the best young film of our generation.

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Cole Smithey

Burton scares grown adults.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though a trend setting film, with snappy play dialogue, well-acted and competently crafted, its depressing tone makes it a tough watch.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

As belas performances (especialmente de Burton) e a opressora fotografia são os principais atrativos do filme, que, graças aos seus personagens neuróticos e deprimentes, torna-se uma experiência nada agradável.

Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

The kitchen-sink drama that started a great period of British realism

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
In spite of a sensational performance by Richard Burton the screen adaptation of Osborne's stage-play bogs down here and there. Still, Burton's… More
Emily B.
Has to be one of my favourites. Burton's performance is just amazing.
Michael Gildea
Nothing special at all really. It was beautifully filmed though--especially that final scene. Richard Burton was as always great (despite the heavy-handed… More
A british drama, said to be of the ?Kitchen Sink Drama? sub-genre. The film is based on a play and it shows it, it?s largely dialogue driven and could easily… More