To Sleep With Anger
To Sleep With Anger (1990)

The life of a middle-class black family in Los Angeles is disrupted by the arrival of an old friend from back South in this layered drama. Initially a charming reminder of their past, the visitor soon comes to seems increasingly sinister as… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1990
DVD 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: 83% 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