100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I liked these characters precisely because they were not designed to be likable -- or, more precisely, because they were likable in spite of being exasperating, unorganized, self-destructive and impervious to good advice.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A fiercely funny human comedy with jokes that sting and leave marks.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
In making such an appealing movie about characters who are usually swept under the Hollywood rug, Binder does us all a service.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Allen turns the character into a tour de force that unleashes an unexpected comedy about compassion and self-loathing.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Wondrous performances.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Upside of Anger is overly therapized, yet Costner and Allen show you what it means not just to play a role but to inhabit it.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Joan Allen, for whom the role was written, combines severity, which she has often played before, with such levity and verve that she lifts the whole film on the wings of Terry's wrath.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Binder has written himself a scene-stealing supporting role as Shep, sleazeball producer.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The primary upside to The Upside of Anger is the presence of Joan Allen in the lead role.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's the men in ''Upside" who speak all the truth.
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63 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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