To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG   |    |  Drama


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A charismatic old acquaintance drifts into town, stirring up trouble for a mild-mannered family.


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31 January 2004 | jericho4119
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| A portrayal of good and evil as excellent. . .
. . . as I have ever seen on film. Danny Glover is an incredibly convincing devilish character - tossed into the midst of your average, striving African-American family. To see his interplay with the parents - who thought they had left their small town ways and superstitions behind - as well as with the two sons - an almost classical prodigal son story - was to witness what surely was one of the best movies of a great movie decade. This movie cemented my status as an ardent admirer of the work of Charles Burnett, surely the cream of the new crop of talented American directors. This is a very suspenseful film, one that will enlighten those with a desire to learn more about the Black experience in America.

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