Anger Management : Season 1

  • Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 28, 2012
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jun 15, 2012
    60
    Anger Management is really just a slightly more content-dangerous network sitcom.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 15, 2012
    60
    This is, quite simply, a Frankencom, stitched together from pieces of other comedies. To their credit, Sheen, the talented cast and seasoned writers know how to make it all look slick and polished.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 27, 2012
    58
    They're [the initial episodes of Anger Management are] somewhat more amusing than expected.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 25, 2012
    58
    Not great comedy, but hopefully the beginning of long overdue recovery process for a talented, troubled actor.
  5. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jun 28, 2012
    50
    Anger Management is a perfectly acceptable, standard-issue sitcom.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Jun 28, 2012
    50
    Anger Management is kind of a mirror image of Sheen: scabrously, outrageously funny at times and monotonously one-note at others.
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jun 28, 2012
    50
    It's sometimes broadly funny and sometimes broadly bad.
  8. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jun 27, 2012
    50
    Anger Management is at heart a simple, old-fashioned sitcom, with raucous recorded laughter and predictable one-liners.
  9. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jun 27, 2012
    50
    If the series was actually a disaster, that might at least be captivating, but as is, Anger Management is just an average sitcom with a few good laugh lines here and there that could star any middle-age actor
  10. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jun 27, 2012
    50
    Anger Management is a so-so sitcom peppered with equal parts funny lines and groaners.
  11. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 27, 2012
    50
    It is not a train wreck; it's just a train--chugging along from A to B, carrying the people, delivering the freight.
  12. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 27, 2012
    50
    Anger Management is Charlie Sheen doing what Charlie Sheen does-- on-screen. It's not artful, it's not elegant.
  13. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 26, 2012
    50
    This is all fairly predictable stuff and makes for a show that you'd watch because of the cast but would never put in the top tier of TV shows or talk about the next day at the office.
  14. Reviewed by: Rick Porter
    Jun 28, 2012
    40
    Now that finished episodes are out there, we can tell you that it's not great.
  15. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 27, 2012
    40
    Nothing in Anger Management is all bad, but not much of it is better than half-good.
  16. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 27, 2012
    40
    Sheen's obvious, minimally funny new sitcom.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 127 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 33
  2. Negative: 15 out of 33
  1. Jun 30, 2012
    1
    Didn't laugh one time and don't understand how this is on the same network as Wilfred and Louie. Obviously they don't care about how good thisDidn't laugh one time and don't understand how this is on the same network as Wilfred and Louie. Obviously they don't care about how good this one is compared to their other shows. Full Review »
  2. Jun 29, 2012
    0
    Derivitive Horse crap. Speaking of horses someone should take the lazy writers, nay everyone involved with this trainwreck and put them outDerivitive Horse crap. Speaking of horses someone should take the lazy writers, nay everyone involved with this trainwreck and put them out of our misery. To call it a trainwreck is unfair to trainwrecks. At least one is compelled to look at a trainwreck. This schticky, contrived, cliched scrambled vomit is an insult to the other quality comedies on FX. Full Review »
  3. Jun 30, 2012
    10
    ...sure the show has room for improvement... but its hardly derivative... need to see where they take it... and I'd rate it just for bringing...sure the show has room for improvement... but its hardly derivative... need to see where they take it... and I'd rate it just for bringing Charlie Sheen back! Full Review »