• 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
  1. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Aug 27, 2012
    37
    Sheen and Bruce Helford ("The Drew Carey Show") have conspired here to create a show completely free of ambition to be anything except a showcase for Charlie Sheen.
  2. 30
    The dialogue is so weak, the characters so thin, and Sheen's performance so uncommitted that Anger Management sleepwalks across the screen.
  3. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Jun 28, 2012
    20
    The network has risked its own reputation for cutting-edge, genre-busting shows by churning out a sitcom whose main joke is how derivative, unfunny, and unconvincing it is.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 28, 2012
    25
    It wants you to believe that Sheen is playing the most sane, vulnerable man in the world, yet he still comes off like a creep.
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 28, 2012
    10
    With its deafening laugh track and its banal barrage of gamy insult humor, it intrudes on FX's otherwise distinctive comedy lineup like an obnoxious drunk uncle who's not as funny as he thinks he is.
  6. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Jun 27, 2012
    0
    Anger Management is a colossally wasted opportunity for both Sheen and FX.
  7. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jun 27, 2012
    30
    They [the producers] have failed to uphold their usual high standards, having not mastered the calculus of delivering the boorishness for which Sheen loyalists thirst while simultaneously tinkering with themes of redemption.
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jun 27, 2012
    37
    What fans are about to discover is that Goodson is a less amusing character than the one Chuck Lorre created for Sheen at Men, and that Sheen's new show is a pale substitute for his old one at its height, and not much of an improvement on Men at its depth.
  9. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 27, 2012
    0
    Despite the careful attention to image enhancement possibilities, the core ugliness and toxic narcissism of Anger Management are impossible to ignore.
  10. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Jun 26, 2012
    10
    Unlike most new series, and certainly unlike every other series on FX, it is totally uninterested in originality.
  11. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jun 25, 2012
    0
    Anger Management isn't going to bring that [good] actor out though, and it isn't even trying to, as it's just another cynical cash-in that lamely tries to milk laughs from casual, unquestioned dehumanization.
  12. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 22, 2012
    38
    For now, it's a mess. [2 Jul 2012, p.37]
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 120 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 15 out of 34
  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 »