• R, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Richard Eyre
    In Theaters:
    Dec 3, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 7, 2009
  • Image Entertainment


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The Other Man Reviews

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A manipulative bore of a film. Liam Neeson is better than this and so are you.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 1/5

October 24, 2010
David Cornelius

A good character study lost in the haze of bad thriller gimmickry.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 11, 2010
Brian Orndorf

Strangely inhospitable, perhaps better appreciated three margaritas into a Sunday afternoon Lifetime film festival than a critical Friday night rental.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: C-

December 7, 2009
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Its plotting leans more toward silly, soap opera-ish machinations, and while Banderas is as charming as ever, there are a couple of crucial bits of miscasting.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 29, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Neeson, in particular, has to rumble through the movie behaving in a way consistent with the ending and comes off as far over the top in the process.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

October 7, 2009
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A turgid tale of adultery among the rich and boring.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C-

September 29, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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The result is B-grade cheese. The only genuine mystery, for me, is why such a fine cast signed on for such a witless movie.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

September 25, 2009
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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Everyone seems as if they're going through the motions.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 25, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It was directed by British theater director Richard Eyre, who knows how to line up the shots but not how to make us feel the compulsive hunger that drives Peter to the brink of a very tidy, stiff-upper-lip breakdown.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

September 25, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Before long, the characters, which director Richard Eyre adapted from a Bernhard Schlink short story, cease to be people and start to become devices.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 25, 2009
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Despite the gimlet eye of Richard Eyre, former director of England's Royal National Theatre, and the top-echelon talents of an impressive cast, a dreary, disabled disaster called The Other Man drops dead at the starting gate.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

September 23, 2009
Michael Phillips
At the Movies
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Despite the cast, which is very good, you never feel like they're really taking on a life of their own.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

September 15, 2009
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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It owes its air of mystery to a piece of narrative trickery that's both obnoxiously manipulative and insultingly obvious.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

September 15, 2009
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

A skewed psychological thriller revolving around the many forms of betrayal.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 6/10

September 14, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A contrived, poorly crafted, sophomoric and bland thriller that can't even be saved by its stellar cast.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.5/10

September 12, 2009
Cole Smithey

Stagy to a fault, and painfully uneventful, "The Other Man" suffocates from the pitiable writing at hand.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

September 12, 2009
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Near the end, Peter issues this verdict on his romantic rival, "Appalling...but also rather wonderful." Applied to the film itself, he's half right.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 11, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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A supposedly grown-up drama like The Other Man ought to have scruples about where it plans to take you. Trickiness for its own sake is simply a cheat.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

September 11, 2009
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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It's a decent adult drama that should keep you guessing.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 11, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An oddly affecting drama offers much food for thought on the after-effects of adultery and the toxin that can wither our soul when we are overtaken by jealousy.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

September 11, 2009
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