• R, 1 hr. 20 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

David Fear
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
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
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
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
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
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The sexual temperature remains a safe, nap-inducing 98.6.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 11, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The screen version of Bernhard Schlink's short story The Other Man does not deliver. The secret at the heart of the film, after all the fractured narrative convolutions, is anti-climactic, and the conclusion is strained and awkward.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

September 10, 2009
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The Other Man is self-conscious, overproduced, overacted Euro-marital hoo-ha.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

September 9, 2009
David Fear
Time Out New York
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While we wait for the inevitable showdown, the film treats us to several surprising plot twists, but shock value can't distract from the fact that Eyre and his actors are fighting a losing battle.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

September 9, 2009
Ella Taylor
Village Voice
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It hurts to see a terrific cast (including the lovely and intelligent young Irish actress Romola Garai as the couple's quietly seething daughter) squandered on such dreary filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 8, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 3, 2008
Peter Brunette
Hollywood Reporter
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Seldom has such great star power been marshaled in the service of a sillier movie than The Other Man.

October 3, 2008
Robert Koehler
Variety
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The promising intrigue of a husband's bullheaded obsession with his wife's lover falls flat in The Other Man, directed with an indifferent hand by Richard Eyre.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 8, 2008
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