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The Other Man Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 7, 2009
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.
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
September 25, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
September 25, 2009
Everyone seems as if they're going through the motions.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 25, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
September 23, 2009
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.
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
September 15, 2009
Despite the cast, which is very good, you never feel like they're really taking on a life of their own.
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
September 15, 2009
It owes its air of mystery to a piece of narrative trickery that's both obnoxiously manipulative and insultingly obvious.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 11, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
September 11, 2009
It's a decent adult drama that should keep you guessing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 11, 2009
The sexual temperature remains a safe, nap-inducing 98.6.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 10, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 9, 2009
The Other Man is self-conscious, overproduced, overacted Euro-marital hoo-ha.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
September 8, 2009
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.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 3, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Brunette
Hollywood Reporter
October 3, 2008
Seldom has such great star power been marshaled in the service of a sillier movie than The Other Man.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
September 8, 2008
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.