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Conversations With Other Women Reviews

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David Thomson
The New Republic
June 17, 2013
I was hooked to the screen, to the film's sense of time and place and risk, to the intelligence of the talk and the intimations of pleasure and regret in Bonham Carter's performance.
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Time Out
May 17, 2007
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
September 15, 2006
The film ultimately becomes too contrived to be anything but a fleeting diversion, but kudos to these emerging filmmakers for daring to make something a little bit different and, for the most part, intriguing.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 15, 2006
The charm of Conversations With Other Women, a gimmicky but oddly moving two-character drama that flies in from who knows where, is its intelligent knowingness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
August 31, 2006
Eckhart delivers a complicated performance, veering from aggressive to abashed, and stopping at puppy-eager, jealous, and conflicted along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Amelie Gillette
AV Club
August 31, 2006
Eckhart delivers a complicated performance, veering from aggressive to abashed, and stopping at puppy-eager, jealous, and conflicted along the way
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 31, 2006
The gimmick has its poetic moments, but the actors can't do much to make screenwriter Gabrielle Zevin's strategems for characters seem like real people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 25, 2006
It can be tricky to watch both screens at once (Conversations With Other Women rewards multiple viewings), but it's invigorating to see a filmmaker exploring technique as metaphor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 21, 2006
Conversations with Other Women feels like a one-act play stretched into a feature film and padded with those visual gimmicks.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
August 14, 2006
The posturing twosome in the movie are themselves a compendium of stylish ticks in need of substantive redemption -- for once, the gimmick is a perfect reflection of the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 12, 2006
This is entertainment by and for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
August 12, 2006
The technique heightens the drama, illustrating how each character is in his or her own lonely little world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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August 12, 2006
By fade out, the movie has run out of air: the quick, clever dialogue flattens out and it becomes contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 12, 2006
Having been locked up in Burton's toy chest for so long, [Bonham Carter] is all the more dazzling in this wistful two-character infidelity drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 12, 2006
Mostly it works because this is about two people desperately trying to do the impossible: to reconcile the past with the present, reality with fantasy, and desire with responsibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
August 12, 2006
Theirs is an affair not worth remembering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 10, 2006
The actors, who portray a reunion that is more sparring match than love fest, strike occasional sparks (but why must Carter always look so chalk white?).
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 10, 2006
Hans Canosa's studied debut feature stars Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter as old flames who meet, years after parting, and have a short fling.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
August 10, 2006
An intimate movie in every sense, Conversations With Other Women sets out to explore well-trammeled yet at the same time uncharted territory without grinding any axes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 10, 2006
Though the movie is occasionally too clever-talky for its own good, it has the authentic ring of an elegy for love lost when one partner grows up while the other runs in place.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
August 7, 2006
It may be dotted with fine observations, yet somehow the charm of its novelty grows stale, and the airless feeling of a closed set begins to fester.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
August 3, 2006
The split screen sabotages [Canosa's] best intentions; it's a conceit that only manages to make the viewer irritable.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 30, 2006
The battle of the sexes is restaged to clever but inconsequential effect in Conversations With Other Women.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
March 30, 2006
That the movie holds viewers' attention despite its contrivances is a testament to the script and acting.