La Sconosciuta (The Unknown) (The Other Woman) Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
May 6, 2009
a movie that's almost impossible to get out of your head.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
November 26, 2008
Un intenso y atrapante thriller con algo de melodrama que bien podría haber dirigido Brian de Palma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 24, 2008
Tornatore, best known for Cinema Paradiso, has meticulously crafted a story that's at times so raw it hurts to watch. Its action blends piercingly lit flashbacks and dream sequences with a gray, prosaic present in an unnamed Italian city.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
October 23, 2008
Tornatore's instincts for crafting a stylish, nonlinear thriller are indisputable. But he's not yet a master, and at times you'll feel cheated even as you anticipate the next disquieting scene.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
October 18, 2008
[An] exquisite mystery thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

National Post
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 3/4
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
October 18, 2008
It's the toast of the continent and once you've watched it, the reason why it is will be anything but a mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 11, 2008
Writer/director Giuseppe Tornatore ("Cinema Paradiso," "Malèna") reveals a hitherto unknown side of his own with this dark jigsaw puzzle of a mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 15, 2008
A spellbinder with a lot of Hitchcock touches and an Ennio Morricone score to match.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2008
Giuseppe Tornatore has crafted a film for the ages. With some script assistance from Massimo de Rita, the writer/director is at the top of his game, bringing together a truly mysterious tale of love for family and unbridled revenge in a manner that could
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2008
Everyday incidents trigger in Irena alternately sweet and horrific memories, and these become like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle that is completed only when the film concludes, at last revealing its full meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
June 27, 2008
It manages to be brutal, deranged, ridiculous and heart-rending, all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Cinematical
June 5, 2008
The Unknown Woman gets by on sheer guts and style.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
May 30, 2008
An exceptionally well-made example of the kind of delirious, semi-Gothic, overcooked melodrama filmmakers from the Boot have long specialized in.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 30, 2008
[A] baroquely lurid and undeniably fascinating exercise in pulp with a political angle.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 30, 2008
It's an uneasy mix, and not an entirely successful one. But the film is flat-out gorgeous and contains moments of sheer lunacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 30, 2008
Just under two hours, sumptuously photographed in noirish shades and slathered in spine-tingling music by Ennio Morricone, it twists every which way to sustain suspense until the final frame.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 29, 2008
A restless, panicked, devastating emotional roller coaster, meticulously planned and executed like a razor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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