The Other Man

Critic Score

15%

User Score

18%
In theaters Dec 03, 2008
R, 1 hr. 20 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: After many years of marriage a man's wife dies. Shortly afterwards, a letter arrives for her from another man. Obsessed with finding out the truth, the husband writes back, impersonating his dead
Director: Nicolas Rossier, Richard Eyre
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Genre: Drama
Theater Release: Dec 03, 2008
DVD Release: Apr 07, 2009

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, The Other Man is talky, witless, and tension-free.
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...
  • Everyone seems as if they're going through the motions. More...
  • Before long, the characters, which director Richard Eyre adapted from a Bernhard Schlink short story, cease to be people and start to become devices. More...
  • 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. More...
  • Despite the cast, which is very good, you never feel like they're really taking on a life of their own. More...
  • It owes its air of mystery to a piece of narrative trickery that's both obnoxiously manipulative and insultingly obvious. More...
  • 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. More...
  • It's a decent adult drama that should keep you guessing. More...
  • The sexual temperature remains a safe, nap-inducing 98.6. More...

User Reviews

  • The Other Man, it's for sure, a truly waste of time. Not only to the audience, but also for the actors, the writer, director, all the crew, for...
  • This drama film is ultimately disappointing and deserving of its relatively low rating because its edit is annoying and telegraphs where it is going....
  • Oppressively, unforgettably awful, The Other Man is the kind of movie that is so desperately self-important that it's stripped of any redeeming sense...
  • A little off... didn't keep my attention very well.
  • Good actors (including Liam Neeson and Laura Linney) are wasted in this film
  • This was a pleasant surprise for me. I was not totally sure what to expect from "The Other Man", but it is really, pretty good. I had not been...
  • One minute, Lisa(Laura Linney), a successful shoe designer, and Peter(Liam Neeson) share the perfect married life. Together, they have a grown...
  • Well, I suppose it's cool to see that Liam Neeson and Laura Linney back together again, but as if the sexology wasn't awkward enough, this time...
  • The film wasn't exactly what I expected. I thought from the trailer that I would be watching a thriller and it turned out to be a drama. The film...
  • Not too bad a plot...what an interesting way to settle or meet up with someone that intervenes in your relationship with your spouse? this is a good...