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The Other Man Reviews

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October 24, 2010
A manipulative bore of a film. Liam Neeson is better than this and so are you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Cornelius
January 11, 2010
A good character study lost in the haze of bad thriller gimmickry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
December 7, 2009
Strangely inhospitable, perhaps better appreciated three margaritas into a Sunday afternoon Lifetime film festival than a critical Friday night rental.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 29, 2009
Its plotting leans more toward silly, soap opera-ish machinations, and while Banderas is as charming as ever, there are a couple of crucial bits of miscasting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 29, 2009
A turgid tale of adultery among the rich and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 25, 2009
It was directed by British theater director Richard Eyre, who knows how to line up the shots but not how to make us feel the compulsive hunger that drives Peter to the brink of a very tidy, stiff-upper-lip breakdown.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
Read More | 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.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 14, 2009
A skewed psychological thriller revolving around the many forms of betrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
September 12, 2009
A contrived, poorly crafted, sophomoric and bland thriller that can't even be saved by its stellar cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Cole Smithey
September 12, 2009
Stagy to a fault, and painfully uneventful, "The Other Man" suffocates from the pitiable writing at hand.
Full Review | Original Score: D
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
September 11, 2009
Near the end, Peter issues this verdict on his romantic rival, "Appalling...but also rather wonderful." Applied to the film itself, he's half right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 11, 2009
An oddly affecting drama offers much food for thought on the after-effects of adultery and the toxin that can wither our soul when we are overtaken by jealousy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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