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

November 17, 2011
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.
October 23, 2008
The Unknown Woman falters when it falls into exploitation and fatal contrivance.
October 18, 2008
The film has major problems blending the strong social theme of exploitation and white slavery with Tornatore's noirish screenplay, full of holes and improbabilities.
September 19, 2008
Plays like a cross between Hitchcock and tabloid feminism, a mix that shouldn't work and doesn't.
August 15, 2008
A spellbinder with a lot of Hitchcock touches and an Ennio Morricone score to match.
July 25, 2008
The whole movie hangs on the gradual unraveling of the central mystery and is made with the expectation that the audience is fascinated and hanging on every tidbit. But Tornatore overplays his hand.
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.
June 27, 2008
Postures as empathetic while getting its leading lady out of her skivvies -- there's nothing bold about taking a stance against human trafficking
June 26, 2008
Meet the filmmaker that [Tornatore] is today -- sadomasochistic fantasist, exploiter of women and cheesy Hitchcock imitator.