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

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November 17, 2011
May 6, 2009
a movie that's almost impossible to get out of your head.
November 26, 2008
Un intenso y atrapante thriller con algo de melodrama que bien podra haber dirigido Brian de Palma.
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
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.
October 18, 2008
[An] exquisite mystery thriller.
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.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
September 11, 2008
Writer/director Giuseppe Tornatore ("Cinema Paradiso," "Malna") reveals a hitherto unknown side of his own with this dark jigsaw puzzle of a mystery.
August 15, 2008
A spellbinder with a lot of Hitchcock touches and an Ennio Morricone score to match.
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
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
It manages to be brutal, deranged, ridiculous and heart-rending, all at once.
June 5, 2008
The Unknown Woman gets by on sheer guts and style.
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.
May 30, 2008
[A] baroquely lurid and undeniably fascinating exercise in pulp with a political angle.
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.
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.
May 29, 2008
A restless, panicked, devastating emotional roller coaster, meticulously planned and executed like a razor.
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