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The Other Woman Reviews

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Top Critic
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
December 13, 2011
It's a kind of unofficial sequel or sibling, three decades later, to Robert Benton's Oscar-winning Kramer vs. Kramer.
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
although it is a little more glossy than the novel it is based on, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is a mature and thoughtful look at the dynamics of the 21st-century family unit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
August 12, 2011
a picture that doesn't know itself: vague whenever it needs to be specific, bloats whenever it needs to trim.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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William Goss
May 24, 2011
Often mistakes hollow hysterics for gripping drama.
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
April 16, 2011
Don Roos' movie demonstrates Natalie Portman's range, but it leans too heavily on her bad behavior, ignoring the growth the character experiences in a schizophrenic third act.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 10, 2011
For a picture that really isn't much more than a high-toned soap opera...surprisingly effective.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Roeper
February 11, 2011
One of the bigger challenges in Natalie Portman's career, and she responds with sublime work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor
February 11, 2011
Resembles a number of recent Woody Allen pictures, except without the quality of jokes that leaven even Allen's worst explorations of this turf.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Armond White
New York Press
February 9, 2011
Right now, Portman commands the cineplexes as surrogate for misguided, self-pitying filmmakers.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
February 7, 2011
The film tacks on a lot of issues and then it never quite follows any of them through.
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
February 7, 2011
As good as it is at times, The Other Woman never nears greatness; it lacks the mettle and focus to push beyond well-groomed melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
February 5, 2011
Espouses smart and meaningful insights into the challenges of falling in love with the "wrong" man and joining a family in which one might not be the most natural fit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
February 4, 2011
Soap opera for the bourgeoisie, The Other Woman is the kind of movie Lifetime audiences would gush over as sensitive and wise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nora Lee Mandel
February 4, 2011
More affectingly honest about contemporary, complicated parenthood than a traditional chick flick love story. Kudrow pulls off the [most] difficult, crucial scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Dana Stevens
February 4, 2011
Natalie Portman may have the black swan and the white swan down, but she's still working on the gray.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 4, 2011
While Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow do some terrific work, it's hard to care about these awful characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
February 4, 2011
Slow-moving but mature drama looks at aftermath of affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 4, 2011
Thanks to Portman's superb work, we feel her pain acutely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 3, 2011
Poignant portrait of a mother dealing with her grief over the death of her infant daughter and struggling with the need to wall herself off from those closest to her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
February 3, 2011
What happens when a film director falls for a novel crammed with Incredible Moments of Heartbreaking Emotion and turns it into a movie crammed with Incredible Moments of Heartbreaking Emotion
| Original Score: 2/5
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