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The Other Woman Reviews

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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
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 3, 2011
A not-bad movie (written and directed by Don Roos) based on a pretty good book ("Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" by Ayelet Waldman).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 3, 2011
Equating interpersonal issues with drama, "The Other Woman" is mostly flat and plodding.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 3, 2011
The on-the-nose, audience tested feel of the film's current title also sums up the way the movie plays; what nuance it had went out the window with the original name.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 3, 2011
I didn't like a single one of these insufferable narcissists, the kid included.
February 3, 2011
"The Other Woman" feels like it's directed at an infernally narrow upper-middle-class urbanite demographic, without being even halfway distinctive enough to attract that particular audience.
February 3, 2011
There's a lot of story (and backstory) here, which Roos tries to squeeze in every which way, via flashbacks, long speeches, and montages set to earnest indie-pop.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 3, 2011
Roos does find elements of truth here and there; frustratingly, there are too few of them.
February 3, 2011
The pain is burningly real, while the settings feel lived-in and appropriately muddied by experience
| Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2011
Ultimately, it's Kudrow who saves the picture: Blazing and bitter, she may be allotted a third dimension only near the end of the movie, but, man, does she pack a wallop when it finally comes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2011
An emotionally complex film, built around a not particularly likable character..Portman shows a real talent for playing bratty, unhappy women.
February 1, 2011
Director Don Roos, who also scripted, wobbles tonally, sometimes disastrously.
January 31, 2011
The Other Woman firmly plants its feet and slaps you across the face until it wrests that precious, precious salt water from your eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2011
A complex, intriguing family drama centering on a young woman's feelings of guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 31, 2011
Natalie Portman almost manages to rise above the overt complexities and heavy obviousness of Don Roos' take on thwarted mother love.
January 31, 2011
The screenwriter and director, Don Roos, squashes a bookful of incidents into a pile of screenplay snippets and smothers his actors in them.
January 28, 2011
[VIDEO] "The Other Woman" is Natalie Portman's movie. Yes, it's a bitter pill of dramatic woe. But there's no actress better at letting you see the motivation behind her tears.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 26, 2011
Not completely without redeeming features, but there's no compelling reason not to just wait until it's out on DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 26, 2011
Portman spends most of her time crying or pouting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 20, 2011
It's a sluggish, shrill picture that deals with significant issues of loss and betrayal in the clumsiest manner imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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