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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
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
Richard Roeper.com
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
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
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
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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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
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
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
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Lisa Rosman
Time Out
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
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
February 2, 2011
An emotionally complex film, built around a not particularly likable character..Portman shows a real talent for playing bratty, unhappy women.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 31, 2011
A complex, intriguing family drama centering on a young woman's feelings of guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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-
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 19, 2011
...a shamelessly manipulative and melodramatic drama that's nevertheless often quite moving...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
January 12, 2011
Just because there are a few bumps along the way, doesn't mean the ride isn't worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 3, 2011
In lesser, more obvious hands, it could have become a drippy, manipulative Lifetime movie. Even if there are times when it does threaten to seem like such, writer-director Don Roos and his adroit cast never let it cross over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael D. Reid
Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
October 24, 2016
Uneven yet intermittently compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Top Critic
William Goss
Film.com
May 24, 2011
Often mistakes hollow hysterics for gripping drama.
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