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The Other Woman Reviews

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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
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.
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
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 6, 2011
It's not good enough to warrant a theatrical showing but not bad enough to deserve universal derision.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 3, 2011
I didn't like a single one of these insufferable narcissists, the kid included.
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William Goss
May 24, 2011
Often mistakes hollow hysterics for gripping drama.
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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
Chris Barsanti
February 3, 2011
The pain is burningly real, while the settings feel lived-in and appropriately muddied by experience
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
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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Richard Brody
New Yorker
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.
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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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 3, 2011
Roos does find elements of truth here and there; frustratingly, there are too few of them.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 26, 2011
Portman spends most of her time crying or pouting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Elvis Mitchell
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
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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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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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
February 1, 2011
Director Don Roos, who also scripted, wobbles tonally, sometimes disastrously.
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
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