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The Other Woman Reviews

December 13, 2011
It's a kind of unofficial sequel or sibling, three decades later, to Robert Benton's Oscar-winning Kramer vs. Kramer.
May 24, 2011
Often mistakes hollow hysterics for gripping drama.
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
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
February 4, 2011
Natalie Portman may have the black swan and the white swan down, but she's still working on the gray.
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
February 4, 2011
Thanks to Portman's superb work, we feel her pain acutely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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 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 1, 2011
Director Don Roos, who also scripted, wobbles tonally, sometimes disastrously.
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 26, 2011
Portman spends most of her time crying or pouting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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