Image Entertainment | Release Date: September 11, 2009
4.7
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GlowiaDec 29, 2010
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I enjoyed how it had such great actors, but the plot was depressing, and throughout the movie I hoped there would be some great twist or something exciting would happen. Sadly I was very disappointed and really sick of seeing Lisa's half naked pictures... This movie was not worth 87 minutes of my time. The only thing I liked was how the two men played chess and talked about the women (woman) they loved. Expand
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HalfwelshmanDec 13, 2011
The Other man some reasonable enough performances from its cast, competent, if uninspired direction from Richard Eyre and a pretty decent finale. Where the film falls short is in the unimaginative, and often lazy script, the lacklustre wayThe Other man some reasonable enough performances from its cast, competent, if uninspired direction from Richard Eyre and a pretty decent finale. Where the film falls short is in the unimaginative, and often lazy script, the lacklustre way the story is told, and in some complete missteps in tone. You're never on the side of vengeful husband Peter (Liam Neeson) - he just comes across as completely irrational and emotionally unstable, whereas you can completely understand why Lisa (Laura Linney) might have run off with the shady, but charming and romantic Ralph (Antonio Banderas). The majority of the film (excepting the unexpectedly entertaining chess matches between Neeson and Banderas, which really amount to an extended debate about who's bigger in the trouser department) moves along sluggishly, and offers little to keep you engaged in the story until the end. The final twenty minutes or so do approach something in the same ball-park as genuine drama, but by then it's too late to save the film, or even to redeem the morally bereft actions of Neeson's character. With a stronger script, a more original and entertaining story and more energetic direction, The Other Man might have been a diamond in the rough of slow-burning romantic dramas. As it is, the film is more akin to the rock that annoyingly conceals a precious gem. Expand
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GandavienDec 19, 2012
This film promised to be like Taken, an exciting thriller, Liam Neeson hunting down the man who stole his wife. But what we actually got was a very pathetic film.
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