Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Oct 24, 2012
    88
    When the mistake is discovered, how do the families react? What disturbs them more: that their son has been raised as an enemy or that he has been raised in another religion? That's where The Other Son gets complicated.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Oct 29, 2012
    9
  2. Jan 10, 2014
    3
    I really don't like this movie. 'Joseph' one of the protagonists didn't act well, he recited very badly, full stop. However the story isI really don't like this movie. 'Joseph' one of the protagonists didn't act well, he recited very badly, full stop. However the story is enough good made. Full Review »
  3. Apr 11, 2013
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The most pointless movie ever. Not only is it boring, uneventful, badly directed and too long. But the whole premise of the movie is meaningless. The film is not intented to be an action movie, a romantic film, a thriller, a comedy or to show innovations in film-making; nor does it have a talented cast of well-known actors. It's made to tell a story. Therefore, I'm going to judge it based off its purpose. Even ignoring the badly translated French into English subtitles, and the lifeless direction, I can say this is the worst movie I've ever seen. Clearly, the whole point of the film is to show the characters' emotions in light of the information they've recieved, but these actors are horrible at doing that. What's more, the whole story is completely redunant. So what if you found out you've not been living with your genetic parents? It makes no difference, and any impact is only relevant in the minds of those concerned. It may only have an impact on the emotionally weak. In reality, in practice there is no difference. Any subsequent action or change in behaviour is purely from one's emotional side; no real factors or circumstances are affected. Clearly, this is a film for women who cry all the time and have nothing better to watch. Full Review »