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  • Summary: After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on the cheating, lying, three-timing SOB. [Twentieth Century Fox] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 35
  2. Negative: 12 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Apr 24, 2014
    75
    Audiences looking for a nonstop laugh riot may be disappointed, but the big laughs are there, and they benefit from the movie's underlying sincerity.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Apr 24, 2014
    63
    Written by newcomer Melissa K. Stack, The Other Woman offers roughly equal parts wit and witlessness, casual smarts and jokes, lingering and detailed, regarding explosive bowel movements. Based on that ratio, I'd say the screenwriter's future in Hollywood looks pretty good.
  3. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    Apr 22, 2014
    60
    Instead of updating the genre, The Other Woman rehashes it, bringing little more than a few giggles and a dash of glamour to the table.
  4. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Apr 24, 2014
    40
    Slyness, slapstick and sex can often be mixed to amusing effect whatever the specifics — the original "Hangover," for example, did a credible job of it — but The Other Woman is ultimately undone by its indecision.
  5. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Apr 28, 2014
    40
    A few lowbrow laughs… but far too many one-note characters, performances, and plot points to make them worth showing up for.
  6. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Apr 24, 2014
    37
    Although The Other Woman nibbles around the edges of revealing truths about relationships, it leaves most of that potential behind, instead pursuing easy, exhausted cliches about zip-less marriages, upper class suburban drudgery, cynical careerism and dumb-but-sweet blondes.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Apr 24, 2014
    20
    So instead of the rom-com, we now have the “non-com.” The cardboard characters and predictable rhythms remain. But this time, we get all the comic cliches with none of the romance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Apr 27, 2014
    10
    Great, fun film (even if the plot has been done different ways numerous times already). Surprisingly Nicki Minaj's small role as Diaz's assistant is a scene stealer. I wish that she had played a bigger role. Expand
  2. May 2, 2014
    10
    Loved the movie. It's really hilarious as me and my girlfriend laugh most of the time. There's no dull moment and the actors really did a good job. We fell inlove with Kate Upton too. A feel good movie. Expand
  3. Jul 9, 2014
    7
    I have been dying to watch this movie ever since I heard about them filming it a year before it was even released. I mean Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, and Nicki Minaj c'mon now. After I've actually seen the movie I wasn't as thrilled as I wanted to be but the movie was most definitely not a bad movie. There were certain moments that were just plain awkward and weird. But I was overall completely satisfied with the hilarious ending. The movie was good but it could've been better Expand
  4. May 23, 2014
    5
    I am not happy with this movie... I feel like time wasting.... It was too boring and will not satisfy the viewers expectations.

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    it's not a good movie for family (because i am a family man) and it's a commercial one Expand
  5. May 3, 2014
    5
    Low brow cinema at its most commercial. This does benefit from a good performance from Cameron Diaz and a fair quota of funny moments. It is also unbearably crass at times and Leslie Mann's subtle as a sledge hammer turn as the cheated upon wife doesn't help matters. She is so over the top, and her character's actions so unbelievable that the tone of the film become unbalanced as a result. Kate Upton also contributes nothing.Well, almost nothing!. In fact Diaz quite correctly alludes to Upton's character as being a bit of a vacuous air head.
    By the time this unlikely trio reach the Bahamas the film is running out of steam and fun. The revenge acted upon the cheating husband actually makes for quite an ugly scene which is distastefully out of key with the rest of the movie. Also the film's decision to include end title cards to let us know what happened to the characters next is somewhat arrogant for a film of this calibre and type.
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  6. May 25, 2014
    4
    So basically this movie is just another John Tucker Must Die and if anyone remembers that horrible movie you already know what happens in this movie and so you should just stay away from it and save yourself the money and time. The only likable thing about this movie is the cast even though i will say i have never really been a fan of leslie Mann she has always seemed annoying to me. Nick Cassavetes has done quite a few chick flicks with The Notebook, My Sister's Keeper, Unhook the Stars those are at least watchable but not this crap. The movie would be tolerable at least if it was funny but its not i laughed a max of 3 times seriously.

    Overall i give it a 4.0 Also can we please not let Nicki Minaj become an actress PLEASE!!!
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  7. Jul 19, 2014
    0
    The Other Woman is bad movie there are so many clichés is made very poorly . I do not recommend anyone to see this movie.Leslie Mann seems to do the best. Expand

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