Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 35
  2. Negative: 12 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Apr 24, 2014
    38
    The Other Woman ignores dozens of potentially edgy possibilities to tell the most banal story imaginable - and to do it badly.
  2. Reviewed by: Jordan Osterer
    Apr 23, 2014
    38
    The film is clearly wary of either being too saccharine or taking itself--or the notion of compulsive infidelity--too seriously, though its schadenfreude is unwavering.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Drew McWeeny
    Apr 25, 2014
    33
    This thing swings from broad gross-out comedy to something that seems to be struggling to be a reflection of real life, and it never establishes a baseline reality. It is a strange misfire that is only saved from being a complete disaster by the efforts of the film's two leads.
  5. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Apr 24, 2014
    30
    The bigness of Mann’s performance can’t help but set the film’s tone, which goes manic and high-strung to the point of hysteria before settling down and becoming really stupid and gross.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Whitty
    Apr 25, 2014
    25
    The only thing missing from this steaming casserole, in fact, is the one crucial ingredient: A sense of humor.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Apr 24, 2014
    25
    It’s only mid-April, but I’m making an early reservation for The Other Woman to appear on my list of the 10 Worst Films of 2014.
  8. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Apr 24, 2014
    25
    One of those loud, cringe-y female-empowerment comedies that feels like it was made by people who hate women.
  9. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Apr 23, 2014
    25
    Playing like a script that’s been moldering since Diane Keaton turned it down in 1983, The Other Woman is a weak adultery rom-com in which the most authentic performance comes from a non-housebroken Great Dane.
  10. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Apr 24, 2014
    20
    This female revenge comedy is so dumb, lazy, clumsily assembled and unoriginal, it could crush any actor forced to execute its leaden slapstick gags and mouth its crude, humorless dialogue.
  11. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Apr 24, 2014
    20
    The Other Woman scrawls out a dumb dumb-feminist message with a big, fat marker pen.
  12. 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.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 111 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 13 out of 33
  1. May 1, 2014
    0
    Imagine if the gender roles were reversed. This movie would cause an uproar. Not to mention the movie is cliche, completely done before and overall just boring. Full Review »
  2. May 8, 2014
    6
    The Other Woman is desperately being funny. However, it is a more of disappointing movie than a successful one, comedy wise. It features a talented cast, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann and new faces such as Kate Upton and Nikki Minaj. Also, if the movie is not entirely funny it had some giggles here and there, it is entertaining and fun to watch but it doesn't enlighten women as strong and determined but strongly in need of men. The Other Woman isn't fully recommended and it is more of a waste to pay full price on it in theaters, but to get through time it might please you. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »