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5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12

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  1. Jan 16, 2012
    3
    Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow give fantastic performances, but sadly they are featured in a terrible dramatically uneven awkward film that won't get them noticed anytime soon. I give this film 28%.
  2. Oct 22, 2011
    2
    Ridiculously over-dramatic, almost to the point of being the 21st century's "Mommy Dearest". Stepmom would be a very slight step better than this one.
  3. Oct 2, 2011
    6
    I know one very similar to this movie and much better too, called "Stepmom" with Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris. The truth is that this drama (call it the novel would be too absurd) can have the most unsympathetic characters possible. Natalie Portman strives to give credibility to Emily, but the abuse of recurring return to the premature death of the daughter is the actress crippling any attempt to make her character more three-dimensional! Nevertheless, it is the best on the scene because her husband apparently indifferent and soothing, the conflicted ex-wife and the son verbally aggressive and nasty drawback is sufficient reason to abandon that Emily left the life in the midst of that family. It's a tearjerker poorly done and most obvious example of this is the final 30 minutes to extend into dialogue with another party of Emily solving not only the loose ends of the film as a whole, but of her life, as if only a simple conversation could unlock and enter the core of the personality and feelings. Expand
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37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Feb 5, 2011
    60
    The Other Woman earns a viewer's respect for the grace notes that director-screenwriter Don Roos finds beneath these familiar tunes, for the unassertive skill with which he paints upper-class life on the Upper East Side, and for the rightness of the performances.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Keizer
    Feb 5, 2011
    40
    It becomes a parade of interpersonal conflict and miserable circumstances that adds up to nothing less than angst-porn.
  3. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Feb 4, 2011
    40
    Natalie Portman may have the black swan and the white swan down, but she's still working on the gray.