Neeson, in particular, has to rumble through the movie behaving in a way consistent with the ending and comes off as far over the top in the process.
-Roger MooreFull Review
The result is B-grade cheese. The only genuine mystery, for me, is why such a fine cast signed on for such a witless movie.
-Amy BiancolliFull Review
Everyone seems as if they're going through the motions.
Before long, the characters, which director Richard Eyre adapted from a Bernhard Schlink short story, cease to be people and start to become devices.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
Despite the gimlet eye of Richard Eyre, former director of England's Royal National Theatre, and the top-echelon talents of an impressive cast, a dreary, disabled disaster called The Other Man drops dead at the starting gate.
-Rex ReedFull Review
Despite the cast, which is very good, you never feel like they're really taking on a life of their own.
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
It owes its air of mystery to a piece of narrative trickery that's both obnoxiously manipulative and insultingly obvious.
-A.O. ScottFull Review
A supposedly grown-up drama like The Other Man ought to have scruples about where it plans to take you. Trickiness for its own sake is simply a cheat.
-Joe NeumaierFull Review
It's a decent adult drama that should keep you guessing.
-Gary GoldsteinFull Review
The sexual temperature remains a safe, nap-inducing 98.6.
The screen version of Bernhard Schlink's short story The Other Man does not deliver. The secret at the heart of the film, after all the fractured narrative convolutions, is anti-climactic, and the conclusion is strained and awkward.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
The Other Man is self-conscious, overproduced, overacted Euro-marital hoo-ha.
-Lisa SchwarzbaumFull Review
It hurts to see a terrific cast (including the lovely and intelligent young Irish actress Romola Garai as the couple's quietly seething daughter) squandered on such dreary filmmaking.
-Ella TaylorFull Review
Seldom has such great star power been marshaled in the service of a sillier movie than The Other Man.
The promising intrigue of a husband's bullheaded obsession with his wife's lover falls flat in The Other Man, directed with an indifferent hand by Richard Eyre.
-Robert KoehlerFull Review
A manipulative bore of a film. Liam Neeson is better than this and so are you.
-Alex Lindsey JonesFull Review
A good character study lost in the haze of bad thriller gimmickry.
-David CorneliusFull Review
Strangely inhospitable, perhaps better appreciated three margaritas into a Sunday afternoon Lifetime film festival than a critical Friday night rental.
-Brian OrndorfFull Review
Its plotting leans more toward silly, soap opera-ish machinations, and while Banderas is as charming as ever, there are a couple of crucial bits of miscasting.
-Jeff ViceFull Review
A turgid tale of adultery among the rich and boring.
-Frank SwietekFull Review
It was directed by British theater director Richard Eyre, who knows how to line up the shots but not how to make us feel the compulsive hunger that drives Peter to the brink of a very tidy, stiff-upper-lip breakdown.
-Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)Full Review
A skewed psychological thriller revolving around the many forms of betrayal.
-Susan GrangerFull Review
A contrived, poorly crafted, sophomoric and bland thriller that can't even be saved by its stellar cast.
-Avi OfferFull Review
Stagy to a fault, and painfully uneventful, "The Other Man" suffocates from the pitiable writing at hand.
-Cole SmitheyFull Review
Near the end, Peter issues this verdict on his romantic rival, "Appalling...but also rather wonderful." Applied to the film itself, he's half right.
-John P. McCarthyFull Review
An oddly affecting drama offers much food for thought on the after-effects of adultery and the toxin that can wither our soul when we are overtaken by jealousy.
-Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatFull Review
Can you believe that a guy who once played Oskar Schindler and a woman who was Abigail Adams can go slumming in a less-than-appealing soap?
-Harvey S. KartenFull Review
The film is filled with good-on-paper moments that build up and slowly tighten like a knot but usually end in a whimper.
-Adam KelemanFull Review