63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The Other Woman isn't a perfect film, but it makes better use of her (Portman) talents than her other current movie, "No Strings Attached."
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63

New York Observer

Has brief moments of levity and charm, but mostly it's depressing.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It may work for those in search of a good cry but as a story of a damaged woman to touch the soul, it misses the mark.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The one person who does appreciate Emilia is Portman - which is what saves The Other Woman from the easy judgment toward which it so often appears to be edging.
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60

Time Out New York

The problem, however, lies squarely with Portman herself, who (Oscar nod or no) seems unlikely to ever achieve a tone between histrionic and affectless.
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60

Time

By Richard Corliss
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.
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50

Movieline

Roos works from the edge of a precipice as well, distending the melodrama in his films until it finally tumbles in subtle, observant satire; Kudrow, who etches each pause in acid, was born to speak his dialogue.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Opportunities for bad behavior abound in Waldman's novel - the author's prerogative. Roos, though, hasn't cracked the puzzle of how to explore that behavior on screen in such a way that the characters behave badly in interesting, rather than arbitrary, ways.
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By Mark Keizer
It becomes a parade of interpersonal conflict and miserable circumstances that adds up to nothing less than angst-porn.
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0

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Lest my own reaction be misconstrued, let me explain that I didn't like a single one of these insufferable narcissists, the kid included.
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37 out of 100
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