Another Woman
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Grad-school administrative head Marion Post (Gena Rowlands) is in the midst of writing a book. The walls are thin in the apartment she's taken for work purposes, and soon Marion begins listening to the sessions conducted by her neighbor, an analyst. One of the patients is Hope (Mia Farrow), whose marriage is in tatters. As Hope prattles on, Marion begins flashing back to highlights (and lowlights) of her own marriage. Her musings are constantly interrupted by the memory of the man (Gene Hackman) she'd once ardently loved. Later on, chance encounters with old friends force Marion to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Film that emerges is brave, in many ways fascinating, and in all respects of a caliber rarely seen."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Mr. Allen is becoming an immensely sophisticated director, but this screenplay is in need of a merciless literary editor."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Though not one of Woody Allen's strongest films, this Bergman-like psychological melodrama is too self-conscious and contrived, but the cast, headed by Gena Rowlands and Gene Hackman, is good."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Intellectually posturing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sometimes emotionally disengaging, but generally an intelligent Bergman-esque study of one woman's quest for fulfillment."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"A piece of posturing phoniness designed to awe spectators who like their psychodramas third-hand and upscale."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The storytelling is fluid and dramatic -- almost theatrical -- the film glows with light and the design is economically artful."
‑ Joe Brown, Washington Post
"Superbly written and directed by a film-maker at the peak of his creative power, and with a sublime performance by Rowlands to match, this film has not a joke in sight."
‑ , Film4
"Commercially ignored and critically unheralded even by Allen's own falling standards, [the film is] a sensitive, accomplished, and ambitious picture that deserves notice."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Celebrates the honesty and courage needed by men and women at midlife to face up to the truth of things and then to change."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Rowlands' perfectly pitched approach to a demanding role is particularly stunning."
‑ , Time Out
"Once again, Allen has mistaken unfunny for serious, feeling the breath of immortality on his shoulder."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Nykvist's photography is impeccable, as is Loquasto's spare production design."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Not Woody's best. He gets serious and that's usually not a good sign."
‑ Boo Allen, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
"It makes for a decidedly uneven, occasionally fascinating, but ultimately rather frustrating experience."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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