La Sconosciuta (The Unknown) (The Other Woman)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Tornatore, best known for Cinema Paradiso, has meticulously crafted a story that's at times so raw it hurts to watch. Its action blends piercingly lit flashbacks and dream sequences with a gray, prosaic present in an unnamed Italian city."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Plays like a cross between Hitchcock and tabloid feminism, a mix that shouldn't work and doesn't."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"a movie that's almost impossible to get out of your head."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"[An] exquisite mystery thriller."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Giuseppe Tornatore has crafted a film for the ages. With some script assistance from Massimo de Rita, the writer/director is at the top of his game, bringing together a truly mysterious tale of love for family and unbridled revenge in a manner that could"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"The Unknown Woman falters when it falls into exploitation and fatal contrivance."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"A spellbinder with a lot of Hitchcock touches and an Ennio Morricone score to match."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Un intenso y atrapante thriller con algo de melodrama que bien podría haber dirigido Brian de Palma."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"It's the toast of the continent and once you've watched it, the reason why it is will be anything but a mystery."
‑ Rick Kisonak, Film Threat
"It manages to be brutal, deranged, ridiculous and heart-rending, all at once."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
"The film has major problems blending the strong social theme of exploitation and white slavery with Tornatore's noirish screenplay, full of holes and improbabilities."
‑ Deborah Young, Variety
"The whole movie hangs on the gradual unraveling of the central mystery and is made with the expectation that the audience is fascinated and hanging on every tidbit. But Tornatore overplays his hand."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Tornatore's instincts for crafting a stylish, nonlinear thriller are indisputable. But he's not yet a master, and at times you'll feel cheated even as you anticipate the next disquieting scene."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper
"Writer/director Giuseppe Tornatore ("Cinema Paradiso," "Malčna") reveals a hitherto unknown side of his own with this dark jigsaw puzzle of a mystery."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Postures as empathetic while getting its leading lady out of her skivvies -- there's nothing bold about taking a stance against human trafficking"
‑ Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine
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