Another Woman
Another Woman (1988)

A middle-aged university administrator begins to eavesdrop on her psychoanalyst neighbor, and develops a particular fascination with one patient, a younger woman suffering from marital problems. These sessions lead her to recall a former… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 14, 1988
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Film that emerges is brave, in many ways fascinating, and in all respects of a caliber rarely seen.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Allen is becoming an immensely sophisticated director, but this screenplay is in need of a merciless literary editor.

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Christopher Machell

This melancholy drama is a tender, complex and affecting character study of a woman caught between middle-age regret and marital resentment.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A piece of posturing phoniness designed to awe spectators who like their psychodramas third-hand and upscale.

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Joe Brown
Washington Post

The storytelling is fluid and dramatic -- almost theatrical -- the film glows with light and the design is economically artful.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Time Out

Rowlands' perfectly pitched approach to a demanding role is particularly stunning.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Once again, Allen has mistaken unfunny for serious, feeling the breath of immortality on his shoulder.

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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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Sophie Burgess
Not a film for everyone, but one that's well written and affecting, with some good performances on show.
Melvin White
Marion: I wondered if a memory is something you have or something you've lost. Another Woman is my least liked film from Woody Allen that I have seen. I… More
jay nixon
Slow think piece but a dynamite showcase for the great talents of Gena Rowlands.
Jennifer Xu
Using Erik Satie's Gynompedie No. 1 was the perfect touch to the melancholic longings of Marion Post's character. I usually hate repetitive themes but… More
Jonathan Hutchings
It's no secret that Woody Allen idolized Bergman (which shouldn't come as much of a shock, since lots of people, myself included, share the same… More
Tim Sigur
Gena Rowlands drew me to this film, but then I found out how great depressed Woody is.