The Other Man
The Other Man (2008)

After many years of marriage a man's wife dies. Shortly afterwards, a letter arrives for her from another man. Obsessed with finding out the truth, the husband writes back, impersonating his dead wife. Soon he discovers a love which he… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 3, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, The Other Man is talky, witless, and tension-free.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Before long, the characters, which director Richard Eyre adapted from a Bernhard Schlink short story, cease to be people and start to become devices.

Alex Lindsey Jones

A manipulative bore of a film. Liam Neeson is better than this and so are you.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

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.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

David Cornelius

A good character study lost in the haze of bad thriller gimmickry.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

Everyone seems as if they're going through the motions.

Michael Phillips
At the Movies

Despite the cast, which is very good, you never feel like they're really taking on a life of their own.

Brian Orndorf

Strangely inhospitable, perhaps better appreciated three margaritas into a Sunday afternoon Lifetime film festival than a critical Friday night rental.

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Flixster Audience Score: 18% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
The Other Man, it's for sure, a truly waste of time. Not only to the audience, but also for the actors, the writer, director, all the crew, for everyone… More
Leigh Ryan
A little off... didn't keep my attention very well.
Dean McKenna
This drama film is ultimately disappointing and deserving of its relatively low rating because its edit is annoying and telegraphs where it is going. It is… More
Roy Gutteridge
Good actors (including Liam Neeson and Laura Linney) are wasted in this film
Drew Smith
Oppressively, unforgettably awful, The Other Man is the kind of movie that is so desperately self-important that it's stripped of any redeeming sense of… More
Jake ....
This was a pleasant surprise for me. I was not totally sure what to expect from "The Other Man", but it is really, pretty good. I had not been… More