The Other Man (2008) - Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

94

Hohummer

The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Richard Eyre
Stars: Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 26 out of 76 found boring (34.21%)

One-line Reviews (66)

Engaging drama .

Unfortunately, The Other Man ended up being an unbearable movie, with a diffuse and very poor screenplay.

Starting from the ground floor, the screenplay is spineless and unappealing, attempting to tell a potentially intriguing story in a lazy and clumsily-executed way.

Definitely a film worth watching.

The Other Man is a beautiful but confusing story about infidelity.

But nevertheless, Neeson is, as ever, compelling.

What I really really really can't understand is, how such a good cast decided to be in this slow dragging, boring , lousy end , kind of movie !

So with the silly ambiguity that was made, or made up, since the start; the movie did have a free share of confusion, and bore, that the story didn't deserve.

Under the hand of co-screenwriters Eyre and Charles Wood, the arbitrary twists from the screenplay of The Other Man require an illogical structure and a confusing "secret" which is not very secret, and which seems the capricious trick from a screenwriter from the 30's.

Very smart and intriguing to me.

Liam Neeson is great as usually; Antonio Banderas - an outstanding portrayal of the type of a man that Ralph is, just breathtaking to watch him during the last scenes at a dinner party in memory of Lisa, so vulnerable because he is at the mercy of Peter and so resolved about it, with all his janitor plus 'jigolo' lifestyle in his eyes at the same time; Romola Garai - another breathtaking performance and again, the dinner scene when she stops Peter from spoiling everything is just perfect.

The writing is weak, carefully sidestepping cliché (although Banderas does ramble on like the 'Latin Lover') although not offering anything extra in return.

(Fascinating that both Laura and Niam also and more currently work in 'The Big C', )

Lisa married young and was probably bored.

Okay movie but that part was a little confusing!!

Engrossing film of obsession...

There are times when it's deliberately slow, designed I guess to confuse you as to who's side you're on, where your sympathies lie etc.It's very well acted, Neeson great as always, Banderas was superb, I would say the highlight of the film.

The whole drama pretending to be a thriller goes well, it makes the story interesting until the ending which is quite disappointing and a little bit unexpected.

Waste of my time.

I didn't care for the production itself, it wasn't particularly well produced, the music didn't sit well with the film, and at times I was a bit bored with it.

Misleading trailer, meaningless movie .

what a waste of time !!.

This movie is certainly worth watching from Netflix instant-play if you are bored.

Based upon an exciting plot-line, a husband discovers his wife's long term affair with another man.

The biggest question will be "why did I waste my time on this p.

The twist in direction happens at this point, creating confusion about the original direction when a new fact is revealed.

The Other Man is a very different, complex, yet intriguing film.

More complexity, more realism and more thrilling moments instead of some bits here and there would make this film better.

If some viewers find the film confusing or too subtle in the unraveling of a fascinating tale, the problem is that the cast and director and writers demand more of the viewer's attention than in the usual movie fare.

Good but with some unexpected things .

Namely by splicing scenes together in a way that creates the impression of a plot where no plot actually exists.

"The Other Man" is an engaging romance about adultery and triangle of love among the husband, the wife and her lover.

A lot of confusion...

It is so poorly made and is so boring that it gave me a gag reflex.

"The Other Man" is so incredibly boring, I can't even believe I sat through the whole thing.

the ending was contrived, the acting by Banderas over the top, and Linney was absent for most of the film.

An unbearable film, despite the competent performances .

He was a man on a mission, and his intense performance had me on the edge of my seat, it's one of my favorite performances of his.

The story is mostly told in flashback which can be a little confusing at times.

The plot was so confusing that I had to rewind at times to make sure I hadn't missed anything.

So boring .

There's a couple of decent plot turns and the Italian locales are gorgeously photographed, but the script is trite, the score out of sync and ultimately it wastes a damn fine cast.

Despite the limited amount material, "The Other Man" manages to be captivating and engaging.

Unfortunately, all Richard Eyre's was able to do, was a boring and poorly executed movie.

"The Other Man" is an engaging drama about the enmeshed relationship of three people.

A simple but atmospheric and compelling story.

Many will say it was predictable and that's a cop-out as yes, there is nothing new under the sun.

And the chess scenes were suspenseful.

Quite a slow pace, though, allows the audience time to absorb the narrative.

The story is supported by the excellent Liam Neeson, Laura Linney and Antonio Banderas but unfortunately the suspenseful screenplay has a disappointing conclusion.

She seemed like a walking cliché of the annoying, spoiled brat, and her doofus husband contributed nothing beyond the coffee he fetched at the end of the movie.

Despite their work, I found The Other Man to be an uninteresting and hugely tedious movie in which I genuinely feel I wasted my time.

A thrilling masterpiece .

He finally sees himself as his dead wife had seen him, more than the boring software engineer.

If you watch this film, think about simply reordering several scenes to build tension and mystery and remove confusion.

I was torn between being slightly bored and fairly intrigued.

Fascinating analysis of emotion between Peter and Ralph in the dialogue exchanges.

The movie itself is a pretentious and fake piece of crap.

I was absolutely fascinated by Liam Neeson's growing obsession of getting revenge on Banderas for having an affair with his widowed wife, it was intense and quite thrilling.

Apparently, to my intense surprise, you get a lifeless and poorly-crafted thriller...

She came off as heartless, self-indulgent and duplicitous.

I read the write-up about this on the TV guide and it sounded intriguing, so I thought I'd give it a go.

A bit too slow for me, not recommended.

Ultimately, the story becomes confusing as it unfolds because of missing scenes or omitted details from the original direction.

The whole story seemed somewhat contrived and pointless, as in awkward and going nowhere.

The creators of the film held back key pieces of the story and make it confusing for the viewer to solve the puzzle they created.