It's a kind of unofficial sequel or sibling, three decades later, to Robert Benton's Oscar-winning Kramer vs. Kramer.
Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, 2011-12-13
One of the bigger challenges in Natalie Portman's career, and she responds with sublime work.
Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com, 2011-02-11
Thanks to Portman's superb work, we feel her pain acutely.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 2011-02-04
A not-bad movie (written and directed by Don Roos) based on a pretty good book ("Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" by Ayelet Waldman).
A.O. Scott, New York Times, 2011-02-03
Ultimately, it's Kudrow who saves the picture: Blazing and bitter, she may be allotted a third dimension only near the end of the movie, but, man, does she pack a wallop when it finally comes.
Lisa Rosman, Time Out New York, 2011-02-02
Often mistakes hollow hysterics for gripping drama.
William Goss, Film.com, 2011-05-24
Soap opera for the bourgeoisie, The Other Woman is the kind of movie Lifetime audiences would gush over as sensitive and wise.
Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies, 2011-02-04
Natalie Portman may have the black swan and the white swan down, but she's still working on the gray.
Dana Stevens, Slate, 2011-02-04
While Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow do some terrific work, it's hard to care about these awful characters.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2011-02-04
Equating interpersonal issues with drama, "The Other Woman" is mostly flat and plodding.
Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 2011-02-03
I didn't like a single one of these insufferable narcissists, the kid included.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, 2011-02-03
"The Other Woman" feels like it's directed at an infernally narrow upper-middle-class urbanite demographic, without being even halfway distinctive enough to attract that particular audience.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 2011-02-03
There's a lot of story (and backstory) here, which Roos tries to squeeze in every which way, via flashbacks, long speeches, and montages set to earnest indie-pop.
Noel Murray, AV Club, 2011-02-03
Roos does find elements of truth here and there; frustratingly, there are too few of them.
Christy Lemire, Associated Press, 2011-02-03
Director Don Roos, who also scripted, wobbles tonally, sometimes disastrously.
Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, 2011-02-01
The screenwriter and director, Don Roos, squashes a bookful of incidents into a pile of screenplay snippets and smothers his actors in them.
Richard Brody, New Yorker, 2011-01-31
Portman spends most of her time crying or pouting.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 2011-01-26
It's not good enough to warrant a theatrical showing but not bad enough to deserve universal derision.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2011-01-06