The film ultimately becomes too contrived to be anything but a fleeting diversion, but kudos to these emerging filmmakers for daring to make something a little bit different and, for the most part, intriguing. full review
The charm of Conversations With Other Women, a gimmicky but oddly moving two-character drama that flies in from who knows where, is its intelligent knowingness. full review
The gimmick has its poetic moments, but the actors can't do much to make screenwriter Gabrielle Zevin's strategems for characters seem like real people. full review
Conversations with Other Women feels like a one-act play stretched into a feature film and padded with those visual gimmicks. full review
The posturing twosome in the movie are themselves a compendium of stylish ticks in need of substantive redemption -- for once, the gimmick is a perfect reflection of the characters. full review
The technique heightens the drama, illustrating how each character is in his or her own lonely little world. full review
By fade out, the movie has run out of air: the quick, clever dialogue flattens out and it becomes contrived. full review
Having been locked up in Burton's toy chest for so long, [Bonham Carter] is all the more dazzling in this wistful two-character infidelity drama. full review
Mostly it works because this is about two people desperately trying to do the impossible: to reconcile the past with the present, reality with fantasy, and desire with responsibility. full review
Hans Canosa's studied debut feature stars Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter as old flames who meet, years after parting, and have a short fling.
An intimate movie in every sense, Conversations With Other Women sets out to explore well-trammeled yet at the same time uncharted territory without grinding any axes. full review
It may be dotted with fine observations, yet somehow the charm of its novelty grows stale, and the airless feeling of a closed set begins to fester.
The split screen sabotages [Canosa's] best intentions; it's a conceit that only manages to make the viewer irritable.
The battle of the sexes is restaged to clever but inconsequential effect in Conversations With Other Women. full review
That the movie holds viewers' attention despite its contrivances is a testament to the script and acting.