The Other Man

5.41 h 27 min2009X-RayR
Driven to pursue the mystery surrounding his wife's adultery, Liam Neeson embarks on a global pursuit with a haunted passion that begins to probe the nature not simply of jealousy, but of loss and forgiveness. The film is beautifully shot on location in Milan and Lake Como as well as in London and Ely by renowned cinematographer Harris Zambarloukos (Mamma Mia!, Heart in the Sand.)
Richard Eyre
Liam NeesonAntonio BanderasLaura Linney
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3.9 out of 5 stars

393 global ratings

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FazshaReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Is This Movie Even Plausible?
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I'm only 5 minutes into the movie and it's already given me a sour Hollywood taste. The wife abruptly, out of the blue, asks her husband whether he'd want to sleep with someone else. Of course, there is only one PC answer, but then she is suddenly cold and distant, as if she wishes she had another lover, RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER HUSBAND. Outside of Jerry Springer, this would just never happen in real life, but Hollywood doesn't care about portraying true to life situations, it just plows right along, rushing to get to what I presume is the "perfect lover" that she comes across and has all her orgasms she never knew were possible. We'll see how this goes.

As with the other reviewers, I rented the movie because of the actors Linney and Neeson, but I certainly expected launching into an affair to be done in a more believable way. The lover is predictably a "Latin Lover" - why not just have them all be over the top Fernando Lamas types, if we're going to be so predictable. See Diane Lane's "Unfaithful" for a more riveting account. Maybe for a change have the lover be a Norwegian?
41 people found this helpful
HooeeReviewed in the United States on November 24, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sanctions loving two people, and dishonoring your spouse
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Movie was absolute garbage. Great actors, wasted for a plot that shows a husband that gave everything for a woman who thought nothing of him, only to have the husband be weak and feeble-minded in the end. Horrible.
23 people found this helpful
S. Adam BernsteinReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
How does this film suck: let me count the ways
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I just watched this because it has Liam Neeson. Here is my list of why it sucks:
1. It's a rip off of the Richard Gere-Diane Lane film Unfaithful. Which wasn't that good anyway,
2. Laura Linney is not all that. Maybe she's a 6 and in her 40s here, not someone two men would go bonkers over.
3. You can tell how superficial the relation between Lisa and Ralph (Antonio Dumberas) is. Listen to how dumb their dialogue is. And again makes no sense. He's a rich eligible bachelor in Milan, yet is obsessed with a middle aged married woman?
4. A good portion of the film takes place over cellphones and computers. And the photos Liam finds are stills of Lisa and Ralph having sex. No videos?
5. Liam flies to Milan to meet Ralph and they end up playing chess (really?) while Ralph says Lisa is "the most beautiful woman in the world"...we ARE talking about 44 year old Laura Linney here right, not 21 year old Ursula Andress?
6. Liam's daughter has a London cockney accent even though her parents have Irish and American ones.
7. The daughter says, "I can't take it anymore!" That's what the writer of this terrible script yelled and producer said, "that's a good line let's use it".
8. I'm near the end and have pretty much figured out the "twist ending".
9. Like a train wreck I had to keep watching until the end.
13 people found this helpful
KayzReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
This is definitely not a "thriller"
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Who convinced these 3 (usually) brilliant actors to perform in such a disjointed, disorganized, mediocre and basically time waste of a movie? Gave it 3 stars ONLY for the actors. But the plot... there a plot?! And how does Liam not guess the password and keeps on trying to figure it out? It's so obvious since the biggest clue is given to him just prior. This was a major time waster, imo, and the flashbacks are super annoying. Won't be watching this a 2nd time. :-/
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pf flyerReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Missed the plot
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I don't think we were given a hint that she was dead early on. That might have been the sporting thing for the producers to do. You could at then say I noticed X or Y thing that suggested it. Neeson is been in action and suspense films so I was intrigued. It had the trappings of a sophisticated international story and the first half seemed to work. I was wondering what happened to Lisa and then it all just went away. I also agree with a previous reviewer that felt that the lying and poor Ralph was made to seem heroic and the faithful and rich husband was vilified. So he sees her through her illness, believes she loved only him and gets kicked in the teeth. He was an admitted cheat and liar who let her pay his debts!
11 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Movie's name should be "Lake Como"
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As many have previously mentioned, movie has great actors that play their parts well. However, it was a confusing story going back and forth between all the actors in their own perspectives. I did not know what is the actual moral of the story? She had an affair for 12 years, what did Antonio Banderas actually do, had no idea she passed away, the wife straight lied to her husband's face how happy she was with him, but she was not. Also, if you pass away and have an affair for 12 years, and you write the happiest of moment of your life which was Lake Como times (spent with the lover), why would you want your spouse to find it and find out about the affair especially after you pass away...? Also, name of the movie should be "Lake Como" as this place came up in the movie a lot of times.
7 people found this helpful
T.D.Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
It does not have a suspense, but good movie
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This movie does a good job of demonstrating how it is impossible to actually know other person even if you spend your whole life with them. The pain of betrayal, the loneliness in a crowd, a pretense that you are something or someone, you are not... The tragedy of relationships when you fool yourself into believing that you know yourself and those, who close to you.
Well spent time. Good movie
4 people found this helpful
BlueBirdReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A superbly well done film!
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Hard to miss the absolute breathtaking beauty of the filming, a fascinating plot of cat and mouse, a riveting obsession. Dewy morning fog. You have to have a killer instinct, to silently kill someone's soul, killing softly over several years of deceit, then recon with the guilt over how much fun this was, while an innocent man paid for loving and trusting you. Yes she paid for that guilt eating her away fatally.
It happens.
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