Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.95 (33 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Drama

Director: Ruel S. Bayani

Writers: Kiko Aquino, Ricardo Fernando III, Kris G. Gazmen

Cast: Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, Cristine Reyes, Carmi Martin, Tirso Cruz III, John Arcilla

Synopsis: A married furniture supplier is tempted to stray by a comely young client. His wife, keen to the client’s romantic ambitions, is soon fighting for the love of her own husband. (From Click the City)

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Reviews:

5.0        Aaron Erick Lozada (Philippine Star)

“It is with no contention that the plot of No Other Woman is a commonplace in the Philippine film industry. I believe a similar plot was used in another Star Cinema-produced film, Love Story. But what made the common story stand out is the perfect blend of brilliant casting, outstanding film direction, and yes, excellent musical scoring.” (Read full review)

4.5        Pinoy Movie Blog

No Other Woman movie didn’t really bank on the story; it was the perfect cast, the admirable performances, the execution and most especially the lines that made it a worthwhile film.” (Read full review)

4.0        Abby Mendoza (PEP)

“As a cautionary tale, No Other Woman succeeds. At a time when imperfect relationships abound, being reminded that every wilful act has its consequences has its place. But it is to the credit of the director that the film does not rant and rave against extramarital affairs.” (Read full review)

4.0        Nicol Latayan (Back to the Frying Pan)

“What I like about the film is that no one claims to be a saint. Everyone knows what they’re doing and that they’re just taking advantage of the situation given to them.” (Read full review)

4.0        Pink Fox Patrol

“(T)here’s really not much spin you can put into an a story about adultery – it has been done very well so many times over in the past but what keeps the people interested in this movie is its deliciously sharp script.” (Read full review)

4.0        The Dam Nation

“Ultimately, No Other Woman was an amusingly campy film that delivered the goods and then some. I didn’t exactly think the film was a mirror of realism as it employed a couple of dramatic undertones, but it still made an impact with an understandably relevant premise.” (Read full review)

4.0       Ihcahieh

“To add to the fun, there is Carmi Martin who plays the role of Sharmaine’s nouveau rich family’s matriarch. You can count her limited scenes with your fingers but she gets all the applause every time with her lines.” (Read full review)

3.5       Rob San Miguel (The Chair)

“The key to enjoyment is to decide for yourself what the movie is supposed to be, stick with your choice and you’ll have a blast. I know I did. I was laughing at some parts of the film but I also relished some of Anne’s subtle moments and envied Derek’s abs.” (Read full review)

3.5        Regnard Raquedan (Screen Sucked)

No Other Woman, if taken lightly, can be a great watch. It’s sexy, with a pinch of humor (thanks to Carmi Martin) and good enough drama.” (Read full review)

3.5        Reel Advice

No Other Woman is almost a perfect movie. It’s a movie that at times you will take seriously and at times you won’t. It’s this interplay between dramatic scenes and scenes that feel like they came from the 90’s drama films of yore (non-stop one-liners and retorts) that make the movie really fun and interesting.” (Read full review)

3.0        Don Jaucian (Pelikula Tumblr)

“You cringe, you laugh at how hilariously trashy the film’s production values are or how it has a total disregard for character development. At some point it works, but most of the time you just enjoy the fact that what’s unfolding before your eyes has got people debating whether the film has camp sensibilities or if it’s just plain awful.” (Read full review)

3.0        Cinerama Etcetera

“All in all, No Other Woman is a good movie. Not original. Not great, but good. Good in the sense that it is well executed, well written, well acted and well directed.” (Read full review)

3.0        Stephanie Mayo (Films and Events Check)

“What made the film emotionally engaging was not only because of its direct-to-the-point screenplay and engaging dialogue, but also the main actors’ emotional expressions. The subtleties, like the mere glances, the tensing of the muscles, the suspcicious looks, the guilty eyes and the quivering lips…the body language  accurately captured, exploding with meaning.” (Read full review)

2.5        Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“Everything is schmaltzy and over the top in No Other Woman, from the fashion to the fiesta of bitchy double entendres, from Derek Ramsay’s butt shot and Anne’s under cleavage and frosted pink lipstick.” (Read full review)

2.5        Forg Files

“This was like seeing a fantasy we have [but we don’t admit] alive on screen. We could only wish we have those biting lines that we could easily throw to that person stealing our significant others, right? It’s cathartic in a way that I kinda wished the movie went all out camp instead and dumped the tired melodrama.” (Read full review)

2.5        Perfectly Lonely Soul

“But everything goes downhill on the third act when Charmaine finally gives up and Cara falls in love with Ram. This is the part where the Star Cinema ‘curse’ kicks in – you know, all the histrionics and cliches that are ubiquitous in every Star Cinema romantic film.” (Read full review)

2.0        Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“Joey Gosiengfiao is an obvious reference. However, (director) Bayani seems unable to completely surrender to the pleasures and sophistications of camp, making his movie an unwieldy and inconsistent romp that leads essentially to something that is best described as dull, ordinary, and ultimately offensive to the intellect.” (Read full review)

2.0        Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Unfortunately, all these don’t make an excellent movie. It’s gay fantasia filled with the most delectable battle lines, the ones we can only dream of using when confronted with usurpers in real life.” (Read full review)

2.0        Bobet Bagundang (Denouements)

No Other Woman works more like a guilty pleasure for its viewers, reminiscent of ’90s killer one-liners and catfights that elicited applause from the audience.” (Read full review)

1.5        Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film externalizes its conflict, reducing the story to two women fighting over some guy, complete with ridiculous catfight. It ends up being little more than a big screen teleserye, its characters inevitably swallowed by high camp melodrama.” (Read full review)

1.5        Carl Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“The dialogue, though some are really hilarious felt, at times, fake.  I do not know if anyone talks like that – as if they are making a motto.” (Read full review)

1.0        Jessica Zafra (Interaksyon)

“What exactly is this movie saying?

1. Character is unnecessary; all you need are stereotypes…” (Read full review)

Capsules:

3.5        Chuck Pablito (Member, Cinephiles)

“Basta with Pinoy films lately the trick is not to have high expectations so you won’t be disappointed. All in all it was a good film to watch when you’re really bored & you wanna see what the fuss and hype is about this movie & you wanna get away for a good hour or so from your ho-hum life. That is all.”

3.0        Manuel Pangaruy (Film blogger, Taga-ilog Special)

“Lousy ang direction pero kahit papaano eh nakagkuwento naman nang maayos. Ayos lang ‘yung mga lines for me. Ayoko namang i-treat ‘yung film dahil lang sa lines pero na-entertain ako. Ito rin ‘yung director n’ung Kimerald movie na merong “Syinota mo ang bespren mo!” May isang magkakasunod na sequence d’yan na pinakamahaba na yatang eksena na magkasama ang misis at kabit. ‘Yun ang campy! At least ngayon, alam ko na kung bakit s’ya kumita nang sobra.”

3.0        Sanriel Ajero (Film bogger, Another Sani Day)

“I had genuine fun. Good film when watched with friends and the right audience… Annoying ending though, convenient as usual.”

2.5        Nico Quejano (Member, Cinephiles)

“Disappointing. Okay na sana yung chracter ni Anne Curtis, kaso they had to make her do all of that sa dulo. Sobrang out of character na. Pero it was fun until they made Anne Curtis a saint.”

2.0        Ian Urrutia (Film blogger, Pinoy Cinema)

No Other Woman feels like a cross between a Joey Gosiengfiao movie and a sleazy, afternoon soap opera wanting to be taken seriously. The story revolves around the premise of infidelity and stops there. It doesn’t attempt to dig deeper into the complexities and dynamics of the subject it is tackling, and instead of delivering a compelling story that takes a profound look at the rigidities of betrayal, the film strives on appropriating contrived, dramatic situations and camp humor. The middle part was entertaining though; it felt like watching two competitive drag queens outlast each other, exchanging profanities and one-liner banters in the most creative way possible.”

2.0        Arsenio Tan Liao (Member, Cinephiles)

“Campy melodrama trying to be witty. Ridiculous dialogues. Manipulative plot.”

2.0        Json Javier (Member, Cinephiles)

“I expected a camp classic but got a lame morality tale instead.”