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      The Other Side of the Street

      Released Feb 12, 2004 1h 37m Mystery & Thriller Drama List
      74% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 50% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A judge (Raul Cortez) falls in love with the police informant (Fernanda Montenegro) who is trying to determine if he murdered his wife. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer The Other Side of the Street is full of the stillness, and silences, of a life that's been muted and shut down. Rated: 3/4 Jun 9, 2005 Full Review Eleanor Ringel Cater Atlanta Journal-Constitution A poignant little film that explores loss and new leases on life with intelligence and care. Rated: B Jun 2, 2005 Full Review Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle An appealingly quirky thriller from Brazil. Rated: 3/4 May 20, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A geriatric love story. Rated: C+ Apr 16, 2006 Full Review Josh Ralske All Movie Guide [These] could have been compelling characters, but The Other Side of the Street surrounds them with contrivance, and it quickly grows tedious. Rated: 4/10 Aug 4, 2005 Full Review Laura Kelly South Florida Sun-Sentinel Succeeds in portraying seniors with sexual identities and desires, but fails on most other counts. Rated: 2/4 Jun 9, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member NY Times did not like this movie. I disagree. Other Side of the Street is an excellent movie with long time Brazilian movie star Fernanda Montenegro (from brazils "Central Station"). Some call it a Brazilian Rear Window but really its a movie about an elderly woman's loneliness. She acts as part time snitch/police informer to fill in the time of her boring retirement. Things happen that cause her to loose control and things happen she could not possibly anticipate. This movie has a mystery and the right amount of melancholy. Some great street view of Brazilian life in Rio De Janiero. Montenegro and Cortez are fantastic in their roles. Four Stars I recommend this movie --its really an excellent movie. Certainly one of the best movies of 2005 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member marvelous, a Brazilian take on Rear Window ... a must see !!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Brave and heartening. Loved the Jewish sensibilities. So human. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member uma velhinha meio amarga sem muito o que fazer passa seus dias espionando seus vizinhos... até que, finalmente vê algo novo... e o pior é que ela ainda se apaixona pelo seu objeto de observação... já parece tudo meio fadado ao fracasso, não? fernanda montenegro tá muito bem (duh!), bem como o raul cortez (duh!²). o que achei diferente nele foi o modo de mostrar a velhice... os dois não são velhos decrépitos que só ficam em casa fazendo palavras cruzadas; são idosos ativos, que passeiam, saem pra beber, dão um "oi" na boate e, oh!, até transam! uma grande evolução. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Sweet, intense, great dialogues. The type of movie you don't see every day. Fernanda Montenegro as always is unbelievable. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Apesar de lento, o filme é muito bem feito e mostra atuações magníficas de Fernanda Montenegro e do já saudoso Raul Cortez. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A judge (Raul Cortez) falls in love with the police informant (Fernanda Montenegro) who is trying to determine if he murdered his wife.
      Marcos Bernstein
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      Portuguese (Brazil)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 12, 2004, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 19, 2005
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 37m