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Shopgirl Reviews



Genre :

Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

October 21, 2005 (NY, LA)

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Anand Tucker

Starring :

Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson, Frances Conroy, Sam Bottoms, Rebecca Pidgeon, Joshua Snyder

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2.5 of 5

“..ultimately has little to sell..”
by Kevin Courrier [Boxoffice Magazine]
2 of 4

“..tedious, boring, undeveloped, lazy and lightweight..”
by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
4.5 of 5

“..quirky yet poignant May-December romance..”
by [E! Online]
4 of 5

“..one of the most intelligent and satisfying romances in ages...”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
1.5 of 4

“..misbegotten portrait of modern alienation...”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
5 of 10

“..isn't nearly as memorable or endearing..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
“..certainly has the goods but it ultimately fails to make the sale...”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 4

“..an effective and faithful adaptation..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
3.5 of 5

“..a very pretty, moody, and lovely movie to watch..”
by Christopher Null [Filmcritic]
3 of 4

“..a smart, adult romance that rarely panders to clich?s..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 4

“..a rare refreshing romantic comedy that doesn't insult anyone's intelligence..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
4 of 5

“..a classy, quiet, and entirely enjoyable look at one particular strain of modern romance..”
by Scott Weinberg [EFilmCritic]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Philip Wuntch [The Dallas Morning News]
4 of 5
Reviewed by John Urbancich [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jan Stuart [Newsday]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Alexis Tuminello [The Cinema Source]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Chris Hewitt [Houston Chronicle]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Keough [The Boston Phoenix]
3 of 4
Reviewed by [The Filmiliar Cineaste]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Hanh Nguyen [Zap2it]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Terry Lawson [Detroit Free Press]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
Reviewed by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
Reviewed by Janet Smith [Georgia Straight]

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by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]


“..awkward, passionless drama conveys neither the sensuality nor the drawn-out sense of longing required..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]


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by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]


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by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]


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by Eric Kohn [indieWIRE]


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by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


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by Gary Goldstein [LA Times]

13 SINS :

“..a creepy little diversion that ultimately unravels long before its hero's fragile psyche does..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]


“..when a film about relationships features sentiments expressed as neatly and simplistically as that, the storytelling feels mechanical and contrived..”
by Zachary Wigon [Village Voice]


“..the film needs to be reminded of the same..”
by Calum Marsh [Village Voice]