Shoplifters of the World Reviews

  • Shoplifters of the World
    • Genre : Comedy,Drama
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    • Studio : RLJE Films
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Movie Reviews

  • written and directed by Stephen Kijak, this sweetly nostalgic look at lost boys and lonely girls feels like it comes straight from the heart; This is a tender story of teen ennui that almost anyone can enjoy
    by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times ]
  • the result is imperfect, but its messaging and execution is a lot more resonant than I expected going in---a less successful sibling to "Blinded By the Light"
    Review rate : B- by Jared Mobarak [The Film Stage ]
  • the film lacks for the empathy, curiosity, and sense of humor that are the defining characteristics of the Smiths's music
    1.5 of 4 by David Robb [Slant Magazine ]
  • on paper, "Shoplifters of the World" had the right ingredients, but the inherent lack of personality or exploration into who The Smiths were only creates confusion
    Review rate : D+ by Nate Adams [The Only Critic ]
  • it's an exuberant, lighthearted coming-of-age story that deals superficially with issues of identity and sexuality (and features its best performance from Joe Manganiello as the surprisingly introspective metalhead DJ)
    Review rate : B by Josh Bell [Crooked Marquee ]
  • a heartfelt coming-of-age drama that perfectly embodies the youthful angst, ennui and romantic longing expressed so well in the music of the Smiths; If you love The Smiths.. you're likely to swoon for "Shoplifters of the World"
    3 of 4 by Katie Walsh [Tribune News Service ]
  • "Shoplifters of the World" is appropriately gloomy and self-absorbed, but it's seldom interesting, missing a cathartic push that typically comes with this type of loose multi-character study
    Review rate : C by Brian Orndorf [ ]

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