Confessions of a Shopaholic Reviews

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
March 13, 2009
There is no denying Isla Fisher's charm on screen, even when faced with the direst of characters. And she puts a lot of effort into making Rebecca work, you have to grant her that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
March 8, 2009
What is John Salley doing in this movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
March 7, 2009
Isla Fisher does her best with a shopworn, shopped out premise.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 5, 2009
A mediocre result for a title with as much promise as a designer boutique crammed with items to die for, this girls-only adaptation of Sophie Kinsella's book has charm, but never lives up to expectations
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
March 5, 2009
...overextends its credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
March 1, 2009
I must sheepishly admit that I enjoyed the frothy fun of "Confessions of a Shopaholic," and I can only imagine that women will like it even more than this cranky male film critic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Edward Porter
Times [UK]
February 27, 2009
Fisher is a likeable star with a knack for slapstick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 26, 2009
One of those so-labeled 'chick flicks' that shows why that term is so often used as a pejorative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 26, 2009
This is a film that wants to have its cake and eat it, or mock its frock and wear it.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
February 26, 2009
The irrepressible Fisher sails through all the slapstick and shrillness and remains very likeable but the manic Confessions Of A Shopaholic does her no favours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Silver
The Trend
February 22, 2009
Shopaholic's biggest problem is that it wants to have it both ways. It wants to luxuriate in expensive clothes and shoes and other princess-fantasy accoutrements while at the same time posing as a heavy-handed brief against debt, shallowness and financial
| Original Score: 1/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
February 20, 2009
It's hardly suspenseful stuff, but the sassy New-York-shopper angle should keep Sex And The City fans happy without patronising them quite so cynically.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 20, 2009
It's by-the-numbers stuff, but all so silly and goofy you can't take offence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
February 20, 2009
A man's man would certainly emit quite a few low, heartfelt growls were he forced to sit through the entirety of Confessions Of A Shopaholic, a shrill, garish knock-off of Sex And The City.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Sun Online
February 20, 2009
If you are strapped for cash, wait until this one turns up in the DVD bargain bin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
February 20, 2009
This sickening ode to consumerist greed comes just in time for the recession.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Stuart McGurk
thelondonpaper
February 20, 2009
Slick and polished, the rest is by-the-numbers schmaltz, offset only by the adorable presence of Ms Fisher.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record [UK]
February 20, 2009
Isla is like an adorable puppy you can't fail to be charmed by. If there's a debt to be paid, the movie owes her big time.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 20, 2009
The film hypocritically fetishises until it half-heartedly tells us that such rampant consumerism is bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 19, 2009
Isla Fisher has appeal to spare, but this graceless, witless, unfunny so-called "comedy" does little more than reinforce the worst female stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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