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Going Shopping Reviews

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Time Out
November 17, 2011
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 31, 2006
Jaglom's concentrated approach serves up some insight to be sure, but the movie states its case in the first 10 minutes and then proceeds to run out of things to say, almost as quickly as the women in this movie think they've run out of things to wear.
| Original Score: C+
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
March 31, 2006
Alleges support of women, yet fetishizes their objects instead of their relationships.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
February 2, 2006
[Henry] Jaglom's Going Shopping is a nifty little oddity, another of his unlikely, entertaining movie hybrids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
December 2, 2005
It's the last and least successful of indie director Henry Jaglom's trilogy looking at female issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 2, 2005
The trouble with Going Shopping is that it's clogged with personalities and styles that don't congeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
November 23, 2005
Going Shopping can make a wonderful outing for girlfriends. It's fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 12, 2005
Going Shopping is sharp and funny about all the things that shopping can mean to the women who live to do it, and even to those who don't.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2005
At times movies seem rife with misogyny, yet Jaglom consistently expresses a love for women in his films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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September 30, 2005
Inadvertently reduces women to a variety of cliches, probably reinforcing many men's worst fears.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
September 30, 2005
Not only is indulgence a frequent subject for Jaglom, it also sums up what his movies do -- and what they demand from their audience, sometimes to tedious degrees.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 30, 2005
None of these is a character you want to spend much time with, and even with the diverting guest appearances, this is still strictly discount merchandise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 30, 2005
Comes as close as any film to explaining what the deal is with women and shopping.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 30, 2005
[Has] enough moments of insight to blunt charges of sexist stereotyping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
September 30, 2005
Zeroes in on retail mania with a flimsy wire hanger of a premise.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 29, 2005
Going Shopping...has enough smart, knowing touches and enough easy spontaneity among its well-chosen actors to make you wish it added up to more than what it turns out to be: a flighty, motor-mouthed cinematic divertissement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
September 29, 2005
Henry Jaglom completes his informal trilogy on estrogen-laced obsessions with this seriocomic exploration of women and clothes.
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Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice
September 27, 2005
Henry Jaglom's latest study of contemporary female obsessions among a noxious clan of West L.A. bourgeoisie is of more pathological than cinematic interest.