It features wonderful performances by its three leading ladies; Diaz has the showier part and its great to see her playing complicated, unhappy Maggie.
| Original Score: 8/10
The landmasses of Asia and Africa took less time to split apart than this interminable film does to grind towards its emotionally forgiving conclusion.
| Original Score: 2/5
Hanson is a remarkable director of actors, particularly when working with ensemble casts, as in three of his last four films.
To call it a chick flick would be doing a huge disservice to a film that is more about relationships than it is about women.
| Original Score: A-
Hanson flexes his versatility in this sweet and funny film.
| Original Score: 4/5
It may do for the chick lit genre what Silence of the Lambs did for the horror genre: make it OK to like it, and encourage more people to adapt these underrated works to film.
| Original Score: 5/5
A simple story, lovingly polished.
A funny, generous film with strong performances, In Her Shoes redeems the often derogatory 'chick flick' label.
| Original Score: B
One of those rare redemption films that redeems even itself.
| Original Score: B
The movie gets much, much better as it goes along.
An exceptional film that will have you both laughing and crying.
| Original Score: B+
Quality acting can overshadow a certain amount of plot and direction looseness, however. That's what makes In Her Shoes worth trying on.
| Original Score: 3/4
Director Curtis Hanson...moves to Chick Lit and turns it into an entertainment with true human emotion and only a few minor concessions to Hollywood gloss
Maintains a breezy charm throughout and contains many extremely funny sequences.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Emotionally fulfilling Shoes."In Her Shoes" is marvelously expressive.
Not even Odor Eaters could mask the smell of this stinker.
If you want a light-and-breezy romantic comedy, this isn't it.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
It's still pretty engaging and at times quite poignant, bolstered by terrific acting and crisp, effective direction.
Boys, you're missing out. Hanson is one of our most unobtrusive directors, and his work is exactly the kind of rock-steady craftsmanship movies are missing these days.
Startlingly refreshing for most of its length.