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The Shop Around the Corner Reviews

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

One of the greatest romantic comedies.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 10, 2014
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wonderful period low-budget light romantic comedy taking place during the Depression among a few underpaid neurotics surviving in the workforce of a small notions store.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

December 19, 2012
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Entertaining to a fault, the film doesn't ignite the imagination in the way many other films of the period did.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3/4

August 16, 2011
Philip Kemp
Total Film

Sure, the plot-turns are foreseeable, but the film's wit and perfectly gauged performances are undimmed delights.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

December 15, 2010
Peter Bradshaw

Lubitsch demonstrates that romantic comedies, like popcorn, can be enjoyed salty as well as sweet.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

December 9, 2010
Tony Sloman
Radio Times

Contains delightful performances by Margaret Sullavan (full of grace and warmth) and the young James Stewart (a portrait of perfection).

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 9, 2010
Emanuel Levy

My favorite Christmas film, this deliciously delicate, multi-nuanced romantic comedy is one of Lubitsch's very best films, flawlessly acted by Jimmy Stewart at his peak, the sublime Margaret Sullavan, and the rest of the large ensemble.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

December 14, 2009

TIME Magazine
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As the plot has as many complications as characters, much of the fun comes in watching Scripter Samson Raphaelson neatly tangle and untangle them without tying himself in a hard knot.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

December 5, 2008


This charming and well-scripted comedy exploits the ingenious set-up with delightful results.

Full Review Source: Film4

November 27, 2007
Variety Staff
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Although picture carries the indelible stamp of Ernst Lubitsch at his best in generating humor and human interest from what might appear to be unimportant situations, it carries further to impress via the outstanding characterizations by Margaret Sullavan

Full Review Source: Variety

November 27, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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This 1940 film is one of Ernst Lubitsch's finest and most enduring works, a romantic comedy of dazzling range.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 27, 2007
Douglas Pratt

One of the all-time great romantic films stars Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan as two slightly antagonistic clerks working in the same store who do not realize they have been corresponding with one another and are in love.

| Original Score: 5/5

June 14, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This might be Lubitsch's gentlest work: sweetness mixed with a genuine sadness.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

May 26, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Thoroughly different from To Be or Not To Be but just as exhilarating, it's one of the few films truly justifying Lubitsch's reputation for a 'touch.'

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Who but Lubitsch could have pulled off such a winning romantic comedy that dares to include, but is not marred by, such tragic undercurrents… adultery, attempted suicide?

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: A

October 13, 2004
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

| Original Score: 4/5

March 25, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

January 23, 2004
Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
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...a pretty kettle of bubbling brew it makes under Mr. Lubitsch's deft and tender management and with a genial company to play it gently, well this side of farce and well that side of utter seriousness.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

This smart and stylish Lubitsch comedy was recently remade as You've Got Mail.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Esta charmosa comédia romântica traz um James Stewart mais irônico do que costume, mas igualmente nobre - e sua interação com Margaret Sullavan cria ótimos momentos de ácido romantismo.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 23, 2003
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