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Shopgirl Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Meant to be bewitchingly graceful, instead comes off as half-asleep
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
I'm not entirely sure how it will play to a large audience, but it might have enough charm and wit, with a dash of complicated romance, to keep one entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
Hasn't the brightness of a romantic comedy nor the tristesse of melodrama.
Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006
Claire Danes has a gravitas and grace to her that hearkens back to starlets of the 1930s and '40s.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 10, 2006
Rather than being a labeled a romantic comedy, Shopgirl is more of a coming-of-age drama
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
May 8, 2006
It's L.A. as it is today, brooding, at times thoughtful, frustrating, and populated by souls like and completely unlike Mirabelle Buttersfield.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Pais
May 4, 2006
Cutesy but never cute, syrupy but never sweet, sexual but never erotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 23, 2006
The filmmakers put a good number of sweet, tender, appealing gestures into it...yet the movie comes off leaving one vaguely disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 17, 2006
Desperta no espectador um sentimento de agradável melancolia, como aquele que experimentamos quando ouvimos uma melodia triste da qual gostamos muito.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
January 4, 2006
This movie nails some of the truths about the L.A. dating scene that most other movies don't go near.
Louis Proyect
December 13, 2005
A horrible film bred from the isolation of a man at the top
December 9, 2005
Un film qui a tous les éléments à la bonne place et dans lequel Martin propose à nouveau un mélange élégant d'une formule qu'il connaît par c%u0153ur.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
December 6, 2005
...More like a European film than Hollywood, but it's not a matter of transmitting on a frequency most Americans don't receive. It's a matter of information that's not there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 1, 2005
threatens to turn into the latest update of 'Pretty Woman' (but) an inescapable undercurrent of sadness flows through the movie and through its characters, which gives 'Shopgirl' a wistful, often downright bluesy tone.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 25, 2005
Shopgirl is Steve Martin at his most philosophical. This romantic comedy is not like the usual Hollywood fare, but is an exploration of loneliness, isolation, expectations and reality. A bittersweet lovestory for thinkers.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 24, 2005
The new movie, "Shopgirl," isn't nearly as slight as it sounds. It isn't a comedy, it isn't a "chick-flick," and it certainly isn't about shopping.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 20, 2005
This is Claire Danes best performance since 'Romeo + Juliet.'
Full Review | Original Score: A
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 18, 2005
Watching [Dane], you think other actresses look half-alive at best. You even forget for a while that other actresses exist.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
November 18, 2005
Shopgirl stands out as an elegant work, one that provides a welcome look at love, romance, and heartbreak without the encumbrances of the usual Hollywood folderol.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
November 18, 2005
A slim, charming, romantic story, full of intentionally mild humor about strong themes -- passion, commitment, loneliness.
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