Shopgirl Reviews

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Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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+
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
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
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 13, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
January 4, 2006
This movie nails some of the truths about the L.A. dating scene that most other movies don't go near.
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
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.
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
November 18, 2005
Where Elizabethtown pretends to have the meaning of life, Shopgirl hones in on a few telling details, then allows audiences to fill in the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
David Ansen
Newsweek
November 18, 2005
A minimalist almost-love story told with epic flourishes.
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald
July 1, 2006
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 21, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
January 20, 2006

BBC.com
January 10, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 6, 2005

Baltimore Sun
December 6, 2005
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Houston Chronicle
December 6, 2005

Boston Phoenix
October 29, 2005
Hanh Nguyen
Zap2it.com
October 29, 2005
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AV Club
October 20, 2005
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