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Shopgirl Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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You get the feeling Martin's not really committed to his movie about a man who won't commit. And he keeps us from committing, as well.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

November 4, 2005
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

The spark of something great is there, but it never ignites into anything.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 30, 2005
Michael Szymanski
Hollywood.com

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2008
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Meant to be bewitchingly graceful, instead comes off as half-asleep

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 1, 2009
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

Shopgirl isn't romantic nor particularly funny, so it just falls flat.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5/10

October 19, 2005
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Second-rate Lost in Translation preciousness.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 14, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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A case of precise observation of nothing. It's like looking through a microscope at an empty slide.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 28, 2005
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies

I can't think of a reason to recommend Shopgirl to anyone.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 1/5

November 10, 2005
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Steve Martin makes his personal dysfunctional romantic proclivities the subject of a brittle romantic comedy that affords painfully little romance or humor.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D+

October 17, 2005
Matt Pais
Metromix.com

Cutesy but never cute, syrupy but never sweet, sexual but never erotic.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 1/4

May 4, 2006
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A strange romantic drama in which the three main characters are all losers in love.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

October 20, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

www.dictionary.com defines bland as: "not irritating or stimulating; having little or no distinctive flavor." This definition applies to Shopgirl.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C

October 29, 2005
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

Very disappointing, and on so many counts

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 54/100

November 7, 2005
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The filmmakers put a good number of sweet, tender, appealing gestures into it...yet the movie comes off leaving one vaguely disappointed.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

April 23, 2006
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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Like his silver-maned paramour, the film ultimately lets Mirabelle down and leaves the viewer dissatisfied.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2005
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Martin is so flat and uninteresting in the role, you have to imagine charms that aren't apparent. There is no chemistry between the characters, because Martin brought no chemistry to the set.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

October 21, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The movie isn't downright bad, but it's disappointing and forgettable, failing to emulate Allen or anybody else worth a darn.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

October 27, 2005
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Without realizing it, the film becomes an ode to middle-aged male lechery of a literate sort; it plays like Left Coast Woody Allen, and I don't mean that as a compliment.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 28, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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It's not a lack of originality that makes Shopgirl too Saks for its own good; it's the attempt to make a distinctive item into a blue-light special that betrays it.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 4, 2005
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

A glittery, empty package that doesn't make its mix of melancholy and emotional design particularly rewarding or meaningful.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/5

November 3, 2005
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
January 20, 2006
Hanh Nguyen
Zap2it.com
October 29, 2005
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 21, 2006

AV Club
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October 20, 2005

Boston Phoenix
October 29, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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December 6, 2005

Baltimore Sun
December 6, 2005

Houston Chronicle
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December 6, 2005

BBC.com
January 10, 2006

Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
July 1, 2006
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