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Confessions of a Shopaholic Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 12, 2009
The longer the movie goes on the more its breezy approach to financial ruin starts to seem a little insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
If you are willing to turn your brain off, Fisher makes the film very watchable, but it's core message over materialism and financial stupidity are confused and the film lacks just that few more laughs to tip it above mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 12, 2009
The plotting is on automatic pilot. It needs Chesley B. Sullenberger III.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 25, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 13, 2009
It was hard to shake the worry that a fizzy comedy about debt would be about as wrong for our current woes as uncorking a bottle of champagne. Confessions is definitely slight.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
February 12, 2009
It is always a mistake for a movie to be more in love with its heroine than the audience is.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 12, 2009
Audiences are expected to forget everything they know about the media, shopping, writing, the economy and human behavior in general for the plot to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 13, 2009
The production renders totally irrelevant all hopes for a well-made movie. It's one of those ragged, pandemonious studio comedies that hammers at plot points in every contrived scene.
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 13, 2009
Yearning to be a frothy screwball comedy, this movie has a humor deficit that all the slapstick in Fort Knox couldn't offset.
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
September 4, 2009
This is a film that couldn't buy a positive female character if there was a barrel full on clearance at Bloomies.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
James Rocchi
Redbox
February 13, 2009
At the Confessions of a Shopaholic advance screening I attended, there was a fashion show before the movie sponsored by a local boutique; to me, it was like watching someone do exhibition drinking games before a screening of Leaving Las Vegas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Thomas Rogers
Salon.com
February 12, 2009
A loud, garish and very untimely romantic comedy.
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
February 12, 2009
"Coraline" is more grounded in reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kara Nesvig
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 12, 2009
Had Confessions been truer to its chick-lit novel inspiration, the movie could have been fizzily enjoyable instead of sickening.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
February 19, 2009
This excruciatingly bad attempt at a breezy romcom is an ill-conceived, dreadfully executed mess. Totally bereft of laughs, drama and chemistry between the leads, the movie is so nausea-inducing that it belongs in a sub genre of its own - the vomcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
February 19, 2009
Cruising into cinemas with worse timing than a Taiwanese Rolex, this chick flick about one woman racking up five figures of credit card debt seems less like a comedy than an epic 104-minute finger-wagging session.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Stevens
E! Online
February 12, 2009
This outdated comedy recycles trendier (and better) flicks -- and maxes out our patience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
February 17, 2009
This is a movie that is warning us against the dangers of being slaves to labels while at the same time celebrating those same designer brands.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
February 17, 2009
Here [Fisher] is giving it everything she's got and it's just not enough.
Matthew Razak
Examiner.com
February 13, 2009
It's even more disappointing because from the general plot of the film it is clear that had the film makers gone in a few different directions Shopaholic could have been a colorful dress from Betsey Johnson instead of just another little black noth
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