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Going Shopping Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 2, 2005
[An] incredibly tedious and gruesome affair.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 29, 2005
Going Shopping...has enough smart, knowing touches and enough easy spontaneity among its well-chosen actors to make you wish it added up to more than what it turns out to be: a flighty, motor-mouthed cinematic divertissement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 30, 2005
None of these is a character you want to spend much time with, and even with the diverting guest appearances, this is still strictly discount merchandise.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
September 30, 2005
Not only is indulgence a frequent subject for Jaglom, it also sums up what his movies do -- and what they demand from their audience, sometimes to tedious degrees.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 2, 2005
The trouble with Going Shopping is that it's clogged with personalities and styles that don't congeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 31, 2006
Jaglom's concentrated approach serves up some insight to be sure, but the movie states its case in the first 10 minutes and then proceeds to run out of things to say, almost as quickly as the women in this movie think they've run out of things to wear.
| Original Score: C+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 26, 2005
Dangerously close to tiresome. The comedic boutique framework is a little too frill and a bit understocked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lexi Feinberg
September 23, 2005
This is a film that revels in its own irrelevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
March 31, 2006
Alleges support of women, yet fetishizes their objects instead of their relationships.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
September 30, 2005
Zeroes in on retail mania with a flimsy wire hanger of a premise.
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Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice
September 27, 2005
Henry Jaglom's latest study of contemporary female obsessions among a noxious clan of West L.A. bourgeoisie is of more pathological than cinematic interest.
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September 30, 2005
Inadvertently reduces women to a variety of cliches, probably reinforcing many men's worst fears.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
September 30, 2005
There's one thing to be said for Jaglom: He continues to make movies in the face of critical brickbats and audience indifference, and he's lost none of his power to insult.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
October 15, 2005
This boutique of a movie won't bring in the madding crowds of a Macy's sale.
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
December 2, 2005
It's the last and least successful of indie director Henry Jaglom's trilogy looking at female issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 31, 2006
The film is less than two hours long but feels considerably longer, thanks to a few drawn-out scenes and some clunky character drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

E! Online
September 30, 2005
Stick this sucker on the discount rack.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 30, 2005
Comes as close as any film to explaining what the deal is with women and shopping.
| Original Score: 3/4
Matt Pais
February 2, 2006
As breezy as window-shopping and reminds us that, in both shopping and love, everyone has buyer's remorse and few items fit right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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