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In Her Shoes Reviews

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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 11, 2005
It's almost trivial, but personal touches make its take on familyhood persistence identifiable.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 11, 2005
Very well written. All the supporting performances are good.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
October 11, 2005
Although In Her Shoes aims to rub along, with that scuffed worldliness which Hanson has made his own, it keeps bumping into the archness of the romantic-domestic genre.
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 11, 2005
It's the performances -- three unerringly strong female ones -- that highlight this take on Jennifer Weiner's popular Philly-based chick-lit offering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
October 10, 2005
Date films don't come much more user-friendly than this.
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
October 10, 2005
Director Curtis Hanson shows the audience that he is not immune to schmaltz poured on extra thick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
October 9, 2005
In Her Shoes is formula of the quality sort. Formula that showcases big performances and metaphors, and mood-indicating rock songs.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 9, 2005
Many films only pay lip service to the theme of familial conflict. This one really explores the way pain and love are often hopelessly intertwined in relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 8, 2005
Manages to make a familiar love story fresh and perceptive.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 8, 2005
(a) chick flick that respects men and the contribution they make to chicks' lives...there are as many tears as laughs in the highly nuanced script. I was mesmerized.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
October 8, 2005
...takes its time to set up its characters rather than barreling down the well-worn track of character stereotypes...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2005
They feel like real people. They show their flaws and wallow in their misery, but they have a strength that gets them through troubling times and they let you laugh with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
October 8, 2005
In Her Shoes is the most overly dramatic and estrogen-filled motion picture since Garry Marshall's Beaches.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
October 8, 2005
Curtis Hanson's acute sense of story and precise characterization has gone all but ignored
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 8, 2005
An excellent cast and a superb script make walking in these shoes a pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 8, 2005
Schmaltzy? Sure, but it's darn good schmaltz.
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
October 8, 2005
Though at times Shoes looks as if it might wander off in the disparate directions of Terms of Endearment and Sex and the City, Hanson's skill with actors keeps the film's feet on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
Hollywood.com
October 8, 2005
For the guys, this movie may be just as painful as going shoe shopping with a lady friend. Yet, it's refreshing to see Shirley MacLaine still has a bit of Irma la Douce left in her.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
October 8, 2005
It's a rare film that requires a trash-talking best friend and a lively, smart-mouthed, comically blunt little old lady to liven things up. It's an even rarer film that can't be helped by either one.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 8, 2005
It accomplishes its goal in a watchable style.
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