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Personal Shopper Reviews

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September 11, 2017
It seems to be going in interesting directions, scrupulously building up elements of mystery, horror, philosophical pondering, character study, and psychological thriller. But like so many modern multi-taskers,...it never quite does any one thing well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2017
Assayas is unable to bring the character to an emotional depth, it's hard to say if it's simply that Stewart and the director simple don't connect, or if Stewart simply cannot break out of her mold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
March 28, 2017
Why the former Twilight star has turned Assayas' head is simply beyond me. Sure, her delivery is excellent in a slightly stoned, lackadaisical kind of way. Asking anything more of her, though, is stepping into hot water.
March 22, 2017
Despite Stewart's commitment (which really is impressive to see unfold in the middle of a sinking ship), the film is--no irony intended--dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 17, 2016
A story shot without strength, without the hability to put some mistery in the images we see, or the atmosphere or coherence that this type of story needed to work. [Full review in Spanish]
May 18, 2017
A new disruption in the trajectory of Assayas, a restless, gifted but uneven filmmaker. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 19, 2016
With endless text message scenes you want her phone battery to die or the spirit to finally make an appearance. Disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2017
Assayas' camerawork and use of technology is his downfall. Awkward mid-scene fade-outs feel clumsy and distracted, while some truly embarrassing CGI breaks the flow of the psychological drama.
March 14, 2017
Personal Shopper strives for a slick sheen on an old tale and while the look is there, the storytelling is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 13, 2016
For the film's many sins, Personal Shopper is surprisingly effective and intermittently gripping. For that, credit is due to a truly phenomenal performance from Stewart.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 17, 2016
For Assayas, the film represents a holding pattern similar to the one that Kristen Stewart's character can't escape from.
March 17, 2017
The problem is that it's hard to really build spine-tingling suspense when you figure out pretty early on that this is a story that isn't really going to go anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2017
A film that is more burdensome than fascinating. [Full review in Spanish]
May 18, 2016
As horror movie do not scare. There is no logic. Neither the director understands its story. Imagine the audience. [Full review in Spanish]
March 22, 2017
Assayas achieves a frustrating vagueness in tone and story direction, not because it makes the viewing experience richer, but because he seems afraid to plant a flag on any particular idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 17, 2016
The film is a dull experience, with long boring sequences and an efficient Stewart, who practically has to keep the film afloat without interacting with anyone. [Full review in Spanish]
May 18, 2016
Stewart's prescence is enough to maintain a film like Personal Shopper, but the script by Assayas himself doesn't help the film at all. [Full review in Spanish]
May 16, 2016
Personal Shopper is a mess - not an uninteresting one, and better that than a staid, unadventurous bore, but a mess nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 17, 2016
A ghost story with no scares wrapped around a psychological drama with no intellectual purchase.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2017
... ultimately here most of his stylistic choices fall flat, while the decision to capture the spirits in the form of smoky shadows simply feels lazy and unconvincing.
August 22, 2017
The movie is a cinematic Frankenstein monster, stitched together from different genres into something that transcends its sources.
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