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Personal Shopper Reviews

March 24, 2017
A riveting, impossible-to-shake masterwork that leaves the audience spooked, not by its telling but by its commitment to abstract themes of grief, solitude and coming of age.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 24, 2017
"Personal Shopper" is tough to pin down, but it's a strange and stunning ride - haunting without being hokey, with surprises around every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 24, 2017
The production is in equal parts mesmerizing and perplexing, intriguing and frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2017
As much a study of solitude, intimacy and otherworldly longings as it is a contemporary ghost story, the film is both genuinely scary and psychologically serious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2017
Assayas is among France's most respected filmmakers, but just what he was attempting to do with this film is something of a mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2017
"Personal Shopper" draws you in, interesting from all angles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 23, 2017
What's the point of "Personal Shopper"? Perhaps simply being in the presence of an uncertain young woman played by a luminous young performer as she fully comes into her own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 22, 2017
Assayas has mapped out potentially interesting contrasts here - two worlds colliding, the spiritual and the material. It's a good idea, but not much seems to arise from the way these two realms come into conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2017
The problem of Stewart's performance is indicative of Assayas's broader weaknesses as a director. In "Personal Shopper," his subject is intimacy and sensuality, but the film offers neither.
March 16, 2017
I can't explain everything I saw in this film, but I was entertained and enthralled by every second of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 16, 2017
Assayas brings an elegant tension to Maureen's story... And Stewart lets us see both Maureen's tough shell (she has a brisk, poignant efficiency in her job) and the vulnerable heart that it guards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2017
It works in two realms: as an engrossing ghost story and a drama that addresses profound matters of life and death.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 16, 2017
The movie barely hangs together, but there's a kind of magic in that word "barely" when you're in that movie's thrall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2017
Another intriguing experiment from one of the oddest and most interesting partnerships in the movies today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2017
Hre's the weirdest thing of all about Personal Shopper: it works.
March 10, 2017
The ghosts are occasionally visible and audible here, but they're just as likely to be ethereal, and that fits in with Assayas's storytelling, which often forces us to fill in gaps of unspoken dialogue or unexplained plot for ourselves.
March 10, 2017
If you have a penchant for mood pieces that flirt with genre but are too pretentious to deliver the full climactic payload, Personal Shopper is for you. I loved nearly all of it ...
March 10, 2017
An incredible work that will continue to haunt you, long after it is over.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 9, 2017
At any point in "Personal Shopper," you may be watching a ghost story, a psychological thriller, a stalker drama, or a twisted love story. Assayas insists they can coexist, and likewise Stewart refuses to define exactly who Maureen is.
March 9, 2017
Ms. Stewart's portrayal has the ring of truth and the urgency of terror. Maureen is a woman besieged by invisible forces.
March 9, 2017
Bizarre but transfixing.
March 9, 2017
A testament to Stewart who, in her magnetically naturalistic performance, not only proves her versatility, but cements a signature style inextricably linked to persona.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 9, 2017
Stewart, who appears in nearly every scene, is intensely watchable, a coiled spring.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 9, 2017
The movie is a quietly profound portrait of grief and loss, and perhaps Assayas' most surprising attempt yet to grapple with the anxieties of modern life ...
March 9, 2017
Personal Shopper is a strange and beautifully made film, and both star and director are clearly energized by their dual mission.
March 9, 2017
Stewart makes the scenes of her character's day-to-day life seem unrehearsed and intimate, as though the movie were peering in on someone whose thoughts were always someplace else.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 9, 2017
Without quite preparing you for it, "Personal Shopper" becomes a sneakily effective horror film, complete with a gruesome murder and Hitchcockian flourishes of menace and misdirection.
March 8, 2017
For those seeking resolution, this unlikely ghost story will be a frustrating exercise. But Kristen Stewart and director Assayas are chasing something ephemeral that is pure cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 8, 2017
Sinister, jarringly mundane, and entirely inimitable, as it explores the peculiar sorrow of losing a loved one while avoiding the obvious routes such a tale would usually take.
March 8, 2017
"Personal Shopper" allows Stewart an even wider range of emotions than most of her recent movies. She shows fear, yes. But also stammering nervousness, nagging grief, resignation. It's a full portrait and an often fascinating one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2017
"Personal Shopper" doesn't have much of a plot, but if you can tune into its languid frequency, it will get under your skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2017
An outré yet unexpectedly touching tale of luxury brands and ectoplasm.
March 6, 2017
Assayas confronts shallow materialism with intense spiritualism, conjuring real chills in an artful take on horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 2, 2017
What gives the story its spooky resonance, however, is a confluence between the unmoored exploration of the protagonist's spiritualism and the international rootlessness of the model's world.
May 23, 2016
Whatever Stewart's shortcomings, writer/director Assayas is the guy who has to stand up and take a bow for this bomb.
May 20, 2016
Personal Shopper is far from a bad film. It switches unpredictably from character drama to horror and back, exploring both mourning and what it's like to dress someone who's too busy to handle it herself.
May 19, 2016
Assayas serves up a couple of genuinely frightening effects set pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 18, 2016
Personal Shopper descends into fragmentation and alienation, and not always rewardingly. It also doesn't help that Stewart's fidgety, mechanical performance indulges some of her worst acting tics.
May 17, 2016
Amid all the shifting mirrored surfaces and hazy ambiguities of Olivier Assayas's bewitching, brazenly unconventional ghost story, this much can be said with certainty: Kristen Stewart has become one hell of an actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 16, 2016
Even Kristen Stewart can't save this undernourished mystery.
May 16, 2016
A broken, but never boring mix of spine-tingling horror story, dreary workplace drama and elliptical identity search, likely to go down as one of the most divisive films of Stewart's career.