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Shopgirl Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 4, 2005
You get the feeling Martin's not really committed to his movie about a man who won't commit. And he keeps us from committing, as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 30, 2005
The spark of something great is there, but it never ignites into anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Szymanski
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Meant to be bewitchingly graceful, instead comes off as half-asleep
Edward Douglas
October 19, 2005
Shopgirl isn't romantic nor particularly funny, so it just falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 14, 2005
Second-rate Lost in Translation preciousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 28, 2005
A case of precise observation of nothing. It's like looking through a microscope at an empty slide.
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
November 10, 2005
I can't think of a reason to recommend Shopgirl to anyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cole Smithey
October 17, 2005
Steve Martin makes his personal dysfunctional romantic proclivities the subject of a brittle romantic comedy that affords painfully little romance or humor.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Matt Pais
May 4, 2006
Cutesy but never cute, syrupy but never sweet, sexual but never erotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 20, 2005
A strange romantic drama in which the three main characters are all losers in love.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 29, 2005 defines bland as: "not irritating or stimulating; having little or no distinctive flavor." This definition applies to Shopgirl.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dan Jardine
November 7, 2005
Very disappointing, and on so many counts
Full Review | Original Score: 54/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 23, 2006
The filmmakers put a good number of sweet, tender, appealing gestures into it...yet the movie comes off leaving one vaguely disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
October 20, 2005
Like his silver-maned paramour, the film ultimately lets Mirabelle down and leaves the viewer dissatisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
October 21, 2005
Martin is so flat and uninteresting in the role, you have to imagine charms that aren't apparent. There is no chemistry between the characters, because Martin brought no chemistry to the set.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 27, 2005
The movie isn't downright bad, but it's disappointing and forgettable, failing to emulate Allen or anybody else worth a darn.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 28, 2005
Without realizing it, the film becomes an ode to middle-aged male lechery of a literate sort; it plays like Left Coast Woody Allen, and I don't mean that as a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
November 4, 2005
It's not a lack of originality that makes Shopgirl too Saks for its own good; it's the attempt to make a distinctive item into a blue-light special that betrays it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 3, 2005
A glittery, empty package that doesn't make its mix of melancholy and emotional design particularly rewarding or meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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