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Where God Left His Shoes Reviews

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Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
A neorealist glimpse of a father trying to find a job on Christmas Eve, with a magnetic performance by David Castro in the role of his son.
Don Willmott
November 17, 2009
you won't get much out of Where God Left His Shoes other than an appreciation of the fact that you have a home for the holidays.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
July 4, 2009
Although the situation feels slightly contrived... the script is bang on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 31, 2009
With a more organic and imaginative screenplay, Where God Left His Shoes could have been much more emotionally resonating and powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Christian Toto
December 23, 2008
Where God Left His Shoes is a holiday miracle - a gritty tale about homelessness that's neither sappy nor sentimental
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
December 19, 2008
Writer-director Salvatore Stabile keeps his affecting story hurtling forward with such grit and integrity it's easy to forgive its loaded setup and occasional lapses in detail and logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
December 15, 2008
The acting, the on-the-fly atmosphere (the film was shot quickly), and Leguizamo's increasingly urgent hustle are deeply evocative, but parts of the movie are almost too painful to endure.
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine
December 12, 2008
If you could cut all the music from Where God Left His Shoes, you might actually have a solid family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Drew Toal
Time Out
December 10, 2008
This film needs more than God's Nikes to resonate with an already economically downtrodden filmgoing populace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
December 10, 2008
Stabile, a Brooklyn native with a resume in TV production, knows how to line up a permit and scout out perfect South Brooklyn Italian manors and melancholic intersections. He gets interesting scenes, too.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
December 10, 2008
Writer-director Salvatore Stabile has a good eye for the details of hard-luck ordinariness, and he sketches believable family bonds with a minimum of flourish.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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