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    Ken Tucker New York Magazine (Vulture)
    When superb craftsmanship, discipline, and risk-taking (toning down Diaz and MacLaine; treating Collette as a desirous leading lady) are applied to accessible, even frivolous material, the results can be deeply pleasurable. In Her Shoes isn’t a masterpiece, but it’s the best Saturday-night movie millions of people are going to go to.
  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter
    Director Curtis Hanson has made a chick flick with substance as well as style.
  • 70
    Todd McCarthy Variety
    While the director's avid fans may be disappointed, upscalish mainstream auds, particularly women, will eat up this well-acted, emotionally focused adaptation of Jennifer Weiner's popular novel.
  • 70
    Laura Sinagra Village Voice
    The best moments belong to Shirley MacLaine, who makes the clipped script sing as Ella.
  • 67
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
    Could it be that the director of "L.A. Confidential," "Wonder Boys," and "8 Mile" has been defeated by characters on a first-name basis with brisket, by women who, in Susannah Grant's screenplay, represent avatars of joyless workaholism and joyless sexaholism?
  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews
    Artificial in both its dialogue and its construction, the film only works - on those occasions when it works - because of the sincere performance by the underrated Toni Collette.
  • 50
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly
    Diaz and Collette are believable as sisters, but their performances rarely surprise -- in a more interesting movie world, they'd have switched roles.
  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News
    A bungled mess that spends an hour creating two characters whose lives are about as believable as a successful ambush set by Wile E. Coyote for the Roadrunner.
  • 40
    Tasha Robinson The A.V. Club
    The whole exercise feels hopelessly shallow and artificial. In Her Shoes is basically a double-date romantic comedy, in which not one but two women find themselves and learn to live and love again, etc. etc., and while it's well-acted on most counts, it's also as plodding as it is obvious.
  • 40
    Robert Wilonsky Dallas Observer
    The movie's a bust in myriad ways, especially because almost every scene possesses the oily feel of manipulation and condescension.