Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Comes as close as any film to explaining what the deal is with women and shopping.
  2. Going Shopping is sharp and funny about all the things that shopping can mean to the women who live to do it, and even to those who don't.
  3. 75
    Going Shopping can make a wonderful outing for girlfriends. It's fun.
  4. There's just enough neurotic or sharp badinage and Rodeo Drive realism to make it all go down easy.
  5. 70
    As in many of his films, Jaglom establishes a striking intimate rapport with his female subjects, and as the funny and bitter revelations pour forth, an activity that many men may view as something done strictly out of necessity takes on unforeseen narcotic, romantic and therapeutic dimensions.
  6. It completes an informal trilogy that treats women's anxieties over food, motherhood and now clothes with humor and affection.
  7. Though intermittently shrill, Shopping does have enough moments of insight to blunt charges of sexist stereotyping.
  8. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    Jaglom has the good sense to cast the legendary Lee Grant in an extraordinary role.
  9. Going Shopping, like Mr. Jaglom's other movies, has enough smart, knowing touches and enough easy spontaneity among its well-chosen actors to make you wish it added up to more than what it turns out to be: a flighty, motor-mouthed cinematic divertissement.
  10. Zeroes in on retail mania with a flimsy wire hanger of a premise.
  11. 50
    Every scene ends with a gag line, punched up by Jaglom's harried intercutting, and threaded through the story are close-ups of women discussing their obsession with new clothes, an exercise that yields its wisdom in the first 20 minutes and then keeps repeating it.
  12. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    Item may draw curious women looking to cool their heels, say, while out shopping, but straight men can be expected to stay away in droves and Jaglom regulars will probably wait for the DVD.
  13. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    More cheerful misogyny from writer-director Henry Jaglom.
  14. 20
    Henry Jaglom's latest study of contemporary female obsessions among a noxious clan of West L.A. bourgeoisie is of more pathological than cinematic interest.

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