Where God Left His Shoes
Where God Left His Shoes (2007)

After months of living in an inner-city homeless shelter, Frank Diaz (John Leguizamo) receives an opportunity to get an apartment for his family on Christmas Eve. When Frank learns that he must first provide proof of employment before… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

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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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

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.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Although the situation feels slightly contrived... the script is bang on.

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Drew Toal
Time Out New York

This film needs more than God's Nikes to resonate with an already economically downtrodden filmgoing populace.

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Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

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.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

With a more organic and imaginative screenplay, Where God Left His Shoes could have been much more emotionally resonating and powerful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
John Leguizamo and David Castro bring POWER to their roles as father and step-son. I have always enjoyed John Leguizamo's acting, but this role soon John… More
Erin Collins
Such a touching movie. I didn't like the ending, but it had a good story. Leguizamo was awesome, as was the little boy who played his stepson.