Where God Left His Shoes
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Where God Left His Shoes
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 taking occupancy, he and his stepson set out to find the job that could become the first step in a whole new life.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Where God Left His Shoes is a holiday miracle - a gritty tale about homelessness that's neither sappy nor sentimental"
‑ Christian Toto, PajamasMedia
"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."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Although the situation feels slightly contrived... the script is bang on."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"If you could cut all the music from Where God Left His Shoes, you might actually have a solid family drama."
‑ Matt Noller, Slant Magazine
"This film needs more than God's Nikes to resonate with an already economically downtrodden filmgoing populace."
‑ Drew Toal, Time Out New York
"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."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"With a more organic and imaginative screenplay, Where God Left His Shoes could have been much more emotionally resonating and powerful."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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