By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated December 10, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST
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Where God Left His Shoes

type
  • Movie

Italian neorealism meets A Christmas Carol in NYC in Where God Left His Shoes. Jobless and living with his family in a homeless shelter, a onetime boxer (John Leguizamo) takes his 10-year-old stepson (David Castro) with him as he hustles for work on Christmas Eve. 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. Best is Castro, a forthright young actor with liquid eyes. B+

Where God Left His Shoes

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 90 minutes
director
  • Salvatore Stabile

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