Personal Shopper, in a screening for critics, was booed. The film is a ghost story about a personal shopper, played by Stewart. Variety notes the irony in the audience delivering boos to a ghost movie. Critics came to the film’s defense on Twitter.
PERSONAL SHOPPER is an apparition of a movie that comes into and out of focus. Riveting, evasive. Kristen Stewart tremendous.— Jake Coyle (@jakecoyleAP) May 16, 2016
judging by the boos that PERSONAL SHOPPER just got at #Cannes, it might just be one of the best movies ever made. can't wait.— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) May 16, 2016
Still swooning over Olivier Assayas' PERSONAL SHOPPER, which is a true ghost story. But...now I'm afraid to turn out the light.— Stephanie Zacharek (@szacharek) May 16, 2016
Personal Shopper (~6.3): Not sure if this is a movie, what the movie is, who allowed it to be made, etc., but I'm very happy it happened.— Blake Williams (@Astrostic) May 16, 2016
Unexpectedly, PERSONAL SHOPPER reminded me of Annie Baker's brilliant play, JOHN. Same sad-scary vibe, same mysterious end, plus texting!— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) May 16, 2016
PERSONAL SHOPPER (A-) Assayas never plays the same game twice. Part spiderweb, part Chanel sheath, all silken shiver. Stewart kills again.— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) May 16, 2016
PERSONAL SHOPPER is a strange mood piece about the world seeming surreal and scary after a sudden loss. Maybe? I loved it. There were boos.— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) May 16, 2016