• Cheri
    1 minutes 11 seconds
    Added: Apr 24, 2009


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Chéri Reviews

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Un correcto cuadro de época, entre la comedia picaresca y el drama romántico, con sólo una excusa para verlo: el regreso protagónico de Michelle Pfeiffer.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2010
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Frears does a fine job of capturing the look of turn-of-the-century France, as well as the essence of Colette's story.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

October 26, 2009
Bill Gibron

Clever, charming, and slightly superficial, Cheri is the kind of pert period piece that gets by on a great deal of creative goodwill.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 22, 2009
Sean Axmaker

(T)he chemistry of these performers makes it not just believable but almost inevitable: emotionally guarded beauties who inadvertently allow affection into their relationship.

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October 19, 2009
David Stratton
The Australian

The film is a comedy of manners with a powerful undercurrent of tragedy. Cheri is funny, sad and charming, and the ending may shock you.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 28, 2009
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

What a drag it is getting old.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Weekly

July 25, 2009
Nick Dent
Time Out Sydney

Remember Boyle and MacDonald's names: you'll be hearing them a lot when awards season comes around.

Full Review Source: Time Out Sydney | Original Score: 3/5

July 24, 2009
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

The challenge here is to make a film in which the protagonists frequently say one thing and feel another. It's a film which has to work on two levels, and it does.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

July 24, 2009
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

Stretching out like a cat on the wide screen, Michelle Pfeiffer shows off her durable glamour in the star role of Lea de Lonval, a high-class courtesan in pre-World War I France.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

July 24, 2009
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

At the centre of this film is the luminous Pfeiffer who knows only too well the ravages of time in an industry where youth and beauty are so valued.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 22, 2009
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

The intense chemistry between Pfeiffer and Friend is what really elevates Cheri above the sum of its slender parts.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2009
Des Partridge
Courier Mail (Australia)

While it's not likely to be as admired as much as his Dangerous Liaisons, Frears - who is heard as the narrator - has given audiences an elegant treat that's easy to escape into, and there are skilful performances by the entire ensemble.

Full Review Source: Courier Mail (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2009
Mike Scott

Unlike [Michelle] Pfeiffer, the script for Cheri has a tendency to sag noticeably here and there. She manages to pull the most out of it, however.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 17, 2009
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

If the devil is in the detail, this is a devil of a film

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 16, 2009
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The camera's gaze is so steady in the lengthy final shot that we can't help but notice the imperfections in even Pfeiffer's famously lovely aspect, especially when the only noise we hear on the soundtrack is the muffled but ruthless ticking of a clock.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 13, 2009
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Frears revels in the painted silks and hothouse flowers of the era ... Friend often seems carved from alabaster... Pfeiffer is ... [t]rue to Colette's vision ... alternately steely and pliable, willing to bend yet unable to break.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 87/100

July 10, 2009
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A story that's as fragile as petals dropping from a flower.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 8, 2009
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

Lacks the precision and control of this same team's randy vicious Dangerous Liaisons but thanks to the lead actors, it stings and lingers

Full Review Source: Film Experience | Original Score: B

July 2, 2009
Dan Lybarger

Thanks to a radiant performance from Michelle Pfeiffer, 'Chéri' occasionally overcomes a storyline that never quite develops momentum.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 1, 2009
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It's the kind of refined, delicate acting Pfeiffer does so well, and it's a further reminder of how much we've missed her since she's been away.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 1, 2009

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