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


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Chéri Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Frears and his Liaisons screenwriter, Christopher Hampton, give us a period piece in which the settings are fab, but the liaisons aren't dangerous, or even romantic.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

June 24, 2009
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 3/10

June 26, 2009
Don Groves

Gallic liaisons that aren't especially dangerous - or intriguing.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

December 31, 2010

The chemistry-free and inexplicable romantic relationship between the two lead characters causes a ripple effect that dooms the entire movie.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 2/5

June 23, 2009
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Insubstantial bit of fluff, with whores sitting around dishing each other.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 26, 2011
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald

Sadly the few good elements of Cheri only serve to highlight the films considerable inadequacies, and the only bedroom-based action it will inspire is a comforting nap, possibly before the end of the film.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 2/5

July 27, 2009
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects

There's no depth to the surface machinations, no sense that the central romance features fully formed individuals connecting on an elemental level.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: 2/4

July 2, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Getting to see Michelle Pfeiffer in a big role is almost worth sitting though Cheri. But not quite.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

June 26, 2009
Robbie Collin
News of the World

Director Stephen Frears made a nice job of The Queen but this is 'King awful.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 2/5

September 29, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Pretty, yet uneven, Cheri could have been much more had the details in its story matched that in its production design.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 6, 2010
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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Michelle Pfeiffer is quite good, but the script leaves Kathy Bates -- talented as she is -- with a bit of a cartoonish performance.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

June 29, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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Where is the passion? Where is the heat?

Full Review Source: At the Movies

June 29, 2009
Nicolas Rapold
Time Out New York
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With its disconnected tones, Chéri really feels like a film that can't do more than one thing at a time.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

June 25, 2009
Nicolas Rapold
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 18, 2011
Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

Cheri strikes a jarring note right from the start.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

June 25, 2009
Brian Duff
FILMINK (Australia)

A disappointing script lets down the film despite its lavish costuming and consummate cast.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

July 22, 2009
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly

All the frilly hats, teasingly lit sex and delicious turns of phrases can't inject this adaptation of Colette's novel with enough drama to sustain its tight running time.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

June 26, 2009
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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In Chéri you see the frailty and the strength, yet you rarely experience either with the depth of feeling you might because of the palpable uneasiness surrounding her performance.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

June 26, 2009
Cole Smithey

Stephen Frears's adaptation of two combined Colette novels, never takes hold due to a myopic screenplay by Christopher Hampton, and from a severely misjudged performance from Kathy Bates that threatens to sink the film whenever her distinctly non-British

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

June 19, 2009
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Intrusive narration from Frears doesn't help and the fact that Cheri is such a drip makes the all-consuming nature of the romance hard to swallow. The film just can't match the elegance and wit that come so effortlessly to Pfeiffer.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

May 8, 2009

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