The mystery here is not the identity of the shadowy man who got Zoe into this mess, but which movie Taylor intended to emerge from Cherish's cinematic muddle.
Cherish is one of those movies in which the soundtrack is better than the movie itself.
Taylor appears to have blown his entire budget on soundtrack rights and had nothing left over for jokes.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Sometimes a good idea, a lot of enthusiasm and a shoestring budget just aren't enough.
| Original Score: 2/4
Finn Taylor's lark of a movie feels like two unfinished films awkwardly fused together and ever threatening to snap apart.
| Original Score: C
The plotting is alternately belabored and distracted, and cumulatively so inconsequential that the climactic Run Lola Run beat-the-clock plays out with zero suspense.
It collapses when Mr. Taylor tries to shift the tone to a thriller's rush.
A dopey movie clothed in excess layers of hipness.
Only fitfully inspired.
An eccentric little comic/thriller deeply in love with its own quirky personality.
Cherish would've worked a lot better had it been a short film.
nothing more than interesting failure
| Original Score: 4/10
The film alternates feeling rushed, amateurish and devoid of the proper filmmaking touch to pull off what's trying to be accomplished here.
| Original Score: 3/10
It's a strained romantic comedy that starts promisingly, takes a hard left turn and slowly falls apart.
A lame romantic comedy about an unsympathetic character and someone who would not likely be so stupid as to get involved with her.
In the end, it becomes the cinematic equivalent of one of the songs Tunney adores: enjoyable enough while it lasts, but so thin that its ingratiating charms seem as much a source of frustration as pleasure.
It's best to avoid imprisonment with the dull, nerdy folks that inhabit Cherish.
| Original Score: C-
The thriller side of this movie is falling flat, as the stalker doesn't do much stalking, and no cop or lawyer grasps the concept of actually investigating the case.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's a tedious and overconvoluted setup, laden with silly "fantasy" sequences.
With all the time spent watching stir-crazy manacled Zoe viewing too much TV and listening to too much Human League, you can't help but feel like you're under house arrest too.