Cherish Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Chicago Reader
February 13, 2014
The mix of tones can be jarring, but it all has an odd charm.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
February 13, 2014
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.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 13, 2014
Cherish is one of those movies in which the soundtrack is better than the movie itself.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 13, 2014
Good performances and quirky humor make this slick if less than fully satisfying mix of romantic comedy and mystery an easy sit.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 13, 2014
The best way to enjoy Finn Taylor's Cherish -- often the only way -- is to accept this odd little comic drama for what it is, a shamelessly contrived showcase for Robin Tunney.
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
An uneven mix of genres that, even when it misses the mark, gets points for originality and a good beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
July 11, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 10, 2002
You'll be entertained and utterly engrossed in this deceptively challenging little thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
July 5, 2002
Suffers from unlikable characters and a self-conscious sense of its own quirky hipness.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 21, 2002
The look and sound of something a little different.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 21, 2002
Feels aimless for much of its running time, until late in the film when a tidal wave of plot arrives, leaving questions in its wake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 21, 2002
A peculiar misfire that even Tunney can't save.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 21, 2002
One of those American independent comedies that suffers from a serious case of the lonely-girl cutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
June 20, 2002
An eccentric little comic/thriller deeply in love with its own quirky personality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 14, 2002
Only fitfully inspired.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
June 14, 2002
A downbeat, indulgent and self-consciously quirky little movie.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
June 14, 2002
The fun in this San-Francisco-set trifle is observing the novel ways writer/director Finn Taylor finds to photograph this limited setting until his film unexpectedly evolves into an outdoor thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
June 14, 2002
[Taylor] takes us on a ride that's consistently surprising, easy to watch -- but, oh, so dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
June 14, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 14, 2002
Tunney has a plucky charm that works nicely here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 13, 2002
Tunney, brimming with coltish, neurotic energy, holds the screen like a true star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
June 13, 2002
A disoriented but occasionally disarming saga packed with moments out of an Alice in Wonderland adventure, a stalker thriller, and a condensed season of TV's Big Brother.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
June 10, 2002
Taylor's ode to loser love may be scant on character and plot development, but it's rich with affection for daydream believers -- not to mention the guilty pleasures of late-period Hall and Oates.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 7, 2002
At heart, it's about one thing, human longing, which it depicts with such unflinching understanding and compassion that it leaves audiences with an exalted feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
June 7, 2002
A dopey movie clothed in excess layers of hipness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 7, 2002
An endearingly offbeat romantic comedy with a great meet-cute gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
June 6, 2002
It collapses when Mr. Taylor tries to shift the tone to a thriller's rush.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 6, 2002
An unfortunate title for a film that has nothing endearing about it.
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
June 4, 2002
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.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 8, 2002
This amiable, offbeat comic drama should please romantics of all ages.