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About Cherry Reviews

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Roderick Hudson
Village Voice
September 18, 2012
About Cherry only manages to seem inconsequential.
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies
September 4, 2013
When a guilty perv is all a film has to offer by way of a protagonist then it's probably in the best interests of us all if it doesn't exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 4, 2012
Here is a movie that suggests prostitution is something that just sort of happens to you, like Lyme disease.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
August 23, 2012
Never boring but never as engaging as it could or should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
September 20, 2012
It has a didactic undercurrent, making its main character into a beautiful blank, ready to blossom under the bright camera lights and to be unabashed in the face of the unenlightened.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
September 16, 2012
The lack of plausible conflict mars the movie's highly commendable depiction of San Francisco as a the new porn capital.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
November 11, 2012
almost laughably unsexy
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 20, 2012
Everything here is done badly.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Brian Orndorf
September 20, 2012
A muddled, inconsequential journey of a surprisingly unsympathetic character and her hazy ride to the top of the porno food chain.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 21, 2012
This is just a slow-moving skin flick broken up by lots of boring discussions about Cherry's future.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Tallerico
October 5, 2012
So much of About Cherry is meant to titillate and dramatize but never humanize.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5.0
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
October 8, 2012
Rather shockingly lacking in dynamic plotting, the film descends into mystifying incomprehensibility in its final reels, showing a lack of understanding of basic human motivations.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 25, 2012
Flimsy and fetishized, it delivers little more than a hackneyed skin flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 20, 2012
The fatal flaw ... is its refusal to examine Angelina's occupation from outside the bubble. You might even call it a recruitment film.
| Original Score: 2/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 4, 2012
Dramas about the porn industry range from expressions of puritanical rage to celebrations of open sexuality; this one manages to avoid both extremes, as well as anything else that might make it worth watching.
Todd Jorgenson
September 21, 2012
Despite Hinshaw's audacious performance, the characters remain at an emotional distance.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
September 19, 2012
It's pornography bathed in the tangerine glow of fruit-scented candlelight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 24, 2012
Mediocre drama centered a young woman's introduction to the porn industry.
Kam Williams
September 15, 2012
Pollyanna does 'Frisco!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Pais
October 4, 2012
Generates a sensual world existing on top of the real one, where many people work non-ideal jobs simply to pay the bills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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