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Chéri Reviews

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
October 1, 2014
Pfeiffer maintains her poise throughout. It's not her performance that limits Chéri, it's the script, which too thin to support the emotional weight it's expected to bear.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 26, 2011
Insubstantial bit of fluff, with whores sitting around dishing each other.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 26, 2011
For a movie that is so steeped in sex and carries an R rating, there's a pretty scant amount of titillating sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 1, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Don Groves
December 31, 2010
Gallic liaisons that aren't especially dangerous - or intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
October 7, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
September 29, 2010
Director Stephen Frears made a nice job of The Queen but this is 'King awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Pretty, yet uneven, Cheri could have been much more had the details in its story matched that in its production design.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 26, 2009
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Bill Gibron
October 22, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean Axmaker
October 19, 2009
(T)he chemistry of these performers makes it not just believable but almost inevitable: emotionally guarded beauties who inadvertently allow affection into their relationship.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 16, 2009
Scene after scene unfolds, with colourful costumes, attractive sets, knowing glances and innuendo, but also a feeling that this is a pedestrian read-through of a stage play.
| Original Score: 66/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 18, 2009
A limp whore's tale set in the turn of the 20th-century in Paris.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Stratton
The Australian
July 28, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
July 27, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
July 25, 2009
What a drag it is getting old.
Nick Dent
Time Out Sydney
July 24, 2009
Remember Boyle and MacDonald's names: you'll be hearing them a lot when awards season comes around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
July 24, 2009
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.
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
July 24, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 22, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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