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Chéri Reviews

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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
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.
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
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
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
July 22, 2009
The intense chemistry between Pfeiffer and Friend is what really elevates Cheri above the sum of its slender parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Des Partridge
Courier Mail (Australia)
July 22, 2009
While it's not likely to be as admired as much as his Dangerous Liaisons, Frears - who is heard as the narrator - has given audiences an elegant treat that's easy to escape into, and there are skilful performances by the entire ensemble.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
July 17, 2009
Unlike [Michelle] Pfeiffer, the script for Cheri has a tendency to sag noticeably here and there. She manages to pull the most out of it, however.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 16, 2009
If the devil is in the detail, this is a devil of a film
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 13, 2009
The camera's gaze is so steady in the lengthy final shot that we can't help but notice the imperfections in even Pfeiffer's famously lovely aspect, especially when the only noise we hear on the soundtrack is the muffled but ruthless ticking of a clock.
| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 10, 2009
Frears revels in the painted silks and hothouse flowers of the era ... Friend often seems carved from alabaster... Pfeiffer is ... [t]rue to Colette's vision ... alternately steely and pliable, willing to bend yet unable to break.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 8, 2009
A story that's as fragile as petals dropping from a flower.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
July 2, 2009
Lacks the precision and control of this same team's randy vicious Dangerous Liaisons but thanks to the lead actors, it stings and lingers
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dan Lybarger
July 1, 2009
Thanks to a radiant performance from Michelle Pfeiffer, 'Chéri' occasionally overcomes a storyline that never quite develops momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
July 1, 2009
It's the kind of refined, delicate acting Pfeiffer does so well, and it's a further reminder of how much we've missed her since she's been away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

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