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Chéri Reviews

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August 17, 2017
Despite its promising pedigree, Cheri doesn't ever find its way.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 24, 2009
Frears and his Liaisons screenwriter, Christopher Hampton, give us a period piece in which the settings are fab, but the liaisons aren't dangerous, or even romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
December 31, 2010
Gallic liaisons that aren't especially dangerous - or intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 23, 2009
The chemistry-free and inexplicable romantic relationship between the two lead characters causes a ripple effect that dooms the entire movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 26, 2011
Insubstantial bit of fluff, with whores sitting around dishing each other.
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
July 2, 2009
There's no depth to the surface machinations, no sense that the central romance features fully formed individuals connecting on an elemental level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 26, 2009
Getting to see Michelle Pfeiffer in a big role is almost worth sitting though Cheri. But not quite.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2010
Director Stephen Frears made a nice job of The Queen but this is 'King awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
June 29, 2009
Michelle Pfeiffer is quite good, but the script leaves Kathy Bates -- talented as she is -- with a bit of a cartoonish performance.
June 29, 2009
Where is the passion? Where is the heat?
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 25, 2009
Cheri strikes a jarring note right from the start.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 22, 2009
A disappointing script lets down the film despite its lavish costuming and consummate cast.
June 26, 2009
All the frilly hats, teasingly lit sex and delicious turns of phrases can't inject this adaptation of Colette's novel with enough drama to sustain its tight running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2009
In Chéri you see the frailty and the strength, yet you rarely experience either with the depth of feeling you might because of the palpable uneasiness surrounding her performance.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 19, 2009
Stephen Frears's adaptation of two combined Colette novels, never takes hold due to a myopic screenplay by Christopher Hampton, and from a severely misjudged performance from Kathy Bates that threatens to sink the film whenever her distinctly non-British
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 8, 2009
Intrusive narration from Frears doesn't help and the fact that Cheri is such a drip makes the all-consuming nature of the romance hard to swallow. The film just can't match the elegance and wit that come so effortlessly to Pfeiffer.
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