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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
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.
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
February 13, 2014
A witty little thriller emerges as Zoe, under house arrest, resourcefully stretches her electronic anklet's restrictions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
February 13, 2014
With all the time spent watching stir-crazy manacled Zoe viewing too much TV and listening to too much Human League, you can't help but feel like you're under house arrest too.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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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.
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
Robin Tunney turns Zoe's socialization and investigation into little revelations - sculpting her magnetic, melancholy presence as perfectly as her buff body in third-act action where she sheds, and draws, blood for a climax driven by robust reclamations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A funny and tense thriller with an excellent performance by Robin Tunney...
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
This search for love and self worth is affectionately offbeat but strains as it plunges into violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 26, 2005
nothing more than interesting failure
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 16, 2004
...deserves better than its early exit from theaters. How can you possibly dismiss the irrepressible Robin Tunney?
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
The mystery here is not the identity of the shadowy man who got Zoe into this mess, but which movie Taylor intended to emerge from Cherish's cinematic muddle.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 26, 2003
Cherish would've worked a lot better had it been a short film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
The soundtrack is a boisterous blast from the past, and there's a quiet pleasure to watching Zoe and Daly let their composure loose like scrambled eggs, but there's little else to hold dear here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
December 27, 2002
A movie about mistrust of the system, personal inertia, and the melancholy stasis of everyday life.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chad Bixby
Film Threat
December 10, 2002
It's a strained romantic comedy that starts promisingly, takes a hard left turn and slowly falls apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Drama-thriller-romance with lite music and heavy subtext is a slight near miss, but still fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
A lame romantic comedy about an unsympathetic character and someone who would not likely be so stupid as to get involved with her.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 8, 2002
...Tunney is allowed to build an uncommonly human character, an almost real-live girl complete with trouble and hope.
Full Review| Original Score: B
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