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Cherish Reviews

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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.
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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.
Christopher Null
May 29, 2002
Taylor appears to have blown his entire budget on soundtrack rights and had nothing left over for jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Blackwelder
June 6, 2002
Sometimes a good idea, a lot of enthusiasm and a shoestring budget just aren't enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 20, 2002
Finn Taylor's lark of a movie feels like two unfinished films awkwardly fused together and ever threatening to snap apart.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
June 4, 2002
The plotting is alternately belabored and distracted, and cumulatively so inconsequential that the climactic Run Lola Run beat-the-clock plays out with zero suspense.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
June 6, 2002
It collapses when Mr. Taylor tries to shift the tone to a thriller's rush.
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Jan Stuart
June 7, 2002
A dopey movie clothed in excess layers of hipness.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 14, 2002
Only fitfully inspired.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
June 20, 2002
An eccentric little comic/thriller deeply in love with its own quirky personality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 26, 2005
nothing more than interesting failure
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jim Judy
Screen It!
June 14, 2002
The film alternates feeling rushed, amateurish and devoid of the proper filmmaking touch to pull off what's trying to be accomplished here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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
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.
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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.
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
June 20, 2002
It's best to avoid imprisonment with the dull, nerdy folks that inhabit Cherish.
| Original Score: C-
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
June 14, 2002
The thriller side of this movie is falling flat, as the stalker doesn't do much stalking, and no cop or lawyer grasps the concept of actually investigating the case.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 7, 2002
It's a tedious and overconvoluted setup, laden with silly "fantasy" sequences.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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