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The Cherry Orchard Reviews

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February 24, 2003
In capturing the understated comedic agony of an ever-ruminating, genteel yet decadent aristocracy that can no longer pay its bills, the film could just as well be addressing the turn of the 20th century into the 21st.
December 3, 2002
One of the film's most effective aspects is its Tchaikovsky soundtrack of neurasthenic regret.
October 21, 2002
Chekhov has never looked or sounded better.
September 13, 2002
While Cacoyannis' film may not be totally faithful to the master's pen, for literature students and theater lovers, this Cherry Orchard is a rare treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2002
Ms. Rampling, still beautiful well into her 50s, has an earth-bound weariness and lively spirit that convey a life fully and tragically lived.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 12, 2002
Scrupulously acted (in English), visually perfected and skillfully complemented with Tchaikovsky piano music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 11, 2002
It's not a bit stagy, yet it manages to be dazzling theater.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 4, 2002
Looking aristocratic, luminous yet careworn in Jane Hamilton's exemplary costumes, Rampling gives a performance that could not be improved upon.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 4, 2002
Those with a modicum of patience will find in these characters' foibles a timeless and unique perspective.
February 24, 2002
This story tutors us in the practices of kindness and compassion for those caught up in the trauma of change and loss.
February 24, 2002
... wise and elegiac ...
February 22, 2002
Essential viewing for lovers of Chekhov.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2002
[E]njoyable in the way long summer afternoons can be...
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
February 19, 2002
The film spars with a light touch and heavy heart among character, social friction and class contradictions.
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December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2002
The new film of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard puts the 'ick' in 'classic.'
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 31, 2002
Cacoyannis is perhaps too effective in creating an atmosphere of dust-caked stagnation and labored gentility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 24, 2002
A sometimes tedious film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2002
Cacoyannis' vision is far less mature, interpreting the play as a call for pity and sympathy for anachronistic phantasms haunting the imagined glory of their own pasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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