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.
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.
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.
May 31, 2002
Cacoyannis is perhaps too effective in creating an atmosphere of dust-caked stagnation and labored gentility.
April 26, 2002
Drags along in a dazed and enervated, drenched-in-the- past numbness.
April 12, 2002
Scrupulously acted (in English), visually perfected and skillfully complemented with Tchaikovsky piano music.
September 1, 2007
The film spars with a light touch and heavy heart among character, social friction and class contradictions.
December 30, 2006
June 29, 2005
December 3, 2002
One of the film's most effective aspects is its Tchaikovsky soundtrack of neurasthenic regret.
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