The Cherry Orchard Reviews

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.
April 4, 2002
Looking aristocratic, luminous yet careworn in Jane Hamilton's exemplary costumes, Rampling gives a performance that could not be improved upon.
April 4, 2002
Any Chekhov is better than no Chekhov, but it would be a shame if this was your introduction to one of the greatest plays of the last 100 years.
February 22, 2002
Essential viewing for lovers of Chekhov.
February 22, 2002
Cherry Orchard is badly edited, often awkwardly directed and suffers from the addition of a wholly unnecessary pre-credit sequence designed to give some of the characters a 'back story.'