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Under the Cherry Moon Reviews

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June 26, 2018
An unquestionably ridiculous film. Ridiculousness doesn't have to be a bad thing, though. In fact, the film has everything we want in a pop superstar vanity project.
October 15, 2016
It's strange that so few critics seemed to understand that it's a silly film, purposefully so, and tried to use their prose to laugh at it - as if Prince weren't laughing way ahead of them. He was TELLING the joke.
April 26, 2016
An inspired, delightful piece of cinema-pure cloudcuckooland escapism, and very much of a piece with Prince's genius.
April 22, 2016
Word leaked out a few weeks ago that Under the Cherry Moon was something of a stinker. Horsefeathers! It's unique, by far the boldest film of the summer.
April 22, 2016
The music is great, the direction fast-paced, the whole film a lot of fun.
April 22, 2016
In Under the Cherry Moon, Prince does more for movie musicals than any performer since Frank Sinatra and more for bared midriffs than any sex symbol since Little Egypt. Forgive me, Madonna, but it's true.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
For a preposterous vanity project and notorious cinematic turkey, Under The Cherry Moon is actually rather charming, rakish and amusing.
December 30, 2002
Strictly for Prince fans, but then again I am one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2002
Great looking, strange, not very effective, but an interesting effort
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Prince wants to ride atop the float, receiving the crowd's adulation, but he's also larking about down in the street, happy to be one of the clowns.
January 1, 2000
At least Prince's narcissism is easier to take than Stallone's or Rob Lowe's: he doesn't regard the rest of the world as an insult to his estimable self.
January 24, 2019
Should you subject yourself or your loved ones to Under the Cherry Moon, my family recommends following it up-quickly- with Purple Rain or Sign 'o' the Times as a palate cleanser.
October 8, 2016
The final stretch is grueling, but the majority is average rather than awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2016
Like Elvis Presley, Prince has the charisma to carry an atrocious movie-real fans just want to see him-but even Elvis never got so carried away with himself that he thought he could direct.
April 22, 2016
Cherry Moon had some potential as a cultish Trading Places. But it drowns in its pretenses. No doubt, Prince fancies himself an auteur in his directing debut. But he has no restraint, no true vision. It's as if we've all been mooned.
April 22, 2016
In Under the Cherry Moon, the self-styled auteur is obviously aiming for a romantic tragedy with occasional lighthearted moments. What he ends up with, however, is purest camp.
April 22, 2016
The soundtrack - which is among the star's best work - is reduced to the level of background music. It's a vanity venture, not even worth watching for kitsch value.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 16, 2013
[An] absurdly bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 7, 2011
[A] faux-'30s goof about an impish gigolo who woos and abuses a rich debutante.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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