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Under the Cherry Moon Reviews

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Geoff Brown
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Shot in black-and-white in an attempt to evoke the sophisticated burr of '40s films, its intent is hamstrung by over-familiar gags, though the script comes more to life when Prince and Benton lapse into black street talk.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
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
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 18, 2004
Makes you forget how good "Purple Rain" is.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
November 22, 2002
All these years later I'm still kinda stunned that someone let PRINCE direct his own movie.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Variety Staff
January 15, 2008
As flat and uninteresting as a newsreel from the 1930s about vacationing in the south of France.
Christopher Null
August 22, 2004
A colossal bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 22, 2002
Prince should stick to what he calls singing, because he can't act.
| Original Score: 1/5
Peter Travers
People Magazine
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.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
January 19, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
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Walter Goodman
New York Times
May 21, 2003
For all those out there who can't get enough of Prince, Under the Cherry Moon may be just the antidote.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 11, 2004
Just buy the soundtrack. The movie's an embarrasment.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 8, 2016
The final stretch is grueling, but the majority is average rather than awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brandon Judell
December 19, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 4, 2002
a few good tunes, but how self-adoring can a star be?
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
December 27, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 16, 2013
[An] absurdly bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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.
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