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Under the Cherry Moon Reviews

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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
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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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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 16, 2013
[An] absurdly bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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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Variety Staff
January 15, 2008
As flat and uninteresting as a newsreel from the 1930s about vacationing in the south of France.
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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.
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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.
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Charles Taylor
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.
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
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.