Under the Cherry Moon Reviews

June 4, 2020
Something that is both beautiful (Michael Ballhaus' cinematography is exquisite) and bizarre -- a screwball comedy where Prince and Benton gleefully ham it up for the camera.
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.
July 6, 2005
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.
July 30, 2002
Great looking, strange, not very effective, but an interesting effort
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 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.