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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    With Pfeiffer, 50, radiating uncommon beauty, grace and feeling, Frears uncovers a fragile story's grieving heart. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Now that she's past 50, can we all stop holding Michelle Pfeiffer's looks against her and just admit that she's a great actress? show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Cheri, like the character, is an entertaining bauble without much on its mind. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    What is lacking in this version, with its hasty third act and abrupt denouement, is the surprise that their union may be the deepest love either will ever know. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The movie’s shallow amusements do make for an ideal guilty pleasure, especially since the actors seem to be having so much fun. Bates, marching around like an overstuffed pigeon, is a reliable scene-stealer, while the two leads make an entirely convincing couple. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Actors blossom under Frears' direction. There is no false moment or off-key note in this movie. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The success of Stephen Frears’ film Chéri begins with its casting. Michelle Pfeiffer, as Lea de Lonval, is still a great beauty. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    What makes Cheri’ worth your while is that its true subjects are women and age, and its observations apply to both 19th-century France and the modern film industry. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A respectable and satisfying historical romantic melodrama. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The movie is a visual feast, with Oscar-caliber sets and costumes that for many will justify the trip to the Paris Theatre. show more

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Entertaining but over-rated.

  • July 07, 2009 HHI ROCK
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    I hoped this movie would be a knock out because of Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates but I found it a dreadful bore. The visuals were great and the costumes fabulous but the story while a simple one was stupid and a real snooze. I had hoped this would be a super chick flick and just found it to be a turkey instead. Kathy Bates was the best in the film I feel she will get a supporting nomination for this one.

  • July 02, 2009 wahoobear
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    Really a superb flic. Pfeiffer is faboulous in the part, Great visuals - a really complex and interesting story about life - as true today as when Collete wrote the story. Pfeiffer is certainly Oscar worthy.

  • June 28, 2009 JVNYC4040
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    Great movie. Michelle Pfeiffer was brilliant. Hope this is the year she is finally given her long awaited Oscar. And at 51, Michelle Pfeiffer is still beautiful. Kathie Bates was great as usual. Movie had it all, laughs, romance. Must see.

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