Under the Cherry Moon
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[An] absurdly bad movie."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"For all those out there who can't get enough of Prince, Under the Cherry Moon may be just the antidote."
‑ Walter Goodman, New York Times
"The whole film plays exactly for what it is, one long essay in ego massaging."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"a colossal bore"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"All these years later I'm still kinda stunned that someone let PRINCE direct his own movie."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Ss flat and uninteresting as a newsreel from the 1930s about vacationing in the south of France."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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."
‑ Charles Taylor, Salon.com
"Makes you forget how good "Purple Rain" is."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"For a preposterous vanity project and notorious cinematic turkey, Under The Cherry Moon is actually rather charming, rakish and amusing."
‑ Matthew De Abaitua, Film4
"Prince should stick to what he calls singing, because he can't act."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
"Just buy the soundtrack. The movie's an embarrasment."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Strictly for Prince fans, but then again I am one."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"a few good tunes, but how self-adoring can a star be?"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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