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Cherry (2021)



Critic Consensus: It's certainly stylish and it offers Tom Holland a welcome opportunity to branch out, but Cherry's woes stem from a story that's too formulaic to bowl anyone over.

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"Cherry" follows the wild journey of a disenfranchised young man from Ohio who meets the love of his life, only to risk losing her through a series of bad decisions and challenging life circumstances. Inspired by the best-selling novel of the same name, "Cherry" features Tom Holland in the title role as an unhinged character who drifts from dropping out of college to serving in Iraq as an Army medic and is only anchored by his one true love, Emily (Ciara Bravo). When Cherry returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and spirals into drug addiction, surrounding himself with a menagerie of depraved misfits. Draining his finances, Cherry turns to bank robbing to fund his addiction, shattering his relationship with Emily along the way. Brought to the screen in bold, gritty fashion by visionary directors Anthony and Joe Russo, "Cherry" is a darkly humorous, unflinching coming-of-age story of a man on a universal quest for purpose and human connection.


Jack Reynor
as Pills & Coke
Thomas Lennon
as Father Whomever
Forrest Goodluck
as James Lightfoot
Ola Orebiyi
as Lessing
Kaine Zajaz
as Bautista
Ann Russo
as Cherry's Mom
Pooch Hall
as Sgt. Whomever
Leo Woodall
as Rodgers
Nick J. McNeil
as Drill Sgt. Cole
Jose Pablo Cantillo
as Drill Sgt. Deco
Zac Zedalis
as Drill Sgt. Murphy
Brett Justin Koppel
as Staff Sgt. Peterson(voice) (uncredited)
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All Critics (206) | Top Critics (48)

I'm impressed by it and fascinated by it...I say you should watch it, for seeing what these creatives are giving us, they're doing something different...

March 30, 2021 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

What an absolute mess of superficially explored themes about addiction and America.

March 21, 2021 | Full Review…
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Not even the emotional depth or compassion Tom Holland imbues his unnamed character can save Cherry. Only a ruthless editor that would've been willing to cut 60 minutes out of it could have.

March 19, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Holland flings himself into the role, and sweats desperation every second. But the Russos undermine him at every turn...

March 18, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Not perfect by any means, with many things wrong with it, but Tom Holland's performance pulls you through it, with the genre changing in each different section of his life.

March 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Rather than generating excitement, the insistence on momentum at all costs makes the film resemble an endless series of TV commercials strung together.

March 15, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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