Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 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?
  2. Plenty of terrible movies know how to work your tear ducts. Here's a weepie that, in Pfeiffer's performance, touches you on the highest levels.
  3. 88
    The success of Stephen Frears’ film Chéri begins with its casting. Michelle Pfeiffer, as Lea de Lonval, is still a great beauty.
  4. Pfeiffer transcends any hint of cliché ''cougar'' voraciousness.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. giu
    Jul 30, 2009
    Pfeiffer shines in the movie. She's the only reason!
  2. roberti
    Jul 4, 2009
    Except for Pfeiffer, the casting is laughable and undermines any hope of credibility. Bates as a former courtesan? Friend as a paramour? Please.
  3. Bichanel
    Jun 29, 2009
    One of Michelle Pfeiffer's best performances. She also looks so beautiful in this film.