The fatal flaw ... is its refusal to examine Angelina's occupation from outside the bubble. You might even call it a recruitment film.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
About Cherry only manages to seem inconsequential.
Roderick Hudson - Village Voice
Everything here is done badly.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
Here is a movie that suggests prostitution is something that just sort of happens to you, like Lyme disease.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Dramas about the porn industry range from expressions of puritanical rage to celebrations of open sexuality; this one manages to avoid both extremes, as well as anything else that might make it worth watching.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
It's pornography bathed in the tangerine glow of fruit-scented candlelight.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
This is just a slow-moving skin flick broken up by lots of boring discussions about Cherry's future.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Never boring but never as engaging as it could or should be.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
When a guilty perv is all a film has to offer by way of a protagonist then it's probably in the best interests of us all if it doesn't exist.
Sophie Monks Kaufman - Little White Lies
almost laughably unsexy
Richard Knight - Windy City Times
Rather shockingly lacking in dynamic plotting, the film descends into mystifying incomprehensibility in its final reels, showing a lack of understanding of basic human motivations.
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
So much of About Cherry is meant to titillate and dramatize but never humanize.
Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com
Generates a sensual world existing on top of the real one, where many people work non-ideal jobs simply to pay the bills.
Matt Pais - RedEye
Flimsy and fetishized, it delivers little more than a hackneyed skin flick.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
Mediocre drama centered a young woman's introduction to the porn industry.
David Noh - Film Journal International
Despite Hinshaw's audacious performance, the characters remain at an emotional distance.
Todd Jorgenson - Cinemalogue.com
A muddled, inconsequential journey of a surprisingly unsympathetic character and her hazy ride to the top of the porno food chain.
Brian Orndorf - Blu-ray.com
It has a didactic undercurrent, making its main character into a beautiful blank, ready to blossom under the bright camera lights and to be unabashed in the face of the unenlightened.
Alison Willmore - AV Club
The lack of plausible conflict mars the movie's highly commendable depiction of San Francisco as a the new porn capital.
Joseph Jon Lanthier - Slant Magazine
Pollyanna does 'Frisco!
Kam Williams - myfilmblog