‘Cherry’ Review: Russo Brothers Follow ‘Endgame’ with Miscast Tom Holland as a Drug-Addicted Bank Robber

‘Cherry’ Review: Russo Brothers Follow ‘Endgame’ with Miscast Tom Holland as a Drug-Addicted Bank Robber
It’s safe to assume that Nico Walker knew his life story could make for a good movie in the right hands. By the time he finished up his prison sentence in Ashland, Kentucky, he was waiting for the publication of the semi-autobiographical novel he’d written from jail about the wayward journey that had brought him there in the first place. The book was called “Cherry,” and the bestseller’s instant success would earn enough to afford its 33-year-old author — a former Iraq War Army medic, opioid addict, and mild-mannered bank robber in that order — a second chance to be all that he could be, even before directors Anthony and Joe Russo paid him $1 million dollars for the film rights and turned it into their first post-“Avengers: Endgame” production. Suffering through the Russo brothers’ adaptation of Walker’s life story, there’s no question who got the better end of that deal.
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