• R, 1 hr. 19 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Barry W. Blaustein
    In Theaters:
    Mar 25, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jul 19, 2011
  • IFC Films


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Peep World Reviews

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

PEEP WORLD plays out like a 90 minute episode of your favorite sitcom

Full Review Source: Gordon and the Whale

December 6, 2013
Brian Orndorf

Overwhelmingly unfunny chaos. The filmmakers can't quite decide if they're making a cartoon here, and that fumbling indecision spoils the integrity of the displayed emotions.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: D

July 18, 2011
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Flawed family comedy has plenty of conflict, little point.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

March 29, 2011
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects

There's no arc to what's on screen, because the film essentially begins right before the real story's climax, draws things out for 90 minutes and ends with a thud.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 28, 2011
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

The film draws its laughs from the suffering of its characters, knocking them against each other while jury-rigging a spindly plot from their in-fighting.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

March 27, 2011
Andy Klein
Brand X

The ... problem ... is how instantly and repeatedly Peep World recalls TV's Arrested Development ... but not as funny.

Full Review Source: Brand X

March 25, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Judging by the actors involved in Barry Blaustein's amusing but unpolished comedy, it's fair to assume he has a friends in high places. That's good, since they refine Peter Himmelstein's rough script.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

March 25, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

One more fighting dysfunctional family has its screen portrait painted and we've seen it all before, done much, much better.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 25, 2011
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online

Dysfunction rages more behind the camera than in front, the amateurish direction matched by hackneyed writing. Simply put: this faltering family plot cries out for a whole other kind of family plot.

Full Review Source: Indie Movies Online | Original Score: 2/10

March 25, 2011
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

After all this set-up, there's no real release, no payoff to all the balls the creators have put in the air..a movie that has the right feel but none of the delivery.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

March 25, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The heavy-handed "Peep World" has a few laughs sprinkled over its abbreviated running time as it limps to a predictable conclusion.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

March 25, 2011
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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By turns flat and strained, "Peep World" is a collection of personality disorders in search of a story.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

March 24, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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A a family circus of dysfunction that's so familiar you may feel tempted to place bets on how everything will shake out, and painless enough that you might not resent doing so.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 24, 2011
Jesse Hassenger

mildly amusing

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 24, 2011
Mark Peikert
New York Press

Himmelstein and Blaustein give us just a peep, when what we really want is a nice, long gape.

Full Review Source: New York Press

March 24, 2011
Stephanie Zacharek

While it's nice to see TV actors get a crack at the bigger screen, Peep World barely seems like a movie.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 3.5/10

March 24, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Peep World subjects us to a series of comic situations that might kindly be called contrived.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

March 23, 2011
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Something's simply wrong when a film with so many comedians yet so few laughs turns Lesley Ann Warren, using plain old-school reaction shots, into the comic MVP.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 22, 2011
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Unreeling like the discarded spawn of 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' it strikes a sour note in the increasingly overcrowded dynfunctional 'black comedy' genre.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 4/10

March 22, 2011
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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...the film's so flat and sour that when the whole cast are gathered together around a communal dinner table, all you want to do is escape the acid, claustrophobic rancor of its unpleasantness.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 21, 2011
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