nothing is delved into deeper than is necessary to get to the next gag
| Original Score: 2/5
This messy and oftentimes obnoxious comedy relies too often on cheap humor to get its points across.
| Original Score: 1.0/5
It's a broad comedy about family dysfunction that provides some scattered laughs amid a story that is woefully familiar and predictable.
How did they convince Kerry Washington to be in this mess? Talk about a scandal!
| Original Score: 4/10
[Writer/director Tina Gordon Chism is ] good at low-key, observational humor, and the all-around excellent cast swings with aplomb from silly to sweet.
| Original Score: 3/5
The arch and resolution are some indication of how utterly lifeless Peeples is, both in the sense of lacking vitality and having no real connection to how people think, feel and react to situations.
| Original Score: 1/4
Let's be honest -- harmless it may be, but bad it most certainly is.
| Original Score: 1/5
No one looks more lost in the movie than Washington, its biggest right-this-moment star.
| Original Score: 2/4
Formulaically funny, utterly familiar, fish-out-of-water story with a few absurdly engaging comedic touches.
| Original Score: 5/10
A Tyler Perry in producer-name only, 'Peeples' is an uneven comedy with a few laughs and no surprises.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Craig Robinson deserves better. So do Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, and everyone else who stands before the camera in this clunker.
Funny but formulaic comedy has some edgy content.
Pleasant, if inane - helped along by a likable cast that's clearly having fun.
Better than pretty much everything else associated with Tyler Perry, but that's still not saying much. A talented cast is wasted.
Saves itself from a complete belly flop by its good-natured charm.
| Original Score: 6.5/10
Surely it would have been easier to shoot in Perry's home base of Atlanta, but the significant New England location places the movie at the geographical heart of America's origin story...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Passably endearing despite its sometimes pronounced shortcomings.
Writer-director Tina Gordon Chism implies that people should accept each other for who they are, but with no genuine insight to back up this moral, it feels hollow.
The slapstick is often clunky, but Robinson has a sweet jester's disposition that keeps many of the gags from collapsing.
| Original Score: C+
Given the quality of the cast,...this highly uneven, ill-constructed comedy is a disappointment.
| Original Score: C