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Peeples Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Modest in aspiration, Peeples is by no means a must-see movie, but it's awfully charming all the same.
Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine
February 6, 2014
Boasts a great cast, plenty of sharp dialogue, and perhaps most importantly, a sincerity and warmth absent from the majority of studio comedies nowadays.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
nothing is delved into deeper than is necessary to get to the next gag
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
This messy and oftentimes obnoxious comedy relies too often on cheap humor to get its points across.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 12, 2013
It's a broad comedy about family dysfunction that provides some scattered laughs amid a story that is woefully familiar and predictable.
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
May 22, 2013
How did they convince Kerry Washington to be in this mess? Talk about a scandal!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
May 17, 2013
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Berry
National Post
May 15, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 14, 2013
Let's be honest -- harmless it may be, but bad it most certainly is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
May 14, 2013
No one looks more lost in the movie than Washington, its biggest right-this-moment star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 14, 2013
Formulaically funny, utterly familiar, fish-out-of-water story with a few absurdly engaging comedic touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 13, 2013
A Tyler Perry in producer-name only, 'Peeples' is an uneven comedy with a few laughs and no surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 13, 2013
Craig Robinson deserves better. So do Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, and everyone else who stands before the camera in this clunker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
May 13, 2013
Funny but formulaic comedy has some edgy content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 13, 2013
Pleasant, if inane - helped along by a likable cast that's clearly having fun.
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 12, 2013
Better than pretty much everything else associated with Tyler Perry, but that's still not saying much. A talented cast is wasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
May 11, 2013
Saves itself from a complete belly flop by its good-natured charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 10, 2013
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 10, 2013
Passably endearing despite its sometimes pronounced shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
May 10, 2013
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.
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