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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
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
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.
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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
Marsha McCreadie
Film Journal International
May 10, 2013
In a comedic rite of passage-meeting the folks-complicated by class barriers, Craig Robinson flails around in Peeples. Sometimes it produces laughs.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
May 10, 2013
It's often rote and by-the-numbers, but writer-director Tina Gordon Chism injects the proceedings with enough smart chat, clever situations and spot-on casting choices to make this well-traveled road feel a little less stale.
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
May 10, 2013
A meet-the-parents-and-their-rigid-disapproval comedy, with a bit of fish-out-of-water humor tossed in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
May 10, 2013
I liked this movie. The characters in it were so likable. And I have liked thinking about the movie ever since. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)
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Andy Webster
New York Times
May 9, 2013
This pleasing ensemble comedy, while manifesting Perry trademarks, is very much Ms. Chism's own. And that is to its benefit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
May 9, 2013
The humor is often crude and silly, but it is so good-hearted and the performers are so appealing that it might win your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2013
An infectious, warm comedy of family and communication and a promising debut as writer-director for Chism. These "Peeples" are people one should be happy to meet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 9, 2013
Tina Gordon Chism's debut feature does point out the hypocrisy grown-ups are capable of - hiding secrets, hiding their feelings, even hiding valuable property from one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 9, 2013
Newcomer Chism does a decent job eliciting performances from her actors but should have given the writing task to a more experienced scribe.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 9, 2013
A predictable domestic comedy with some inspired comic touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
May 9, 2013
Formulaic? Yes. But funny people playing funny characters and delivering funny lines? That adds up to...wait for it...Funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Odie Henderson
Chicago Sun-Times
May 9, 2013
Chism's cast is game for her shenanigans, and the biggest pleasure of "Peeples" is watching them cut loose under her direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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May 9, 2013
It's a light and occasionally very funny movie; its critical stance-a goldmine for Perryologists-comes more from context than content.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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