• PG-13, 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Alex Kurtzman
    In Theaters:
    Jun 29, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 2, 2012
  • Dreamworks Pictures


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People Like Us Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt

Alex Kurtzman, in his directorial debut, delivers a compelling and emotional dramedy about a man who discovers he has a sister he knew nothing about.

Full Review Source: honeycuttshollywood.com | Original Score: 7

July 13, 2012
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Both improbable and dull.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 12, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

There's absolutely no reason why anyone should like a formulaic story like this, except for that mysterious thing called "chemistry." It works perfectly.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

July 11, 2012
Jackie K. Cooper

Finally a movie with a realistic or at least possible plot, and Pfeiffer and Banks show their talent.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 7/10

July 3, 2012
Michael Dequina

The formidable talent of the cast believably turns the contrivance-navigating characters into (yes) people like us.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

July 2, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a pic that could have been real bad if the actors didn't give it a heart and a measure of sincerity.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

July 2, 2012
Dan Lybarger
KC Active

Director Alex Kurtzman occasionally makes some decisions that undermine the veracity of the tale.

Full Review Source: KC Active | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 1, 2012
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

...wonderful acting by Banks, Pine, D'Addario, and Pfeiffer complement the the excellence and tenderness of the story.

Full Review Source: Tolucan Times | Original Score: 9/10

July 1, 2012
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Comes across as forced and manipulative.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C-

July 1, 2012
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

We've been here a hundred times before

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

July 1, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Best of all is Elizabeth Banks ... Come to think of it, Banks is frequently the best thing about any movie in which she appears -- tell me again why she isn't a huge star?

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 30, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It seems ridiculous to dance around plot details when the movie allows the audience to get ahead of the story and to stay there as events laboriously unfold.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 30, 2012
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

This cinematic gem is the perfect counter-programming to the typical noisy summer blockbusters. It grabs you by the heartstrings and elicits a deeply felt emotional pull. The ending will leave you in tears.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/4

June 30, 2012
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Would I be out of line assuming this soap opera is going to end with a lot of big hugs?

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: C

June 29, 2012
Jordan Hoffman

a perfectly acceptable 'Jerry Maguire'-lite for people who like to put their noses in other people's problems.

Full Review Source: ScreenCrush | Original Score: 6/10

June 29, 2012
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks

I can't imagine that this film wouldn't have been considerably better if it moved at a brisker pace.

Full Review Source: Leonard Maltin's Picks

June 29, 2012
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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It's encouraging to see a wielder of studio heft test his mettle with the all-too-human. In a season of superheroes and their nemeses, Kurtzman takes on characters hurting, hoping, trying to rise to the occasion of family.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 29, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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People Like Us seems to have been devised for audiences who want to experience an entire year's worth of soap opera complications in a single sitting.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C

June 29, 2012
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Solid writing and strong performances by leads Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks propel People Like Us from a maudlin drama to a memorable one.

Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly | Original Score: 3/4

June 29, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I just wish it had had the courage to be honest rather than using a gimmick about lying.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 29, 2012
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