• 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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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

( ... ) the cinematography offers domestic drama pleasures in its own right. Thank you for caring, Salvatore Totino (Cinderella Man / Any Given Sunday).

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2012
Rich Cline

There's an intriguing true story buried inside this overly structured drama, and by playing by simplistic screenwriting rules the filmmakers make everything trite and predictable.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2012
Matthew Turner

Engaging, enjoyable and unabashedly sentimental drama, enlivened by a strong script and tremendous performances from a superb cast.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2012
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

People like you may enjoy it.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

The ending is not only clever, but it will have an emotional kick, too, in all but the hardest of hearts.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2012
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

No gimmicks, quirks or high-concept premise: this is one of those rare, quietly engaging films that is simply about ordinary people trying to relate to each other.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

November 5, 2012
Ben Kendrick

Certain elements of the plot are uneven but a number of captivating performances and an intriguing premise elevate People Like Us above standard drama fare.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 27, 2012
William Bibbiani

People Like Us wasn't made for me. If it was made for you, you'll probably like it, if you don't spend the entire running time waiting for two siblings to make out.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 7/10

August 21, 2012
Brent Simon
Screen International

An affectionate drama marked and buoyed by engaging performances. The movie's apex of catharsis is a genuinely nice payoff, but the home stretch it takes to get there bends a bit too much toward convenience.

Full Review Source: Screen International | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 1, 2012
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... rises above its Lifetime-channel trappings ...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2012
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Examines the costs of broken, fatherless relationships in subtle but direct ways. Yet it is not a downer of a movie, nor is it superficially cheery. A great cast helps.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

July 26, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
Leonard Maltin
July 7, 2012
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