Peter's Friends Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Peter's Friends won't win over anyone looking for depth - as drama, it's pure popcorn - but the vignettes are swept along by Branagh's richly theatrical temperament and by the exuberant wit of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Many of the lines and the shadings brought to them by these expert performers are good for some laughs, and pic has plenty of energy, but it can't be taken as seriously as it wants to be.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Most will guess the pay-off, but it's an amiable enterprise.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Although it addresses AIDS more directly than many films have, it remains a lightweight entertainment, enjoyable mostly for the fun of hearing arch, skillful actors deliver droll remarks.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If film is basically a voyeuristric medium, then one of the questions that might be asked about "Peter's Friends" is: Would we like to be one of these friends, and attend such a reunion ourselves? I would.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
With a smattering of one-liners, and a dash of ironic spirit, "Peter's Friends" is a diverting, if modest affair.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Mostly a hodgepodge of stale show-biz stereotypes mixed with the brand of schmaltzy emotionalism that can be bought off the rack of any store on Rodeo Drive.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4