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Peep World Reviews

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Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
March 27, 2011
The film draws its laughs from the suffering of its characters, knocking them against each other while jury-rigging a spindly plot from their in-fighting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
March 21, 2011
...the film's so flat and sour that when the whole cast are gathered together around a communal dinner table, all you want to do is escape the acid, claustrophobic rancor of its unpleasantness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
March 25, 2011
Dysfunction rages more behind the camera than in front, the amateurish direction matched by hackneyed writing. Simply put: this faltering family plot cries out for a whole other kind of family plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
September 16, 2010
The fine cast tries in vain to elicit empathy for characters that are defined by their individual failures and nothing more.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
March 28, 2011
There's no arc to what's on screen, because the film essentially begins right before the real story's climax, draws things out for 90 minutes and ends with a thud.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
March 22, 2011
Something's simply wrong when a film with so many comedians yet so few laughs turns Lesley Ann Warren, using plain old-school reaction shots, into the comic MVP.
Mark Peikert
New York Press
March 24, 2011
Himmelstein and Blaustein give us just a peep, when what we really want is a nice, long gape.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 24, 2011
A a family circus of dysfunction that's so familiar you may feel tempted to place bets on how everything will shake out, and painless enough that you might not resent doing so.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
July 18, 2011
Overwhelmingly unfunny chaos. The filmmakers can't quite decide if they're making a cartoon here, and that fumbling indecision spoils the integrity of the displayed emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: D
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
March 29, 2011
Flawed family comedy has plenty of conflict, little point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
March 22, 2011
Unreeling like the discarded spawn of 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' it strikes a sour note in the increasingly overcrowded dynfunctional 'black comedy' genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 25, 2011
The heavy-handed "Peep World" has a few laughs sprinkled over its abbreviated running time as it limps to a predictable conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
March 23, 2011
Peep World subjects us to a series of comic situations that might kindly be called contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jesse Hassenger
March 24, 2011
mildly amusing
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Alissa Simon
September 19, 2010
So lame it barely gets a rise out of permanent erection jokes.
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
March 24, 2011
By turns flat and strained, "Peep World" is a collection of personality disorders in search of a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Bailey
March 25, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
March 25, 2011
After all this set-up, there's no real release, no payoff to all the balls the creators have put in the air..a movie that has the right feel but none of the delivery.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 25, 2011
One more fighting dysfunctional family has its screen portrait painted and we've seen it all before, done much, much better.
Andy Klein
Brand X
March 25, 2011
The ... problem ... is how instantly and repeatedly Peep World recalls TV's Arrested Development ... but not as funny.
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