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Peeples Reviews

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David Berry
National Post
May 15, 2013
The arch and resolution are some indication of how utterly lifeless Peeples is, both in the sense of lacking vitality and having no real connection to how people think, feel and react to situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
This messy and oftentimes obnoxious comedy relies too often on cheap humor to get its points across.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
nothing is delved into deeper than is necessary to get to the next gag
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
May 10, 2013
Chism doesn't know when to step on the gas and just go for belly laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
May 10, 2013
The much larger problem with "Peeples" is that it is a mess of a comedy that struggles to find any consistent tone, characters or laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
May 10, 2013
Writer-director Tina Gordon Chism implies that people should accept each other for who they are, but with no genuine insight to back up this moral, it feels hollow.
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
May 10, 2013
Craig Robinson has a few funny moments in what is an otherwise painfully generic cookie-cutter comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
May 10, 2013
Passably endearing despite its sometimes pronounced shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
May 14, 2013
No one looks more lost in the movie than Washington, its biggest right-this-moment star.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Nick Schager
Time Out
May 7, 2013
Defined by Three's Company-grade humor, this attempt at male-anxiety cringe-comedy is little more than a sitcom writ large ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
May 9, 2013
watchable, if not wholly worthwhile
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
May 10, 2013
Has promise and a few talented comedians in its cast to make the material ring bells of hilarity, yet it's burdened by a filmmaker who's not seasoned enough to ride waves of absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 10, 2013
Robinson deserves a movie that's polished where this one is haphazard, but he needs to be able to cut loose instead of being reduced to the confusion and blanching he is often called upon to do in this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Pais
RedEye
May 9, 2013
Incorporates not one but two unintentional drug trips, which I think is a button on screenwriting software that automatically writes generic, dude-I'm-freaking-out scenes for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 9, 2013
a pale remake of "Meet the Parents" with an African American cast, and it's the cast that makes it tolerable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 14, 2013
Formulaically funny, utterly familiar, fish-out-of-water story with a few absurdly engaging comedic touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
May 9, 2013
"Peeples" is a just-this-side-of-legal knockoff of "Meet the Parents," altered only by minor script details and an African-American cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
May 7, 2013
Tina Gordon Chism's film collapses into a series of clumsy improvisatory sketches, tied up in cheap, risibly sentimental catharsis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 10, 2013
Even the bouncy score sounds like it was lifted from an old Three's Company episode; that is when they're not all belting out a song about where it's not cool to pee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 9, 2013
Comedies about privileged princesses and unsuitable suitors come in all colors, but "Peeples" is only palatable on a double bill with pink antacid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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