• PG-13, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Tina Gordon Chism
    In Theaters:
    May 10, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 10, 2013
  • Lionsgate Films


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Peeples Reviews

Laremy Legel
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Saves itself from a complete belly flop by its good-natured charm.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: 6.5/10

May 11, 2013
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 10, 2013
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The slapstick is often clunky, but Robinson has a sweet jester's disposition that keeps many of the gags from collapsing.

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

May 10, 2013
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap
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It's often rote and by-the-numbers, but writer-director Tina Gordon Chism injects the proceedings with enough smart chat, clever situations and spot-on casting choices to make this well-traveled road feel a little less stale.

Full Review Source: The Wrap

May 10, 2013
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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A meet-the-parents-and-their-rigid-disapproval comedy, with a bit of fish-out-of-water humor tossed in.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 10, 2013
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

May 10, 2013
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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A bland, quickly disposable romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 10, 2013
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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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 Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

May 10, 2013
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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The movie's clichés would be more acceptable if the characters were better drawn, but there's not a memorable one in the bunch.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

May 10, 2013
Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
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Chism doesn't know when to step on the gas and just go for belly laughs.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

May 10, 2013
Andy Webster
New York Times
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This pleasing ensemble comedy, while manifesting Perry trademarks, is very much Ms. Chism's own. And that is to its benefit.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 9, 2013
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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An infectious, warm comedy of family and communication and a promising debut as writer-director for Chism. These "Peeples" are people one should be happy to meet.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 9, 2013
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Tina Gordon Chism's debut feature does point out the hypocrisy grown-ups are capable of - hiding secrets, hiding their feelings, even hiding valuable property from one another.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 9, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Globe
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"Peeples" gets off to a hobbling start, wraps up with the usual bromides, and is pretty much anodyne throughout ...

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 9, 2013
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A predictable domestic comedy with some inspired comic touches.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 9, 2013
Rafer Guzman
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"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 Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

May 9, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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The elements are all there. They're just thrown together in haphazard fashion. A funny scene here, an attempt at a touching scene there, toss, repeat randomly, the end.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

May 9, 2013
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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 Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 9, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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"Peeples" may not break any new ground, but it's about time Perry threw a family reunion hosted by someone other than Madea.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

May 9, 2013
Odie Henderson
Chicago Sun-Times
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Chism's cast is game for her shenanigans, and the biggest pleasure of "Peeples" is watching them cut loose under her direction.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 9, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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In essence, the film is a cross between Meet the Parents and an Adam Sandler idiot-in-a-china-shop comedy.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

May 8, 2013
David Germain
Associated Press
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These all are amiable people, decent people, sometimes funny people. But unfortunately, the peeps of ''Peeples'' just aren't very memorable people.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2/4

May 8, 2013
Zachary Wigon
Village Voice
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While she doesn't quite achieve the screwball zaniness she strives for, Chism deserves commendation for crafting a farcical work that feels like it concerns real characters.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 8, 2013
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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The performers are up to the wacko task. But one of the movie's key problems is that it only pretends to let loose, its calculated absurdity firmly tethered to the life lessons that lie in wait.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 7, 2013
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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Defined by Three's Company-grade humor, this attempt at male-anxiety cringe-comedy is little more than a sitcom writ large ...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 7, 2013
Andrew Barker
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"Peeples" may appropriate its entire premise and plot structure from "Meet the Parents," but its heart is suffused with French cinema.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 5, 2013
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