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People Like Us Reviews

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J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 16, 2016
The movie is an appeal to the most general audience possible, lacking the necessary spark to find the right audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
This all could have been resolved with a single conversation.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 19, 2013
these kind of movies push the buttons so hard and so shamelessly that they become annoying
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 2, 2013
Alex Kurtzman taps his family tree for enough sap to start a treacle factory.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
November 9, 2012
( ... ) the cinematography offers domestic drama pleasures in its own right. Thank you for caring, Salvatore Totino (Cinderella Man / Any Given Sunday).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
November 9, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
November 9, 2012
People like me who prefer subtlety just won't like People Like Us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
November 8, 2012
Kurtzman directs with a heavy hand and huge earnestness, but it boils down to trite platitudes about fatherhood and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
November 8, 2012
Nothing Like Us would have been more accurate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 8, 2012
Chris Pine's alpha obnoxiousness, even when deliberate, goes a long way to render this prodigal-son drama unappetising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 7, 2012
Engaging, enjoyable and unabashedly sentimental drama, enlivened by a strong script and tremendous performances from a superb cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 7, 2012
People like you may enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
November 7, 2012
The ending is not only clever, but it will have an emotional kick, too, in all but the hardest of hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
November 5, 2012
Banks makes a feisty soccer-mom, Wilde has nothing to do but look frostily on, and Pine smoulders pointlessly at everyone he meets, completely failing to suggest anything but complete vapidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
November 5, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
October 30, 2012
Fans of Pine's eyebrows will enjoy all the bushy furrowing, but otherwise, there are more important things to cry about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
September 27, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
People Like Us is well-meaning and features good performances, but the story is a mess of contrivances and dumb narrative decisions that fail to hold any interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 21, 2012
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Brent Simon
Screen International
August 1, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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