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People Like Us Reviews

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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
May 3, 2015
This all could have been resolved with a single conversation.
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
June 2, 2013
Alex Kurtzman taps his family tree for enough sap to start a treacle factory.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
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
November 9, 2012
People like me who prefer subtlety just won't like People Like Us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
November 8, 2012
Nothing Like Us would have been more accurate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
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
November 7, 2012
People like you may enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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