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People Like Us Reviews

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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
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
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
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
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 30, 2012
... rises above its Lifetime-channel trappings ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 26, 2012
Examines the costs of broken, fatherless relationships in subtle but direct ways. Yet it is not a downer of a movie, nor is it superficially cheery. A great cast helps.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
July 13, 2012
Alex Kurtzman, in his directorial debut, delivers a compelling and emotional dramedy about a man who discovers he has a sister he knew nothing about.
Full Review | Original Score: 7
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
July 11, 2012
There's absolutely no reason why anyone should like a formulaic story like this, except for that mysterious thing called "chemistry." It works perfectly.
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
July 3, 2012
Finally a movie with a realistic or at least possible plot, and Pfeiffer and Banks show their talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
July 2, 2012
The formidable talent of the cast believably turns the contrivance-navigating characters into (yes) people like us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
July 1, 2012
Director Alex Kurtzman occasionally makes some decisions that undermine the veracity of the tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
July 1, 2012
...wonderful acting by Banks, Pine, D'Addario, and Pfeiffer complement the the excellence and tenderness of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
June 30, 2012
This cinematic gem is the perfect counter-programming to the typical noisy summer blockbusters. It grabs you by the heartstrings and elicits a deeply felt emotional pull. The ending will leave you in tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jordan Hoffman
ScreenCrush
June 29, 2012
a perfectly acceptable 'Jerry Maguire'-lite for people who like to put their noses in other people's problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 29, 2012
It's encouraging to see a wielder of studio heft test his mettle with the all-too-human. In a season of superheroes and their nemeses, Kurtzman takes on characters hurting, hoping, trying to rise to the occasion of family.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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