People Like Us Reviews

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November 8, 2012
Nothing Like Us would have been more accurate.
November 8, 2012
Chris Pine's alpha obnoxiousness, even when deliberate, goes a long way to render this prodigal-son drama unappetising.
June 30, 2012
It seems ridiculous to dance around plot details when the movie allows the audience to get ahead of the story and to stay there as events laboriously unfold.
June 30, 2012
Everybody gets angry at each other because no one talks or uses reason.
June 29, 2012
a perfectly acceptable 'Jerry Maguire'-lite for people who like to put their noses in other people's problems.
June 29, 2012
I can't imagine that this film wouldn't have been considerably better if it moved at a brisker pace.
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.
June 29, 2012
People Like Us seems to have been devised for audiences who want to experience an entire year's worth of soap opera complications in a single sitting.
June 29, 2012
Some of the strongest writing in any movie so far this year.
June 29, 2012
A good payoff, but the middle drags.
June 29, 2012
It's undeniably manipulative and sentimental but it's also somewhat refreshing to see a drama that isn't laced with irony, cynicism, or some form of postmodern commentary on the genre.
June 29, 2012
What they've really done is stitch together a decade's worth of Katherine Heigl/Jennifer Aniston/Kate Hudson romantic comedies, and then cut out all the romance and most of the comedy.
June 29, 2012
Pine and the always-watchable Banks make the best of a bad screenplay, but "People Like Us" gives us nothing that we can relate to.
June 29, 2012
People Like Us is that sort of on-the-nose drama, where every emotional reaction is telegraphed and delivered right on cue.
June 29, 2012
"People Like Us" may not be perfect, but Banks is perfectly imperfect.
June 29, 2012
If it weren't for the whole shared-DNA problem, "People Like Us" might have made a nice pot of romantic mush.
June 29, 2012
One of those "heartfelt" dramas that was obviously dreamed up to win awards but fell short and is instead being dumped before awards season.
June 29, 2012
Ultimately, the movie's fundamental truth shines through the Hollywood gloss.
June 28, 2012
The movie's soap opera quality undermines its efforts to tell a family saga with much believability.
June 28, 2012
The performances, especially Ms. Banks's Frankie and Ms. Pfeiffer's Lillian, partly compensate for the holes in a story whose timing is hard to swallow.
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