Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Chism's cast is game for her shenanigans, and the biggest pleasure of "Peeples" is watching them cut loose under her direction. This movie has one hell of a cast. Read full review
Peeples saves itself from a complete belly flop, by the barest of margins, by leaning heavily on its initial strength of good-natured charm. Read full review
The laughs follow an overly familiar path, but it’s great to see Grier, one of the bright lights of the seminal TV sketch comedy “In Living Color,” button down this judge and find ways to break formula and make him hilarious. Read full review
Despite the derivativeness, Chism shows talent and shrewd instincts in the timing and direction of the comedy — she handles the requisite dinner table disaster scene with aplomb. Read full review
A likable if not exactly groundbreaking comedy. Read full review
While Peeples follows a very predictable course as a romantic comedy and does not break any ground in that genre of filmmaking, this movie is more engaging than you might expect. Read full review
Grier plays the part of the pompous patrician with superb finesse and dry wit, easily the movie's highlight. Read full review
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. Read full review
Peeples may appropriate its entire premise and plot structure from “Meet the Parents,” but its heart is suffused with French cinema. Read full review
Director Tina Gordon Chism keeps the innocuous class-meets-crass jokes bubbling, and the actors are amiable, but Peeples often seems to want to turn these characters into benignly goofy role models. Maybe that's why the basic comic collision never explodes. Read full review
Minus Nia, who was busy.
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