75

RogerEbert.com

By Odie Henderson
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.
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65

Film.com

By Laremy Legel
Peeples saves itself from a complete belly flop, by the barest of margins, by leaning heavily on its initial strength of good-natured charm.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
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.
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63

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
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.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A likable if not exactly groundbreaking comedy.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
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.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Grier plays the part of the pompous patrician with superb finesse and dry wit, easily the movie's highlight.
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60

Village Voice

By Zachary Wigon
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.
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60

Variety

Peeples may appropriate its entire premise and plot structure from “Meet the Parents,” but its heart is suffused with French cinema.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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52 out of 100
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