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Peeples Review

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2.5

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    52

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    The film’s first half is a slog as Chism sets up the minefield for Wade, with every (fully visible) mine certain to explode.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly 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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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice 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

    out of 100

    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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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today 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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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times 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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