Metacritic Movie Ratings
People Like Us Reviews

3.0

49

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    As overcranked as it is -- the film is directed as if it were an action drama, with two or three times more cuts than necessary -- People Like Us has a persuasive emotional pull at its heart that's hard to deny.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    People Like Us demonstrates how a drama can be heartfelt and bogus at the same time.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The movie's soap opera quality undermines its efforts to tell a family saga with much believability.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Going on too long seems to be the disease of the week; it's certainly what brings this movie down, though the going on here stems from a surfeit of implausible plot that suffocates the main characters and the excellent actors who play them.

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