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Peter's Friends Reviews

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March 29, 2020
What felt sincere and reassuring in 1992, seems indulgent and stilted today.
July 24, 2018
Anyone else who is going to require a bit of preparatory jollying up should probably avoid this production.
May 25, 2018
Only the most dedicated Anglophile with an unnatural devotion to the privileged classes could embrace "Peter's Friends" with unreserved fervor.
February 13, 2018
The clever, facile Peter's Friends doesn't bear much scrutiny, and its attempts at pathos are more opportunistic than earned. Still, Branagh knows how to put on a lively show.
March 26, 2009
Many of the lines and the shadings brought to them by these expert performers are good for some laughs, and pic has plenty of energy, but it can't be taken as seriously as it wants to be.
July 5, 2008
stephen fry is a great actor, and should act more
| Original Score: 4/5
February 10, 2008
...a surprisingly entertaining little flick that benefits substantially from the almost uniformly stellar performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2006
Most will guess the pay-off, but it's an amiable enterprise.
January 24, 2006
A terrific ensemble, breath of fresh air for Branagh
| Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2005
Great British comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2005
lively and hilarious
| Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2004
Surprisingly charming comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2004
Brilliant cast, above-average wit
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
Although it addresses AIDS more directly than many films have, it remains a lightweight entertainment, enjoyable mostly for the fun of hearing arch, skillful actors deliver droll remarks.
March 19, 2003
Why does this genre endure, and why does it attract actors of the caliber of Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and Emma Thompson?
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 19, 2003
Some witty humor and amusing characters, but suffocates from the weight of its own pretentiousness.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2003
Good, but not great ensemble piece.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
If film is basically a voyeuristric medium, then one of the questions that might be asked about "Peter's Friends" is: Would we like to be one of these friends, and attend such a reunion ourselves? I would.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Mostly a hodgepodge of stale show-biz stereotypes mixed with the brand of schmaltzy emotionalism that can be bought off the rack of any store on Rodeo Drive.
January 1, 2000
With a smattering of one-liners, and a dash of ironic spirit, "Peter's Friends" is a diverting, if modest affair.
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