Peter's Friends
Peter's Friends (1992)

Set in a beautiful English country manor, this provocative ensemble comedy drama chronicles the New Year's Eve 10-year reunion of a group of former members of the Oxford theatre department.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 12, 2008
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71%
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78%

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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Peter's Friends won't win over anyone looking for depth - as drama, it's pure popcorn - but the vignettes are swept along by Branagh's richly theatrical temperament and by the exuberant wit of the cast.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

stephen fry is a great actor, and should act more

Todd McCarthy
Variety

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a surprisingly entertaining little flick that benefits substantially from the almost uniformly stellar performances...

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Most will guess the pay-off, but it's an amiable enterprise.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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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Clint Morris
Moviehole

A terrific ensemble, breath of fresh air for Branagh

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
I've been meaning to watch this film ever since reading its review on a Microsoft Cinemania '95 CD... it's very much a product of its time with… More
xGary Xx
I do not have the linguistic faculties to express how much I hate this film. Luvvy infested unfunny, pretentious crap.
Anthony Lawrie
This is a very ?luvvy, darling? film but it has its genuine tender moments!
Leo L
Great!
Candy Rose
Interesting relationships between old friends.