Peter's Friends
Peter's Friends (1992)

This comedy drama, a sort of British version of The Big Chill (1983), was directed by Kenneth Branagh. Ten years after they were members of a music and comedy troupe at Cambridge University, a diverse group of friends in their early 30s… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 1992
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy

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.

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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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

stephen fry is a great actor, and should act more

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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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

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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.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

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.

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Clint Morris

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
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Candy Rose
Interesting relationships between old friends.
xGary Xx
I do not have the linguistic faculties to express how much I hate this film. Luvvy infested unfunny, pretentious crap.