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Peter Pan Reviews


Time Out
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These ingredients are digitally present and correct, but Hogan fails to inject much excitement into the many boisterous action sequences.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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| Original Score: B

December 27, 2003
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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A dazzling retelling of the J.M. Barrie tale.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 26, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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With only a few exceptions, the performances (and the script) range between dull and mediocre.

December 25, 2003
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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In this incarnation, Peter is imbued with a greater degree of psychological darkness than before.

December 25, 2003
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Familiarity doesn't exactly breed contempt, yet despite the novelty of a real boy as Peter, the movie does engender a listless been-there / eaten-that reaction.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 25, 2003
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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A tribute to the power of good storytelling.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

December 25, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Little children may find it a bit scary ... but it's a warmhearted and often magical adventure.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2003
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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If, as you go into the theater, you hear people coming out still chanting 'I do believe in fairies. I do! I do!' do not be alarmed. Soon you will be joining them.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 25, 2003
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Hogan's shimmering vision of Peter Pan is rewardingly sumptuous and faithful.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 25, 2003
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's not completely joyless, as Spielberg's Hook was. And it is not without its laughs and little pleasures.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

December 25, 2003
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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What it is lacking is any kind of wonder. True fairy dust is in decidedly short supply and without it, the movie sinks like a cannonball.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

December 25, 2003
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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What distinguishes this Peter Pan from other versions is its unsentimental insight into the terrors and delights of both childhood and growing up.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 25, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Sumptuous-looking and engagingly acted.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 25, 2003
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Both enchantingly old-fashioned and daringly modern.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Every generation deserves its own version of Peter Pan. Until the next one arrives in 2019 or so, this one will do nicely.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2003
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Action-fortified, touching and entertaining from its beguiling beginning to its dreamy conclusion.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2003
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Has in the young British actress Rachel Hurd-Wood a Wendy for the ages.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2003
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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There just isn't enough in the movie, despite its marvelous design, to warrant another visit to this material.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

December 25, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Possesses effects galore, although curiously little to spark the imagination.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

December 25, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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If you're interested in returning to Neverland -- or taking some young person along for the ride -- this Pan will serve you well. For others, though, the flight might seem too familiar.

| Original Score: C+

December 25, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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If this film is passed over for technical Academy Award nominations it would be a real oversight.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

December 25, 2003
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Faithful to its source but rather unremarkable as a movie experience.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

December 24, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I walked in anticipating a sweet kiddie fantasy and was surprised to find a film that takes its story very seriously indeed, thank you, and even allows a glimpse of underlying sadness.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 24, 2003
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The movie may not soar, but this awfully big adventure is far from earthbound.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

December 24, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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It ends up being the grown-up version of a children's story, and may have trouble finding an audience.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

December 24, 2003
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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This is by no means a bad film, just one that's not as successful as we'd wish.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 23, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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There's nothing to crow about.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 23, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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One of the best versions of Peter Pan to reach the screen.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

December 23, 2003
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Bring back Mary Martin and her spot-the-wires flying routine.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

December 23, 2003
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The director, P.J. Hogan, celebrates Peter's elfin derring-do yet recognizes that there's something a bit lonely about it.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

December 23, 2003
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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Works as mind-tickling entertainment that never stoops to the vulgarities or frenetic pacing of most family films.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 23, 2003
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The sweep of the story will pull along most viewers, young and old.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 23, 2003
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a primary text of modern culture, and P.J. Hogan's live-action rendition is the only one, screen or stage, to completely uncage this changeling and give it flight.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 23, 2003
John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
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For the first time in ages, a film makes one grateful for special effects: Indeed, it feels as if this is the very story such innovations were invented to enhance. You do, you do, you DO believe in fairies!

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 18, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The film suffers from uneven acting, an over-reliance on production values and an uncertainty over how dangerous the children's adventures should be.

December 18, 2003
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