• PG, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Marc Forster
    In Theaters:
    Nov 12, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 22, 2005
  • Miramax Films

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Finding Neverland Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Forster has made a film that's sanitized and bland, replacing passion with maudlin melodrama.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

November 25, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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As Peter Pan might have put it, an awfully small adventure.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 11, 2004
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The cumbersome Finding Neverland never gets off the ground.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

November 5, 2004
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Marc Forster's handsome-looking film stars Johnny Depp as J. M. Barrie and Kate Winslet as the widow whose sons inspired Barrie to write Peter Pan.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 11, 2004
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 27, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 12, 2004
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 3, 2006
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

[Finding Neverland] turns Barrie's life into an exercise in tepid sentimentality that will bore children and move only the more lachrymose of their minders.

Full Review

November 9, 2004
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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Infused by an awkward decorum; the kind that descends on a gathering dominated by an unmentioned death or transgression.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Clap your hands for a better script.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C

November 18, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you check out the real bio on Barrie you will wonder what this film was all about.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

January 4, 2005
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org

Finding Neverland moved me at times but didn't transport me, either to Edwardian London in the first instance, or from there to Neverland.

Full Review Source: Blogcritics.org

January 26, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Twee is one of those distinctly English words. It's used to describe something flowery, fey, hopelessly lightweight. It can also be applied -- quite nicely, thank you -- to Finding Neverland.

November 18, 2004
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Good taste runs amok. The movie is careful to offend no one, which, in a more dramatically told film might not be as irritating.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 19, 2004
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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There isn't much that's less interesting to watch Johnny Depp do than bring a quiet and steady decency to anything.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

November 19, 2004
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

The only spark of genuine humanity appears at the very end, but by that time most great opportunities of FINDING NEVERLAND are already lost.

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/10

June 25, 2005
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury

... infuriatingly ambiguous ...

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Mercury | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 25, 2004
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

This is slow; every time I looked at my watch during the first 45 minutes, it seemed that the 101-minute running time had longer to go than the last time I looked.

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 6/10

November 12, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

...precious, overstuffed production that functions better as furniture than as film.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

November 24, 2004
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

Handsome, professional and dutiful, but it never feels inspired.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

November 29, 2004
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
December 19, 2004
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
November 20, 2004

Boston Phoenix
November 20, 2004
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