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Hook Reviews

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Luke Y. Thompson
The Robot's Voice
August 18, 2014
In the end, Hook isn't great or terrible, but it's both - a film that has some wonderful moments, and some really awful ones
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 11, 2013
You just have to appreciate its creative angle toward Peter Pan and his world.
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A clumsy mishmash of a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
May 25, 2007
"Peter Pan" redo has its moments with Hoffman and Williams.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
muddled but fascinating
| Original Score: 3/5
Jesse Hassenger
October 17, 2003
Also-ran Spielberg at best, a would-be blockbuster that no one likes at worst.
Doug Hennessy
September 9, 2003
Who wants to spend over two hours with a Peter Pan who screams, 'Don't mess with me, I'm a lawyer!'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 17, 2003
All Spielberg achieved is an impressive production design; in every other department, he's profoundly wasted talent, material, and time.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Hook is overwhelmed by a screenplay heavy with complicated exposition, by what are, in effect, big busy nonsinging, nondancing production numbers and some contemporary cant about rearing children and the high price paid for success.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
With all the money and talent and hype that went into this film, it should have been a lot better, but it is entertaining enough to rate a passing grade, especially for Robin Williams fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
February 7, 2003
It should have been great but it just doesn't have enough magic dust to fly.
| Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
September 18, 2002
Longo e cansativo, "Hook" Ú a prova de que o nome de Spielberg nem sempre implica em um bom filme de fantasia.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Bottom of the barrel Spielbergiana
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
Spielberg gives in to his worst tendencies, and turns Peter Pan into a day-glo mess.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
One of Spielberg's rare and true misfires. It's weirdly creepy when it's not being bombastically boring.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
No matter how much cash Hook earns, it will take more than pixie dust to fly this overstuffed package into our dreams.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Hook breaks the cardinal rule of J.M. Barrie's timeless fantasy -- it grows up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
This enormous wheeze comes over like the proverbial movie with a 40 million dollar set and a five cent script, which may hold its interest for under-fives but will leave most others cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The exposition is so underlined and re-underlined, you could teach yourself to fly waiting for something to happen.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Here we get the uncanny suspicion that Hook was written and directed according to the famous recipe of the country preacher who told the folks what he was going to tell them, told them, and then told them what he had told them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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