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Peter Pan Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
December 24, 2003
This "Peter Pan" is not a story, but a video game. Kids like video games, it's true, but they do not long to live inside them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
January 12, 2004
The latest version of J.M. Barrie's book hits the screen... alas, all we got was a shadow of the tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
December 18, 2003
The film suffers from uneven acting, an over-reliance on production values and an uncertainty over how dangerous the children's adventures should be.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 8, 2004
..."Peter Pan" tale is more a youthful love story than action/adventure flick with a disturbingly sensually full-lipped Wendy saving a hidden kiss for macho, swaggering Peter.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
December 23, 2003
Bring back Mary Martin and her spot-the-wires flying routine.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
December 23, 2003
There's nothing to crow about.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
December 24, 2003
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
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
December 25, 2003
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.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
December 25, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 25, 2003
With only a few exceptions, the performances (and the script) range between dull and mediocre.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
December 24, 2003
Faithful to its source but rather unremarkable as a movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine
December 20, 2003
The film is a wash, first and foremost for Hogan and cinematographer Donald McAlpine's choice to shoot entire sequences in garish singular colors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 24, 2003
There's absolutely nothing innocent about this Peter Pan; he's a leering and repulsive twerp.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
May 14, 2004
PJ Hogan's lazy, logy Peter Pan states that not growing up is a tragedy, but presents neither evidence nor arguments.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
December 24, 2003
Peter and Wendy's chemistry do not compensate for the thin story.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 24, 2003
Hogan doesn't know when to start and stop playing down to his audience of children, and so he turns the immature goofiness on and off without warning.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 25, 2003
Apparently, the filmmakers felt characterization would only get in the way of the special effects.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
January 15, 2004
Hogan's adapation is likely faithful to a fault: it goes through the motions of the story without seeming to have any reason for telling it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 24, 2004
It's not colourful, it's not fun, it's just a gaudy mess of bad aesthetic choices and cruddy CGI.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
December 24, 2003
What's next? Oklahoma! without the musical numbers? What does Hogan's version offer in place of songs? A sex-charged fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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