Finding Neverland - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Finding Neverland Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
November 25, 2004
Forster has made a film that's sanitized and bland, replacing passion with maudlin melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
November 11, 2004
As Peter Pan might have put it, an awfully small adventure.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
November 5, 2004
The cumbersome Finding Neverland never gets off the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 11, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
November 12, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
November 9, 2004
[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.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Infused by an awkward decorum; the kind that descends on a gathering dominated by an unmentioned death or transgression.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
Clap your hands for a better script.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 4, 2005
If you check out the real bio on Barrie you will wonder what this film was all about.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Alan Dale
January 26, 2005
Finding Neverland moved me at times but didn't transport me, either to Edwardian London in the first instance, or from there to Neverland.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 18, 2004
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.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 19, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
November 19, 2004
There isn't much that's less interesting to watch Johnny Depp do than bring a quiet and steady decency to anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 25, 2005
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 | Original Score: 4/10
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
November 25, 2004
... infuriatingly ambiguous ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tony Medley
November 12, 2004
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 | Original Score: 6/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 24, 2004
...precious, overstuffed production that functions better as furniture than as film.
Shawn Levy
November 29, 2004
Handsome, professional and dutiful, but it never feels inspired.
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