Hook

1991, Adventure/Kids & family, 2h 24m

65 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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The look of Hook is lively indeed but Steven Spielberg directs on autopilot here, giving in too quickly to his sentimental, syrupy qualities. Read critic reviews

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When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Capt. Hook (Dustin Hoffman), middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning (Robin Williams) returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter must revisit a foggy past in which he abandoned Neverland for family life, leaving Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) and the Lost Boys to fend for themselves. Given their bitterness toward Peter for growing up -- and their allegiance to their new leader, Rufio -- the old gang may not be happy to see him.

Cast & Crew

Dustin Hoffman
Captain James S. Hook
Robin Williams
Peter Banning, Peter Pan
Bob Hoskins
Smee, Captain Hook's Servant, Garbage Sweeper in Kensington Gardens
Maggie Smith
Granny Wendy, Middle-Aged Wendy
Caroline Goodall
Moira Banning
Charlie Korsmo
Jack "Jackie" Banning
Amber Scott
Maggie Banning
Laurel Cronin
Liza, Wendy's house keeper
Phil Collins
Inspector Good
Isiah Robinson
Pockets
James V. Hart
Screenwriter
Dodi Fayed
Executive Producer
James V. Hart
Executive Producer
John Williams
Original Music
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
Michael Kahn
Film Editor
Norman Garwood
Production Design
Bruce Cohen
First Assistant Director
Carla Reinke
Second Assistant Director
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All Critics (65) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (46)

  • A woefully uneven retelling of the ''Peter Pan'' story.

    March 26, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • For very much like Peter, it has clearly gotten harder for this director to break free of the lure of material things and believe in simple magic.

    March 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • ''Hook'' never sets sail.

    March 25, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a lot of fun to watch - over two hours of thrills, spills, elaborate sets and special effects, all tied together by a pleasingly varied (and lighter than usual) musical score by John Williams.

    March 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Spielberg's Neverland carries undeniable charm and depth. The problems start when we're asked to accept its two-dimensional residents as anything other than tourists on a forced march through its various nooks and crannies.

    March 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Young kids will love this stuff. You're always aware of the effects, though, because Spielberg hasn't integrated the matte shots, storybook backgrounds, and other technical devices into the story; they're held up for the audience to ooh and aah over.

    September 7, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hook

  • Nov 13, 2016
    This is another Spielberg film I have not seen, until now. Far better than I thought it would be. Strong performances, and even an appearance from Phil Collins, keep the film going, when things start to get too sickly.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2016
    Reminds me the first Spielberg film ever to be the worst.
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2012
    Hook, Steven Spielberg's most notorious film, is a colossal blunder that fails spectacularly. This re-imagining of James Barrie's classic tale finds Peter Pan all grown-up and returning to Neverland to rescue his children from the clutches of Captain Hook. With an all-star cast that includes Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Bob Hoskins, and Julia Roberts, one would think that the film couldn't go wrong; but somehow Spielberg found a way. The most atrocious aspect of the film are the re-imaged Lost Boys; which are written as bad '90s caricatures. Additionally, the special effects and set designs are astoundingly poor (which seems unimaginable for a Spielberg film). John Williams delivers a wonderfully enchanting score, but it can only do so much to help the film. Yet, the film has a few magical moments and there's a charm to some of the characters. Hook is a messy, remarkably poor film that's mildly entertaining, but it fails to live up to the spirit of Barrie's classic.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2012
    The only movie about Peter Pan that I liked.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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