Hook Reviews

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March 26, 2019
A woefully uneven retelling of the ''Peter Pan'' story.
March 26, 2019
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 25, 2019
''Hook'' never sets sail.
March 25, 2019
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 13, 2019
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.
September 7, 2011
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.
March 26, 2019
"Hook" is a huge and impressive movie. One could say it's the ultimate baby-boomer fantasy. Sadly, it's too loaded down with grown-up compromises and calculated Hollywood devices to really makes us think happy thoughts ... and fly.
March 25, 2019
Unhappily, however, the transformation of a Type A American lawyer into a boy wonder unfolds with an uncertainty and clumsiness atypical of Spielberg.
March 25, 2019
What it all is, really, is a glorious Spielbergian essay on the value, in gold doubloons, of rampant sentimentality.
March 25, 2019
P.P., phone home. Or at least, get a new agent.
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