Hook Reviews

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
Spielberg's Hook is an absolute delight.
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 25, 2019
Although the sentimentality gets a little sticky at times, this remains rousing entertainment.
March 25, 2019
Bob Hoskins hops aboard as Hook's hapless mate Smee while Julia Roberts sprinkles fairydust as the mischievous Tink.
May 11, 2013
You just have to appreciate its creative angle toward Peter Pan and his world.
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.
January 2, 2011
A clumsy mishmash of a comedy.
May 25, 2007
"Peter Pan" redo has its moments with Hoffman and Williams.
September 19, 2004
muddled but fascinating
August 21, 2003
February 17, 2003
October 13, 2002
January 1, 2000
The movie is a strong reminder of the freedom of youth and the quest for pure adventure, one that looks to the stars and sees the possibilities are as bright as a child's own imagination.
January 1, 2000
Big, splashy, energetic, one-size-fits-all Hollywood entertainment.
January 1, 2000
It's worth a look. But overall, Hook feels like an exercise in cynicism.