Hook Reviews

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October 11, 2019
Hook has everything that Hollywood currently holds dear: precocious children, regressive adults and unabashed nostalgia for old-fashioned family values.
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 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
P.P., phone home. Or at least, get a new agent.
March 25, 2019
''Hook'' never sets sail.
March 25, 2019
A painful and traitorous adventure. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 25, 2019
It lights up your eyes, but it doesn't quite warm your heart.
March 25, 2019
As top-heavy as Captain Hook's ornate, immobile ship, this lavish, elaborate production ultimately collapses under its own weight.
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.
July 24, 2018
The story is hard to follow if you don't know Peter Pan already, and, for a child, probably even harder if you do.
September 12, 2017
Given the inherent importance of children to the Peter Pan universe, it's near fatal that Hook has so many terrible child roles.
August 18, 2014
In the end, Hook isn't great or terrible, but it's both - a film that has some wonderful moments, and some really awful ones
March 26, 2009
Despite the cascade of wondrous special effects, massive battles between the kids and pirates and face-offs between Pan and Hook, the film doesn't truly take flight.
October 18, 2008
A good half hour too long, and badly in need of some scares, Hook is a huge party cake of a movie, with too much frosting. After the first delicious bite, sugar shock sets in.
March 1, 2008
February 9, 2006
The story is largely becalmed so that we can wallow in the production values. The sets are variable but often unpleasant on the eye.
August 8, 2005
June 30, 2005
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