Pan Reviews

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October 15, 2015
The overuse of CGI effects in Pan is exhausting and incomprehensible, even within the crazed logic of a fairytale.
October 15, 2015
The title signifies that deeply special and mythical "Pan" down which all your cinematic hopes must be flushed. ... Or maybe there's a missing "i" between the second and third letters.
October 14, 2015
If Pan's screenplay is a lesson in anything, it's that most beloved stories don't require a whole cinematic universe to go along with them.
October 12, 2015
Total lack of forward momentum is made worse by a bland cast of characters and uninspired action.
October 12, 2015
The most cheering surprise of the season is "Pan."
October 10, 2015
The film fulfills its limited mandate of providing fast-paced adventure and some nice eye candy without adding anything memorable to the tale of The Boy Who Can Fly.
October 10, 2015
The very idea behind Pan is ill-conceived. Who wants a prequel to Peter Pan?
October 9, 2015
Tasked to come up with any sort of backstory to get us to the flying and the crowing and the Lost Boys and the never growing up, Pan goes with what has become default fantasy template No. 1.
October 9, 2015
This joyless, juiceless Pan is a theme-park ride from hell.
October 9, 2015
For all the eye-popping effects and hyperkinetic action, there's no joyful innocence here. There's no sense of childlike wonder. Just a lifeless machine, dully ticking away like a clock in a crocodile's belly.
October 9, 2015
In fashioning a creation myth for Peter Pan, director Joe Wright and writer Jason Fuchs have produced such a thin story that they reduce, rather than amplify, J.M. Barrie's famous characters.
October 8, 2015
Dear lord, it's like Rooney Mara was crushed by a United Colours of Benetton ad.
October 8, 2015
A hectic and labored attempt to supply the boy who never grew up with an origin story.
October 8, 2015
Passable adventure that offers the occasional flash of real cleverness.
October 8, 2015
A botched interpretation of the classic story that trades spectacle for coherence.
Top Critic
October 8, 2015
Sometimes, classic stories don't benefit from re-imaginings or embellishments. Sometimes, it's not worth knowing what happened before the fun starts. Sometimes, such mysteries are best left alone.
October 8, 2015
This joyless, 10-megaton bomb fails in just about every imaginable way, as well as some you couldn't possibly imagine.
October 8, 2015
Wright seems overwhelmed by the material, and he fails to make us care about any of the characters.
October 8, 2015
Who in the world was crying out for a prequel to Peter Pan? And especially in this lumpy, vanilla form ...
October 8, 2015
What it lacks in character development ... Pan overcompensates for in style.
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