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Peter Pan Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    64

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Lavishly produced -- overproduced, actually -- and persistently unexciting.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    The film suffers from uneven acting, an over-reliance on production values and an uncertainty over how dangerous the children's adventures should be.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Peter is as adequate as the Harry Potter movies are, though you never sense in either case that kids are being bitten with the permanent movie-loving bug.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A bright, whirling pinwheel of a movie that tosses around special effects like confetti, but the techno magic is graced with a touch of sensuality.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    tT never grow up is unspeakably sad, and this is the first Peter Pan where Peter's final flight seems not like a victory but an escape.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 9+

Live-action version keeps its thrill and charm.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is OK for early tweens who aren't frightened by a brief but graphic image of Captain Hook's amputated arm as he puts on one of his hooks. The movie has a lot of fantasy violence, including swordfights, guns, and hitting below the belt. Pirates are killed. We see boys' bare behinds. There are a couple of sweet kisses and some subtle references to puberty. Characters drink and smoke and a pirate offers liquor and cigars to a child.

  • Families can talk about why someone might not want to grow up. What do grown-ups do to keep the best part of childhood inside themselves? Is that what Barrie was doing in writing this story?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: A lot of fantasy violence, including swordfights, guns, and hitting below the belt. Pirates are killed. There is a brief graphic image of Captain Hook's amputated arm as he puts on one of his hooks.

  • sex false3

    Sex: We see boys' bare behinds. There are a couple of sweet kisses and some subtle references to puberty.

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink and smoke and a pirate offers liquor and cigars to a child.

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