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Return to Never Land Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 3.0
    49

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    This follow-up seems so similar to the 1953 Disney classic that it makes one long for a geriatric Peter.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    Takes us to familiar lands but without any of the original's magic.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    There's always something to look at (an octopus holding his eyeballs aloft, the petulant Jane assaulted by pixie dust), but the story is weak tea.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A Saturday afternoon stop for the kiddies -- harmless, skillful and aimed at grade schoolers.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 5+

Pleasant but forgettable sequel to Disney classic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while this movie is rated G, there is some peril, much comic but some a little scary. Children may want to know more about the Blitz (the movie never tells us who it is that is dropping bombs on London, we briefly see children being sent away from their families by train, and we can't tell from the end if the war is over or not).

  • Families can talk about "faith, trust, and pixie dust," and how even children have to be brave and helpful during difficult times. Some children may make a connection between the Blitz and the terrorist attacks.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Theme that girls are as brave and capable as boys.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Mild peril, no one hurt

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: None

  • language false0

    Language: None

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: None

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