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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 184 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 8 out of 184
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  1. Juggs
    Feb 22, 2005
    1
    Tedious, boring and uninteresting in all respects. Vastly overrated. Word of mouth killed it at the box office. If you liked it, you are probably one of those who like to watch paint dry too. Awful.
  2. Alex
    Nov 19, 2005
    2
    Manipulative tripe.
  3. JenkinsM.
    Dec 9, 2004
    3
    Agree with Larry that the film was slow out of the box. After that it never explained the Jekyl and Hyde personality of Johnny Depp with regard to his two families. He seemed to bask in the limelight of his adopted family but had no time for his wife. Why did he ever marry her then? The ending was pure Hollywood but yet the film never connects with its audience. Some may buy into the Agree with Larry that the film was slow out of the box. After that it never explained the Jekyl and Hyde personality of Johnny Depp with regard to his two families. He seemed to bask in the limelight of his adopted family but had no time for his wife. Why did he ever marry her then? The ending was pure Hollywood but yet the film never connects with its audience. Some may buy into the romantic notion but it was without any true feeling. Sorry but I did not like it. Expand
  4. GabrielD.
    Mar 28, 2005
    2
    It was a pretty good movie. But the should have made it a little more intresting because i almost fell asleep during the movie. I coudn't wait until it was over. But it was okay.
  5. Larry
    Dec 7, 2004
    2
    Granted the acting in this movie was first class, especially Johnny Depp who I absolutely love. However, the movie itself was painfully slow in developing. It was quite a paradox in that Depp's character was devoid of all emotion and feelings for his wife, but emersed himself in the lives of a widow's (Kate Winslet) family and her small children. He was never romatically Granted the acting in this movie was first class, especially Johnny Depp who I absolutely love. However, the movie itself was painfully slow in developing. It was quite a paradox in that Depp's character was devoid of all emotion and feelings for his wife, but emersed himself in the lives of a widow's (Kate Winslet) family and her small children. He was never romatically involved with either woman which implied that he was asexual. If he loved children that much then why did he never attempt to have a family of his own? Either by natural means or by adoption? He humiliated his wife by spending all of his waking hours either with the Davis family or by writing his plays. The eventual outcome of his marriage was telegraphed thirty minutes into the film. After what seemed like an eternity the film showed the warmth and character he felt for his adopted family but still never explained the contempt he must have felt for his real life. Overall, even though the film was sappy, it was a most unsatisfying cinema effort. Avoid. Expand
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    80
    Mingling reality and fantasy, Forster has given us a luminous, touching meditation on life and art.
  2. 88
    Glorious entertainment.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    40
    Finding Neverland takes a big, brave leap and lands splat on the sidewalk.