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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Like the schoolkids in this adventure, from the opening images to the closing credits, I do, I do, I do believe in fairy tales.
  2. Uniquely jacked into a ripe sense of antique-nursery Victoriana and buzzing with a pre-adolescent metaphoric charge, J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a primary text of modern culture, and P.J. Hogan's live-action rendition is the only one, screen or stage, to completely uncage this changeling and give it flight.
  3. 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.
  4. Hogan's version brings out the story's somber side, showing how the mischief of unworldly characters like Peter and Tinkerbell can do real damage, and how refusing to grow up is an awful idea if you actually try it.
  5. 63
    Overall, though, this new Peter Pan does really soar.
  6. The film suffers from uneven acting, an over-reliance on production values and an uncertainty over how dangerous the children's adventures should be.
  7. Needs more than happy thoughts to get off the ground.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 64
  2. Negative: 3 out of 64
  1. Oct 23, 2010
    10
    people should like this one. it has epic storytelling, great character development, rad visuals, and awesome music. this movie is beast!
  2. Jul 18, 2013
    10
    This film is a visual and creative triumph, sticking very closely to the original story with its beautiful music, sensational acting, assured direction, visual effects and set design. It also has lots of heart and is full of emotion. It is a classic, that is for sure. The best Peter Pan adaption that I have ever seen. Expand
  3. Mar 8, 2014
    7
    It has great scenes and is faithful to the original story, but there are scenes with dull acting. Expand
  4. Mar 9, 2014
    6
    The live action version of Peter Pan isn't so bad. The actor playing Peter Pan does a nice job with the role, and the movie is somewhat magical. That being said, it didn't match the magic of the original. But then again, can anything? Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    4
    A bore, that is devoid of the charm of Disney's animated classic. The acting is unrealistic and for some reason smug. The script has incredibly stupid dialogue, and the special effects are laughable. The whole film was a waste of time in my opinion. I was young when it first came out, so I didn't think much in terms of quality. But at my current age, I wouldn't recommend it to any movie buff. Expand
  6. Mar 1, 2011
    3
    I loved the old animated movie made by Disney, and when I heard about this movie, I couldn't wait to see it, but this turned out to be awful, I absolutely hated this movie, bad acting, unlikeable characters, and boring moments, this is one you could pass on watching. Expand

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