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  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. TiffanyD.
    Jul 21, 2007
    I think this movie is amazing. I watch it about every nite. I think Jeremy sumpter is dreamy. I think he has done a wonderful job. I hope the come out with a second 1. The only think that made me rip my hair out{Hypitheticly} Was seeing wendy kiss him because i love him soo much. That made me extreamly mad and jealous. Expand
  2. KellsieP.
    Mar 15, 2008
    I think you should give it a 10 ,it was one of the best kids movies ever and Jeremy Sumpter is one of the sexyest people i have ever seen heshould be in heaps of movies, i think people would like to see more of him like i would. Expand
  3. Jul 18, 2013
    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
  4. AllisonM.
    Jan 4, 2006
    I loved the movie it wsa so captivating, but iI just think that it had a little more romance than I thought it would be. Its sposed to be a kids movie isn't ! Expand
  5. KatieP.
    Dec 30, 2003
    I took my 6 year old nephew to see this. He really enjoyed it. I thought it was alright. Nothing spectacular really, and nothing I will remember in 2 years time. But kids will like it. The acting wasn't too bad, but it didn't always stay true to the originals. Expand
  6. Jul 24, 2014
    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
  7. Louis'sbrother
    Apr 16, 2007
    Even when I was a 5 year old, I thought Peter Pan was an off-focused geek and an embarassment to Disney's vast empire, this movie definently proved it. Don't watch, you'll have a better childhood. Expand

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