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  • Director: Donovan Cook and Robin Budd
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Family
  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 72 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. 80
    Cleverly structured, fast-paced, funny, even moving.
  2. 75
    It's certainly a lot more charming than the last attempt at a Peter Pan sequel, Steven Spielberg's star-laden, ham-fisted "Hook."
  3. Even if you tap only a little of the magic of "Peter Pan," you'll come away with some pixie dust.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    This follow-up seems so similar to the 1953 Disney classic that it makes one long for a geriatric Peter.
  5. Not only did it not engage the adults, its lackluster story line didn't spread much illusion or magic over the kids in the audience either.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    40
    Represents a passable follow-up to the venerable Peter Pan story and mercifully, at 72 minutes, is exactly half the length of the last attempt at same, Steven Spielberg's lamentable "Hook."
  7. 10
    More criminal than the lack of inspiration in Return to Never Land is the absence of a sense of magic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Mar 1, 2011
    7
    It's not as good as the original, but the plot is really good, and the characters are pretty enjoyable, it was cool seeing Wendy's kid go toIt's not as good as the original, but the plot is really good, and the characters are pretty enjoyable, it was cool seeing Wendy's kid go to Neverland and continue on the story of Peter Pan, but it's pretty upsetting that they replaced the crocodile with an octopus, I mean an octopus? really? but it's still a good movie from beginning to end. Expand
  2. Jun 14, 2012
    7
    This sequel lives up to the original Peter Pan. The ride ends somewhat fast because of the short length, but it has a good story and animation.
  3. Mar 19, 2014
    5
    Return to Never Land is a cheaply made, underachieving sequel, and is nowhere close to the original in any way. But, I suppose it'll make theReturn to Never Land is a cheaply made, underachieving sequel, and is nowhere close to the original in any way. But, I suppose it'll make the little ones happy. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2013
    4
    Despite having some charming moments, this sequel to the Disney classic just can't live up to what made the original such a great animatedDespite having some charming moments, this sequel to the Disney classic just can't live up to what made the original such a great animated film to watch. Expand
  5. Mar 25, 2014
    3
    This movie is made for children and is not well done for general audiences. The magic from the 1953 original is lost. The story is what I findThis movie is made for children and is not well done for general audiences. The magic from the 1953 original is lost. The story is what I find to be most troublesome. If this is a continuation of the first one, shouldn't Peter Pan have Captain Hook's ship as he did steal it from him in the previous movie. Also, the little girl does not believe in fairies although she is staring one right in the face, kind of odd. Also the fact that I like Captain Hook's character a lot more than Peter Pan is not a good thing. In the end the poor animation, poor voices, and poor story all resulted in a terrible movie and a 27.6 out of 100. Expand

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