(2003)

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Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Chicago Sun-Times
tT never grow up is unspeakably sad, and this is the first Peter Pan where Peter's final flight seems not like a victory but an escape.
80
L.A. Weekly
The movie belongs quite rightly to Wendy, the most enchanting little girl in English fiction, and to the untrained actress, Rachel Hurd-Wood, who plays her.
80
Village Voice
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.
75
Entertainment Weekly
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.
75
ReelViews
Unlike last year's disastrous "Pinocchio" with Roberto Benigni, this movie proves worth the time, effort, and money to get the whole family to a theater.
75
Chicago Tribune
It's as if the movie itself has been sprinkled with fairy dust, and good thing, too: The world of Peter Pan is, at heart, so troublesome that it might as well also be enchanting.
70
Chicago Reader
It's a bad sign when you can't name or differentiate any of the Lost Boys.
70
Though being magical is very much its intention, it never manages to cross the threshold that makes that happen in our hearts.
50
The film suffers from uneven acting, an over-reliance on production values and an uncertainty over how dangerous the children's adventures should be.
50
Variety
Handsome, respectable and well cast, elaborate production lacks the excitement and magic that would elevate the film to beloved status, and sheer abundance of CGI work weighs on it too heavily.

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