Finding Neverland
Finding Neverland (2004)

Following up his critically acclaimed Monster's Ball, director Marc Forster took on this biography of playwright James Matthew Barrie, the scribe who penned the children's classic Peter Pan. Johnny Depp stars as the… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 22, 2005
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Critic Score
83%
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87%



Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It won't pass muster for those looking for historical accuracy, but Finding Neverland is a warm, heartfelt drama with a charm all its own -- and Johnny Depp gives a graceful performance as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

Infused by an awkward decorum; the kind that descends on a gathering dominated by an unmentioned death or transgression.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Finding Neverland is not exactly the way it happened, but this is a movie with a higher truth, one we need to believe in. And you will believe. You will.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Not about Peter Pan, and not a kids' movie.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

If it didn't have Johnny Depp as its star, Finding Neverland would barely pass muster as an average PBS Masterpiece Theatre entry.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Watchable and passably engaging.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A heartfelt, beautiful film, and one of the best dramas I've seen in years.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

It's harmless cotton candy with pleasant turn-of-the-century décor, but I admit the Disney ambiance eventually wore me out and I spent a lot of time looking at my watch.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Depp is a charm. He becomes his own, subtly compelling Barrie.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Like Big Fish and The Neverending Story, this is a film that reminds us that life, coloured by our perceptions, is what we make it; all we have to do is believe.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
A simplistic and overly-sentimental movie about Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie with great performances by Depp and Winslet but not nearly enough substance to… More
Dead Angel
It was okay.
Dan Schultz
A wonderful, breezy fantasy tale concerning the inspiration behind J.M. Barrie's writing of "Peter Pan", and how a widow and her boys gave him… More
Bethany Murphy
A great and heart wrenching film!
Alex roy
Finding Neverland is a terrific film about author J.M Barrie's journey in creating the legendary work, Peter Pan. Starring Johnny Depp as J.M Barrie,… More
Drake Tsui
It's a good drama, but a very obvious one. What other themes would you explore in a movie that pays tribute to Barrie finding inspiration to write Peter… More

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