Hook (1991)

Steven Spielberg filters J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan through a distinctly 1990s sensibility in Hook. Peter Pan has become Peter Banning (Robin Williams), a 40-year-old mergers and acquisitions lawyer with a permanent scowl on his face and… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 11, 1991
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2000
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The look of Hook is lively indeed but Steven Spielberg directs on autopilot here, giving in too quickly to his sentimental, syrupy qualities.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

Hook is overwhelmed by a screenplay heavy with complicated exposition, by what are, in effect, big busy nonsinging, nondancing production numbers and some contemporary cant about rearing children and the high price paid for success.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The exposition is so underlined and re-underlined, you could teach yourself to fly waiting for something to happen.

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Luke Y. Thompson
The Robot's Voice

In the end, Hook isn't great or terrible, but it's both - a film that has some wonderful moments, and some really awful ones

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

No matter how much cash Hook earns, it will take more than pixie dust to fly this overstuffed package into our dreams.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here we get the uncanny suspicion that Hook was written and directed according to the famous recipe of the country preacher who told the folks what he was going to tell them, told them, and then told them what he had told them.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

You just have to appreciate its creative angle toward Peter Pan and his world.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Big, splashy, energetic, one-size-fits-all Hollywood entertainment.

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Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

Given the inherent importance of children to the Peter Pan universe, it's near fatal that Hook has so many terrible child roles.

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

A clumsy mishmash of a comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
Lucas Martins
The only movie about Peter Pan that I liked.
KJ Proulx
A film solely made for children with very little adult substance to sustain it's tedious 142 minute running time. I will say that Robin Williams and all… More
Jim Careter
I hated this movie, ruined Peter Pan for me, if you haven't seen it, I beg you to not ever see it, Spielbergs worst of al time in my opinion.
Melvin White
Wendy Darling: So, Peter, you've become a pirate. "What if Peter Pan grew up?" Hook was one of the many movies I remember vividly from my… More
Alex roy
In every persons childhood there always was that film you loved above every other, and there has been a few favorite films during your childhood. Hook is not… More