Pan
Pan (2015)

The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 9, 2015
DVD Release Date: December 22, 2015
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Critic Score
27%
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pan finds a few bursts of magic in its prequel treatment of classic characters, though not enough to offset the rushed plot and shrill, CGI-fueled action.

David Sims
The Atlantic

If Pan's screenplay is a lesson in anything, it's that most beloved stories don't require a whole cinematic universe to go along with them.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

The very idea behind Pan is ill-conceived. Who wants a prequel to Peter Pan?

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Paul Whitington
Irish Independent

Frenetic, muddled and hopelessly encumbered with meaningless special effects, Pan is chaotic, a bit of a mess.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The most cheering surprise of the season is "Pan."

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Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

Tasked to come up with any sort of backstory to get us to the flying and the crowing and the Lost Boys and the never growing up, Pan goes with what has become default fantasy template No. 1.

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Becky Suter
TheShiznit.co.uk

Creating a gritty backstory for a 12-year-old can't have been easy, but director Joe Wright pulls it off with great aplomb, making it one of the most entertaining visits to Neverland so far.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The film fulfills its limited mandate of providing fast-paced adventure and some nice eye candy without adding anything memorable to the tale of The Boy Who Can Fly.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This joyless, juiceless Pan is a theme-park ride from hell.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Blackbeard shouts, 'You shall be rewarded with confectionary!' Kids love confectionary more than life. That doesn't mean it's good for them. 'Pan' is cinematic confectionary.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Joe Wright's Pan sails in shallow waters. There isn't much meat on this 105 minute bone. The plot details are simplified, which is acceptable, but… More
Nicki Marie
Dragged along to this under severe protest. What the actual f. How is it set in the 40's/50's era, yet there is a magical pirate ship singalong to… More
Nate Zoebl
Reminiscent of the Patton Oswalt bit concerning The Phantom Menace, often fans really need the "before" when it concerns the characters they love; did… More
Dann Michalski
An unbelievably atrocious bastardization of J.M. Barrie's beloved tale, Pan is wretchedly awful. There's a seed of good idea here, with Peter and… More
Kevin M. Williams
It's big and rollicking and loud. And meant for kids, which justifies its quick pacing with not a lot of time spent "getting to know you". A big,… More
Joshua Sheetz
Pan was a movie that was neither wanted nor needed. And judging from its domestic commercial failure, it was one that few bothered to see. So is Pan the nadir… More