Movie review by Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Clumsy mishmash of a comedy has violence, profanity.

PG 1991 144 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 6+

Slow start but magical finish

My boys and I have been reading Peter Pan, so I decided we'd watch Hook at our sleepover last night. And you know what, I say forget Rotten Tomatoes and its 28% (and the 2 stars here). It's a pretty magical movie. Yes, it's slow to get going, but once they got to Neverland, my boys were *cough* hooked. My 6 yr old, especially, just loved it. And he got it, too. When Peter tells Jack that he was his happy thought, he snuggled so close to me and my heart about burst. ❤️❤️❤️ This review misses the mark. The positive message here is NOT to stay young at heart. It's to enjoy your children (and to let them BE children) while you can because they grow up quickly. And it's a message for kids that even though we parents may get frustrated and angry, they are the most important things in our lives and we would literally do anything for them. It's truly a magical movie for parents to watch with their kids.

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age 8+

Poor cinema, inappropriate content.

A lackluster film regardless of content. Poor screenplay, slow start, poor special effects, adult performances inexplicably worse than those of the children. Content: - poor role models exhibited until the last 15 minutes - glorifies name calling, bullying, potty humor - antagonist conflicted about infidelity - child dies by sword stabbing - scene depicting suicidal ideation with hook holding a gun to his head I’m not one to mind old movies. I think the warnings on Disney films about how culture has changed etc. etc. are often ridiculous. But this movie has aged exceptionally poorly. I watched it with my 8 year old but wouldn’t recommend less than 10, and, honestly, I don’t find a compelling reason to watch it at all.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

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    age 7+
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    Peter Pan

    Stereotypes mar otherwise jaunty Disney adventure classic.

    age 7+

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