Hook

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 26 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 29 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Spielberg and Williams’s go together perfectly

Great film. Although does have some scary scenes.
age 12+

Changed my mind.....

I watched this film a couple of times at least when it was first released with my 4 children (3 of them boys loved the choreographed fighting scenes.) I remembered it as fast paced, adventure but somewhat "violent" for the agegroup they were at the time. This year 2022, I rewatched the film part way and was horrified at some of the sublimal messages and more overt implications of the messages portrayed particularly regarding the violence, mermaid scene, sexual overtones in the relationship between Tinkerbell and Peter (purely inserted, I guess for the adult audience) But most noticeable, and worrying now, this dated film throughout continually reinforces the well-worn gender stereo-types of both characters and themes, something I had totally missed on my first viewings - probably because I was watching whilst my children were young and not able to give my total attnetion! My 3 grandsons will not be viewing this on my watch! +

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Movie Details

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