Parents' Guide to

Peter Pan (2003)

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Charming live-action tale has intense peril, some violence.

Movie PG 2003 100 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 13+

Violent and disturbing

My 8 year-old boy was so disturbed by the first hour of this film, we had to turn it off. Even I was disturbed. There is a scene where Hook shoots a man point blank in the chest. You see a bloody hole i the man's chest afterward. He had nightmares for days. Really, what are they thinking when they make a film like this for kids?? Not at all appropriate.

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Too much violence
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age 7+

Lovely,(fall in love)

I love this movie since I can remember, it was so amazing,entertaining, I loved how magical everything was, I am a grown up girl wishing to meet my Peter pan, Peter Pan has always been my crush since the first time I saw him on that film he is, just wow he is my type, my preferred personality he has everything I wish in a guy. Anyways, I love this film I really recommend if u want to dream again about magic and love I rrallu recommend I love this I don't have other words to explain hoe much thia movie means to me, Peter Pan visit me one day lol, I want to know u....

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (34):

Director/screenwriter P.J. Hogan's sumptuously beautiful retelling of the classic story maintains its timeless charm. The production design is simply gorgeous, with exquisite period detail. Even state-of-the-art special effects like flying and computer graphics are consistently conceived and gratifyingly believable. The jarring notes are Peter's (unforgivably) American accent and some anachronistic-sounding music. Ludivine Sagnier does her best as Tinkerbell, but the fairy is probably best portrayed as a spot of light.

Some Pan lovers will object to some gentle tweaking of the story. But it's not so much to be politically correct or bring it up to date as it is to remove any distractions from what in today's view would be seen as sexism.

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