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Hook [1991 film] by Steven Spielberg
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Hook [1991 film] (1991)

by Steven Spielberg (Director), Jim V. Hart (Screenwriter), Malia Scotch Marmo (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Dante Basco (Actor), Bruce Cohen (Associate producer), Dustin Hoffman (Actor), Bob Hoskins (Actor), Charlie Korsmo (Actor)4 more, Julia Roberts (Actor), Amber Scott (Actor), Maggie Smith (Actor), Robin Williams (Actor)

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A grown-up Peter Pan returns to Neverland.

Sullen children, a lazy character arc, and a bad sense of humor. It's almost impressive how little fun this movie is, considering the potential. It still has a certain charm, though, especially since it has a clear respect for the source material.

Concept: B
Story: D
Characters: D
Dialog: C
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: C
Music: B

Enjoyment: C

GPA: 1.9/4 ( )
  comfypants | Oct 28, 2015 |
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Steven Spielberg's deeply flawed but sporadically fun and moving update of the Peter Pan legend stars Robin Williams as the grown-up Pan, a corporate-takeover type who must embrace his old identity in order to save his kids from Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman). The stars put on a good show, including Hoffman's read of Hook's hysterical personality, Julia Roberts mini-turn as a tiny Tinker Bell, and Maggie Smith's touching performance as the aged Wendy. The visual contrast between the adult Pan's bustling outside world and the insulated fantasy of Neverland is striking, but Spielberg's ideas about the Lost Boys--politically correct in their ethnic diversity, energetic on skateboards--are contrived and cheapening. On the plus side, the story's theme about adults finding their innocence again through their children is very touching (though some people have found it cloying). If you can look beyond the glaring problems, there's plenty to like here. --Tom Keogh
  schotpot | May 16, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Spielberg, StevenDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hart, Jim V.Screenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Marmo, Malia ScotchScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Basco, DanteActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cohen, BruceAssociate producersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoffman, DustinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoskins, BobActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Korsmo, CharlieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, JuliaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, AmberActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, MaggieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, RobinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com (ISBN 0767836324, DVD)

Steven Spielberg's deeply flawed but sporadically fun and moving update of the Peter Pan legend stars Robin Williams as the grown-up Pan, a corporate-takeover type who must embrace his old identity in order to save his kids from Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman). The stars put on a good show, including Hoffman's read of Hook's hysterical personality, Julia Roberts mini-turn as a tiny Tinker Bell, and Maggie Smith's touching performance as the aged Wendy. The visual contrast between the adult Pan's bustling outside world and the insulated fantasy of Neverland is striking, but Spielberg's ideas about the Lost Boys--politically correct in their ethnic diversity, energetic on skateboards--are contrived and cheapening. On the plus side, the story's theme about adults finding their innocence again through their children is very touching (though some people have found it cloying). If you can look beyond the glaring problems, there's plenty to like here. --Tom Keogh

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:32 -0400)

A high-flying adventure from the magic of Steven Spielberg, Hook stars Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman as the infamous Captain Hook.

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