Starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hoskins, Julia Roberts, Maggie Smith
Nostalgic. Wondrous. Bumpy.
Peter Pan (Williams), all grown up and living in America, neglects his children and makes his living as an unscrupulous lawyer. On a visit back to London, Peter comes home to find his children missing and a note left by a Captain Hook. Soon Peter returns to Neverland and tries to remember his time as the remarkable flying boy. Severely flawed, Hook’s story often feels half-baked. Nostalgia, some better moments occasionally, are enough to make the film passable, plus Williams and Hoffman are great, but this is a pretty poor effort from Spielberg who’s usually a master of storytelling and entertainment.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-