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2.9
2,326 Ratings

Hook

Directed by Steven Spielberg
United States, 1991
Romance

Synopsis

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, the now adult and soulless workaholic Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit to challenge his old arch nemesis.

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Hook Directed by Steven Spielberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1992 | 5 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Golden Globes (USA)

1992 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1992 | Nominee: Most Promising Actor

Critics reviews

Its merits—of which there are many, despite what practically every critic at the time may have written—are rooted in these career throughlines. I and most everyone I know in my age group consider HOOK a childhood classic; I have only fond memories of Williams’ warm gaze, Hoffman’s Minnelli-esque villain, the whimsical multi-colored paint that replaces both food and weaponry, and, of course, chants of "Rufio! Rufio! Rufio!
June 30, 2017
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Witness a startlingly subversive riff on the joylessness of parenthood. . . . Also funny, utilizing the glorious fast-talking skills of Williams, another Spielberg surrogate, is the verbal swordplay between Peter and the Lost Boys, a smutty rapid-fire duel of real and made-up dirty words.
January 03, 2017
…In Hook [the] sadness works directly against the film’s clear intention to uplift us with a tale of spiritual regeneration, and it set in only some time after I’d seen the film. Before that I hadn’t been convinced by Spielberg’s story, but I was pretty consistently diverted by the movie’s steady onrush of amusements.
December 20, 1991
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