Writer J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) befriends a widow (Kate Winslet) and her four sons who inspire him to create the character Peter Pan.
" You're expected to weep, and perhaps you will weep. But if you do, it's not likely that you'll respect yourself in the morning. "
" Depp is a charm. He becomes his own, subtly compelling Barrie. "
" We can always see the frightened little boy in the man, and the importance of the role that make-believe plays in a world often too eager to tell us to accept things as they are instead of urging us to remake them by dreaming of how they could be. "
" Watchable and passably engaging. "
" It's a mild pleasure to watch. "
" The movie is one long snooze, until the finish leaves half the audience glowing and in tears. "
" I'd rank it as one of the best films of the year. "
" Finding Neverland is not exactly the way it happened, but this is a movie with a higher truth, one we need to believe in. And you will believe. You will. "
" It's harmless cotton candy with pleasant turn-of-the-century decor, but I admit the Disney ambiance eventually wore me out and I spent a lot of time looking at my watch. "
" The verities are about the ways imagination is craved and curtailed by loved ones and by society. "
" There isn't much that's less interesting to watch Johnny Depp do than bring a quiet and steady decency to anything. "
" For the most part, Forster peeks inside the creative process, presenting us with scenes that are sweetly realized and often touching. "
" Good taste runs amok. The movie is careful to offend no one, which, in a more dramatically told film might not be as irritating. "
" Infused by an awkward decorum; the kind that descends on a gathering dominated by an unmentioned death or transgression. "
" It's a reminder that a sense of play is at the heart of every play -- at the heart of every artistic endeavor, for that matter -- and yet life is more than just a playground. "
" If it didn't have Johnny Depp as its star, Finding Neverland would barely pass muster as an average PBS Masterpiece Theatre entry. "
" For Depp, Finding Neverland is the latest in an extraordinary series of performances. "
" Guided by Depp's gentle performance, Winslet's wistfulness and Macdonald's intense Pan, Finding Neverland will send you out of the theater crying and saying, 'I do believe!' "
" Pretty as a Victorian candy box and gentle as a sleeping child's breath, Finding Neverland is a small treasure of a film. "
" Some things are worth causing a lump in your throat. Finding Neverland is one of them. "
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