Steven Spielberg (1991)

U Certificate
Thu 3 Aug 5:55pm - 9pm Sony Movie Channel
See Repeats
Thu 3 Aug, 6:55pm - 10pm Sony Movie Channel +1
Sat 5 Aug, 2:40pm - 5:05pm Sky Cinema Family
Sat 5 Aug, 3:05pm - 6:10pm Sony Movie Channel
Sat 5 Aug, 4:05pm - 7:10pm Sony Movie Channel +1
Sun 6 Aug, 4:30am - 7am Sky Cinema Family
Sun 6 Aug, 9:10am - 12:20pm Sony Movie Channel
Sun 6 Aug, 10:10am - 1:20pm Sony Movie Channel +1


Our Score
Purists will shudder at what Steven Spielberg has done to JM Barrie's classic tale here, but their protests are likely to be ignored by those children who prefer old-fashioned derring-do to be brightened up with some 1990s trimmings. In this take on Peter Pan, Robin Williams plays the grown-up Peter, a ruthless business pirate who has no time for his family and no memory of his magical past. That changes, however, when his children are kidnapped and he gets a visit from Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts). As good as Williams is, the film is stolen by an almost unrecognisable Dustin Hoffman, whose Hook is suitably pantomimic (he is said to have modelled his performance partly on the larger-than-life screen image of Terry-Thomas) yet oddly sympathetic, a villain lost without his nemesis. The scenes between him and Bob Hoskins as Smee are a delight and, although the sentimentality gets a little sticky at times, this remains rousing entertainment.


Peter Pan, who has finally grown up and is now a married lawyer with a family of his own, is whisked away by Tinkerbell to Neverland, where he must learn to fly again if he is to save his children from the clutches of Captain Hook. Steven Spielberg's fantasy adventure, with Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith.

Cast & Crew

Peter Banning/Peter Pan Robin Williams
Capt James Hook Dustin Hoffman
Tinkerbell Julia Roberts
Granny Wendy Maggie Smith
Smee Bob Hoskins
Young Wendy Gwyneth Paltrow
Moira Banning Caroline Goodall
Jack Charlie Korsmo
Liza Laurel Cronin
Insp Good Phil Collins
Gutless Glenn Close
Director Steven Spielberg
see more

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia PicturesGuidance: Edited for flashing images. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray