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Based on 38 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Rolling Stone
Glorious entertainment.
80
Newsweek
Mingling reality and fantasy, Forster has given us a luminous, touching meditation on life and art.
80
A rewarding piece of filmmaking that has all the makings of a classic weepie.
80
Variety
An impeccably made and genuinely moving account of how Scottish author J.M. Barrie came to write "Peter Pan."
75
Entertainment Weekly
Depp portrays a fellow who is openly gentle to the core, and the actor just about wraps the movie around his lilting delivery and quiescent gaze.
75
ReelViews
Compelling and life-affirming.
70
Chicago Reader
The plays and amusements the boys put on--by far the most successfully magical scenes in the movie--inspire Barrie to create his great work, "Peter Pan."
50
Village Voice
Depp and Highmore's final scene together strikes a muted blow of desolation -- bottomless but just bearable -- that Forster rather bravely lets stand as the last word on all the fanciful solace that Barrieland had to offer.
40
Finding Neverland takes a big, brave leap and lands splat on the sidewalk.
40
The A.V. Club
Forster's movie doesn't want to grow up, but it doesn't seem to understand childhood, either. For a film about the life-affirming power of imagination, Finding Neverland displays precious little of its own.

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