100

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Depp and Winslet in particular are, as you might expect, immaculate. I don't think there's another actor alive who can convey the intermingling of gentleness and passion with as much precision as Depp.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Glorious entertainment.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

A rewarding piece of filmmaking that has all the makings of a classic weepie.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Delightful and moving - although fanciful.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The story is told gently and simply without excess sentimentality. It is a welcome departure from more contrived holiday fare.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's a portrait of the artist as Mary Poppins.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Precious and uninsightful but ends beautifully.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Takes liberties with its hero, which is hardly a crime (the real-life Barrie was extremely childlike), but the movie chases after magic with overproduced fantasy sequences, and a feel-good, literalist climax that betrays the very notion of imagination as a force superior to reality.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A sappy excursion to Edwardian days.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.