Peter Pan Live! (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

Peter Pan Live! (2014)



Critic Consensus: Allison Williams and company do their best, but no amount of clapping or pixie dust can keep Peter Pan Live! afloat.

Movie Info

Preparing to sprinkle fairy dust across America, NBC presents a bold new LIVE television production of the classic Broadway musical that will gather friends, families and anyone who refuses to ever grow up. Following in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful The Sound of Music LIVE! - which drew over 18 million viewers - comes this musical masterpiece that tells the beloved story of Peter Pan, the mischievous little boy who ran away to Neverland. Get ready for show-stopping stars, stunning costumes, extravagant sets and delightful music that will have everyone in your home singing along.


Critic Reviews for Peter Pan Live!

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12)

The nostalgia doesn't quite convey, no matter how hard one claps for a computer-generated, Lunesta butterfly-like Tinker Bell. Old musicals tend to run long and come across as strangely convoluted.

December 5, 2014 | Full Review…

The character of Peter Pan will clearly survive this live event, but it remains to be seen if NBC's lacklustre Peter Pan Live! killed off the network's brave experiment in live theatre.

December 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Much of Peter Pan Live! was lovely and entertaining, and tearing it apart seems mean-spirited, because having a live (live!) musical on television in 2014 is such a remarkable thing.

December 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Unlike Martin, she's [Allison Williams] available. And unlike Underwood, she can act -- which is a major improvement, and one that allows Peter Pan to be counted as a success.

December 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Ms. Williams convincingly pulled off a British accent and was, all in all, a confident, lively and suitably impudent Peter Pan.

December 5, 2014 | Full Review…

That crocodile, which appeared to be played half by CGI robots and half by an actor in a lycra body suit, was the trough of the show's oscillation between earnest musical theater and all-out insanity.

December 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Peter Pan Live!

Incredibly embarrassing effort from Christopher Walken who looked so much like he was reading from cue cards that the off-rhythm performance couldn't be chocked up to his usually characteristic insouciance. Allison Williams is beautiful and fit with a crystal clear singing voice to boot, but she didn't really bring much to the character of Peter Pan. She wasn't particularly funny, bold, boyish, or anything - just an adult woman speaking and singing the lines of a teenage boy. Broadway star Kelli O'Hara as Mrs. Darling and Taylor Louderman as Wendy were the highlights. I know the point of Peter Pan is to never let go of that wonder and curiosity you had as a child, but the mothering theme is so awkward. Wendy's bending over backwards here for this boy who hardly knows she exists as a romantic interest. Are all men essentially looking to marry their mothers? Do all women grow up to be mothers? Is it kosher to send your daughter off to "mother" this perpetual boy you once crushed on?

Alice Shen
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