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Critical mass: Movie review roundup for Oct. 16

Hugh Jackman plays Blackbeard and Levi Miller is Peter in “Pan.”
Hugh Jackman plays Blackbeard and Levi Miller is Peter in “Pan.” THE WASHINGTON POST

Pan (PG-13)

Directed by: Joe Wright

Starring: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Garrett Hedlund

The pitch: A young boy is taken from a British orphanage and whisked away to a magical land where a pirate uses forced labor to find Pixie dust.

The formula: Fly toward moments from “Peter Pan.” Sprinkle some pixie dust on “The Boy from Oz.” Take a trip to the Neverland of “Hook.”

Go see it: If you want to see Hugh Jackman in a very different role.

Don’t go see it: If you feel like you know the story of Peter Pan.

Confusing: You may have seen a lot of versions of the Peter Pan story but none have depicted Capt. Hook as a cowboy like this version.

Critics’ choices

Numbers indicate stars

Fresno Bee

Ent. Weekly

N.Y. Times

L.A. Times

S.F. Chro

Ant-Man

2 1/2

3

2

3

3

Black Mass

4

3

2 1/2

3 1/2

3 1/2

Hotel

Transylvania 2

3

2 1/2

2 1/2

3

3

Pan

2 1/2

1 1/2

2

3

3

The Walk

2 1/2

3 1/2

3

1 1/2

1

The Visit

0

3

2

1

1

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