The Pirates of Penzance Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 24, 2013
The cast is charming, the sets intentionally stagy, and the musical performances fine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
February 23, 2012
Gilbert & Sullivan's durable The Pirates of Penzance has been turned into an elaborate screen musical by basically the same hands responsible for Joseph Papp's smash New York Shakespeare Festival and Broadway stage production, and result is a delight.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
October 14, 2005
Grand operatic fun with dashing Kline and wonderful supporting cast.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 24, 2005
Leach seems utterly mired in the staginess of it all -- a problem exacerbated by his insistence on presenting the film with patently unreal stage settings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
November 11, 2004
Well made musical. Proof that Kline can do ANYTHING!
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
There are too many attempts to single out particular performers when ensemble acting ought to prevail. That doesn't mean the leading players aren't appealing and accomplished, because they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 4, 2003
A delight, beautifully sung by Kline, Ronstadt and Lansbury
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 21, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 13, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 24, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
February 18, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 5, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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