Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Reviews

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
August 14, 2006
It's a bloated, unstructured, overly long conquest of style over substance. Yet it can't be faulted for its effort to give its fans a booty of eye-candy, dashing action sequences, and enough tongue-in-cheek humor to make even cynics smile.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
August 11, 2006
Fantasía desbordante que saciará los apetitos visuales más exigentes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
July 28, 2006
I'd give a much stronger recommendation for going back and watching "Curse of the Black Pearl" again.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michael Clawson
West Valley View
July 27, 2006
Ahoy, no ending off the port bow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 25, 2006
A complete let down after an amazing predecessor.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 24, 2006
Still a lot of fun, has lots of action and adds some depth to the overall story, but it's also bloated and ends far too suddenly.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
July 22, 2006
A rollicking ride that keeps the audience coming back for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 22, 2006
Just think of Dead Man's Chest as a double feature without a break in the middle and hope that your theater seat is plenty comfortable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
July 22, 2006
It's all a bit much, yes, a bit exhausting, that's true, but then why on Earth would anyone expect otherwise?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 21, 2006
Es el mejor ejemplo de lo que debe ser el cine de verano: Divertido, espectacular y entrañable al mismo tiempo. Junto con Superman Regresa, es de esos trabajos que nos recuerdan que el cine es, y debe seguir siendo, una fábrica de sueños.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
July 21, 2006
Bereft of both joy and humor, it's dark and dank with unappealing cinematography and sets.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
July 21, 2006
It's every bit as terrific as the inaugural film, occasionally surpassing it with mind-boggling, spectacularly choreographed action set pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 19, 2006
Apesar de claramente motivada por interesses financeiros, esta continuação é uma aventura deliciosamente divertida que faz jus ao original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
July 19, 2006
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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 19, 2006
Pirates 2 is everything we prayed to God it wouldn't be: dull, humorless, long, languid, effects-driven, boorish, and yawn-inducing. Other than that it's excellent!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 18, 2006
It seems like half a movie that is twice as long as a normal movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 18, 2006
Verbinski's pacing of action appears to use every available take of cannons firing and pirates being thrown around deck, until any attempted tension is nullified by boredom.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 18, 2006
This is strictly popcorn fare, only this time around the popcorn has grown a little stale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 18, 2006
Much more than the last film, this one returns to the franchise origins as an amusement park ride. This time this film is darker--both literally and figuratively.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
July 17, 2006
The new plot has all the appeal of a seaweed sandwich, being dark, salty, and indigestible.
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