Rip-roaring fun for kids who don't mind skeletons.
| Original Score: 4/5
Entertaining, exciting, and engrossing with a genuine feel of adventure along with excellent performances...
It's just a lot of fun.
one of the all time greatest adventure flicks
| Original Score: 5/5
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Here -- in a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced high-seas adventure that incorporates roaring cannons, oddball comedy, a love story and more than a touch of the supernatural -- Depp unleashes his theatrical bravado. He's hilarious.
The whole feature film is one giant ride -- which considering its origins is perhaps to be expected. ... Depp gives his loosest and looniest performance yet -- and it is spectacular.
| Original Score: A-
Depp invests this overfed, action-tractioned swashbuckler with a voluptuous wit and spry spontaneity it surely doesn't deserve.
Pirates of the Caribbean is exactly what you look for in a summer blockbuster, all while delivering a much-needed overhaul to the classic pirate flicks of the golden years.
Depp's highly strange, oddly magnetic, and irresistibly entertaining performance energizes the overextended, two-hour-plus proceedings.
| Original Score: 3/4
It echoes the ambition, mischief, boyish glee, and whimsical wit of 80s adventure films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins, The Goonies, and The Princess Bride....
| Original Score: B+
Tthe real surprise here is how strong the writing holds up.
Comes close to recreating some of the bigger-than-life wonder that we experience at the movies in our childhood. Depp is a fey, hilarious wonder.
May cause you to sing "Yo, ho-ho and a bottle of rum" and shout phrases such as "Tie the scurvy dogs to the yardarm" just for the fun of it.
It's a rare thing when I come out of a movie theater these days saying the words, 'Geez, I hope they do a sequel to this thing.'
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Depp is wonderful here, and Sparrrow is the best creation of the movie year.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
| Original Score: 3/5
...Full of colorful visuals, amazing special effects, and plenty of silly fun for the whole family.
Both kids and adults will thoroughly enjoy this movie. It's a lot of fun and well worth checking out. I highly recommend checking it out on the big screen.
| Original Score: 9/10