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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

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Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 33
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 20

This Veggietale should please the youngest crowds, but the silly script will tire the more discerning viewer.

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Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 7

This Veggietale should please the youngest crowds, but the silly script will tire the more discerning viewer.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 79,406

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Garrrrr! Working at the Pieces of Ate Dinner Theater is less than exciting when you're a busboy. For three moping misfits--Elliot, Sedgewick and George (Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape)--all they dream of is the day when they can ditch their dishrags and take stage to star in the big pirate show. But with Elliot's timidity, Sedgewick's laziness and George's lack of self-confidence, it seems as if the day to prove who they really are will never come. Things are about to change when a

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Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family

Phil Vischer

Oct 14, 2008

$12.7M

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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (20)

It's full of mild goofiness and equally mild messages about believing in yourself. It's all good-natured enough. It just isn't actually good.

January 12, 2008 Full Review Source: AV Club
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The trio learns that heroes come in all sizes, hardly a revelation to audiences of any age.

January 11, 2008 Full Review Source: USA Today
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This is no savvy Toy Story. It's a boilerplate plot like one you might find in any morning cartoon.

January 11, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Times
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I've seen more exciting no-smoking announcements in theaters.

January 11, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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Aside from the fun musical scenes, the script is pretty lackluster, and the animation could generously be described as old-fashioned.

January 11, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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A gentle adventure-comedy that sails a heroes' journey so straight and true that Joseph Campbell would smile.

January 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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While the movie is harmless, it lacks a certain spark to be really entertaining. Lots of the jokes are flat and obvious, without being awful.

August 22, 2008 Full Review
Sin Magazine

Not only did I want to go to sleep the entire time, but I wouldn't watch this movie again if you told me my life depended on it.

May 17, 2008 Full Review Source: BDK Reviews | Comments (2)
BDK Reviews

Ahoy! There be decent family fare among the January junk seas!

February 24, 2008 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

As I wasn't expecting much, I must say that Pirates doesn't disappoint.

February 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

...harmless fun for small kids...

January 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Young children appreciate all the bouncing shapes and bright colors (speaking of which, you might wonder why Robert the Terrible is a darker shade of green than any of his relatives), but anyone over six will be bored early and often.

January 17, 2008 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

I kept hoping someone would arrive on the scene with a Veg-O-Matic and put a stop to it.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Like steamed veggies: Good for you, but bland.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The notion of no arms, especially when they're sword fighting and the swords just sort of float in front of their bodies, seems like a long way to go to establish unique cartoon characters.

January 14, 2008

While there's adventure and clever gags... I could have done with a little more silliness and some more songs like 'The Hairbrush Song' and 'Bellybutton.'

January 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects
Film School Rejects

The colorful but limited animation can seem static on the big screen, but the gentle humor and equally gentle lessons will appeal to younger children and long-time fans.

January 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Beliefnet
Beliefnet

Will probably bring more tiny buccaneers into the VeggieTales fold, but some adult viewers may feel like walking the plank before the film is over.

January 12, 2008 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

I have to admit that this animated VeggieTales endeavor is far more entertaining and artistically competent than anything offered in the last two Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

January 11, 2008 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

It's a much better film than the last big-screen Veggie outing, with good-looking character design, catchy songs, a wisecracking script and more skillfully disguised messages.

January 11, 2008 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Comment (1)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Audience Reviews for The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie

good fun for childeren, but lets be honest, the only thing keeping people watching is the pirates and THE GIANT FREAKING ROBOT DRAGON
February 7, 2011
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Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

Its a great time for the kids, but thats about it.
May 18, 2014
Bradley Wright

Super Reviewer

It's "Galaxy Quest," but with salad. More than a little surreal, and slightly snarky.
January 11, 2008
wbgoose13

Super Reviewer

good stuff... very funny... very well done, great story, lots of funny moments, good morals and character...
September 13, 2008
jayrunham

Super Reviewer

    1. Sedgewick: Could be worse, I could be eaten by something I don't like.
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