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

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2008
Ahoy! There be decent family fare among the January junk seas!
| Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 17, 2008
...harmless fun for small kids...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
January 15, 2008
Like steamed veggies: Good for you, but bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
January 13, 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.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
January 12, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 11, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
January 11, 2008
A gentle adventure-comedy that sails a heroes' journey so straight and true that Joseph Campbell would smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Luke Sader
Hollywood Reporter
January 11, 2008
Pirates scores with adventure, humor and a morality tale rather than a standard biblical message.
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
January 11, 2008
Imparts the Bible-inspired storytelling parents and kids have come to expect from VeggieTales in a less obvious but as-fun-as-always package
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Justin Chang
Variety
January 10, 2008
This second bigscreen adventure from the popular VeggieTales franchise should easily win over tots with its reliable menu of silly songs, easily digestible morals and wholesome (if not always fresh) produce-based characters.
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John Anderson
Washington Post
January 10, 2008
Clever enough to keep adults entertained, even if the story is something of an antique.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 10, 2008
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything has just enough unassuming cleverness to keep you from checking your watch while the little people in your company get wrapped up in the color and clamor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
January 10, 2008
The film offers plenty of kid-level humor (as well as a few references adults will pick up on), a decent story and, as you might guess, a positive message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 22, 2008
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
May 17, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
February 1, 2008
As I wasn't expecting much, I must say that Pirates doesn't disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
January 17, 2008
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.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 15, 2008
I kept hoping someone would arrive on the scene with a Veg-O-Matic and put a stop to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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