The Pirates! Band of Misfits Reviews

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John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
June 30, 2013
Funny for families of all ages, this animated comedy is a rare and delightful treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 19, 2013
This is one of the few times I watched something from Aardman and found myself watching the clock...
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
January 7, 2013
This is a good Aardman Animations feature, from a studio that's proved itself capable of being better than good.
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 7, 2013
The Pirates! Band of Misfits is cinematic booty that shines like gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
January 7, 2013
The Pirates! is the first truly great animated film of the year: a painstakingly-modelled laugh riot that boggles the mind while tickling the funnybone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 15, 2012
It's got great vocal talent and well-done animation, but it proves once again that the story is the key ingredient.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
A rollicking good time that offers enough broad comedy mixed with more cerebral sight gags to ensure this will be a family favourite for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 12, 2012
It's full of jokes for adults that will fly right over kids' heads, but retains just enough plot conflict and slapstick to keep younger audiences involved as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 27, 2012
The Aardman folks might not have created a pirate film to rival the big screen's best, but they've created a subtle parody of pirate movies that's well worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 25, 2012
Yes, the film feels childish, but in the best possible way.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
May 24, 2012
There's comic treasure in this animated feature
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 17, 2012
... enough amusing throwaway gags to keep us entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
May 16, 2012
The Pirates! Band of Misfits deserves two doubloons up. It shivered me funny bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
May 12, 2012
The fun, infectious tone is set early on and never peters out. The humor is kind of like Monty Python for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 11, 2012
Droll and charming, and will probably appeal more to fans of Monty Python and 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' than to young kids...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
May 10, 2012
This is a very funny, very good looking movie getting lost in the fray.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 10, 2012
Warning to all ye who enter: drollery, Pythonesque absurdity, and some smartly silly swashbuckling with history ahead. The dark corners of wooden ships and buildings ground the zaniness in Victorian atmosphere, so even modern jokes sail smoothly along.
Top Critic
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
May 7, 2012
The action is beautifully staged, delightful, and exciting.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 4, 2012
The best laughs come around the fringes, with great throwaway gags and Grant's usual self-deprecating way with dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
May 4, 2012
A few funny lines and a great vocal turn by Hugh Grant. All else is unexciting. Can't see the kids going wild over this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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