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The Pirates! Band of Misfits Reviews

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Jeff Beck

It's got great vocal talent and well-done animation, but it proves once again that the story is the key ingredient.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 15, 2012
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

This is the first time I've gone to an Aardman film and left feeling that there wasn't anything in it for me.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 22, 2012
Jody Mitori
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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This pirate tale is a misguided adventure that doesn't fully set sail.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 27, 2012
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 27, 2012
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

The film is content as it is to run clever one-liners and 19th-century pop-cultural references into the same comedic whirlpool.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

"Pirates" plays like a fussy film made by fussy little fussbudgets, clever chaps all wrapped up with making perfect Plasticine trees, but who lose track of the forest - the funny movie that is supposed to be animated around all this detail.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2012
Simon Foster

At best a picturesque pantomime, it is ultimately a plodding pastiche that represents a whole lot of effort for very little return.

Full Review Source: Screen-Space

April 29, 2012
Anders Wotzke

Forget the rum; it's the fun that's running dry in Aardman Animation's The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 9, 2012
Mike Scott

While it looks nice, it ends up being more "meh" than "arrr."

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2/5

April 27, 2012
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

For all its posturing (it's based on the books by Gideon Defoe, who also wrote the script) and visual Úlan, Pirates never really raises anchor.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2012
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

I wish I could call the plot about a dodo bird 'whimsical,' but there just wasn't enough laughs from these 'Pirates.'

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 5/10

April 29, 2012
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

There's not a lot of wit involved. And the film, despite its 88 minute running time, seems to run out of puff early on.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 4, 2012
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... enough amusing throwaway gags to keep us entertained.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 17, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

After 30 minutes you start to hanker for Wallace and Gromit.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 29, 2012
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is one of the few times I watched something from Aardman and found myself watching the clock...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

February 19, 2013
Matt Pais

Offers fewer innuendos about 'sparkling booty' than might be found in an American animated effort or a Kim Kardashian mall appearance. [Still], my timbers remain unshivered.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 26, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The filmmakers have said they are already dreaming up a sequel. They needn't hurry. Whatever treasures these pirates have are well buried.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

April 28, 2012
Jackie K. Cooper

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 Source: | Original Score: 5/10

May 4, 2012
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

While the movie manages to retain a unique feeling, The Pirates! Band of Misfits still loses much of its unruly spirit as the plot continues in earnest.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 26, 2012
Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star

As it races frantically to its conclusion, "Pirates" becomes more mean-spirited than funny, undermining any attempts at a positive message about loyalty and friendship.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2/4

April 26, 2012
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
April 27, 2012
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