Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End


Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

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POTC: AWE provides the thrilling action scenes, but mixes in too many characters with too many incomprehensible plot threads.



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Director Gore Verbinski and the crew set sail once again for this, the third chapter in the swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is hopelessly trapped in Davy Jones' locker after a harrowing encounter with the dreaded Kracken, and now Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) must align themselves with the nefarious Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) if they hold out any hope of saving their old friend from a fate worse than death. The East India Trading Company and its fearsome leader, Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander), have taken control of the ghostly Flying Dutchman and its captain, Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), and now the baleful Admiral Norrington (Jack Davenport) has taken the helm in a relentless bid to destroy every pirate ship in his path and bring the Age of Piracy to a violent close. Meanwhile, Will, Elizabeth, and Captain Barbossa navigate treacherous waters and face bitter betrayal as they set sail to gather the only army that can stand up to Beckett -- The Nine Lords of the Brethren Court. But Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the lords, and as long as he's stuck in Davy Jones' locker, Beckett and his nefarious armada are sure to emerge victorious. There's still hope, however, if the heroic team that includes Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), Pintel (Lee Arenberg), and Ragetti (Mackenzie Crook) can reach exotic Singapore and convince vulpine pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat) to provide them with charts and a ship. But even the powerful Brethren Court may need a bit of help from volatile sea goddess Calypso in order to weather the coming storm. With the entire future of the pirate way at stake, everyone will be forced to choose sides while drifting precariously to the edge of the earth for one final, spectacular battle.

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Johnny Depp
as Captain Jack Sparrow
Geoffrey Rush
as Captain Barbossa
Orlando Bloom
as Will Turner
Keira Knightley
as Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport
as Commodore James Norrington
Kevin McNally
as Joshamee Gibbs
Bill Nighy
as Davy Jones
Jonathan Pryce
as Governor Weatherby Swann
Stellan Skarsgard
as 'Bootstrap' Bill Turner
Bob Elmore
as Executioner
Tom Hollander
as Lord Cutler Beckett
Matthew Wolf
as Endeavor Officer
Naomie Harris
as Tia Dalma
Yun-Fat Chow
as Captain Sao Feng
Keith Richards (II)
as Captain Teague
JB Blanc
as Clerk
Andy Beckwith
as Clacker/Dutchman
Lauren Maher
as Scarlett
Rick Mali
as Pirate
Kimo Keoke
as Pirate
David Prak
as Pirate
Mark Wherry
as Davy Jones Organ Double
Christopher S. Capp
as Parrot Voice
Winston Ellis
as Palifico/Dutchman
Christopher Adamson
as Jimmy Legs/Dutchman
Jonathan Linsley
as Ogilvey/Dutchman
Ghassan Massoud
as Captain Ammand
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
as Captain Jocard
Dominic Scott Kay
as Young Will Turner
Reggie Lee
as Tai Huang
Marshall Manesh
as Sumbhajee
Giles New
as Murtogg
Takayo Fischer
as Mistress Ching
Marcel Iures
as Captain Chevalle
Sergio Calderón
as Captain Vallenueva
James Lancaster
as EITC Agent
Prof. Toru Tanaka
as Tattoo Pirate
Edwin Habacon
as Mushroom Ear
Albert Lee
as Bathhouse Pirate
Tyler Tuione
as Boiler Room Attendant
Greg Ellis
as Officer
Brendyn Bell
as Cabin Boy
Marc Joseph
as Quittance
Chris Symonds
as Two Head No. 1
Michael Symonds
as Two Head No. 2
Humberto Fernandez Tristan
as Vallenueva's Aide
Omid Dialili
as Askay/Pusasn
Lawrence Cummings
as Singing Gallows Pirate
Chris M. Allport
as Singing Gallows Pirate
Jim Raycroft
as Singing Gallows Pirate
Robert Hovencamp
as Singing Gallows Pirate
Geoffrey Alch
as Singing Gallows Pirate
Ned Wertimer
as Singing Gallows Pirate
Samela A. Beasom
as Singing Gallows Pirate
Dermot Keaney
as Maccus/Dutchman
Clive Ashborn
as Koleniko/Dutchman
as Singing Gallows Pirate
Caesar Peters
as Singing Gallows Pirate
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Critic Reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

All Critics (225) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (99) | Rotten (126)

  • Buoyed by luck, comedy and state-of-the-art special effects, it has not only survived the journey intact, it's also washed down its decks, ready for a whole new cycle of movies to begin.

    Jun 30, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Steve Rose

    Top Critic
  • World's End is duller than a Disneyland ride during a power cut.

    Jun 30, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Jamie Russell

    Top Critic
  • The unfunny doppelgängers only remind us, unfortunately, of how formulaic and mechanical this once inspired turn has become.

    Jun 30, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Advice to Johnny Depp fans: enjoy a seafood dinner, skip the beginning, and roll up after half an hour. You won't have missed a thing.

    May 30, 2007 | Full Review…
  • The entire franchise seems on the verge of collapse, propelled to construct ever more grandiose flights of fancy. Without those sequences, there would be nothing there -- but a movie cannot exist on rollick alone.

    May 27, 2007 | Full Review…

    Tom Charity

    Top Critic
  • The plot is not only hard to follow, there seems to be nothing real at stake. Half the characters are already dead, and half the movie seems to involve swordfights with dead people who can't be killed with swords.

    May 25, 2007 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

  • May 26, 2017
    When push comes to shove, the Pirates films are about one thing and one thing only, entertainment. Amidst all of the nonsensical humor and action, I don't know how you wouldn't at least be entertained by what Johnny Depp & company had to offer. At World's End once again doubles down on everything that made the second film ridiculously fun. Except this time the film is a solid 2 hours and 48 minutes long. I guess if you're going to spend 300 million dollars on a film might as well make it lengthy, right? The length and it's convoluted and wandering plot are sure to annoy some viewers (it certainly annoyed me), but there's more than enough to make this another worthy entry in Disney's bankable series. After Beckett and the Navy managed to steal Davy Jones' heart and impose a ban on pirates across the seas, Will, Elizabeth, and Barbossa must form an alliance to find Jack Sparrow and come together for one final battle. There's a lot to like here, including some of the best choreographed and shot action of the entire series. Merely analyzing the final 35 minutes was enough to get my blood flowing. This series has never shied away from going all out with action and escapades, and At World's End is no different. I'm not even sure 50 percent of the films made today look half as good as this film does. However, there are always downsides to relying heavily on the spectacle. As I mentioned with Dead Man's Chest, the spectacle overtook any sort of uniqueness or cleverness to the script that made the first adventure so fresh. Johnny Depp is way past the point of over-the- top, and so is the film. You feel like there's real danger in the first film, but most of that is gone by the supernatural and fantastical elements they bring in here. Nobody expected to see Sparrow sit an entire film out after being eaten by the Kraken last film, but it sure seemed pretty easy to get him back. And when we do get him back, he spends most of his time talking to hallucinated versions of himself that refuse to go away. The plot also tends to always fall back on one member of the crew being either 'missing' or 'captured' by another ship/crew. It gets tiring after a while. I think they set out to make the biggest adventure possible, and you have to give the people involved credit for truly bringing it. But I can completely understand where people get tired of mindless action without much wit and far less charm than the first film had. But hey, I'm still having a blast going back and re-watching some of my childhood favorites. +Spectacle is unmatched +Zimmer's score is epic +Jaw-dropping action -Plot wanders -Lengthy 7.8/10
    Thomas D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2016
    With this disappointing last entry in the original Pirates trilogy once again Jack Sparrow and his crew go to take on Davy Jones and the English to reclaim the seas. Though the film does have moments of greatness it lacks a thero script and gets lost in its muddled characters. The score I think could've been a little higher perhaps a 48%-52% but really a disappointing way to end a trilogy. I would compare it to The Matrix franchise something that once started off fresh ends on a disappointing end.
    Tyler H Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2013
    This third installment is just as long, fixes some of the damages but adds along new ones. At Worlds End improves on its CGI magic but still possesses that dragging story that is just too long and confusing. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 11, 2012
    Self indulgent and often misjudged, but still fun.
    Louis R Super Reviewer

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