Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Critics Consensus

Gone is Depp's unpredictability and much of the humor and originality of the first movie.



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Captain Jack Sparrow is caught up in another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. Although the curse of the Black Pearl has been lifted, an even more terrifying threat looms over its captain and scurvy crew: it turns out that Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones, Ruler of the Ocean Depths, who captains the ghostly Flying Dutchman, which no other ship can match in speed and stealth. Unless the ever-crafty Jack figures a cunning way out of this Faustian pact, he will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation in the service of Jones. This startling development interrupts the wedding plans of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who once again find themselves thrust into Jack's misadventures, leading to escalating confrontations with sea monsters, very unfriendly islanders, flamboyant soothsayer Tia Dalma and even the mysterious appearance of Will's long-lost father, Bootstrap Bill. Meanwhile, ruthless pirate hunter Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company sets his sights on retrieving the fabled "Dead Man's Chest." According to legend, whoever possesses the Dead Man's Chest gains control of Davy Jones, and Beckett intends to use this awesome power to destroy every last Pirate of the Caribbean once and for all. For times are changing on the high seas, with businessmen and bureaucrats becoming the true pirates--and freewheeling, fun-loving buccaneers like Jack and his crew threatened with extinction.

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Johnny Depp
as Jack Sparrow
Orlando Bloom
as Will Turner
Keira Knightley
as Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport
as Norrington
Bill Nighy
as Davy Jones
Geoffrey Rush
as Captain Barbossa
Jonathan Pryce
as Gov. Weatherby Swann
Stellan Skarsgard
as Bootstrap Bill
Tom Hollander
as Cutler Beckett
David Schofield
as Mr. Mercer
Alex Norton
as Captain Bellamy
Lauren Maher
as Scarlett
Nej Adamson
as Short Sailor
Jimmy Roussounis
as Large Sailor
Moray Treadwell
as Sunburned Sailor
Naomie Harris
as Tia Dalma
Jim Cody Williams
as Fisherman (Montage)
Luke de Woolfson
as Frightened Sailor
Derrick O'Connor
as Very Old Man
Michael Miranda
as Cannibal Warrior
Gerry O'Brien
as Irish Man
Dermot Keaney
as Maccus/Dutchman
Israel Adurama
as Crippled Man
Clive Ashborn
as Koleniko/Dutchman
Neil Panlasigui
as Cannibal Boy
Max Baker
as Burser/Edinburgh
Steven Spiers
as Quartermaster/Edinburgh
Winston Ellis
as Palifico/Dutchman
Steven Speirs
as Quartermaster/Edinburgh
Andy Beckwith
as Clanker/Dutchman
Jonathan Linsley
as Ogilvey/Dutchman
Brett Sylver
as Shrimper's Brother
Simon Meacock
as Chaplain
David Sterne
as Edinburgh Cook
Barry McEvoy
as Carruthers Guard
Michael Enright
as Deckhand/Edinburgh
David Zahedian
as Turkish Guard No. 2
Faouzi Brahimi
as Turkish Guard No. 3
Jonathan Limbo
as Torch Native
Alex Cong
as Native Bridge Guard
David Keyes
as Scuttled Ship Helmsman
Ho-Kwan Tse
as Ho-Kwan
Reggie Lee
as Headless
Stephen Ananicz
as Black Pearl Pirate
John Mackey
as Turkish Prisoner
Natsuko Ohama
as Cannibal Woman
Josie Dapar
as Cannibal Woman
Spider Madison
as Turkish Prison
Neil D'Monte
as Drunken Cantina Pirate
Bud Mathis
as Turkis Prisoner
Jason Kakebeen
as Greenbeard
Marco Kahn
as Turkish Guard
James S. Levine
as Pirate Musician
Cory Montgomery
as Tortuga Pirate
Georges Trillat
as Skinny Man
Ho-Kwan Nse
as Ho-Kwan
Israel Aduramo
as Crippled Man
Chris Reid
as Sailor
Christopher S. Capp
as Parrot Voice
Matthew Bowyer
as Sailor/Edinburgh
Tegan Summer
as Jamaican Pirate
Gerardo Reyes
as Tearlach
Robbie Gee
as Shrimper (Montage)
Christopher Adamson
as Jimmy Legs/Dutchman
Fred Toft
as Quartetto
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Critic Reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

All Critics (222) | Top Critics (49)

  • The result is an overproduced movie that tries so strenuously hard to be "fun" that it's a chore to sit through. For all its razzle-dazzle production values, the story itself feels cluttered, hard to follow and hard to care about

    Mar 14, 2018 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Top Critic
  • The new plot has all the appeal of a seaweed sandwich, being dark, salty, and indigestible.

    Jul 17, 2006
  • Lumpen direction, lousy writing and pouting performances aside, the worst thing about Dead Man's Chest is its interminable length.

    Jul 15, 2006 | Full Review…

    Mark Kermode

    Top Critic
  • It ought to sink from the weight of the cargo, but it's buoyed by another high-wire performance from Depp.

    Jul 8, 2006 | Rating: A-
  • This second film is pretty much all thrills, special effects and nonstop action -- but with virtually no cohesive or compelling story line.

    Jul 7, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 'Complications arose, ensued, were overcome,' Jack says at one point. Not entirely, but Dead Man's Chest is worth weighing anchor for, regardless.

    Jul 7, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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