Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Reviews

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July 6, 2006
It's like an amusement park excursion where the entry fee is so high you feel compelled to stay until you get a stomachache to get your money's worth.
July 6, 2006
It's too long, unnecessarily complicated and often silly, but Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is still the purest popcorn entertainment of the summer.
July 6, 2006
The director, Gore Verbinski, has grown more adept at Spielberg-style action, in which the fun is as much in the elegance of the staging as the stunts.
July 6, 2006
This chest is overfilled with exposition and physical comedy, without a doubloon's worth of the scary suspense that made the laughs in the first one such brilliant comic relief.
July 6, 2006
Rum, monotony and the lash.
July 6, 2006
When you find out at the end that what you've just seen is merely the overture to yet another sequel, you can't help wondering what more can be extracted from this franchise. Gold, me hearties, more gold!
July 6, 2006
Here's the movie to put the giddy back in the giddy-ap of summer.
July 6, 2006
The Curse of the Black Pearl, this second installment in the promised trilogy (Parts 2 & 3 were shot concurrently) lacks the swash and buckle of the original. And then some.
July 6, 2006
This is the most satisfying big-screen excuse for overpriced popcorn so far this summer.
July 6, 2006
I was worn down by the excess.
July 6, 2006
In essence, Dead Man's Chest gives us an opportunity to join old friends on a new adventure that isn't substantially different from the old one.
July 6, 2006
It's the triumphant rogue in Depp that keeps this pirate ship afloat and actually makes the third voyage (coming next summer) a trip worth booking.
July 6, 2006
It's an amalgam of many of the modern cinema's worst tendencies and modern filmmaking's most unfortunate misconceptions. The film has an epic scale without an epic story, epic characters, epic ideas or epic emotions.
July 6, 2006
This installment in the trilogy feels more like filler between the first and the last episodes, and with no obvious story to tell, it remains mired in the horse latitudes of whimsy.
July 6, 2006
A goofball riff on the pirate-movie genre, this sequel is as insubstantial as popcorn -- and as delicious.
July 6, 2006
The movie is lopsided, sloppy, too long and absolutely irresistible.
July 6, 2006
It does deliver a combustible combination of ingredients for a summer blockbuster: a cornucopia of action and dazzling effects, some raucous humor and a large dose of Depp's winning charm.
July 6, 2006
This Disney movie isn't a follow-up to the first Pirates of the Caribbean so much as its empty-calorie clone.
July 6, 2006
The dreaded curse of the sequels hits home with a vengeance in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, a noisy and lazy stopgap movie that goes absolutely nowhere and takes 2 1/2 hours to get there.
July 6, 2006
Even more cartoonish than the original film from 2003 -- a difficult feat to achieve -- this second installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, often feels like a live-action version of a Road Runner-Wile E. Coyote extravaganza.
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