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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales proves that neither a change in directors nor an undead Javier Bardem is enough to drain this sinking franchise's murky bilge.

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Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

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Cast

Johnny Depp
as Capt. Jack Sparrow
Orlando Bloom
as Will Turner
Kaya Scodelario
as Carina Smyth
Javier Bardem
as Capt. Salazar
Geoffrey Rush
as Barbossa
David Wenham
as Scarfield
Mahesh Jadu
as Spanish Soldier
Adam Brown
as Cremble
Goran D. Kleut
as Pirate Broom
Zoe Ventoura
as Mayor's Wife
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The subtitle of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is "Dead Men Tell No Tales." The moral of the movie, alas, is that the same cannot be said of dead franchises.

June 2, 2017 | Full Review…

If being dull, gruesome and obnoxiously loud weren't enough, Dead Men Tell No Tales makes sure to get in a blast of sexism, too.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The bounty of bawdy bits feel borrowed from Benny Hill ("No woman's ever handled my Herschel before!" says a stunned telescope operator), while the slapstick violence skews toward the Three Stooges.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Is this really only the fifth entry in the Pirates film franchise? It feels like the 50th. Except for Javier Bardem, who brings a dollop of fresh mischief to this paycheck party, Dead Men has all the flavor of rotting leftovers.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg work up a stormy sea-parting finale that is better than anything in The Ten Commandments. Again, the trick to enjoying this film is to expect nothing.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

I daresay it is the very best fourth sequel ever made to a movie based on a 50-year-old theme park ride.

May 26, 2017 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Simply a rollicking good time at the flickers, old chum, and while disparaged on by many film snobby-ists (but then adventure films usually are looked down on), its my opinion that the Mouse et al outdid themselves with this one. This should've been the first in the series. Big fun.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning tell a tale in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Is it a good one? Sailing in at past the 2 hour mark, pirates drags along from scene to scene, with little in the way of excitement. Throwing in a bit of humor along the way, the plot details explain enough, but not doing much more than that. The CG gets a pat on the back. The look of Captain Salazar and his crew deliver some fresh air in the existing pirate atmosphere. As usual,tThe costumes and setting are nicely selected and done. Johnny Depp does what he does best; embraces his character with amusing body movements and expressions. Javier Bardem puts forth a solid villain, while Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario seemingly just get by with their characters. Familiar faces populate Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but the new faces aren't enough to blow this out of the water.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

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Better than I thought it would be. A fun "comical" romp. They get more and more out outrageous. One complaint I had was the ending was just too drawn out. Just end it. You had a great two first acts and a nice twist at the end. We don't need to linger around for another 20 minutes.

Jon Lantz
Jon Lantz

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