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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Reviews

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press
March 11, 2016
More safe than swashbuckling, On Stranger Tides basically pirates its own predecessors. But, hey, it'll keep the fans entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 6, 2016
The Pirates of the Caribbean series continues with this typically overlong and mostly unwatchable entry...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
The fact that Mr. Marshall can't even measure up is more than a bit embarrassing.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Did anybody ask for this?
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Precisely the movie this series should be producing now, a generic, harmless spectacle with the added bonus of Johnny Depp goofing off.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
A movie so dark, dank and devoid of coherence that you'd swear it exists only to pillage gullible buckos of their bucks.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
March 13, 2013
Great production design and a couple well done action scenes make this one somewhat enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
February 7, 2013
Competent, but joyless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
There is fun to be had and it's exciting (for a moment) to see Captain Jack Sparrow on the big screen again but the overall production suffers from franchise burnout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Looker
September 25, 2012
The action ... ranges from fun swashbuckling, to tedious parrying, to outright terribly edited, CGI funk that completely defies any kind of physical presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
September 20, 2012
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is not really a bad film, it's more so a disappointing and forgettable one
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin A. Ranson
February 16, 2012
... continues not only the tale of (the Sparrow and Barbossa) rivalry but also why (and how well) they ever worked together to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Michael Dequina
February 3, 2012
By the end of the film you get the feeling that Depp himself is wondering just how much longer he can fake the funk for a paycheck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
Captain Jack Sparrow is running on fumes in this enjoyable, but middling, forgettable sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 29, 2011
It's not as bad as everyone says. It's just missing the playfulness of the first two films.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
If it had been cut to about 90 minutes, this could have been a bright and breezy adventure that zipped along at a cracking pace. As it is, it's a rather bloated actioner that has one or two great moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
You know the old saying 'less is more?' I present to you exhibit A: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
October 28, 2011
Continues to steer the same course as its predecessor sequels, focusing on convoluted storylines that zap all the fun and energy that made the first film so great.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 20, 2011
An unsteady plot and mostly juvenile humor take over for much of the film's 137 minutes, which though blessedly shorter than installments two and three still feels a little long.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Sean Axmaker
October 17, 2011
Director Rob Marshall stages slapstick like dance choreography and action like a theme park ride. Which I guess is appropriate...
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