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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Reviews

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January 9, 2018
The newest chapter has a mermaid rampage shot like Ovidian Piranha outtakes, variously mummified cameos by Ponce de León and Keith Richards, and heightened contrasts between sandpapery skin and powdered perukes. In 3D! And it's entirely useless.
October 23, 2017
It was WAY too long. It was WAY too bloated. It was WAY too self-indulgent. The plot was WAY too complicated.
August 25, 2017
Eyeliner or not, Depp is still the reason to see the movie...to see any of the Pirate movies probably.
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
February 6, 2016
The Pirates of the Caribbean series continues with this typically overlong and mostly unwatchable entry...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 7, 2015
The fact that Mr. Marshall can't even measure up is more than a bit embarrassing.
May 3, 2015
Did anybody ask for this?
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+
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
March 13, 2013
Great production design and a couple well done action scenes make this one somewhat enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 7, 2013
Competent, but joyless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
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
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
January 29, 2012
Captain Jack Sparrow is running on fumes in this enjoyable, but middling, forgettable sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
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
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
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