Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Reviews

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June 26, 2016
Less Douglas Fairbanks than an aquatic Artful Dodger gone to seed, he's a high seas con man with a heart of tarnished stolen gold.
November 30, 2014
One of a handful of legitimately bold, original summer tentpoles of the 2000s.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 27, 2010
Rip-roaring fun for kids who don't mind skeletons.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2009
Entertaining, exciting, and engrossing with a genuine feel of adventure along with excellent performances...
April 18, 2009
Were it not for Johnny Depp's crassly reassured character creation of scoundrel pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, there would be nothing to relish in this overlong and witless waste of celluloid based on a Disneyland ride.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 18, 2008
It's just a lot of fun.
April 9, 2008
one of the all time greatest adventure flicks
| Original Score: 5/5
November 1, 2007
Here -- in a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced high-seas adventure that incorporates roaring cannons, oddball comedy, a love story and more than a touch of the supernatural -- Depp unleashes his theatrical bravado. He's hilarious.
July 14, 2007
Oops, there I go again talking about Johnny Depp. Get used to that. He's all you'll remember from the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2007
The whole feature film is one giant ride -- which considering its origins is perhaps to be expected. ... Depp gives his loosest and looniest performance yet -- and it is spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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February 9, 2006
Depp invests this overfed, action-tractioned swashbuckler with a voluptuous wit and spry spontaneity it surely doesn't deserve.
July 5, 2005
Pirates of the Caribbean is exactly what you look for in a summer blockbuster, all while delivering a much-needed overhaul to the classic pirate flicks of the golden years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 3, 2005
Depp's highly strange, oddly magnetic, and irresistibly entertaining performance energizes the overextended, two-hour-plus proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2004
It echoes the ambition, mischief, boyish glee, and whimsical wit of 80s adventure films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins, The Goonies, and The Princess Bride....
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 7, 2004
If you think the title is long, wait until you see the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 14, 2004
Tthe real surprise here is how strong the writing holds up.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2004
Comes close to recreating some of the bigger-than-life wonder that we experience at the movies in our childhood. Depp is a fey, hilarious wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2004
May cause you to sing "Yo, ho-ho and a bottle of rum" and shout phrases such as "Tie the scurvy dogs to the yardarm" just for the fun of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2004
It's a rare thing when I come out of a movie theater these days saying the words, 'Geez, I hope they do a sequel to this thing.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 28, 2004
Depp is wonderful here, and Sparrrow is the best creation of the movie year.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
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