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

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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.
February 27, 2007
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Depp invests this overfed, action-tractioned swashbuckler with a voluptuous wit and spry spontaneity it surely doesn't deserve.
October 22, 2003
September 12, 2003
It turns out to be slow and somewhat dull, as if it's trying to be something other than a good ride.
July 31, 2003
Buries its treasures -- mainly Johnny Depp in eye shadow and dreads as Captain Jack Sparrow -- in briny clichs.
May 30, 2019
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" remains a rarity among this summer's movies in that it not only meets audience expectations, it exceeds them.
March 12, 2019
This is about 45 minutes too long but it still holds up as a rousing old-school adventure movie like you might have gotten with Errol Flynn back in the day.
January 4, 2019
A wonderful entertainer, thrilling, engrossing and stylish...
January 4, 2018
It plays long but it all works because everyone has so much fun.
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.
December 27, 2010
Rip-roaring fun for kids who don't mind skeletons.
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.
October 18, 2008
It's just a lot of fun.
July 7, 2008
Pirates of the Caribbean turns out to be a Hollywood blockbuster in the best sense of the word: a glorious piece of large-scale entertainment
April 9, 2008
one of the all time greatest adventure flicks
December 7, 2007
July 25, 2007
It now strikes me as one of the best of the genre.
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