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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July 10, 2003
Spooky, atmospheric direction and a colorful turn by Depp clash with the dumbed-down storyline and veritable booty of pirate cliches.
| Original Score: 2/4
July 9, 2003
Yo ho, yo ho! A full refund for me!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 14, 2003
This movie is far too long.
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-
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
July 9, 2003
Depp's odd performance should probably make this film live on as a cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 9, 2003
Surprisingly dull.
Read More | Original Score: C
July 9, 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean tends to overstay its welcome.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 9, 2003
A monotonous, repetitive spectacle of endless shipboard sword fights and pirate ghosts in the moonlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 9, 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean is a movie that you ride around in circles for 2 hours and 23 minutes, until at last it brings you back where you began, exhausted and a lot dizzier.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 9, 2003
There is much by way of noise, computer-generated action, big sets and breezy laughs, and practically nothing to intrude on your thought processes afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 10, 2003
An overstated, unashamedly silly summer adventure.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 11, 2003
Certainly, Pirates has its moments. But it's definitely no 'E' ticket.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 11, 2003
Pirates steams ahead on a mirthless course of script beats and busy action sequences, coldly steered by director Gore Verbinski to the boom-blast-blare coordinates of producing commodore Jerry Bruckheimer.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 31, 2003
Buries its treasures -- mainly Johnny Depp in eye shadow and dreads as Captain Jack Sparrow -- in briny clichés.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 8, 2003
It's a marvelous day for corporate synergy. Somebody either deserves a raise or should be shot at sunrise.
October 7, 2004
If you think the title is long, wait until you see the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 11, 2003
While certainly not a bad film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl nonetheless rates as somewhat of a disappointment, given the talent involved.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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