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

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July 9, 2003
An improbably entertaining, if overlong, adventure that brings new meaning to the term 'summer camp.'
July 9, 2003
A theme park ride has been successfully transferred to the screen.
July 9, 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean tends to overstay its welcome.
July 9, 2003
While the plot and action are all deliberately familiar, director Gore Verbinski steers a continual course for sheer, mindless, rope-swinging, crow's-nest-hollering summer fun.
July 9, 2003
A pretty fun ride all by itself.
July 9, 2003
The summer's oddest, most unexpected blockbuster has arrived.
July 9, 2003
Forget the film and check out [Depp], because there's a superlative to be witnessed here: This has gotta rank among the weirdest performances in the zany annals of the silver screen.
July 9, 2003
A movie that charms the audience and then outstays its welcome.
July 9, 2003
An exhilaratingly funny movie ride.
July 9, 2003
The movie is better than it deserves to be, given its origins: a ride at Disneyland and Disney World.
July 9, 2003
As forgettable as a bad day in the Disneyland parking lot.
July 9, 2003
Surprisingly dull.
July 9, 2003
The most entertaining amusement of a summer divided between spectacles that force you to exercise your brain and spectacles that seem to suck the brain right out of your head.
July 9, 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean may have taken its nutso inspiration from a theme-park ride. But it has become, without a doubt, its own wild ride.
July 9, 2003
If you're weary of summer movies that play like extended MTV videos, you'll luxuriate in Mr. Verbinski's purely cinematic technique.
July 8, 2003
Convoluted but diverting.
July 8, 2003
The picture's constant forward movement and breezy sense of amusement about itself provide a certain mild sort of diversion.
July 8, 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean has a smart script, an attractive cast, some very creative violence and romance to boot.
July 8, 2003
Swashbuckling adventures are few and far between these days, so it's a pleasant surprise to see one that is competently made.
July 8, 2003
Bristling with brash leaps and thrilling spills, Pirates is a stunt fan's heaven.
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