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

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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...
October 18, 2008
It's just a lot of fun.
April 9, 2008
one of the all time greatest adventure flicks
December 7, 2007
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.
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.
Top Critic
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.
March 5, 2005
January 3, 2005
Depp's highly strange, oddly magnetic, and irresistibly entertaining performance energizes the overextended, two-hour-plus proceedings.
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....
August 14, 2004
Tthe real surprise here is how strong the writing holds up.
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.
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