The Pirates! An Adventure With Scientists (2012)





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In The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists 3D, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain - a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award.It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!
Action & Adventure
Warner Home Video


Hugh Grant
as Pirate Captain
David Tennant
as Charles Darwin
Imelda Staunton
as Queen Victoria
Martin Freeman
as Pirate With Scarf
Jeremy Piven
as Black Bellamy

Critic Reviews for The Pirates! An Adventure With Scientists

All Critics (2)

It's the attention to detail that really shivers the timbers.

Full Review… | March 14, 2013
Daily Star

A funny, thoroughly enjoyable and oddly subversive film.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013

Audience Reviews for The Pirates! An Adventure With Scientists

This was great fun. And the animation was awesome, as you'd expect from Aardman.

Angela Alcorn
Angela Alcorn

Super Reviewer


It had its moments, clear creativity and a star-studded cast...I'm glad I saw it, but it didn't hold together quite as well as some other kids' movies I've seen in the past year or so (or compared to past treasures produced by Aardman).

liz b
liz b

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