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The Pirates! Band of Misfits Reviews

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September 15, 2012
It's got great vocal talent and well-done animation, but it proves once again that the story is the key ingredient.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 22, 2012
This is the first time I've gone to an Aardman film and left feeling that there wasn't anything in it for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 27, 2012
This pirate tale is a misguided adventure that doesn't fully set sail.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 27, 2012
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2012
The film is content as it is to run clever one-liners and 19th-century pop-cultural references into the same comedic whirlpool.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2012
"Pirates" plays like a fussy film made by fussy little fussbudgets, clever chaps all wrapped up with making perfect Plasticine trees, but who lose track of the forest - the funny movie that is supposed to be animated around all this detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2012
At best a picturesque pantomime, it is ultimately a plodding pastiche that represents a whole lot of effort for very little return.
April 9, 2012
Forget the rum; it's the fun that's running dry in Aardman Animation's The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 27, 2012
While it looks nice, it ends up being more "meh" than "arrr."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 25, 2012
For all its posturing (it's based on the books by Gideon Defoe, who also wrote the script) and visual Úlan, Pirates never really raises anchor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2012
I wish I could call the plot about a dodo bird 'whimsical,' but there just wasn't enough laughs from these 'Pirates.'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 4, 2012
There's not a lot of wit involved. And the film, despite its 88 minute running time, seems to run out of puff early on.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 17, 2012
... enough amusing throwaway gags to keep us entertained.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2012
After 30 minutes you start to hanker for Wallace and Gromit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 19, 2013
This is one of the few times I watched something from Aardman and found myself watching the clock...
April 26, 2012
Offers fewer innuendos about 'sparkling booty' than might be found in an American animated effort or a Kim Kardashian mall appearance. [Still], my timbers remain unshivered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 28, 2012
The filmmakers have said they are already dreaming up a sequel. They needn't hurry. Whatever treasures these pirates have are well buried.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2012
A few funny lines and a great vocal turn by Hugh Grant. All else is unexciting. Can't see the kids going wild over this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 26, 2012
While the movie manages to retain a unique feeling, The Pirates! Band of Misfits still loses much of its unruly spirit as the plot continues in earnest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 26, 2012
As it races frantically to its conclusion, "Pirates" becomes more mean-spirited than funny, undermining any attempts at a positive message about loyalty and friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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