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PG-13| 2 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) arrives at Port Royal in the Caribbean without a ship or crew. His timing is inopportune, however, because later that evening the town is besieged by a pirate ship. The pirates kidnap the governor's daughter, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), who's in possession of a valuable coin that is linked to a curse that has transformed the pirates into the undead. A gallant blacksmith (Orlando Bloom) in love with Elizabeth allies with Sparrow in pursuit of the pirates.

Cast: Johnny Depp , Geoffrey Rush , Orlando Bloom , Keira Knightley , Jack Davenport , Kevin R. McNally , Zoe Saldana , Jonathan Pryce

Director: Gore Verbinski

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Release Date: July 9th, 2003|2 hr. 23 min.

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  • Depp swans through this swashbuckler with a scene-stealing gusto unseen since Marlon Brando in "Mutiny on the Bounty." He's comic dynamite, but this plodding, repetitive bore should walk the plank for timidly refusing to light his fuse. show more

  • Eventually the concept buckles under the heavy blockbuster treatment, becoming a monotonous, repetitive spectacle of endless shipboard sword fights and pirate ghosts in the moonlight. show more

  • Finally, there's a big-budget popcorn movie that delivers what moviegoers hunger for: humor, action, thrills and charismatic characters. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is the summer blockbuster we've been waiting for. show more

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  • February 05, 2012 Dry Master
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    Great action film. The story is good and the sets are realistic. But, the skeletons and stabs are grusome and cheesy. It was pleasing but the sequels were better in a way.

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