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

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Release Date: July 9th, 2003

DVD Release Date: December 2nd, 2003

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: Fantasy , Adventure , Action

Production Co: Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Rescue , Love , Witty , Daughter , Endearing ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    An improbably entertaining, if overlong, adventure that brings new meaning to the term "summer camp." Doubloons! Ripped bodices! Unbuckled swash! Rum galore! show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The large cast, costumed and made up as filthy scalawags and sinister buccaneers, gives tremendous energy to every scene. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Without Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush, who play two rival pirate captains, "Pirates" might have gone straight to video. The two are a pleasure to watch, rescuing an otherwise forgettable film.

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Awards

Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Makeup
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Visual Effects