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

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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: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Production Co: Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures

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  • 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.

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

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

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