• The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Release Date: April 27th, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2012

PG |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Accompanied by his ragtag crew, an enthusiastic pirate captain (Hugh Grant) sails the high seas and dreams of besting his bitter rivals, Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek), in a quest to win the coveted title of Pirate of the Year. The captain's quest takes him and his comrades from the exotic shores of Blood Island to Victorian London's foggy streets. Along the way, they battle a clever queen and join forces with a young scientist named Charles Darwin (David Tennant).

Cast: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Lenny Henry, Brian Blessed

Director: Peter Lord

Genres: Comedy , Children , Animated , Adventure

Production Co: Aardman Animations

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Lighthearted , Competition , London , Hilarious , Friendship , Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    A delightful romp whose varied pleasures should please kids all along the age spectrum. show more

  • 75
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    Barely a moment goes by without a well-orchestrated joke (or three), and it's paced as briskly as a clipper in front of a stiff tailwind. show more

  • 70
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    It's all rather casual - not unengaging, exactly, but lacking a narrative energy all its own. show more

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Awards

Nominated Animated Feature Film