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  • Summary: In the follow-up to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, we find our heroes Will Turner (Bloom) and Eizabeth Swann (Knightley) allied with Captain Barbossa (Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones Locker while the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones, under the control of the East India Trading Company, wreaks havoc across the seven seas. (Walt Disney Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
  1. The most visually spectacular, action-packed and surreal of the adventures of Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).
  2. The cannibals, coconuts and landlocked locations have been replaced by the high-seas high jinks that made the first film so enjoyable.
  3. A sumptuous feast for the eyes and an occasionally exhilarating stimulant to the heart. But beware my hearty: It will tie your rum-soaked brain in knots.
  4. Knightley's Elizabeth becomes a pirate captain this time. You know a franchise has run its course when it has a buccaneer heroine who looks as if she'd hate to get her face smudged.
  5. 50
    The longest and talkiest installment in the blockbuster Pirates trilogy, At World's End doesn't even have the decency to provide a good action sequence until more than two hours in.
  6. 40
    This is a glazed, inhuman, cluttered piece of work, a storytelling mishmash that buries the considerable charms of its actors under heavy drifts of silt.
  7. Has no narrative throughline, no emotional spine. It's a mess.

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  1. Negative: 92 out of 296
  1. Jan 12, 2011
    Stunning, absolutely stunning in all ways... UN-describable awesome story and incredible swash-buckling action and it's just... Brilliant and.... WOW
  2. SHide
    May 26, 2007
    Even though I am still not sure how I feel about the ending, I think this movie was great. It had action, romance, comedy, everything you need for an excellent movie it contained. Its a must see!! Expand
  3. AceV.
    May 27, 2007
    greatist pirates yet! makes up for the junk that was the second and is easly the best disney action/adventure ever.
  4. Aug 22, 2010
    Again, what I said about Dead Man's Chest except even more so here. Too long, entertaining and adventurous, but unnecessary and confusing. It was decent. Expand
  5. Philter137
    May 27, 2007
    Sadly, this movie was a big disappointment for me. There were some good aspects - the sets, costumes and special effects were excellent and deserve to be recognised for their technical complexity and flawlessness, BUT... the story was unsteady, unengaging and at times difficult to follow. The dialouge was forgettable, the humor was tired, the peformances mostly lacklustre. The worst error was the pacing - long unmoving conversations that failed to draw you into the story, followed by action sequences that built up too quickly to a fever pitch and stayed there forever, a steady stream of exaggerated feats and narrow escapes, one after the other, over and over and over - the result; a solid wall of audio and video noise that quickly became boring. Expand
  6. E.F.
    May 26, 2007
    Plot too complicated for even bright casual observers.
  7. SeanP.
    May 24, 2007
    C-R-A-P! That about sums up the bloated, incoherent mess that is Pirates 3. Whoever said more is better didn't sit through this snoozefest. True, the action piece in the last third of the movie is epic, but for that to improve the rating, that has to matter. But it doesn't! The movie had lost me far earlier than when the action kicks in. If the movie had been half as long, I might have given it a 3. But making me suffer for 3 whole hours. Captain Jack gets a goose egg. Expand

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